Here to help you seek birth injury compensation

If you or your child has been injured as a result of negligent care during pregnancy or during or after childbirth, we can help.

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Our specialist team of solicitors work hard to achieve justice and recompense when you or those close to you have suffered serious injuries before or during birth or in the first few days and weeks of your child’s life.

If you would like to claim compensation for a birth injury to your baby, talk to one of our experts in a free initial consultation. Our birth injury lawyers will look into your case, talk with you about what you’ve been through and work out if you have a claim.

If you want to make a claim for an injury to a mother during childbirth please visit our page on maternal injury claims.

If you have significant concerns about the standard of care received we can help you find out what has happened and advise whether you have grounds to take legal action.

Birth injuries can happen in many ways such as a shortage of oxygen during delivery, infection, a difficult caesarean section, a complex vaginal delivery, jaundice etc. They can result in brain damage which can lead to a child being affected by cerebral palsy or global developmental delay; or Erb’s palsy as a result of shoulder dystocia, and in the process even injure you.

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Other services relating to birth injury

Find out more about how else we can help you when you, or someone close to you, has been injured during childbirth.

Cerebral palsy claims
Our specialist cerebral palsy solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve when your child has cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury.
Compensation Protection
When someone close to you suffers a life-changing injury as a result of negligence, and receives a large compensation award, we can help administer the funds to meet their complex needs.
Erb’s palsy claims
Our specialist Erb's palsy solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve when your child has been injured due to negligence at birth.
Global Developmental Delay
As your child grows and develops they usually acquire new skills, or developmental milestones, at a similar age to their peers. These developmental milestones are often divided into areas and a child has Global Developmental Delay when they are not reaching their milestones in two of more areas of development.
Group B Strep (GBS) claims
If your child has experienced injury as a result of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection, our specialist solicitors can help you seek compensation.
Hospital negligence claims
When you’ve received medical treatment in hospital that’s gone wrong or led to unexpected complications and injury it is likely to have had a significant impact on your life. If this is the case, our medical negligence solicitors can help obtain you compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
Inquest solicitors
When a loved one dies an inquest provides an opportunity to have your questions answered. Our dedicated solicitors are here to help find the answers you need.
Maternal injury claims
If you have been injured during childbirth you may still be in some pain and are likely to be confused about what happened and why. Our specialist solicitors are here to help you seek answers as to what happened as well as compensation.
Meningitis misdiagnosis claims
Should the initial signs of meningitis be missed, the window of opportunity for early treatment can be lost, and you or your loved one may have been denied the best chance of a full or better recovery. If this has happened to you or a loved one, we can help you investigate a claim for compensation.
Sepsis negligence claims
An injury caused by sepsis could be temporary or life changing – either way, if the condition was missed due to negligence, you may have a claim for compensation.

“The knowledge that [he] will be free of any financial worries and will have the care he needs in the future, gives us great peace of mind. All this would not have been possible without your belief in us and the positive energy and effort you have put into the case over all the years, and for that we are so grateful.”

Parents of a client with cerebral palsy
Why choose us?

Birth injury claims for catastrophic injuries are usually very complicated.

As a specialist firm we have the necessary medical and legal expertise to sensitively and skilfully investigate your or your child’s case. Our team specialises in birth injury claims, and can help you decide whether it is appropriate and advisable to go ahead and make a claim.

Our expert team are independently accredited and achieve millions of pounds in compensation for our clients annually. We understand the needs of our clients with significant disabilities and we will provide you with an individually tailored service to achieve the results you and your family want. We achieve this in two ways:

  1. We build a team around you and your child, bearing in mind the birth injury you or your child have experienced. This ensures you have the best expertise available for your case.
  2. We will work hard to take as much stress as possible away from you.

And, if your claim is successful, you don’t need to worry about money. Our ‘team around the client’ approach means any compensation is carefully managed to pay for your child’s care for the rest of their life.

We’ll work around you: We understand that it may not always be convenient to discuss your matter during working hours, so we are happy to speak to you out of hours if that helps you. Visiting our offices may be difficult for you too, therefore we can offer home visits also.

What will the compensation help with?

If the claim is successful, you or your child will receive compensation. In the case of brain injury to children, compensation is often very high, this is because it has to last for the rest of your child’s life and it has to meet all of their needs.

What are the funding options for a birth injury claim?

We are one of the few firms who still offer Legal Aid funding.

To be eligible you or your child must have suffered a neurological injury at birth or within the first eight weeks of life. Other forms of funding are available, for example, no win no fee agreements.

We will seek to take the stress away in arranging funding for the case and will undertake all work in setting up the funding of the claim, free of charge.

Making a complaint to the hospital

If you have questions about how you or your baby were cared for, you may wish to make a complaint to the Hospital Trust, the outcome of your complaint will hopefully provide you with answers concerning what, if anything, has gone wrong. See our guide to making a complaint to assist you.

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