CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – APRIL 21st, 2020
Please note that while our offices are temporarily closed to the public, we remain open for business and are taking on a new medical negligence claims.
However we are unable to take on any negligence claims arising directly out of any medical treatment for coronavirus.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors understand how traumatic medical claims can be. These compensation claims are highly complex and it is essential that they are handled by expert medical negligence lawyers.
Bonallack & Bishop are a rapidly growing firm of medical solicitors based in Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire with considerable experience of medical negligence [also known as clinical negligence] compensation claims.
Our team of solicitors [headed by Denise Broomfield- see video above] handle compensation claims and both NHS and private hospitals and clinics throughout England and Wales – and in particular in Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Berkshire and the Isle of Wight.
Why choose us for your compensation claim?
- Our medical negligence solicitors are genuine specialists — and your case will always be handled by an experienced, specialist, Panel accredited fully qualified solicitor – not an unqualified “case handler”.Our team includes a solicitor who is also a qualified nurse, and accredited members of the leading specialist solicitors panels [ we have one of just 180 solicitors nationwide, out of over 130,000 nationwide, with accreditation from both the Law Society and AvMA panels];
• Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel
• AvMA Solicitor’s referral Panel
• Law Assist Specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor’s Panel
- We offer FREE phone advice and FREE first interviews — so our Solicitors can assess whether you have a claim, and if so the likely level of compensation — without having to pay any legal fees.
- We also conduct medical negligence claims on ‘no win no fee‘ agreements – so there’s no need for you to worry about paying your legal bills.
- You have a better chance of winning compensation with our specialists. Latest figures show that in 2016/17 only 55% of medical negligence claims nationwide were successful. In contrast, over the last 10 years, our medical negligence team have succeeded in winning compensation for clients like you in 75% of those cases we have taken on. That’s the difference in instructing a solicitor who is a real expert.
- Our Medical Negligence Solicitors can visit you in hospital or at home or see you in one of our 4 offices in Wiltshire and Hampshire -Salisbury, Fordingbridge, Andover and Amesbury.
- Our solicitors specialising in medical negligence can also deal with your case via email, phone and Skype. So wherever in England and Wales you are, our specialist claims team can help you.
You don’t need to take our word for it.
Here is a direct quote taken from the website of the national charity supporting victims of medical negligence in the UK – AvMA [Action against Medical Accidents];
“Whenever choosing a solicitor in clinical negligence look for our quality mark. We can only recommend solicitors who we have accredited through our robust and independent system.
Beware of solicitors who imply that they are specialists without accreditation by AvMA, and do not be confused by the term ‘personal injury’ lawyer. Clinical Negligence is a highly specialist field of its own.”
So why are these specialist medical negligence solicitors so rare?
Mmedical negligence is viewed as an extremely specialist area of the law because the practice requires qualification as a solicitor and detailed medical knowledge. Tat is why the Law Society and AvMA panels require a great depth of experience. The solicitors who are members of these panels have to have handled a considerable number of high value cases up to trial.
They have to have experience of presenting medical negligence claims in Court rather than relying on the advocacy skills of a barrister.
They are also assessed on their skills in representing traumatised people. People who have suffered a medical accident, or who have lost a loved one to a medical accident, need gentle handling.
There can be no clearer advice to a client faced with thinking about making a medical negligence claim. Instruct an accredited and expert AvMA or Law Society Panel solicitor and get the quality of expert representation you need.
Won’t claiming compensation damage the NHS?
No – far from it.
The real reason why so many medical mistakes are being made both in the NHS and in private hospitals and clinics in England and Wales, is that the medical profession finds it incredibly difficult to accept failure. This means that far too often, medical errors aren’t acknowledged, let alone properly investigated, and lessons from those mistakes are therefore not learnt.
You may have already noticed that the NHS finds it incredibly hard even to apologise. Again don’t take our word for it. Over the last two years, the UK Government have felt it necessary to issue a series of statements actually asking NHS doctors and nurses to start apologising for any mistakes they make. Sadly, we haven’t noticed any more of our clients receiving apologies for what are sometimes really awful mistakes.
If the medical profession doesn’t learn from their errors, they won’t be able to improve. So by making your claim for compensation, it puts more pressure on the medical profession to start admitting to their mistakes and learning from them – which will mean better medical care for everyone.
Considering a Medical Negligence Claim? Contact us as soon as possible
Please be aware that time limitation periods apply to all types of medical compensation claims – that means leaving your claim for too long could mean you miss out on the compensation you deserve entirely.
What’s more, it’s usually easier investigating your claim if you take early legal advice, while the incident is fresh in your mind. So don’t delay getting in touch with us.
For FREE initial advice and a FREE 1st appointment from expert Medical Negligence Solicitors you can trust
- Call our team now FREE on FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 or locally on (01722) 422300
- Or use the contact form below