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Is someone else responsible for your health condition?

Some accidents cause physical injuries that heal. Others can cause more problematic long-term health issues, diseases and psychological damage. Whether your condition was caused by a medical professional, negligent employer or in the aftermath of a serious accident, we're here to give you the free no win no fee advice you need so you can decide what to do next.

Here are some of the medical diseases and conditions that can develop if you've been harmed by the negligent actions of another.

Visit our specialist pages below to find out all you need to know.

Physical diseases and conditions

  • Cancer compensation claims: where a missed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or avoidably delayed treatment has resulted in harm and shows grounds for medical negligence.
  • Chronic pain claims: usually triggered by serious brain, spine, nerve, crush and amputation injury, it's a debilitating condition where pain lasts longer than 12 weeks or beyond medical expectation.
  • Diabetes compensation: where diagnosis and treatment errors or delays have caused you to contract a variation of diabetes or worsened pre-existing diabetes.
  • Dermatitis claims: a skin condition often contracted in the workplace caused by unprotected contact with hazardous chemicals or irritants like bleach, paint, cement, cleaning agents or glue.
  • Mesothelioma claims: is a life-threatening cancer caused by exposure to asbestos and where inadequate protection or training provided by your employer may be to blame. 

Psychological illnesses and conditions

Did you know?

In 2018/19, around 1.4 million people in the UK were suffering fromwork-related ill-healthThere are around 12,000 lung disease fatalities every year linked to past exposure in the workplace. 

Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Work-related ill-health and occupational disease in Great Britain, 2018/19.Content

How much compensation might I be awarded?

Health negligence compensation claims vary hugely in scope and complexity. That makes it difficult to judge at this stage how much you might be awarded if your no win no fee claim succeeds. 

It depends on things like circumstance, severity, recovery time and also if you've also suffered financial losses like lost earnings or the cost of any extra or corrective treatment. A good rule of thumb is the more severe the harm, the higher the compensation in a successful claim.For a general idea of how much your health negligence solicitor may obtain for you in a successful claim, try out our compensation calculator. We've got over 25 years' experience helping people hurt by the negligence of others. It's quick, easy and confidential to use. If you've got grounds to make a claim and decide to go ahead, your lawyer will investigate your claim and prepare a full valuation.

What are the time limits for making a health issue compensation claim?

You've got three years to make a no win no fee claim from the trigger event itself or from the diagnosis of the harm it caused - whichever came first. There are exceptions:

  • You can claim for a child anytime up to they reach 18 years old. 
    • This role is called being a ‘litigation friend' and is normally a parent, family member, guardian or specially appointed official.
  • If  they reach their 18th birthday with no claim made, they have three years until their 21st birthday to make one.
  • If the victim is physically or mentally unable to make the claim themselves because of the illness or condition, then there are no time limits. Any claim will require a litigation friend.

Meet the team

Emma Walker

Emma Walker

Claims Preparation Team Manager

An experienced legal advisor and paralegal, Emma runs our team that is the first point of contact for customers beginning a claim.

If you've been harmed or contracted an illness, disease or other medical condition due to the negligence of another, contact us. We may be able to help you make a no win no fee compensation claim. 

Call us today on [medtel]. Tell one of our friendly, legally-trained advisors what has happened in a confidential and compassionate environment. Take your time -there's no rush. 

We'll be able to assess if you've got grounds to make a claim and give you the free advice you need to decide what you want to do next. If you wish to go-ahead, we'll pair you with one of expert legal firms. We can usually do this on the same call if that suits you.