At Royds Withy King we are still able to serve all your legal needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.

  • Free initial chat on whether you have a claim
  • No win, no fee funding available
  • Support to find the right treatments for you
  • Office in the centre of Swindon

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    Substandard medical care changes people’s lives. If you’ve experienced medical treatment that was negligent, a claim for compensation may help to get your life – or that of someone in your family – back on track.

    Understandably, when dealing with sensitive issues such as medical treatment, you want a personal service, and part of that is instructing a firm of solicitors local to you. So if you’re based in Swindon or the surrounding area, our expert medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you.

    Our team have made successful claims against various local medical practitioners, the primary one being Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as well as private hospitals and GP practices.

    Unfortunately it is not always possible to restore life to exactly as it was before yours or your loved one’s injury, but our team have the specialist knowledge and experience to help you get as close as reasonably possible.

    When might I have a claim for medical negligence?

    If you have experienced medical care which has resulted in an injury, or a condition has been made worse as a result of treatment, then you may have a claim for medical negligence.

    Ordinarily, a claim will need to be brought within three years of the alleged negligence, or three years from when you became aware of the alleged negligence.  However if you are bringing a claim for a child you will have until their 21st birthday to claim, and 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?

    The amount of compensation recovered for a claim depends on the particular injury you have suffered, so you will need to speak to us in order for us to advise you on this further. However, claims of maximum severity (for example those that involve life-changing brain injuries such as cerebral palsy) can settle for significant sums.

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

    How can I pay for my claim?

    There are many different funding options available for medical negligence claims, including ‘no win, no fee’ (also known as a conditional fee agreement) where – should your claim be unsuccessful – you will have nothing to pay.

    Find out more about how to fund a claim here.

    How long will a claim take?

    We aim to bring a claim to a successful conclusion as quickly as reasonably possible whilst maintaining a focus on maximum compensation, but the amount of time it will take depends on a number of different factors. For example, should the person or organisation you are claiming against deny liability, the case could take longer to resolve.

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


    Where in Swindon is Royds Withy King’s office?

    Our Swindon office is based in the heart of Swindon, and just a short walk from the train station. If driving, you can find directions to our Swindon offices here, and we also have information on parking, which can be found here.

    Our full address is:

    Royds Withy King
    34 Regent Circus
    Swindon
    SN1 1PY

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