Medical negligence changes lives, and the consequences often reach far beyond the individual or their injury. If you’ve experienced substandard medical care, you may wish to make a claim for compensation to help take back control of your life.

As with anything related to clinical treatment, you want to instruct experts that you can trust, part of which is having someone local that you know you can easily meet with if necessary. Fortunately our firm has a consulting office in Bristol, where our expert medical negligence solicitors can meet you. They also have the experience and specialist knowledge to help you with whatever negligence claim you may have.

Our team prides itself on being full of ‘ahead of the curve’ lawyers. This means that not only will we do our utmost to get you the compensation that is rightfully yours, but also do it in a way that anticipates your needs both in the present and into the future. Similarly, 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 or adapt to whatever injury you may have suffered as a result of negligence.

Unfortunately, with some injuries, it may be that we are never able to return your life to how it was before. However, our team will use their specialist knowledge and team of experts to help you live your life to the full.

We have successfully claimed against a number of hospital trusts for people living in and around Bristol, including the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, the North Bristol NHS Trust, and the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Our team has particular expertise in claiming for:

When might I have a claim for medical negligence?

You may find you 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.

It is worth noting that you have three years in which to bring a claim, either from the alleged negligence taking place or from your knowledge that it has happened.

If you are bringing a claim for a child though, you have until their 21st birthday to make a claim. Furthermore, if you are claiming on behalf of an adult with mental difficulties then 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 your case is settled for really depends on the particular injury you have suffered and your situation before the injury. In order for us to advise further you will need to speak to us to ascertain your particular circumstances.

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

How can I pay for my claim?

You have a range of options available to you to fund a claim. 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. In some cases involving children, Legal Aid may also be available.

Find out more about how to fund a claim here.

How long will a claim take?

The duration of a claim again depends on your specific injury, your circumstances, and whether or not the defendant admits liability. However, we will use all the expertise and knowledge at our disposal to bring your claim to a conclusion as fast as possible.

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

Where in Bristol can I meet Royds Withy King’s medical negligence team?

Our Medical Negligence team can meet you in our Bristol consulting office which is in the centre of Bristol, a short walk or taxi ride from Bristol Temple Meads station. As it is a consulting office, please contact us first to book an appointment.

The full address of the office is:

Royds Withy King
10 Victoria St

Important notice

As this is a consulting office only, members of the public should not:

  • “drop in” unannounced to the serviced office to see their lawyer
  • drop documents off or leave telephone messages at the serviced office, or
  • discuss their legal problem with the receptionist at the serviced office

To find out more about the location, parking and contact details, please take a look at our full office page here.

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