Frequently Asked Questions


Financial - How is my compensation calculated?

In most cases we will not carry out very much work in considering the amount of compensation that you can expect to receive if your claim succeeds until the preliminary medical issues have been investigated and resolved although we will always be able to give you broad outline advice as to the likely value of…


Financial - What is Legal Expenses Insurance?

It is not uncommon for people to have legal expenses insurance either as a stand alone policy or more commonly as an extension to a motor insurance policy, a home buildings and/or contents policy or a professional or trade indemnity policy. If you have insurance of this nature, your legal expenses insurers may agree to…


Financial - Will I have to repay welfare benefits if I win?

If you receive any welfare benefits because of your injury, you may have to repay some or all of them should you succeed in your claim. This applies whether your case goes to a full trial and you succeed or whether your claim is settled out of court by agreement. The reason for this is…


Financial - How can I fund my claim?

Because of the expert knowledge and depth of investigation required in order to bring a successful claim, negligence litigation can be expensive. Understandably, people can be very worried about the legal costs. However, because of changes in the law, it is now possible for anyone to pursue a claim through the Courts without taking any…


Financial - Can I claim welfare benefits if I have a medical injury?

Claiming Welfare Benefits as a Result of a Medical Injury There are a whole range of welfare payments and other forms of assistance that are potentially available from the Department for Work and Pensions to people who have suffered injury. Some benefits are only payable to people who have paid sufficient national insurance contributions through…


Financial - Will I have to repay any welfare benefits if I win my case?

If you receive any welfare benefits because of your injury, you may have to repay some or all of them if your claim succeeds. This is because the law specifies that you are not entitled to be compensated for the same loss twice over. This applies whether your case goes to a full trial and…


Financial - Can you get me more compensation than other solicitors?

Because we are specialist medical negligence solicitors who only work in this area of law and only for claimants, we can often build a stronger case than other solicitors who may have less experience, particularly when it comes to complex claims. This gives us particular expertise when setting out the details of a claim and…


Financial - Who pays my compensation?

Individual doctors, including GP’s, to have insurance or indemnity against claims for medical negligence.  A successful claim against them means that their insurance company pays the compensation to you. Claims against any NHS employee are covered by NHS Resolution – formerly known as the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA). In the private sector, hospitals, GP surgeries and…


Financial - How much compensation will I get?

This depends on the injury, how severe it is and how it impacts on your lifestyle. As soon as our investigations have been completed and a definite decision has been made to issue court proceedings, we will carry out a great deal more work in valuing your claim. We can then give you precise advice…


Financial - How much compensation will I receive?

The level of compensation depends on the severity of the injury and the financial losses that the injury has caused or will cause in the future, such as loss of earnings and costs of care. Once we have investigated your claim and a definite decision has been made to go ahead, we will carry out…

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