Medical negligence can change lives, and the consequences are often far-reaching. If you’ve experienced substandard medical care, you may wish to make a claim for compensation to help take control of your life again.

As with anything related to medical treatment, you want to instruct people you can trust, and part of this is having someone local to you that you know you can easily meet with if you need to. Fortunately, our Bath-based medical negligence solicitors have the experience and specialist knowledge to help you with whatever negligence claim you may have.

Our team prides itself on being full of lawyers who are ahead of the curve. This means that not only will we strive to get you the compensation you deserve, but also do it in a way that anticipates your needs now and into the future. We can process the claim to ensure you receive the financial support you need quickly, and find the right experts to help you live with whatever injury you may have suffered as a result of negligence.

Depending on your injury, it may be that we are never able to return your life to how it was before, but our team will use their specialist knowledge to help you live your life to the full.

We have brought successful medical negligence claims against a number of hospital trusts for people living in and around Bath, such as the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal National Mineral Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust, the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, the North Bristol NHS Trust, and the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and we have particular expertise in:

When might I have a claim for medical negligence?

You may have a claim for medical negligence if:

  • you have experienced medical care which was substandard, and has caused you injury;
  • a condition you already had has been made worse as a result of substandard treatment.

You have three years in which to bring a claim, from the alleged negligence taking place or from your knowledge that it has happened.

However, if you are bringing a claim for a child you have until their 21st birthday to make a claim. Furthermore, if you are claiming on behalf of an adult with mental difficulties there is no time limit.

Find out more about how we determine whether treatment has been negligent and all you need to know about making a claim in our comprehensive medical negligence guide here.

How much compensation might I receive for a claim?

How much you receive for a successful medical negligence claim depends on the particular injury you have suffered and your situation before the injury, so in order for us to advise further you will need to speak to us.

However, for more information on how compensation is calculated, take a look at our guide here.

How can I pay for my claim?

Depending on how you wish to fund a claim, there are a number of options. These include the possibility of ‘no win, no fee’ funding, which means that should your claim be unsuccessful there will be nothing for you to pay.

Find out more about how to fund a claim here.

How long will a claim take?

We will use all the expertise and knowledge at our disposal to bring your claim to a conclusion as fast as possible, however the length of time can vary depending on the complexity of your case and whether the defendant denies liability.

Find out more about the timescales of making a claim here.

Where in Bath is Royds Withy King’s office?

Our Medical Negligence team is based in Midland Bridge House. Right across the river from Green Park Station and just off the Lower Bristol Road, it is a 15 minute walk from the train station and has its own car park, including disabled spaces, available for clients to use too.

Our full address is:

Royds Withy King
Midland Bridge House,
Midland Bridge Road,

For directions and travel information please visit our office page here.

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