Choosing the right medical negligence solicitor at the start of your case is the single most important thing you can do to enhance your chances of a successful claim. This short article has been prepared to help those who have suffered illness or injury at the hands of a negligent healthcare provider to make an informed decision when choosing a medical negligence solicitor.
What Should I Consider When Choosing a Solicitor?
Rather than focus on quality, many solicitor firms have employed the services of cheap, non-qualified staff to cut down costs. When choosing a solicitor, look out for one that guarantees your case will be handled — from start to finish — by experienced and qualified solicitors. Ensure you ask questions about the qualifications and experience of the medical negligence solicitors handling your case.
It is now common for medical negligence cases to be funded on a No Win No Fee basis. You should ask your solicitor about the funding process, and ensure you receive clear answers. Still, be sure to avoid cutting corners or securing the cheapest offer. Your goal should be to maximize the compensation award you can receive — and this can only be achieved through skilled legal representation.
Does your solicitor possess the experience of dealing with cases similar to yours? For how long? Are there testimonials from previous claims they have handled? If, for instance, you are making a claim for cancer misdiagnosis, your chances of success will improve if you work with a cancer misdiagnosis solicitor with a proven track record.
4. Practical and Personal
If you are making a claim for negligence, you could work with a solicitor for a year or even much longer. If you don’t feel comfortable with the person you are working with, this can negatively impact the progress and success of your case. A good medical negligence solicitor should provide skilled advice and representation and personal support; they should listen to you, speak to you and understand what you hope to achieve from the case.
If you have suffered harm as a result of mistreatment by a medical professional, please contact our special medical negligence solicitors at Medical Negligence Direct. We will be happy to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation so we can make an informed decision.