Hospital Negligence claims are just like any other personal injury claim. To make a successful Hospital Negligence, claim you will need to have a personal Injury Solicitor to represent you
Where do I start with my Hospital Negligence Claim and what evidence do I need to make a claim?
Collect all the relevant details of the Third party who you hold responsible for your injury
Keep any evidence that you may have
A Hospital Negligence claim must have a ‘personal injury’ which is any injury or illness which was somebody else’s fault. If the Hospital Negligence claim has been due to somebody else’s negligence, or your condition has been made worse, then you could make a personal injury claim.
Making a claim allows you to recover for any adverse effects the injury has had on your day-to-day life
No Win No Fee is simply a financial agreement which is also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA); this is an agreement between you and the acting solicitor, which means you will not have to pay their fee if they do not win your case. This means that you do not pay any legal fees or costs upfront – You will only pay them a fee of up to a maximum of 25% from the compensation you receive if you win.
When you make a personal injury claim, most solicitors will help you make your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. If they are unable to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement, which is very rare, then they will let you know right from the start.
No Win No Fee Solicitors will deal with your Personal Injury claim in full. This includes phone calls, letters and arranging a medical appointment for you to obtain a report of injuries even if you have actually recovered.
Most personal injury claims can be made on a No Win No Fee basis majority of the time. As long as the solicitor trusts that you have a reasonable chance to win, they would run the case for you on a No Win No Fee basis.
If you win your case, your solicitor will take up to a maximum of 25%. They will not charge you more than this but it can be less. They will also take off the charge for the ATE policy which is an insurance policy to protect you against paying legal fees if you lose. ATE fees can vary so it is best to check with the solicitor in question
If you do not win, you will not need to pay your solicitor.
They may take out what is known as ATE insurance, which covers your legal fees if you lose your claim.
Some cases can get abandoned part way through making a claim. It is always good to find out why this has happened. In any event if this does happen you are not liable to pay the legal fees and the costs would normally be covered with the ATE policy that was taken out
This is a common question asked by those who are interested in making a claim for compensation. In the case of each accident claim, all cases vary and it is very difficult to pinpoint an exact figure without having the case evaluated in detail.
In order to determine the correct amount of compensation due to the claimant, judges use guideline amounts in order to ascertain how much compensation should be awarded to the claimant.
Hospital Negligence claims should be started as soon as possible while your memory is still fresh and while your treatment is still ongoing. Starting earlier makes it easier to track down witnesses such as other doctors and nurses.
You have up to a maximum of three years to start your claim
Starting your claim is very simple. Once you post an enquiry with us, we will contact you and ensure that you have good prospects to make a claim and then we will recommend you a solicitor who you can then contact or we can connect you to them for you to speak to them directly
Due to the changes in the law, we are unable to pass any of your details to the solicitors so unfortunately you will have to explain everything to them directly and give them all the details in relation to the accident and how it happened