Compensation For Hospital Negligence
Claiming compensation for hospital negligence can act as a lifeline in what can seem to be a life-ending situation.
The aim of this area of litigation is to put the victim back into the same situation they would have been in if the negligence had not occurred. As many of us know this is often not possible, but at Davies and Partners we work hard to reach the highest possible settlement for our clients that will enable them to recover all of their costs and regain as much of their functionability as possible.
Davies and Partners has one of the largest teams of specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors in the UK, providing a national service to clients from our four offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Gloucester and West London. Our team includes members of both The Law Society and AvMA specialist panels, dedicated to providing our clients with their expertise.
Pursuing a clinical or medical negligence claim requires a high degree of specialist legal and medical knowledge, together with a commitment to provide the highest quality service, with both sensitivity and understanding.
The firm holds a clinical negligence franchise with the Legal Aid Agency and provides a quality service for many successful claimants every yearin achieving compensation from Hospitals/Trusts.
How much is my claim worth?
Each claim is completely unique and has its own set of costs to be recovered. At Davies and Partners Solcitors we ensure that we look at each case individually and work out what the losses are for you, as opposed to working on a generic basis asserting a general figure for a certain type of claim or injury.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation, where our hospital injury solicitors will discuss the details of your claim with you. They will then be in a position to give you a guideline value to your claim and advise you on the next steps to take and whether it is worth pursuing your claim.
What can I claim?
Damages claimed for medical negligence are split into two categories:
General Damages: General damages include losses for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you have encountered as a result of the negligent treatment. This area of damages also includes future financial losses, which can include things like loss of earnings and cost of care.
Special Damages: These are the financial losses which you have incurred prior to trial or settlement of your claim. This can include such things as loss of earnings, cost of medical care and transport costs. These losses are capable of specific calculation and it is good practice if you are pursuing a claim to keep a record of all of the expenses you have incurred, so as to enable you to obtain full recovery here.