What Can Compensation Pay For?
If you’ve experienced negligent sepsis treatment, we could help you claim compensation. The amount that you’ll receive will depend on a number of factors including the severity of your injuries and your future care needs.
We’ll collect the evidence we need to help us come to an amount of compensation we believe reflects your:
If the medical professional or organisation responsible for your negligence accepts responsibility for negligence, we may be able to get you early compensation payments, often known as interim payments. This money will be taken from your final settlement and can be used to pay for ongoing care and expenses (such as travel costs).
It can be hard to tell you exactly how much compensation you’re likely to get but we might be able to give you an estimate once we’ve collected evidence. You can be reassured that we’ll work hard to get the best outcome for you, always talking with you to understand your needs.
What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?
After you’ve contacted us, we’ll set up a free initial consultation to discuss your case and whether you have a legal claim. We’ll discuss what funding options are available to you to pay for your claim, including
No Win No Fee agreements*.
We’ll then get in touch with those responsible for your misdiagnosis at an early stage to see if they accept the blame for your illness. If they accept responsibility, we’ll try to secure interim compensation payments which can fund private medical care and ongoing expenses, before your claim fully settles. Any interim payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.
Our experts will look into your case in detail, gathering evidence from independent medical professionals. These experts evaluate what care you should have received and can determine any future implications to your health. They’ll also advise us on the care you’ll need in the future.
We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court, keeping the claim process as short as we can. However, if your opponent doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you need, we’ll start court proceedings.
Even when trial dates have been set, claims are still often settled before reaching court. If your claim does need to go to court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.
Can I Claim On Behalf Of A Loved One?
If your loved one has died because of a delay in the diagnosis of sepsis, our lawyers can help you with:
Recovering compensation for their pain and suffering, to account for financial losses caused by their death and to cover funeral expenses
Representing you at inquest
Getting you the answers and apology you deserve from those responsible
You might be able to claim if you’re the spouse or child of the person who has unfortunately died. We can also help you make a claim if you’re the parent of a child under 18 or if you were financially dependent on the individual who lost their life.
There’s normally a three year time limit after the date of the death to make a claim. If your loved one had a post-mortem which discovered negligence, then you’ll have three years from the date where you learnt of the findings.
Find out more about time limits
Our lawyers could also help you access a statutory bereavement award, a flat rate of £15,120 which is payable when a wrongful death has occurred. This is available if you’re the spouse, civil partner or parent (if under 18) of the person who died.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
You’ll normally have three years to make a claim from the date of your negligent sepsis treatment, or from the time it was discovered you received negligent care. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:
Under 18s – you can claim on behalf of a child at any time until the child turns 18. When the child turns 18 they can make their own claim but the three year time limit will then apply.
Mental capacity – you can make a claim on behalf of someone who doesn’t have the ability to do so themselves. In these circumstances, no time limits apply.
Fatal claims – if you’re claiming on behalf of a loved one who died due to sepsis, you’ll either have three years from the date of their death or the date of their negligent treatment to make a claim.
If you have any concerns about the time limits for claiming compensation, we’ll be able to talk through your options in a free initial consultation.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Many of the cases we handle are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s no financial risk* to you when making a compensation claim.
At the start of your case we’ll discuss funding options with you, advising you which we think is most suitable. If you have legal expenses insurance (LEI) or are covered by a trade union policy, these may be best for you. Legal expenses insurance is included in many household and car insurance policies, so it’s always worth checking whether you’re already covered.
If we think you’re best supported by a No Win No Fee agreement, we’ll explain the process clearly. This involves setting up an insurance policy that will protect you, at no cost to you. You’ll only have to pay anything when your claim is successful – your opponent will pay most of our fees.
Please visit our
No Win No Fee page for more information on how it works.
Meet The Team
Our medical negligence experts are based in our offices across the country so will never be too far away from you. The team is made up of experts in all areas of medical law, who have a proven track record of success in their specialist areas.
We see your health as a priority, so will always focus on getting a compensation sum which can help you access care and support to aid your recovery where possible. Rehabilitation can be vital when it comes to helping you get your life back on track, so our experts will work hard to deliver early access to the best support services and treatments.
We have picked up the Claimant Solicitor of the Year prize at the Rehabilitation First Awards seven times. This award highlights how compensation can really change lives, allowing seriously injured individuals to live more independently.
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