Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Negligence Solicitors

06th July 2010
By Lindsay Nolan in Medical Malpractice
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Many people are aware that if they have been a victim of medical negligence then they can hire clinical negligence solicitors but at times these people have questions that they do not know whom to ask. This article will answer some of your questions about clinical negligence solicitors by elaborating on some facts.

Is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor same as a Personal Injury Solicitor?
Clinical negligence is a part of personal injury but since this filed is very complex not all personal injury solicitors handle medical negligence cases. In order to become a solicitor that deals in medical or clinical negligence the solicitor has to opt for specialized training. This means that all clinical negligence lawyers are personal injury lawyers but all personal injury lawyers are not qualified to be clinical negligence lawyers.

Can I Choose a Solicitor who is Not Associated With a Governing Body?
It is always advised to choose a solicitor who is registered with a governing body in UK since these governing bodies ensure that solicitors registered with them do the job right. Clinical negligence solicitors should ideally be registered with the Law Society, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme. To be registered with the Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme the lawyer in question should have adequate training and experience in the field of clinical negligence.

How Much Compensation Can I Get for Clinical Negligence if I Hire a Solicitor?
The amount of compensation you can get will depend on the type of injury or damage that occurred as a result of the negligence. Claimants who can prove that they suffered greatly due to a medical professional's negligence will be given more compensation compared to claimants who have shaky cases. The year of the incident will also have some impact on the amount of compensation you will receive.

How Much Does a Solicitor Charge For Legal Services?
If you are selecting a no win no fee solicitor then you will not be charged anything for legal services since the no win no fee service allows claimants to enjoy legal benefits without worrying about legal fees. Many solicitors also offer no obligatory service that allows claimants to enjoy the opportunity to ask solicitors claim related questions before committing to hire them.

Where Can I Find a No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Solicitor?
Accident settlement companies or accident claims companies offer no win no fee legal services. These companies hire solicitors to work for them and when a claimant is interested in opting for legal services, the selected company will ask a local solicitor to get in touch with the claimant. Accident settlement companies also offer no obligatory services along with other beneficial services such as online personalized claim help and online claim tracking options. These companies have their own websites through which claimants can contact them using a web form, alternatively claimants can visit the contact us webpage for phone numbers and addresses.
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