Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors, covering all types of Claims
If you think you may have grounds for a medical negligence claim (also known as clinical negligence), then you need to get in touch with a trusted negligence Solicitor and receive the expert legal advice you require. Here at Been Let Down, we have a team of expert Solicitors with many years of experience in successfully pursuing a range of medical negligence cases in courts around the country.
After making an initial no-obligation enquiry through our simple online claim form or by phone, one of our friendly and knowledgeable legal team will contact you to discuss your claim in more detail. Unlike some of the other negligence claim services, with Been Let Down you’ll be speaking to an experienced and specialist negligence Solicitor from the moment you get in touch, ensuring reliable and helpful legal advice.
What’s more, we can take on the vast majority of our negligence claims on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis! Even better, many of our medical and dental negligence claims are now offered on a ‘No Success Fee’ format which means that you don’t have any fees to pay at all, regardless of the outcome of the claim. More detailed information on this is available in the section below.
Do I have a valid claim?
First things first — we will need to take some time to establish whether you have a valid and identifiable claim and whether it would be winnable in a court of law. Medical negligence is a thorny issue, so it’s important to establish whether actual provable negligence has occurred, or if your situation is more of a reason for a complaint. However distressing the initial suffering has been, pursuing a case with little chance of legal success would only add to that distress so we will ensure we are honest and transparent with you from our first contact.
This is why the initial consultation period is so very important, and why contacting us is the best choice as you’ll talk to an actual specialist negligence Solicitor from the very start. We will listen carefully and sensitively to the details of your case, as we realise that when clients contact us they are often going through a very stressful time. We treat each case on an individual basis and can even arrange hospital, work or home visits if necessary.
As we listen to the details of your experience we will be trying to establish two key things:
- Firstly — was your Doctor, Nurse or medical team at fault to the extent that they did not provide a level of service and care equal to what would be expected of another professional in their field?
- And secondly — did you suffer actual and identifiable harm, injury and/or loss as a direct result of this lack of care?
If both of the above conditions are satisfied, then you may well have grounds for a medical negligence claim. We offer a variety of ‘No Win No Fee’ negligence claims, but pursuing medical negligence cases is paramount in our areas of expertise. During the initial stages of the claim process, we will also be able to advise you of things such as Statutory Limitation — the time after the incident in which a medical negligence claim must be commenced
Statutory Limitation for a negligence claim is usually within 3 years, although medical cases are complicated so this shouldn’t be taken as a hard and fast rule. You should still contact us if the negligence did not necessarily occur within this time frame as your claim may still be valid and we may still be able to help.
No Win No Fee
We usually take our negligence cases on using a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) model. This means that if we are not successful in winning your claim, or that no compensation is secured, then we will not charge any fee. If we are successful, we would charge a pre-agreed percentage of the damages awarded. These days, those pursuing a medical negligence claim can get an even better deal, with our ‘No Success Fee’ model meaning that you don’t get charged any legal fees no matter how much compensation is secured. The client is fully protected!
We have many years’ experience of winning medical negligence claims across a range of medical issues, with our team offering specialist knowledge across the wide spectrum of negligence law. Whether you are looking at a case of a diagnosis being missed, of a condition being misdiagnosed, a mistake during surgery, or any other possibly negligent action, we have specialists in-house who can bring expertise to your case.
Been Let Down’s model of offering a ‘No Success Fee’ option for our medical negligence cases means that we can beat the terms of those offering even the most competitive ‘No Win No Fee’ rates at other negligence firms. This combination of expertise and industry-leading rates makes us a popular and trusted negligence Solicitor option for those in Liverpool, Manchester, London and around the country.
After The Event (ATE) Insurance
Since the withdrawal of legal aid for medical negligence, pursing a claim on a CFA is a way for you to have peace of mind about the financial implications of your case. This is even more apt in the new model of ‘No Success Fee’ options. At this point, it’s important to know that in a very small number of cases, a claimant may be liable for a defendant’s costs if the claim is not successful. We will of course assess whether this would be an issue in your case, and if it is then we would recommend ATE insurance before you move on with your claim.
Our primary concern is to protect each client’s legal and financial interests and wellbeing, so ATE insurance offers you cover in the very rare event that you’re found to be liable in this way. Here at Been Let Down, we have extremely competitive ATE policies, just another factor that we put in place to ensure that our clients’ worries about finance need not become an issue.
Get the Best Representation
Here at Been Let Down, not only are we one of the most competitive ‘No Win No Fee’ negligence Solicitors in the industry, we are also able to offer an elite level of expertise and qualification. This is showcased by the fact that we are accredited with the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, so you can be sure of the very best representation.
Remember, the fact that our negligence Solicitors are actual specialists in the field of negligence law that they represent in means that we have an extremely high success rate. You’ll be speaking to a qualified Solicitor from day one, with our legal experts able to advise you on whether or not you have good grounds for a medical negligence claim and whether we think we can win your claim.
Get in Touch Today and Get the Ball Rolling
Time is definitely of the essence when it comes to medical negligence, so why not call us, request a callback, or use our online claims form to explore your claim. Get in touch today and one of our legal experts will be able to discuss your case in more detail and set up an initial meeting on a no-obligation basis to explore your claim.