Medical Negligence Claims

If you have been injured or have suffered a long-lasting condition as a direct result of the failure of medical professionals in charge of your care, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence compensation claim.

Our team of knowledgeable and supportive solicitors understand the physical and emotional effects that medical or clinical negligence can have on an individual who has placed their life in the hands of professionals such as GP's, surgeons and nurses.

We understand that compensation is an important and potentially transformative goal for many of our clients, and so we will follow a holistic approach to help you make the best recovery possible, both through and beyond the claims process.

Ramsdens is recognised as a Law Society-accredited solicitor, and ranked in the Legal 500 in seven practice areas, which means we are well placed to offer you assistance in your time of need.

We work closely with a team of external experts to help clients recover from their injuries, return to work and get their lives back on track. We understand that rehabilitation is a key force in helping that happen.

Contact us today to discuss your circumstances by calling 0800 804 450 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a suitable time for you.

Frequently asked questions

Read a full list of our FAQs here.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence, also known as clinical negligence, relates to sub-standard care administered by doctors and other healthcare professionals.

If the treatment provided by professionals of this type is in breach of their legal duty of care, it may be possible for a claim to be brought against them, or their employer.

In order for a claim of this type to be brought successfully, your solicitor will need to know:

  • that the healthcare professional owed a duty of care to the patient;
  • that this duty of care was breached;
  • this breach resulted in the patient being accused of some level of harm;
  • that the harm resulted in financial or other losses.

Why should I claim compensation?

Claiming compensation is often the only way of rectifying the damage that has been caused by the negligence of a medical professional.

Compensation allows the victim to better cope with the resulting changes to their life, and to cover any other financial losses they have suffered as a result of the incident.

The losses covered are varied, but will likely include any money that has been lost due to being unable to work for a prolonged period. Compensation can also go towards specialist equipment, rehabilitation and any adaptations to your home that are required since the incident.

Making a claim can have a bigger impact than simply recovering money.

It can:

  • Help hold those responsible to account
  • Raise awareness of the dangers of certain procedures
  • Protect others from suffering the same injuries
  • Ensure lessons are learned and mistakes are not repeated

What are the different types of medical negligence claims?

Medical malpractice is an incredibly complex and personal area of the law. Our team of specialist solicitors treat all claims with the utmost care and sensitivity, and we will assign solicitors with specific experience of dealing with similar cases to each claim.

We have handled many types of case, including:

Why choose Ramsdens Solicitors?

At Ramsdens Solicitors, we follow the 2015 Rehabilitation Code with the collaboration between claimants and defendants in obtaining rehabilitation from day one.

Our solicitors are assisted by health and social care professionals, as well as financial and other legal departments within the firm, who are on hand to support all our clients.

Therefore, we offer:

  • A free consultation
  • No win, no fee support
  • Early home visits
  • A friendly, confidential service
  • Rehabilitation assistance
  • Quick responses to all communication
  • Specialist solicitors to deal with your claim

In addition, our lawyers are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, meaning we are a reputable and well respected firm.

View our awards and accreditations.


If you have suffered an injury or long-lasting pain as a result of the medical negligence of those in charge of your care and treatment, you may be entitled to compensation. We can help you recover the money you deserve.

To find out if you can make a claim, call us on 0800 804 450. Alternatively, fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you.

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