First4Lawyers Medical Negligence Claims

Who we are

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company who help patients that have been affected by medical professionals making mistakes. Most medical treatment is routine and simple, but sometimes things go wrong. Unfortunately, this means that patients’ lives are turned upside down and the road to recovery becomes even more difficult. If the doctor or nurse that treated you or a family member made a serious mistake that could have been avoided, you may be able to claim for compensation. It’s important that these mistakes are highlighted to improve processes and procedures, as well as get justice for those who have to suffer from these mistakes.

Medical practitioners such as GP’s, surgeons, nurses, consultants, dentists, hospitals and pharmacists can all make mistakes. If this has happened to you, our medical negligence claims experts can assist you with obtaining the compensation you deserve, as well as get the right rehabilitation for your needs. Our experienced and compassionate medical negligence lawyers have helped thousands of clients to obtain compensation as a result of negligent medical care. Speak to us today to get no-obligation support and find out if you have a case. Select the type of claim that you have from the options below and you will be taken to a short claim checker questionnaire to complete so that we can get in touch with you about your claim.

Areas of claim that we can help you with

Choose one of the areas below to get started on your claim

Orthopaedic Injury Claims


Birth Injury Claims


Cerebral Palsy Claims


Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Claims


Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a few things you'd like to clear up? We've answered some common questions here.
 

Your health is precious. When someone harms that, you are entitled to take action. It is not just your physical health that takes a knock when you suffer from medical negligence. You may find that your mental health suffers too. This breach of trust can have lasting consequences. Getting justice in the form of the compensation you need to help you recover is one way of addressing them. You may be worried that making a clinical negligence claim will take funding away from the NHS – particularly at a time when it needs it most. But that isn’t the case. The NHS has legal protection in the form of indemnities to cover any potential claims. NHS Resolution exists to handle negligence claims. Another important reason to make a medical negligence claim is that by doing so, you highlight the problem that caused you harm. This allows the hospital or surgery or clinician to address what went wrong and prevent it happening again to someone else.

 

We don’t require any documentation or copies of medical notes, simply fill in our form to begin your claim.

 

This is why it’s important to speak with our professional lawyers. Sometimes, hospitals can ignore people if they don’t want to deal with issues that they’ve caused. However, when our lawyers inquire, they have to respond and they will absolutely have to take your issues seriously.

 

Every medical claim is different. Your circumstances will be unique to you. That means that is difficult to say with certainty what you might entitled to in compensation. The amount that you’ll be awarded will be split into two categories: general damages and special damages. General damages are awarded to cover the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of your clinician’s negligence. These damages are intended to compensate for any lifestyle changes you have had to make. This includes not being able to take part in your usual hobbies or sports. Special damages cover any financial impact you’ve suffered because of an instance of medical negligence. This includes any loss of earnings if you’ve been unable to work or any money you’ve had to spend as part of your recovery from the negligent act, such as mobility aids. Compensation for the medical negligence you experienced can help you get back in the position you were in before it ever happened. Your health and your future are the most important things. That’s why First4Lawyers wants to help you get what you’re entitled to by law.

 

Cases are individual and can vary in length of times. By talking to our experts, we will be able to better understand the circumstances of your case. Every instance of clinical negligence is unique. Some cases will be concluded in months, while it may take years for more complicated claims to be settled. If the medical organisation responsible for your injury admits that it’s their fault, your claim will be settled quicker than if they don’t. If liability is denied, you may end up going to court. And although this is rare, it will extend the claim timeline. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on how long you can expect your claim to take. They will keep you informed when there are any updates and they will be there to support you through the process.

 

It simply means that the lawyers handling your case do not charge you anything up front for their services. In return, they deduct some of the compensation you are awarded if successful. If you don’t win, you do not have to pay any money. Where we offer No Win No Fee medical negligence services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this

 

First4Lawyers has experience in all forms of medical negligence claims. We realise that you and your family are going through a highly distressing time, so our compassionate and understanding claims advisors will do all they can to make it less stressful for you. We are dedicated to helping people like you, who have been let down by the people they should have been able to trust. We have helped thousands of people get the justice and the compensation they were legally entitled to. First4Lawyers works with top medical negligence solicitors, who are just as dedicated as we are to helping you right the wrongs that you’ve experienced. To find out more about how we could help you, just get in touch. Our advisors are here to talk you through your case and make sure you know what your options are. All you have to do is use our easy claim form to fill in your details and we will call you right back to get your claim started. You shouldn’t have to go through this on your own.

Our Office

Permanent House, 1 Dundas Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2HE

First4Lawyers

Where we offer No Win No Fee medical negligence services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this. First4Lawyers is a claims management company authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority in respect of regulated claims management activities. Firm Reference Number FRN835374.