Medical Negligence Solicitors in Ascot

Medical Negligence Solicitors in Ascot

Everyone is entitled to expect a certain standard of care when receiving medical treatment. When that care fails, causing injury or a worsening of an existing condition, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Medical negligence occurs when the care you are given by a professional, including doctors, nurses and dentists, falls below the standard that would be reasonably expected of someone with their level of expertise, and you suffer harm as a result. This could be as a result of something that they omit to do as well as an action taken or a mistake made.

At IBB Claims, our expert medical negligence solicitors in Ascot can represent you in bringing a claim for medical negligence damages against those responsible for your injuries or harm. We have wide-ranging experience across all types of medical negligence and can provide you with the expert representation you need to obtain full compensation.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Ascot are able to provide no win, no fee representation, meaning that there is no risk to you in bringing a claim. If your case is successful, the other side will generally pay your legal costs as well as make a payment in respect of damages.

We understand how stressful it can be for you to consider making a legal claim for medical negligence compensation, and you can be assured of our full support throughout. We will deal with matters on your behalf to ensure that the process is as easy as possible. We have a reputation for obtaining substantial payments for our clients.

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Speak to our medical negligence solicitors in Ascot

We offer an initial free consultation to give you the opportunity to talk the situation through with one of our expert medical negligence lawyers. Once you have explained what has happened, we can tell you what the next steps might be and give you a realistic idea of what to expect from your claim. We can also answer any questions you may have.

Speak to our medical negligence experts in Ascot today by calling 03456 381381, emailing enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk, or using our enquiry form to request a callback.

Why choose IBB Claims for a medical negligence claim in Ascot

At IBB Claims, we deal with a full spectrum of medical negligence cases, with our solicitors offering individual expertise in all areas.

We are friendly, and sympathetic and we understand that it can seem daunting to take on a legal case when you are dealing with medical issues. We will do all we can to make the process as easy as possible for you and to ensure that you have the advice and support you need throughout.

We will always keep you updated as to progress and make sure that your case progresses efficiently. We make sure we are available to answer questions as needed.

Our free initial consultation will give you the opportunity to find out what to expect from the process and to discuss the situation with an expert.

We are able to offer a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, also referred to as a conditional fee agreement. This means that, should your case not be successful, you will not need to pay our fees. If you are offered a lump sum in settlement, or you win your case at court, your legal costs will generally be met by the other side.

Among our team, we have members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), The Spinal Injuries Association and Headway.

As a firm, we are ranked by legal directory Chambers and Partners, while Simon Pimlott and Malcolm Underhill are both top ranked.

In 2021, Chambers reported:

“Leading personal injury team working on complex contested liability matters. Houses particular strength in brain injury litigation, with further experience acting for cyclists and passengers on RTA claims. Active across an enviable breadth of cases, with particular visibility on historic abuse cases. Further experience includes acting on group litigation.”

"I found them great at leading me through the minefield of personal injury claims."

"He [Malcolm Underhill] was very good at keeping in touch and explaining everything to me."

"He [Simon Pimlott] has an empathetic manner which clients find reassuring."

In 2021, Legal 500 reported:

“Simon Pimlott is a thorough and intellectual solicitor with an empathetic manner with clients. Exceptionally good with clients with mental health problems.”

“Simon Pimlott is pragmatic. He is exceptional in his level of empathy for clients, and is able to navigate thorny cases with aplomb.”

“Simon Pimlott is simply outstanding.”

How we can help you to claim medical negligence compensation

Assessing whether you are owed medical negligence compensation

At our first consultation with you, we will go through what has happened and look at the points needed to prove your case. We will need to show that you were owed a duty of care by your medical team or individual practitioner and that that duty was breached. We will also need to prove that you have suffered harm from this failure.

Our medical negligence solicitors in Ascot will build a case on your behalf, including obtaining documentary evidence from your medical records, commissioning medical reports and taking statements from relevant witnesses.

We will also look at the loss you have suffered, including in respect of pain and suffering, loss of amenity or being able to do the things you used to do and the financial losses.

Negotiating out of court settlements for medical negligence

We will use this information as the basis for negotiations with the other party’s solicitors. They are likely to make offers of settlement of your claim, and we will consider these with you and give you our opinion as to whether an offer is a sufficient compensation or whether you could expect to receive more.

We have excellent negotiating skills, and in 90% of our successfully resolved cases, we are able to settle without the need for a court hearing.

Representing you at court for a medical negligence claim

Where your case is not settled by negotiation, we will prepare for court. We will make sure that you have the support you need throughout and that you are represented by an expert medical negligence advocate.

We have a strong track record of success in obtaining medical negligence compensation at court.

FAQs about medical negligence

How long will my medical negligence case take?

The length of time a medical negligence case will take depends on the severity of your injuries. Where your injuries are continuing, you may be advised to wait for a sound prognosis so that we can ensure that you are adequately compensated for any ongoing issues that you are experiencing.

When we have an initial discussion with you, we will be able to give you an estimate of what might be the likely timescale.

Can I bring a medical negligence claim against any healthcare provider?

Yes. It does not matter who funds your healthcare. You are entitled to expect a reasonable standard of treatment, and where this falls below what is expected, and you suffer harm; as a result, you can consider bringing a claim for compensation.

Can I bring a medical negligence claim on someone else’s behalf?

Yes. Where an individual is not able to bring a claim themselves, you can step in to make the claim for them.

You can also bring a claim on behalf of the estate of a loved one who has died because of medical negligence.

What are the time limits for medical negligence?

The usual time limit for commencing a claim is three years from the date that you became aware that the treatment you received was negligent or that you became aware of the harm caused by the treatment.

In respect of a child, the three-year period does not start until their 18th birthday.

Where someone does not have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, there is no three-year limit unless they regain mental capacity, in which case the time runs from that date.

Speak to our medical negligence solicitors in Ascot

Speak to our medical negligence experts in Ascot today by calling 03456 381381, emailing enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk, or using our enquiry form to request a callback.

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