Suffering harm to your health due to negligence on the part of clinical professionals is something that should never happen. Unfortunately, it is all too common and can have devastating consequences for the lives of those affected.
People who have suffered due to medical negligence (also sometimes referred to as ‘clinical negligence’) can feel the impact across all areas of their lives. As well as the effect on a person’s health and wellbeing, medical negligence can also lead to an inability to work and financial hardship in a way that affects the whole family.
In these circumstances, claiming compensation is often the only way to access the financial and practical assistance you and your loved ones need to start putting things right and getting your lives back on track.
At Ashtons Legal, our medical negligence solicitors offer decades of experience, industry-leading legal skills and the highest standards of personal client service. As such, we can help you get the compensation you deserve as quickly and easily as possible.
We can also help with managing compensation and accessing the care you need, making sure you get the best possible long-term outcome for your health.
To ensure everyone can access our legal expertise, we offer no win, no fee funding options. This means there is usually no upfront cost to start a claim and no financial risk to you.
Want to find out if you are owed medical negligence compensation? Book a free initial consultation with our team.
Why choose Ashtons Legal for your medical negligence compensation claim in Cambridge?
Ashtons Legal is independently recognised as one the UK’s top law firms for clinical negligence and personal injury claims. We have been awarded Tier 1 ranking in both areas by the Legal 500 for East Anglia and the top Band 1 ranking for both areas from Chambers & Partners for Norwich and the surrounding area.
We have particular expertise in complex and high value claims and a strong track record of securing compensation without the need for contentious and stressful court proceedings.
Our Head of Clinical Negligence Sharon Allison has been individually recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading individual in the field of clinical negligence law. Senior Associate Ben Ward is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer and Associate Julie Crossley is recognised as a Rising Star in this complex field.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence law, reflecting the high standards of our legal skills in dealing with these challenging matters.
Book a free, no obligation discussion about starting a medical negligence claim in Cambridge
We offer a free initial consultation with our medical negligence claims team to every new client. This is your chance to explain your situation, have your questions answered and explore your options. You can then make an informed decision about how to proceed with no pressure from us to pursue a claim unless you are sure this is the right move for you.
To arrange a free initial consultation in complete confidence with our medical negligence claims lawyers in Cambridgeshire, please contact our Cambridge office now.
Our medical negligence claims expertise
Our Cambridge medical negligence lawyers have a strong track history of successful claims, including for:
- Brain Injury Claims
- Fatal Medical Negligence Claims
- Spinal Injury Negligence Claims
- Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
- Birth Injury Claims
- Cerebral Palsy Claims
- Cardiac Negligence Claims
- Amputation Negligence Claims
- Infection & Sepsis Claims
- Surgery Negligence Claims
How we can help you claim medical negligence compensation
Proving that you are entitled to medical negligence compensation
The first step is to prove that you have grounds for a claim. Our medical negligence lawyers will do this by gathering and reviewing all relevant evidence, including medical records, accident books, witness testimony and CCTV footage. We can then build a strong case that gives you the best chance of success.
Valuing your medical negligence claim
To determine how much compensation you are owed, we will review all relevant factors, including the extent of your injuries, and the financial and personal impact on your life. This way, we can ensure the damages you receive fully reflect the harm you have suffered.
Out-of-court settlements for medical negligence claims
Our medical negligence solicitors are almost always able to settle claims out of court. This allows us to secure maximum compensation for our clients, while avoiding the time, legal costs, stress and uncertainty involved with court proceedings.
Taking your medical negligence compensation claim to court
In those rare cases where court proceedings are required, we have a very strong track record of success. Our team will ensure your case is prepared effectively and that you have the best possible court representation, as well as providing close personal support for what can be a stressful process.
Securing interim payments for medical negligence
Where immediate financial assistance is needed (e.g. to cover treatment costs), we will work to secure interim payments to cover your costs while your claim is ongoing. This is often essential to make sure you can get the right care and support straightaway and your long-term recovery is not hampered by lack of funds in the short term.
Managing your medical negligence compensation
Where compensation has been secured, we can assist with making sure the funds are managed effectively so you can receive the maximum possible benefit. Our Client Funds Management Team can advise on options such as setting up a Personal Injury Trust to hold your compensation, protecting your access to means-tested benefits, as well as how to manage compensation for those without the capacity to handle their own financial affairs.
Accessing rehabilitation and care support
We know how important it is to access the right care and support, and how difficult this can be sometimes. Our Client Liaison Managers, Caroline Trinder and Gill Webber, will help you to connect with all of the various services you or your loved one require.
Funding for medical negligence claims
No win, no fee medical negligence claims
The vast majority of medical negligence claims we handle are funded with a Conditional Fee Agreement. (CFA). This is often referred to as a ‘no win, no fee’ medical negligence claim.
With this type of funding, you do not pay anything to start a claim – our fees will only be applied if and when we secure compensation for you. If your claim does not succeed, you won’t owe us anything.
Legal aid for medical negligence claims
Legal aid is not available for most types of medical negligence claims, but is still offered for birth injury claims, depending on the circumstances. We will be happy to discuss this with you and advise you on the process for applying for legal aid where appropriate.
Funding a medical negligence claim with legal expenses insurance
If you have legal expenses insurance that offers sufficient cover, this may be an option for funding your claim, depending on the circumstances.
Book your free initial consultation with our medical negligence solicitors in Cambridge
To arrange a free initial consultation in complete confidence with our medical negligence lawyers in Cambridgeshire, please contact our Cambridge office now.