Medical Negligence Solicitor Northern Ireland
Medical Negligence Solicitor Northern Ireland
Have you been harmed by poor medical treatment? If you have had healthcare that has not been of a reasonable standard and you have suffered as a result, we can claim compensation for you.
If you need a medical negligence solicitor in Northern Ireland, we will be happy to represent you. We have a high level of expertise in dealing with medical negligence claims and we achieve excellent results for our clients, including in complex and high-value cases.
Our team are friendly and approachable and we will treat you with sympathy and understanding. We know it can seem daunting to take on a legal case, particularly when you are suffering from injury or harm, and we will make sure we take on the burden of the work on your behalf.
If you would like to speak to one of our Northern Ireland medical negligence solicitors, take up our offer of a free initial consultation. Simply call us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form.
“I could not praise this company enough with how they handled my case. From day one they were professional and understanding, they always kept me informed of what was happening with my case. I could not recommend them enough.”
Why Choose Us For Your Medical Negligence Compensation Claim?
We are frequently referred by our clients to their friends and family because of the high level of service we provide and the consistently good results we are able to achieve.
- Medical negligence legal expertise, with many years of experience in bringing cases against health insurers and their legal teams
- An outstanding success rate, securing the highest levels of compensation for our clients
- A guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
- A FREE initial consultation so that you can ask us any questions you want and have a discussion about what has happened to you
- Helpful and supportive lawyers who really understand what you are going through and who will go the extra mile for you
- Excellent testimonials from satisfied clients
- Full protection against legal costs
Our Medical Negligence Services
We deal with a full range of medical negligence cases against all types of healthcare provider. Our services include:
- Negligent surgery claims
- GP negligence claims
- A&E negligence claims
- Prescription errors
- Birth injury claims
- Cerebral palsy claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Private nursing home negligence claims
- Claims for late diagnosis
- Claims for misdiagnosis
- Gynaecology claims
- Negligent dentistry claims
- Negligent cosmetic surgery claims
Do I Have A Medical Negligence Claim?
You are owed a duty of care by those providing medical help and assistance. The treatment you receive should be of a reasonable standard and if it is not, the duty of care to you has been breached.
If you suffer harm, such as illness, injury or a worsening of your condition because of the failures of your healthcare provider, you are likely to be able to make a claim for compensation. While this will not change what you are facing, having a sum in damages will mean that you can secure the help that you need, both now and for the future.
If you are not sure whether you have a valid claim, we invite you to ring us. You can speak to one of our medical negligence solicitors who will go through what has happened with you and let you have our opinion.
How Is Medical Negligence Proved?
We will gather details of what has happened, including obtaining your medical records and, where appropriate, witness statements from those involved.
We will also arrange for you to be examined by a medical expert. They will prepare a report on your injuries and this will form part of your case. If your injuries are severe or your case is complex, you may need to see more than one medical expert.
We will also ask experts to give their opinion as to the care or lack of care that you received and the treatment that you were given.
Do Medical Negligence Claims Go To Court?
We are often able to settle medical negligence claims out of court. Once we have set out your case and put together strong evidence on your behalf, your health provider’s insurer may decide to admit liability for what has happened.
If they do, we will start work on calculating the amount of compensation we believe you are entitled to. We will negotiate with the other side and try to secure the right level of compensation on your behalf.
If they are not prepared to pay sufficient compensation or they do not admit liability, then your case will go to court, although it could still settle in the days before the trial.
We will prepare you for the hearing and you will be represented by an expert medical negligence advocate. You will have our support throughout and we will make sure that we are always available to speak to you and discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have.
How Much Compensation Is Paid For Medical Negligence Northern Ireland?
The amount of your payment will aim to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have gone through as well as any loss in quality of life, for example, if you are physically unable to do certain things now.
You are also entitled to receive compensation for any financial losses you have sustained. This could be loss of earnings and, if you have suffered long-term harm, future loss of earnings. Other potential expenses include the cost of care, adapting your home, purchasing special equipment, prescription charges and travel expenses to medical appointments.
Find out how much compensation you could get now using our Compensation Calculator.
How Long Does A Medical Negligence Claim Take To Be Paid?
If your injuries are relatively minor and the other side admits liability, we may be able to settle your claim within a year or so. For more severe injuries and levels of harm, your case is likely to take longer. If you were particularly badly affected by what happened, you should consider waiting to settle until you know what the long-term effects will be.
In this event, we can ask the other side to make interim payments to you so that you do not need to suffer financial hardship in the meantime.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
You usually have three years from the date of the incident in which to bring a claim for medical negligence compensation. If you were unaware of the harm caused at the time, then the three years will run from when you should reasonably have known about it. For a child, the three-year period starts from the date of their 18th birthday.
If you have suffered medical negligence, we recommend that you speak to a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible. If you ask us to represent you, this means that we will be able to start gathering evidence while it is fresh in everyone’s minds. We will also be able to have you examined by a medical expert now, before your injuries heal, so that there is a record of how severe they were.
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Contact A Medical Negligence Solicitor Northern Ireland
If you have been harmed by inadequate medical treatment and you need to speak to a medical negligence solicitor in Northern Ireland, we will be pleased to help.
We will advise you in respect of your case and put together a robust claim on your behalf. We guarantee you will keep 100% of your compensation.
Why Choose Us?
- - Solicitors On Your Side
- - FREE No Obligation Enquiry
- - Exceptional Customer Service