What is clinical negligence?

You have suffered injury at the hands of a healthcare provider as a result of:

  • A mistake made during an operation
  • Failed to diagnose your condition
  • Made the wrong diagnosis
  • Gave you the wrong drug
  • Failed to obtained your informed consent to treatment.
  • Failed to warn you of the risks of a particular treatment

To be entitled to compensation you will be required to demonstrate on the balance of probability that the care you received fell below the medical standards AND this directly caused your injury.

The above test is a difficult one to prove and complex to investigate, therefore you will require our expert advice.


You are entitled to claim compensation for injuries or losses you have suffered as a consequence of the negligent treatment you received.

Some of these include:

  • Payment for any treatment that is ongoing
  • Compensation for the pain and suffering including any psychological damage.
  • Compensation if can no longer carry out certain activities.
  • Loss of earnings
  • The cost of any additional equipment you may need
  • The cost of adapting your home

Did you know a claim can also be made for the next of kin, someone who has died or a person who does not have the capacity to make their own claim?

Call us now on 01274 488877 to discuss your options.

Time Limits

A claim must be brought within 3 years of when the incident occurred or when you first realised you’d suffered an injury.

In relation to children the 3-year limit does not apply until they are 18 years old.

If the claim relates to a person who suffers a mental disability and cannot handle their own affairs, then the 3 year limit does not apply.

Choosing us

We will ensure your negligence claim is dealt with as stress-free as possible to allow you to build the future you want.

Our dedicated team of experts provide a compassionate professional approach, to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

You will be kept informed and updated frequently along every step of the way, whilst we work meticulously for a speedy, agreeable outcome.

We offer FREE initial advice and consultation so that you can be sure that Cooper Hall Solicitors are the ones to trust. We will explain the process, how costs work, and what is best in your individual case.