How long do you have to make a birth injury claim?
Medical negligence cases are subject to time limits, and it is best to contact a solicitor as early as possible to ensure your case can be dealt with. Generally the time limit for a medical negligence case is three years from the date the treatment took place or the date you were made aware that something had gone wrong. These rules can be extremely complex and varied, and a lawyer will be able to check which time limit applies to you after some initial investigations. In some cases time limits can be extended.
How much will my birth injury claim cost?
We strive to ensure that any funding arrangements are appropriate for the case and our client. Public funding is no longer available for medical negligence cases except in the case of children who have suffered a birth injury. Where possible we will offer a no win, no fee agreement.
There may be alternative ways of funding your case which are more appropriate, and we will advise you of this as part of our initial assessment of your case.
Why choose us for your birth injury claim?
Our birth injury solicitors have been top ranked by both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 independent legal guides for this area of the law. We are the only top-ranked firm in both directories for medical negligence in Wales and one of the largest practices in the UK. Our lawyers are highly experienced and can provide a wide range of professional services.
Birth injury claims can be difficult to prove, so it is vital to have understanding and dedicated solicitors on your side to assist you through the process. They will try to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled to.
- Hugh James is one of the leading injury compensation claim firms for medical negligence in England and Wales.
- Per annum, we recover over £30 million in medical negligence compensation for our clients.
- We have offices in London, Cardiff, Manchester, Southampton and Plymouth and can represent clients without the need for lengthy face-to-face meetings.
- We have a range of qualified staff, including a former midwife, qualified nurse executives, welfare benefits advisors, medical records officers and qualified social workers to ensure your case has the best possible chance of success.
- We can advise you on all aspects of your medical negligence claim, which includes social services involvement, financial advice and rehabilitation.
- We are accredited by medical negligence charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).
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