If you believe that your health has suffered after receiving a substandard level of medical care or treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation for negligence.
Linder Myers has a specialist medical negligence department who can help you get the financial and medical support you need for both now and the future. Highly experienced in running claims and representing clients, our team will be committed to achieving the best possible result so that you are fully compensated, and able to live comfortably and independently once again.
How do we handle your medical negligence compensation claim?
Linder Myers will always endeavour to have your claim finalised in a suitable time period, so that you can begin to access your compensation for negligence as soon as possible.
The team will also make every effort to achieve the maximum level of compensation by carrying out the following:
- Gathering personal information: By building a strong relationship with you, we can find out about your individual needs, which can help us to build a claim for compensation that takes all your personal circumstances into consideration.
Working with medical experts and barristers: These strong partnerships give us the opportunity to thoroughly investigate the conditions surrounding the medical negligence and build a compensation claim that proves that the other party is at fault.
- Presenting and negotiating your claim: Our solicitors are also able to present your claim to the responsible party. With plenty of experience negotiating settlements, you can rely on us to secure you the payout that you really need.
- Representing you in court: If your claim does happen to go to court, Linder Myers can also provide specialist legal representation, where we will make every effort to prove that your health and finances have suffered as a result of a medical professional.
Our legal team fully understands the emotional, financial and physical impact that medical negligence can have, so will handle the entire claims process with compassion and care, providing you with the highest possible standard of support throughout.
Medical negligence compensation FAQs
How much compensation am I entitled to?
Every medical negligence claim is different, so the compensation that is awarded to patients can vary. When Linder Myers solicitors calculate your compensation for negligence, we will take the following into consideration:
- The injury or illness suffered
- Your pain and suffering, whether physical or psychological
- Medical costs and support needed at present and in the future
- Other financial losses including income and previous medical expenses
The team will of course be committed to achieving the maximum medical negligence compensation that you need, so that you have every possible opportunity to get your life right back on track following the incident.
How long do I have to make a medical negligence compensation claim?
There are strict time limits in place within which medical negligence claim should be brought.
Court proceedings should be issued within three years of the incident or from the moment you became aware that your suffering had been caused by medical negligence (which is usually referred to as the date of knowledge).
This time period differs for children – who have until their 21st birthday to claim compensation for negligence – and for adults without mental capacity, where there is no time limit in place. For fatal cases, the family also has three years from the date of death to pursue a claim.
Contact us for specialist legal assistance with your medical negligence compensation claim
Linder Myers has one of the largest departments dedicated to medical negligence in the country, and is recommended by the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, so will be able to provide you with the comprehensive legal service that you deserve.
If you would like to find out more about our services or would like a free, initial consultation with a medical negligence specialist, please either contact a member of our team on 0800 085 3295 or alternatively, please contact us by email at email@example.com with your telephone number and details of the incident.Find out more about our Medical Negligence Department