By Megan Uley. Last Updated 11th November 2022. If you have suffered from medical negligence, NHS negligence or Kirkcaldy hospital negligence, then you may be looking for impartial advice on how to start the ball rolling on a compensation claim with a personal injury lawyer. Whether you are unsure about what type of medical negligence lawyer to use or how a no win no fee personal injury claim works, our panel of medical negligence solicitors are here to give you impartial advice.
You may be confused as to what constitutes as ‘medical negligence’. To put it simply, medical negligence is an instance in which a medical professional of either the public or private sector has caused harm through an avoidable illness or injury to a patient as a result of substandard care and negligence. If an incident of clinical negligence occurs, there is a medical negligence time limit of 3 years from the date of the negligence to make a claim. There are exceptions so please call our team to find out more.
Unfortunately, as every case is unique a personal injury claims calculator cannot give an exact amount on your negligence compensation claim. For a more centralised estimation of how much you could be entitled to, please speak to one of our advisors on the number at the bottom of this guide.
Please take the time to read this guide or contact our panel of experts to help provide you with impartial information to make the right decision about your negligence claim.
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- How To Pick A Medical Negligence Solicitor For A Claim In Kirkcaldy
- Kirkcaldy Lawyers – Do I Need To Stay Local?
- Will My Injury Or Illness Need To Be Examined?
- Reviews Of Solicitors Could Prove Useful
- Clinical Negligence Claims In Kirkcaldy You Could Make
- Negligence Claims Against Dentists
- Negligence Claims Against Surgeons
- Negligence Claims Against Care Homes
- Negligence Claims For Birth Injury Or Illness
- Negligence In The Treatment Of Cancer
- Negligence Claims Against A Hospital
- Negligence Claims Against A GP
- Fife NHS Medical Negligence Statistics
- Hospitals Serving Kirkcaldy
- No Win No Fee Solicitors For Medical Claims
- Start A Medical Negligence Claim
From the moment the negligent incident happens, you have a medical negligent time limit of 3 years to start your compensation claim (this may vary). Although this may seem like a pretty long time a medical negligence solicitor may need to gather together complex evidence so the more time they have the greater the evidence they can gather to back up your claims.
There are a few simple steps that we recommend for you to take into consideration if you decide to choose a medical negligence solicitor.
Firstly, you may want to broaden your search from medical negligence solicitors in Kirkcaldy. Instead consider a personal injury lawyer on their experience, ability and competence rather than their location. Our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kirkcaldy area if you decide to make a compensation claim.
You should note the experience your chosen medical negligence solicitor has. Their knowledge and experience can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful claim, so make sure their field of expertise is similar to your negligence incident.
Finally, make sure you clarify what will be the best way to fund your case. You may want to consider a no win no fee settlement.
You may want to speak to your family or friends for recommendations about what personal injury solicitor is best for you. Another way to gather information for your claim is to look at medical negligence solicitor reviews and testimonials online.
You may be wondering whether you must use solicitors in Kirkcaldy for your claim. It is understandable that you may think you have to use solicitors in your local area, however, you do not just have to use Kirkcaldy lawyers if you want to be legally represented in your claim.
Our panel of experienced medical negligence solicitors could help you no matter where you are if you are eligible to claim. They have years of experience and knowledge handling various types of medical negligence claims, from medication errors, to birth injuries and misdiagnosis claims. Additionally, a solicitor from our panel will only take on your claim if they believe it has a chance of being successful.
In conclusion, you do not need to use a lawyer from Kirkcaldy for your claim. You can contact our advisors today to see whether you have a valid medical negligence claim. If our advisors believe you are eligible for compensation, they can connect you with our panel of solicitors.
