Every day, thousands of people seek medical care and are treated by healthcare professionals. We always trust our healthcare providers with our health. Most of the times the care received is always exceptional, but sometimes things go wrong. It may be a wrong diagnosis or treatment coupled with lack of judgement or incompetence in the part of the surgeon, doctor or any other health care professional. In such an event, one needs legal assistance from medical solicitors for them to get the right and maximum compensation in UK.
While money cannot put right the wrong done especially to one’s health or a fatal eventuality, it can help pay for the care sought. The first step to getting maximum compensation in the UK is by contacting good medical negligence solicitors. Most offer free initial consultation to advice you if indeed you have a case and how much compensation you can claim
Getting the services of medical negligence solicitors early enough is important to have all the details. Additionally, early admission by the health care practitioner can mean interim compensation ahead of the full compensation to carter for immediate daily living expenses and medical costs.
To ensure you get maximum compensation in the UK, medical negligence solicitors should help you start a medical negligence claim within three years of realizing you received negligent treatment. However, the three years have exceptions if the negligent treatment was to a child. You can make a medical negligence for children, any time before they turn 18. You can also make claims anytime for someone who lacks mental capacity to make the claim on their own.
Most medical negligence solicitors aim at settling medical negligence claims within a few months but depending on the severity of injuries and when the defendant accepts faults, some claims may take years to settle. A good team of medical negligence solicitors must be able to deal with National Health Service and private medical claims of all kinds including but not limited to; medical misdiagnosis, brain, birth, spinal or nerve injury, amputation, accident and emergency, anaesthetics, dental negligence, cosmetic surgery, cancer, orthopaedic, home care, medication errors and fatal medical negligence.
Moreover, the solicitors should not only focus on compensation services but also on helping access any rehabilitation support one needs. Most solicitors try to settle claims out of court where possible but if the accused practitioner does not accept responsibility, the case goes to court. The maximum compensation in the UK is of the courts discretion and lies solely on the extent of a person’s injuries and how the medical negligence has affected their quality of life.
Most medical negligence solicitors make most medical negligence claims on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) terms. Because most people may shy away from making claims due to the legal fees involved. The CFA or a no win no fee agreement means that you do not pay any fee upfront. Most of the fee is covered by the defendant if the claim is successful and you pay nothing if the claim does not succeed. CFA is however not the only funding option available. Speak to your legal expert and they will help you to find the best option for you.