Our expertise with infection negligence claims
Our medical negligence lawyers regularly support clients all over England and Wales with a wide range of claims for clinical negligence.
We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients who have experienced infection negligence related to issues including:
With very strong skills in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, we can secure compensation for infection negligence claims without the need for court action. This helps to make the process faster and less expensive for you, while also allowing you to avoid the stress and uncertainty of a court hearing.
However, our team do have plenty of experience with pursuing medical negligence claims through the courts, so where this is the best option for securing a fair result, we can ensure you have the right support and representation at all times.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury reflecting our expertise in this area.
Our team has also been recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading client guides to the legal profession, for our skill in handling negligence claims.
Our no win no fee infection negligence claims service
To ensure everyone with valid grounds for an infection negligence claim has the chance to pursue it, we offer a ‘no win, no fee’ claims service where appropriate.
Also known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’ this approach claim allows you to start your claim without needing to pay anything up front towards your legal fees and expenses.
With a no win, no fee infection negligence claim, you only contribute towards your fees if we secure compensation for you. The contribution you make will then be based on a pre-agreed percentage of the damages secured, meaning you always keep the majority of your compensation.
What counts as a negligence in relation to an infection?
To make a claim for infection negligence, you will usually need to show:
- Your infection was caused due to medical negligence and/or
- You infection was not treated property due to medical negligence
For the care you received to be considered medical negligence, it needs to have “fallen below medically acceptable standards” i.e. any competent medical professional in the same circumstances would not be expected to act in the same way.
What evidence do you need to prove infection negligence?
Various types of evidence will usually be required to prove infection negligence, including:
- Medical records
- Witness testimony
- Evidence from independent medical experts
With our experience and expertise, we can help to ensure all of the relevant evidence is gathered promptly and effectively, allowing us to build the strongest possible case for your claim.
How much compensation can you claim for infection negligence?
How much compensation you can claim for infection negligence will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, including:
- The seriousness of the injury to your health
- The impact this damage to your health has had on your life
You will normally be able to claim two types of damages for infection negligence:
Special damages – for specific costs incurred before the date of settlement e.g. paying for private medical treatment, lost income etc.
General damages – for non-financial losses, e.g. pain and suffering and lifestyle changes, plus expected financial losses yet to be incurred e.g. paying for on-going treatment support and any long-term impact on your career.
As part of the initial process of taking on your claim, we will provide an estimate of your claims value based on our experience. This will give you an idea of how much compensation you may be able to receive.
Time limits for infection negligence claims
The exact time limit for bringing an infection negligence claim will depend on the circumstances, so we recommend speaking to our specialist medical negligence solicitors at the earliest opportunity to make sure you do not miss your chance to claim.
In most circumstances, you will have 3 years to bring a claim. This may either be counted from the date the negligence occurred or the date you became aware of it.
However, there are various situations where the time limits can differ, including:
When making a claim for someone under 18 – you will have until they turn 18 to bring a claim for then. They will then have until they turn 21 to bring their own claim, if one has not already been brought.
When claiming for someone without the mental capacity to bring their own claim – there is no time limit to make a claim.
When bringing a claim for the death of a loved one due to infection negligence – you will normally have 3 years from the date of death to bring a claim on behalf of their estate and/or dependants.
Get in touch with our expert infection negligence claims solicitors today
To arrange your free consultation on starting an infection negligence claim, please call us on 0333 323 1640, email us at email@example.com or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.