It may seem scary to put your trust into a doctor during your personal injury claim if you have suffered from medical l negligence but for many cases it is vital that this assessment takes place. The doctor who conducts your examination will simply note details of your injury or illness and the impact this has had on you for our panel of expert medical negligence solicitors to build a compensation package. The amount of damages you receive will be calculated with these details taken into consideration. Whether you’re making medical negligence claims in Fife or looking for compensation for NHS negligence, our panel of medical negligence solicitors who cover the Kirkcaldy area will be able to advise you on your medical examination.
Please note the physicians below as they may be able to assist you for your medical assessment:
Mark Innes Burgin
Edinburgh Osteopathic Surgery,
187 Dalkeith Road,
Edinburgh Osteopathic Surgery,
187 Dalkeith Road,
187 Dalkeith Road,
We advise that your medical examination could take place at another location or by a different doctor subject to your injury or illness.
It’s no secret that reviews are important to us. It’s just as important for a client to read a review as it is for them to leave a review for other claimants so it can help those who may have been unfortunate to experience medical negligence.
When searching for medical negligence solicitor reviews, we advise that you compare the experience held by the solicitor to others. In any case, you should also note:
- Were the cases that were conducted similar to your own?
- Have those cases been successful?
- Were the previous clients satisfied with the treatment of their case?
The points listed above are but a few basic factors that may need to be taken into consideration when deciding which medical negligence solicitor to choose. Although your initial thought may be to search for medical negligence solicitors in Kirkcaldy, we advise that you look for a solicitor that has experience in similar cases so they have the competence to be able to deliver a successful case. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kirkcaldy area.
But while reviews may cover the surface of these issues, speaking to any potential medical negligence solicitors will answer questions reviews full short to do so. Instead of searching for ‘medical negligence solicitors in my area’ why not speak to our panel of medical negligence solicitors who can cover the Kirkcaldy area and provide you with impartial advice in getting the best settlement possible.
This section may be useful to you if you are thinking to yourself, ‘Do I have a clinical negligence claim in Scotland?’ A definition of medical negligence is the failure in a duty of care that has caused you a preventable injury or (further) harm by a hospital or practice through negligence.
There are various forms of clinical negligence claims you can make. Some of which include:
- Misdiagnosis negligence: Medical misdiagnosis in extremities can mean the patient suffers a lot more than they need to. Misdiagnosis can mean a patient is being treated for a condition they do not have while their current condition is allowed to worsen.
- Hospital negligence: This is where you may have suffered from NHS negligence as a patient in hospital. If you received substandard care while being in hospital that lead to unnecessary suffering you may be eligible to make a no win no fee claim with a personal injury lawyer.
- Cosmetic/surgical errors: Although the United Kingdom is considered to have the best healthcare system in Europe, if accidents happens during surgery they could have some of the most horrific consequences.
We will go into more detail of these scenarios further into this guide. If you feel that any of the types of medical negligence mentioned throughout this guide are near to your own, you may be entitled to compensation.
You may have visited your dentists in Kirkcaldy recently and experienced something extraordinary during your routine check-up. Or even some form of dental negligence in Scotland. As such, the term ‘dental negligence’ covers any avoidable injury, unnecessary worsening of a current condition or preventable illness that may be caused by a dentists through negligence. If you have been a victim to dental negligence in Scotland at the hands of a dentist, dental nurse, hygienist or any dental practitioner who has provided substandard of care which has resulted in harm, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim.
Please contact a member of our team to see if you are eligible to claim for dental negligence.
Surgical negligence could happen if a surgeon or anyone from their surgical team makes a negligent mistake which results in unnecessary suffering for the patient who they owe a duty of care. Have you been a victim of surgical negligence while being treated at Kirkcaldy Victoria Hospital or any other practice in your area which caused any preventable harm? Our panel of medical negligence solicitors maybe able to assist you.
If a resident of a care home is treated negligently, there are various consequences which may occur. Unfortunately, this could include physical injury, illness or psychological harm. Instances of care home negligence could include residents suffering bed sores due to the lack of being moved, illness due to not receiving medication when needed, suffering malnutrition as care home staff are not assisting those who cannot eat and drink themselves. If you or a loved one has been neglected while staying at a care home that has caused unnecessary suffering or allowed an existing condition to worsen then you maybe eligible to make a claim for compensation.
