When we receive medical care, whether on the NHS or privately, we are entrusting our wellbeing to a medical professional with certain expected standards. Should we receive substandard care, the sort that could result in scars from incorrect surgery, prolonged suffering due to a misdiagnosis, or even tragically the death of a loved one, the loss and damage caused can be devastating. If the negative impacts caused are feared to be due to negligence on the part of the medical professional, you may well have reason to pursue a claim, so it’s important to find respected medical negligence solicitors who cater to Sheffield.

Hiring the right Solicitor

If you are based in Sheffield and believe you may have cause to pursue a claim, Been Let Down are a trusted medical negligence solicitors able to offer support. We can help you to explore the details of your case and determine its legitimacy in legal terms through an initial consultation.

It’s helpful for you to bring any evidence you have to the consultation; any additional information can help our solicitors to assess your claim. Remember that in order to make a compensation claim we will need to be able to prove that you suffered unnecessarily and as a result of medical negligence. This is often not straightforward, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth exploring. We have a track record of helping many previous clients to gain fair recompense for their undue suffering in the realm of medical negligence.

Time Limits

It is important that you keep to the time limits set for medical negligence claims. If you wait more than three years from when you first became aware of the potential negligence, you will find that you are heavily restricted in legal terms and may well not be able to pursue a claim at all.

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Proceeding with the Claim

If you and your solicitor are in agreement that you are happy to go forward with your claim, the solicitor will begin to put together the case for your claim. Contact will need to be made with medical professionals to obtain records that may be required to prove negligence and that you suffered significantly as a result.

Your solicitor may attempt to agree terms with the medical professional on your behalf to try to settle the case outside court. Whether the case is settled outside of court or determined within the courts, here at Been Let Down we can usually offer claimants in Sheffield a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement.

In simple terms, this means that we will agree a pre-determined percentage of any compensation that is obtained. This must be agreed upon by both you and the solicitors, and is known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This has the clear of advantage of minimising any financial risk to yourself; if there is no compensation won, there is no cost to yourself. It also shows that the negligence solicitor is only looking to pursue legitimate claims, not to charge you exorbitant fees with no chance of securing a successful claim.

If you think that you may have reason for a medical negligence claim, you should contact a medical negligence solicitor servicing Sheffield. Here at Been Let Down, we can help you to determine how to move forward with your claim, and we’re available by phone on 0151 5561839, via a callback you can request on our website, or by responding to the online claims form you complete over at beenletdown.co.uk.

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