GP negligence claims are just like any other personal injury claim. To make a claim a successful claim you will need to have a personal Injury Solicitor to represent you
Collect all the relevant details of the Third party- who you hold responsible for your injury
Keep any evidence that you may have
A GP Negligence claim must have a ‘personal injury’ which is any injury or illness which was somebody else’s fault. If you the GP negligence claim has been due to somebody else’s negligence, or your condition has been made worse, then you could make a personal injury claim.
Making a claim allows you to recover for any adverse affects the injury has had on your day to day life
Can I make a claim for GP negligence on a No Win No fee Basis?
No Win No fee is simply a financial agreement which is also known as a conditional fee agreement or (CFA) –This is an agreement between you and the acting solicitor, which means you will not have to pay their fee if they do not win your case. This means that you do not pay any legal fees or costs upfront – You will only pay them a fee of up to a maximum of 25% from the compensation you receive if you win.
When you make a personal injury claim, most solicitors will help you make your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. If they are unable to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement which is very rare, then they will let you know right from the start.
No Win No Fee Solicitors will deal with your Personal Injury claim in full. This includes phone calls, letters and arranging a medical appointment for you to obtain a report of injuries even if you have actually recovered.
Most .Personal injury claims can be made on a No Win No Fee basis majority of the time. As long as the solicitor trusts that you have a reasonable chance to win, they would run the case for you on a No Win No Fee basis
Accidents that we cover on a No Win No Fee Basis include the following : this is not an exhaustive list
If you win your case, your solicitor will take up to a maximum of 25%. they will not charge you more than this but it can be less. They will also take off the charge for the ATE policy which is an insurance policy to protect you against paying legal fees if you lose. ATE fees can vary so it is best to check with the solicitor in question
What happens if I lose my GP Negligence Claim?
If you do not win, you will not need to pay your solicitor.
They may take out what is known as ATE insurance, which covers your legal fees if you lose your claim.
Some cases can get abandoned part way through making a claim; It is always good to find out why this has happened. In any event if this does happen you are not liable to pay the legal fees and the costs would normally be covered with the ATE policy that was taken out
This is a common question asked by those who are interested in making a claim for compensation. In the case of each accident claim, all cases vary and it is very difficult to pinpoint an exact figure without having the case evaluated in detail.
In order to determine the correct amount of compensation due to the claimant, judges use guideline amounts in order to ascertain how much compensation should be awarded to the claimant.
GP Negligence claims should be started as soon as possible while your memory is still fresh and while your treatment is still ongoing. Starting earlier makes it easier to track down witnesses such as other doctors and nurses.
You have up to a maximum of three years to start your claim
The time limit for making a claim starts from the date the poor treatment was received; or three years from the date of ‘knowledge which is the date that you first realised that you have been a victim of GP Negligence