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Knowing that damage to your health was caused by medical errors can make living with the consequences even more traumatic and upsetting. Fortunately, if it can be proved that those errors were caused by medical negligence, it may be possible to claim compensation for the impact on your health, wellbeing, lifestyle and finances.
At Novum Law, we make claiming medical negligence compensation simpler and less stressful for our clients. Offering clear, practical advice delivered with sensitivity and compassion, we can guide you through the entire claims process from start to finish.
We understand how important it is to get answers about what went wrong. Our team will fully investigate what happened and work to help secure a full explanation and an apology from the healthcare provider responsible wherever possible.
There are strict time limits for making a medical negligence claim, so if you believe you may be owed compensation, please do not delay finding out.
All of our medical negligence claims are funded on a No Win No Fee basis, so there is no upfront cost, hidden fees or financial risk when you pursue a claim with Novum Law.
Our Salisbury office allows us to offer a convenient local service for clients in Wiltshire and throughout the South West. We also have local offices in Bristol, Cardiff, the Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Southampton and Swindon for clients further afield.
Our team is very skilled at securing maximum settlements outside of court proceedings for even the most complicated medical negligence claims. This can allow you to get compensation much faster as well as the process being less stressful.
Looking for general information about medical negligence claims and how they work? Please take a look at our FAQs.
Our team of specialist medical negligence lawyers have many years of experience dealing with all types of medical negligence claims, including those against the NHS and private medical providers.
We can offer effective representation for claims related to issues including:
Dealing with medical negligence can be intimidating and confusing, so we want to make sure our clients have all of the information they need when deciding whether to pursue a claim.
For this reason, we offer a free, no obligation consultation with our team for anyone who thinks they may be entitled to medical negligence compensation. This will usually happen over the phone or through videoconferencing, but we can also work via email if you prefer.
During this free consultation, we will answer your questions and talk you through how the claims process works and the next steps you need to take if you wish to make a claim. Our aim is for you to end your consultation with a clear understanding of your situation and options, so you can confidently decide what you want to do next.
To prove that you are entitled to compensation for medical negligence, we will need to show that:
We will rely on various types of evidence to prove medical negligence, including:
Having gone through this process many times, our team know exactly what is needed to build the strongest possible claim, so we can ensure all the necessary evidence is collected and no detail is overlooked.
Medical negligence compensation can cover both the financial and non-financial consequences, including the impact of your injuries so far and the expected future impact (e.g. if you will be unable to return to work).
Our medical negligence lawyers will work closely with you and a range of appropriate experts to make sure the impact on your life is fully assessed, so you can get the maximum possible compensation. This process is known as ‘assessing quantum’ or ‘assessing quantum of damages’.
Medical negligence compensation can cover specific requirements such as:
Should court proceedings be needed to get you fair compensation, we have established relationships with a number of specialist barristers. This ensures you have the best possible representation, while our team will be by your side providing close personal support at all times.
Have you been pursuing a medical negligence claim with another firm and are worried they may have mishandled your case? We often hear from clients who are concerned that their claim is taking too long, no progress is being made or a settlement has been agreed that does not meet their needs.
If you find yourself in this situation, our medical negligence solicitors in Salisbury will be happy to provide a second opinion and take on your case if we believe we can do better.
Experience has shown us that, where we have taken over cases in the past, we are often able to get a significantly higher settlement and/or secure compensation faster for clients.
Benefits of no win, no fee medical negligence claims include:
We will explain exactly how No Win No Fee funding works during your initial consultation, including the need for After the Event Insurance to cover any third-party costs.
You have three years to make a medical negligence claim under normal circumstances. This time limit is counted from the ‘date of knowledge’ which is the date upon which you were aware of both of the following:
However, there are a number of circumstances that may apply which differ from the above, including:
If the claimant is under 18 – The three-year time limit only applies once they turn 18, giving a final deadline of their 21st birthday.
If the claimant does not have the mental capacity to make their own claim – There is no time limit for someone else to claim on their behalf.
Fatal medical negligence claims – Where someone died due to medical negligence, their dependants or a representative of their estate will normally have three years from the date of death to claim.
Please note: different time limits may apply for injuries or illnesses sustained abroad.
Why choose us?
As expert solicitors focusing on serious personal injury and medical negligence, you can trust us to get the best results for you and your family.
We understand what you are going through, and we will be there for you every step of the way throughout your claim and beyond.
Our No Win No Fee guarantee means you can make a risk-free compensation claim with no legal costs or charges if your claim is unsuccessful.
Specialist rehabilitation, medical care and support can make a huge difference in your life. We work with the best providers to get the treatment you need.
The professionalism with which you have handled my claim put my mind at ease and was less stressful than I could have imagined.
Going with Novum Law was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Novum won the case for me, and helped me get my life back together
I would have no hesitation in recommending Novum Law and your services.
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