The miracle of child birth is a beautiful, unique event. But if the mother or a baby experiences negligent care during various stages of pregnancy, labour, or immediate aftercare, sadly injuries may occur. This could include preventable injuries which may have been caused by substandard treatment. Injuries that could be caused through negligence during the birth of a child could be some of the most devastating
One of the greatest fears when it comes to health is the consequences cancer could have for a person suffering with the illness. As each and every case is different it is impossible to suggest the average payout for cancer misdiagnosis but if you contact one of our advisors on the number below they can advise you of a more accurate estimation of cancer misdiagnosis payouts. It may not always be clear whether you have suffered unnecessarily due to medical negligence but if for any reason you would like some advice please do not hesitate to contact our team. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kirkcaldy area and provide you with impartial advice about your circumstances.
If you experienced hospital negligence in Kirkcaldy because the treatment you received as a patient was far below the expected standard and that through negligence you suffered far more that you needed to had the right procedures been in place then you maybe unsure what your next steps are. If you need any advice at all by calling the number at the bottom of the screen our advisors can assess what your next steps could be.
To discuss a matter in relation to medical negligence claims or NHS negligence, get in contact with our panel of medical negligence solicitors.
An example of what maybe considered as GP negligence is failure to correctly refer a patient for specialist treatment which may result in further injury or illness as their condition is allowed to worsen. If you are searching for ‘medical negligence by my GP’ as you are unsure if your particular case would be eligible for damages it is important to remember that you must have suffered preventable harm that would not have happened only for negligence being present. You may need to discuss this further with our panel of medical negligence solicitors for more advice if you feel that you have suffered from GP negligence within the medical negligence claims time limit of 3 years.
The table below demonstrates the amounts of money distributed to just 34 patients who successfully made compensation claims between 2016-2017. If you feel that you could be one of those people, contact our team today.
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Kirkcaldy is the second largest settlement in Fife with a recorded population of 49,460 people living on the East Coast of Scotland. Here we have provided you with some medical facilities within the vicinity of Fife’s former royal burgh.
Private medical facilities
- Kirkcaldy Health Centre
- Fife Travel Clinic
- Victoria Hospital
- NHS Fife
If our panel of medical negligence solicitors decide that you have a valid case they will offer you a no win no fee agreement. This ‘conditional fee agreement’ serves as a beneficial structure for legal settlements as there is a reduced financial risk in making a claim this way. If your medical negligence solicitor wins your personal injury claim then their time and service will be settled through a ‘success fee’ from the compensation you have won.
Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kirkcaldy area and provide you with impartial advice about your medical negligence claim so there is no need to restrict yourself to medical negligence solicitors in Kirkcaldy or Scotland. You will be informed of what percentage will be set aside from your settlement if your claim wins.
You can start your medical negligence claim today if you contact our team about a personal injury claim you have suffered within the 3 year medical negligence claims time limit. Feel free to contact our team today for more information and advice regarding anything in this guide that may be relevant to your personal injury claim and they will endeavor to provide you with the right impartial advice.
We are not based in Kirkcaldy but our panel of medical negligence solicitors can cover the Kirkcaldy area to assist your compensation claim. If you wish to contact our team, please use the options below:
- Call our team on 0800 652 3087 to discuss your claim
- Fill out a contact form on this page
We hope you feel a little more informed about compensation claims and no win no fee agreements after reading this guide. The information provided is here to help you make a personal injury claim without feeling restricted to use medical negligence solicitors in the Kirkcaldy area. Please find below additional resources to help your compensation claim.
What Is Medical Misdiagnosis?
A guide to help clear any confusion around medical misdiagnosis in clinical negligence.
Fife Adult Social Care
Information regarding adult social care within Fife if needed.
Edited by LisM.