Suffering from a personal injury, accident or being the victim of negligence at the hands of a medical professional can be an extremely worrying and traumatic time.
Here at Goughs our specialist personal injury and medical negligence lawyers understand and are here to help.
Simply call us on 01249 444499, contact a member of the team or click here to arrange your free initial consultation.
All members of the team have extensive knowledge and experience built up over many years of helping clients who have suffered an accident at work, chronic pain or medical negligence at the hands of a doctor, consultant or hospital.
At Goughs we pride ourselves on being experts in the field of chronic pain. We understand what chronic pain sufferers are going through and do everything we can to improve and enhance their standard of living.
We are also aware that these claims are complex and potentially high value and so they require not only the expertise to enable these claims to succeed, but also extensive risk assessment and investigation.
We will complete an initial screening with you by taking a detailed history, where you will be asked to describe what has happened to you in as much detail as possible in order to enable us to assess your prospects of success
In a medical negligence claim it is important to understand that we look for the material difference that the negligence has made in order to assess the prospects of the claim.
For example, if you have suffered a delay in diagnosis, this can be an extremely upsetting time and you may feel that your trust in the professional or system has been knocked.
However, from a claim perspective in order for a claim to be successful, there needs to have been some material difference in the outcome that has been caused by the delay in diagnosis or treatment you have received.
For example the illness or injury has progressed, making the outcome, severity of treatment or the recovery period different.
In order for us to take on a personal injury claim it must be within the legal time limit, so this is one of the first questions that we will ask you. The limitation period for a medical negligence or personal injury claim is 3 years from the date of the accident or from the date of knowledge.
The term “date of knowledge” refers to the day that you became aware, or should have become aware, that your injury was caused due to the fault of another.
For someone that is under the age of 18, the limitation period will start from the day of their 18th birthday and they will need a litigation friend, which is usually a family member or loved one, to help them through the claims process.
Chronic pain is in many cases invisible, therefore we will want to scrutinise past medical history in order to securely advise on the merits of arguing that chronic pain, on balance of probabilities, arose from an accident or injury.
For more information on chronic pain please visit our dedicated chronic pain section on our website today. Our lawyers are specialists in chronic pain conditions and are used to bringing claims for multi-million pound sums on behalf of chronic pain victims.
If once we have carried out our initial risk assessment we deem your case to have reasonable prospects of succeeding, we will then offer to meet with you to take further details.
The risk assessment process is ongoing throughout the life of a case. Typically, when we consider a case has good prospects we will be able to offer a no-win-no-fee agreement.
At Goughs our specialist chronic pain lawyers are highly experienced and can help you understand your condition and will always seek the opinion of top medical experts and leading barristers to reinforce your claim.
If you have any questions or feel that you may be experiencing chronic pain as a result of an accident or injury please do get in touch.
We encourage you to take advantage of our free initial consultation and we will come to see you at home, at work or anywhere in England and Wales to discuss your claim on a no win no fee basis.
We take the time to really understand what you are going through and will explain exactly how we can help.
We listen, we advise, we are here for you.