Our expertise in neurology negligence claims
Our medical negligence lawyers and personal injury lawyers regularly support clients all over England and Wales with a wide range of neurological injury claims.
We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues such as:
It may also be the case that an injury was caused following an error during neurosurgery. As such, our team also have specific expertise in handling neurosurgery claims.
To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.
How we handle neurology negligence compensation claims
We understand that our clients generally prefer to avoid court action where possible, and, in most cases, we are able to secure compensation without the need for you to attend a court hearing.
Our medical negligence lawyers are highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution, so can usually achieve a settlement through negotiation with the defendant or via other non-confrontational approaches. Even where we initiate court proceedings, we can still usually agree on a pre-trial settlement before your hearing date.
As well as allowing you to avoid the stress and uncertainty of a court hearing, this approach also usually means your claim can be resolved faster and at a lower cost.
In the unlikely event that your claim proceeds to court, our team are highly experienced in preparing cases for trial and have strong links with a number of leading barristers and other professional experts. This means that however your claim progresses, we can offer the skills and expertise you need to achieve the best possible result.
Our no win, no fee neurology negligence claims service
We appreciate that many people have concerns about the cost of a neurology negligence claim. However, in most cases, we are able to represent clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means there is no upfront cost to start a claim.
Formally referred to as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, this approach means that your financial situation should be no barrier to starting a claim. You will also always keep the majority of any damages secured, as our fees will be based on a percentage of the final compensation arranged.
We provide a full breakdown of the various likely costs involved in your claim at the outset, meaning you will have complete transparency over our fees and expenses.
To find out more about starting a no win, no fee neurology negligence claim, please speak to a member of our team now.
What counts as neurology negligence?
For the treatment you or your loved one received to be considered negligent, it will be necessary to show:
- The care given fell below medically acceptable standards, i.e. no competent equivalent professional would have acted the same way under the same circumstances.
- That the substandard care received led to a worse outcome that could have otherwise been achieved if the appropriate care had been given.
How much compensation can you claim for negligent treatment of a neurological condition?
The value of your neurology negligence claim will depend on various factors, including:
- The seriousness of the neurological injuries sustained
- The impact those injuries have had on your/your loved one’s life
- Any specific financial losses and expenses you have incurred or expect to incur in the future as a result of the neurological injuries
- What level of liability the defendant is willing to admit or is found to have in court
You can normally claim two types of damages for a neurological injury due to medical negligence:
Special damages – This covers specific financial costs you have had to bear as a result of the injuries up to the date of the settlement/court hearing, together with future losses and expenses. This can include loss of earnings, care and support costs, paying for private medical treatment, buying special equipment etc.
General damages – This covers non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.
Our neurology negligence solicitors will provide a realistic estimate of your claims’ value during the early stages, giving you a clear idea of what you may be able to achieve.
You will normally have three years to bring a compensation claim for neurology negligence that affected you. This time limit will be counted from when you first became aware of the injury, and that negligence was potentially a factor.
However, if you are making a claim for someone else, the time limit may be different.
If you need to pursue compensation for someone under 18, you will have until their 18th birthday to do so. If a claim has not been brought forward by the time they turn 18, they will be able to bring their own claim up until their 21st birthday.
If you need to pursue compensation for someone without the mental capacity to do so themselves, there is normally no time limit for bringing a claim.
How can you help a loved one to claim compensation for neurology negligence?
It is common with neurological injuries that the person affected will need some help from their loved ones in order to be able to claim compensation.
If you have a friend or family member who suffered neurology negligence and lacks the mental capacity to make a claim, you may be able to help them by applying to become their ‘litigation friend’.
A litigation friend is empowered to make decisions about a claim on behalf of the claimant. They will liaise with solicitors, be involved in settlement negotiations and help to ensure the claimant’s best interests are protected when making a claim, such as a neurosurgery claim.
Get in touch with our expert neurological injury claims solicitors today
To arrange your free consultation on starting a neurology negligence claim, please call us on 0333 123 9099, email us at email@example.com or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.