Melbourne Medical Negligence Solicitors - Victoria Injury Compensation Lawyers
In most cases healthcare professionals in Victoria treat their patients with care and compassion however there are times when things go wrong at which time you may need to take advice from a Melbourne medical negligence solicitor. If you have suffered personal injury or loss due to erroneous treatment our Melbourne medical negligence solicitors offer legal advice at no cost and without further obligation to use our services. Just complete the contact form or email our lawyers offices or call the helpline to speak to a Melbourne medical negligence solicitor.
In order to win compensation in a clinical negligence claim it is necessary to show that the healthcare professional owed a duty of care to the patient which will automatically exist in most doctor patient relationships. Thereafter it is necessary for the lawyer to prove that the duty of care was breached and that injury or loss arose directly as a result of that breach. This sounds like an easy set of parameters to satisfy however there are many possible defences to a medical negligence compensation claim which is why it is essential to be represented by an experienced Melbourne medical negligence solicitor.
There are time limits to all personal injury compensation claims and in the case of clinical negligence, the most common time limit is three years which means that a claim must be settled or legal proceeding must be issued in a court of law within that period. There are however a number of exceptions which may mean that time does not run against for example the mentally infirm or those who are classified as minors in that they have not attained their eighteenth birthday. There are a number of other exceptions and the court also has a wide, but rarely exercised discretion in these matters. You should always seek legal advice from a qualified solicitor in your own location in regards to matters of limitation.
No Win No Fee
One of the most important items that a Melbourne medical negligence solicitor has to consider relates to financing a potential claim. Our lawyers operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.
Melbourne medical negligence solicitors divide compensation into two main types which are special damages and general damages. Special damages cover those items that can be calculated with a degree of precision and include wages losses and general expenses whereas general damages cover items that must be assessed including pain and suffering for personal injury. If you are considering making a claim for compensation its important that you first get qualified no nonsense accident claim information and an accurate estimate of damages at an early stage.
Melbourne Medical Negligence Solicitors
Our Melbourne medical negligence solicitors offer a risk free compensation claims service. Once a personal injury solicitor has judged that your claim is likely to succeed, we will send a letter of claim to the person responsible for your injury. This letter is usually dealt with by insurers who may try to settle the claim out of court but most times will simply deny liability. If there
is no sensible response to the formal letter of claim then legal proceedings will be issued in a court of law once the protocols are satisfied. Often at this stage the insurers will offer compensation however if it is insufficient we will take your case to court to allow a judge to decide on the appropriate level of damages.
Compensation is intended to make up for the
injuries and problems you have sustained. The amount is intended to put you back in the
position where you would have been had the injuries not been sustained. Damages can be paid for emotional and physical problems and financial loss.
Simply fill in the contact form on this webpage, email our lawyers offices or ring our helpline number to speak to a medical negligence solicitor - in plain English! We give honest assessments of your potential claim. There is no obligation to use our services having received our free legal advice.
Our medical negligence solicitors have offices situated in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, and Sydney..Do yourself justice - give us a call.
The following Melbourne solicitors deal with professional or medical negligence negligence compensation claims.
Kenna Croxford & Co
Marshalls & Dent
Allens Arthur Robinson
Riordan & Partners
Tan & Tan
Julian M Abrahams
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Herbert Geer & Rundle
Jerrard & Stuk Lawyers
Lander & Rogers Lawyers
Ponte Earle Harrick
Slater & Gordon
Tolhurst Druce & Emmerson
Kekeco Managers Pty Ltd
Septimus Jones & Lee
Owen Dixon Chambers West
Owen Dixon Chambers East
Berrigan & Doube
Richmond & Bennison
Beckwith Cleverdon Rees
Francis Abourizk Lightowlers
Gill Kane & Brophy
Goldsmiths Barristers & Solicitors
Tony Hinz & Associates