We are open for business and continue to offer a full range of legal services. Our local approachable experts are here to support you.
Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors in Pontypridd
Of course, we all deserve to receive the highest standard of medical care, no matter the circumstances. Unfortunately, mistakes in healthcare settings do happen and the consequences can be absolutely devastating.
If you have been unfortunate enough to experience medical negligence, our medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve.
Claiming compensation is one of the most proactive steps you can take to begin rebuilding your life. It can go towards replacing any lost income caused by the incident, paying for any medical treatment and rehabilitation required, as well as accounting for the emotional distress caused by said medical negligence.
Our highly experienced medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd are more than willing to support and guide you through all aspects of making a medical negligence claim, including instances of NHS negligence and bring forward claims against doctors and other healthcare professionals.
Speak to our medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd
To discuss making a compensation claim with our team, please contact our local medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd today.
Why choose Devonalds’ medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd?
Our team have over 30 years of experience in handling medical negligence claims for individuals across South Wales, including in Pontypridd. Our vast experience and expertise leaves us in an optimum position to secure the best possible outcome for your case, all whilst keeping your time, stress and costs to a minimum.
At Devonalds, we completely understand how the prospect of making a medical negligence claim can be very daunting. Because of this, we take extra steps to keep the process as straightforward as possible, keeping you properly informed at all stages.
As a matter of practice, we will always seek to resolve clinical negligence matters out of court, allowing you to secure the compensation you deserve in as timely a fashion as possible. However, if court proceedings are necessary for you to access compensation, we can provide close personal support and representation.
How we can help you with making a medical negligence claim in Pontypridd
Starting a medical negligence compensation claim in Pontypridd
The first step to take will be to clearly establish the circumstances of the incident and how a medical professional or institute failed in their duty of care. Our solicitors will do this during the initial consultation, using this information to confirm whether you are able to make a medical negligence compensation claim.
During an initial meeting, our clinical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd will also clearly explain how the claims process will work, providing you with all the information you need to decide whether you wish to proceed.
No win, no fee funding for medical negligence claims in Pontypridd
We use no win, no fee funding for medical negligence cases in Pontypridd. Also known as conditional fee agreements, this form of funding removes any financial risk on your part.
Legal fees will only apply if we are successful in securing compensation on your behalf. If for any reason the claim is not successful, you will not owe us anything.
Even where your medical negligence claim is successful, the legal costs may potentially be covered by the defendant.
Proving medical neglect or negligence
In order to claim medical negligence compensation, it needs to be clearly proven that the duty of care towards you was breached and the mistake should have been avoided.
Proving this will mean replying on various types of evidence. Depending on the circumstances, this could include:
- Medical records such as risk assessments
- Examinations and testimonies from independent medical experts
- Witness testimonies
Our medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd will carefully collect and compile all of the evidence that is required to build your case. We will then proceed to present it in a clear and concise manner, working with you towards the goal of achieving compensation.
Valuing a medical negligence claim in Pontypridd
The amount of compensation you may receive after experiencing medical negligence is often an immediate concern. Calculating how much you could receive is referred to as ‘assessing quantum’ or ‘assessing quantum of damages’.
The compensation you receive for a medical negligence claim will cover various aspects, including:
- The cost of medical treatment, specialist care & equipment
- Any lost income from time off work
- Your general pain and suffering
- Travel costs and other expenses
- Loss of amenity i.e. not being able to carry out activities you/your loved one would otherwise have enjoyed
- Providing for your/your loved one’s future financial independence
Time limits for medical negligence claims in Pontypridd
There are strict time limits for bringing forward medical negligence claims. Under normal circumstances, you will have three years from the date the negligence occurred to make a medical negligence claim.
In certain cases, there will be exceptions to this general rule. This includes where:
- The claimant is under the age of 18. Their parents or guardian will have until the claimant turns 18 to make the claim. After they turn 18, they will have until their 21st birthday to make a claim themselves
- You are making a claim for someone who does not have the mental capacity to make a claim themselves (for example, due to a brain injury or learning difficulties)
- The person you are claiming for has sadly died as a result of the medical negligence. You will have three years from their date of death to make a claim
Reaching out of court settlements for medical negligence in Pontypridd
Our medical negligence solicitors are well versed in negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. This means that we will always seek to reach a medical negligence settlement out of court, allowing you to access compensation much faster and avoiding the potential stress of appearing in court.
Taking a medical negligence claim to court
In some cases, it is unfortunately necessary to go to court to achieve the desired outcome. If this is the case, we will provide close personal support and representation, working alongside you to build the most robust case possible in order to achieve a successful outcome.
Managing medical negligence claim compensation
After successfully securing compensation for medical negligence, it is crucial that you take the appropriate amount of time to consider how to effectively manage said compensation so your long-term needs will be met.
As an example, compensation could affect your ability to claim means-tested benefits. Our medical negligence specialists can advise you on placing medical negligence compensation into a personal injury trust to ‘ring-fence’ the funds.
Contact our medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd
To discuss making a claim for medical negligence compensation with our team, please contact your local medical negligence solicitors in Pontypridd today.