Serious Injury Solicitors

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Medical negligence can seriously affect your quality of life, both health-wise and financially. Making a legal claim against a healthcare professional may sound intimidating, but our expert lawyers are experienced in guiding people through the process, making you feel at ease, and helping you gain the right care and compensation.

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Medical Negligence SolicitorsWhat is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence (sometimes referred to as clinical negligence) is when a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or midwife, causes injury to a patient through failing to fulfil their duty of care, which can put you at serious risk. No matter whether the professional is operating under the NHS or working in private healthcare, you may be able to make a claim.

Medical negligence can have a variety of effects such as: causing new injury or pain, worsening an existing condition or, in some severe cases, resulting in loss of life. Negligence by a healthcare professional can be a distressing experience for you, your family and all those involved.

We are here to ensure that you receive the right result. There are a variety of areas in which claims that can be made. We can assist you in many of these areas of medical negligence including:

  • Inquests and loss of life Claims
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Brain Injury Claims
  • Cancer Claims
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Fracture Claims
  • Claims against General Practitioners
  • Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims
  • Pressure Sores Claims
  • Surgery Claims

If you are uncertain whether you have a medical negligence claim, or if you have any other queries, contact us today to receive the information you need from our specialist solicitors.

When Can I Make a Medical Negligence Claim?

In most cases, claims need to be made within three years from when you either suffered negligent care, or three years from when you first officially discovered your injury. However, this time restriction can vary depending on the circumstances of your case.

For example, when making a claim for a child, the three year time restriction begins after the child turn 18 years old. Likewise, someone who lacks mental capacity and cannot make a claim on their own may also be exempt from the restriction.

Our Medical Negligence Specialists

Suzanne Munroe Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Suzanne Munroe

Director & Solicitor

Sarah Tipton Walker, Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Sarah Tipton Walker

Director & Solicitor

Janet Baker Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Janet Baker

Director & Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves

Associate Solicitor

Georgina Peckett, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Georgina Peckett

Associate Solicitor

Lucy Wells, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis Sheffield

Lucy Wells

Associate Solicitor

Natalie Cosgrove, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Natalie Cosgrove

Associate Solicitor

Sadie Simpson, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sadie Simpson

Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu

Solicitor

Helena Tindall, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Helena Tindall

Solicitor

Kate Gelder, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Doncaster

Kate Gelder

Solicitor

Ruth Tucker Medical Negligence Solicitor

Ruth Tucker

Solicitor

Delyth Ann Jones, Medical Neglicence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Delyth Ann Jones

Consultant Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy

Solicitor

Linda Smith, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Sheffield

Linda Smith

Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe

Solicitor

Lisa Mann, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Lisa Mann

Solicitor

Jim Gladman, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Jim Gladman

Solicitor

Burhan Akhtar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Burhan Akhtar

Solicitor


Emma Frank

Trainee Solicitor

Heather Kolar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Heather Kolar

Solicitor

Sian Morris, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Sian Morris

Chartered Legal Executive

Claire Garrity, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Claire Garrity

Paralegal

Lisa Simpson, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Lisa Simpson

Paralegal

Lesley Graves, Professional Support Lawyer

Lesley Graves

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

How is Medical Negligence funded?

There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ medical negligence claim. In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. In limited cases we can offer legal aid. Our solicitors can review and discuss with you what options of funding are available to you and the best route to take.

How can Switalskis help me?

We believe that it is important to understand what went wrong and why you were subject to medical negligence. At Switalskis we will provide you with the advice and guidance you need along the way, to give you peace of mind and just compensation. Nobody deserves to suffer after such an event.

Our experienced Switalskis team includes solicitors who are recognised as specialists by both The Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). We are also recognised as being amongst the top Clinical Negligence teams in England by the Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.

Contact us now on 0800 1380 458 to talk to a medical negligence solicitor and have your claim assessed free of charge.

What our clients say

"We really appreciate all your efforts and the positive outcome so far of your research and professionalism. You have picked up the baton at the eleventh hour when we were at our lowest point and abandoned by everyone else – thank you so much."

'GM' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I felt comfortable with Ruth and I trusted her. Ruth kept me up-to-date with every detail. I would strongly recommend Switalskis, and Ruth in particular."

'PL' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I would like to thank Jim Gladman and the Switalskis’ team for everything they did for me. A job well done."

'NM' - Medical Negligence Client

"Stephanie Kennedy was brilliant from start to finish."

Clinical Negligence Client

"I was extremely satisfied with how [Claire Garrity] dealt with my case. It was difficult for me and Claire guided me through with consummate skill."

'SH' - Clinical Negligence Client

"This was the first time I’ve had to use a Solicitor, I found [Samantha Spain] very professional and helpful. The experience was much easier and more pleasant than I had feared."

'TM' - Clinical Negligence Client