- Experienced team of maternal injury solicitors
- No Win No Fee funding available
- We can help with rehabilitation
- Offices serving all of England & Wales
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.
When might I have a claim?
Our specialist medical negligence team have experience of dealing with all types of injuries as a result of childbirth, and take the time to listen to what has happened to you and to provide free initial advice as to whether you can pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries.
The scenarios which can lead to a medical negligence claim include the following, please click on each to find out more;
How much might a claim for injury during childbirth be worth?
The levels of compensation we will look to recover for you will not only relate to the physical pain and suffering experienced but any ongoing therapy, treatment or surgery required.
We will consider with you whether your injury has led to you requiring care from friends or family and whether you will require further care in the future, and will also consider any loss of earnings you may have incurred or whether you would benefit from any specialist equipment.
How long does a claim take?
The time taken to conclude a maternal injury case often depends upon the approach taken by the Defendant Trust and whether they make early admissions of negligence or pursue the case through court.
It is also important that while working with a team of experts, we are able to get a clear understanding of your prognosis and how the injury is likely to impact upon you for the rest of your life before trying to negotiate a settlement of your case. For these reasons, the time taken to reach a settlement of a case can vary from case to case. That said, it is often possible to conclude these types of cases within one to three years of investigation.
How can a claim be paid for?
For these types of cases there are usually two ways to fund a claim. The most common one is when we enter into a “no win no fee” agreement which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Alternatively, you might have a legal expense insurance policy that you could use, even if you might not know you have it.
Our team will discuss your possible case with you and the main thing to note is that if your case is viable, we can always find a way to fund it, and we will chose the way that best meets your needs.
What if my child is also injured, can Royds Withy King help?
Yes. It is very common for our specialist team to represent both a mother and baby who have both been injured due to the circumstances of the birth.
We have a specialist team of birth injury solicitors and we will consider whether there may be a potential claim for both you and your baby at the outset of our investigations.