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Thorneycroft News for April 2011

Holiday Accident Claims

5th April 2011

Holiday illness claims

A large number of people traveling abroad each year suffer illness. Whilst holiday companies are under a duty to ensure that their customers’ accommodation is safe and hygienic, and that they are not exposed to the risk of illness or infection unfortunately this is not always the case.

Thorneycroft Solicitors is one of the UK’s leading holiday sickness solicitors. We have a specialist team who are experienced in handling holiday illness claims and who have a wealth of experience and knowledge across a wide range of illnesses on holiday including food poisoning, local water consumption and much more.

The holiday illness compensation claim process

If a package holiday is booked in the UK but you or any member of your family are ill abroad a civil claim can usually be pursued here against the travel company. The claim for your illness abroad will include compensation for any of the following and more:

  • Medical costs
  • Personal effects
  • Care costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings

You may be able to claim for a range of different reasons, including:

  • Food poisoning ( Restaurant/ street food)
  • Swimming pool illness
  • Local Water
  • Norovirus
  • Bed bugs

Specialist holiday illness solicitors

Our solicitors have many years of experience in helping clients claim compensation for illness abroad and have the necessary expertise to maximise the amount of compensation awarded in what can often be a very complex claims process.

We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your personal injury claim.

To speak to one of our specialist team call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple enquiry form and we can call you back at a time to suit you.

Dental compensation

5th April 2011

Dental compensation

Thorneycroft Solicitors has a nationally renowned personal injury team that includes highly experienced dental negligence solicitors specialising in dentist negligence and dental compensation claims.

We have successfully represented clients with dental negligence claims resulting from poor dentistry caused by misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment and careless dental work.

Dentist negligence and compensation

Visiting the dentist can be a very unnerving experience for many people. Although most dental surgery is performed to a high standard there are times when things go wrong which is where we can help you claim compensation.

Your dentist has a duty of care to carry out work to a certain standard, and if work carried out falls below this standard then you could be entitled to make a claim for dental compensation.

The dental negligence compensation claim process

Dental negligence claims can be made for a variety of different reasons including misdiagnosis of a condition, not treating a condition correctly, or careless dental work by your dentist such as extraction of the wrong tooth or injury during treatment.

If you have suffered as a result of careless dental work you could be entitled to claim for dental negligence compensation.

Testimonial

“I had an awful experience during a root canal procedure which caused me to change dentists. When registering with new dentists, they took x-rays as a matter of course and these identied that there were parts of dental ‘instruments’ in the root canal area and sticking though into my jaw…” read more

The most common types of dental negligence claims?

Dental negligence to your teeth and gums can be caused in a number of ways, including:

  • Damage to teeth and jaw
  • Tooth decay
  • Removal of teeth
  • Gum disease or periodontal difficulties
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canal therapy
  • Removal of teeth
  • Orthodontics
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Veneers

No win – no fee dental negligence claims

Our dental negligence claims solicitors have consistently achieved excellent results for our clients in Macclesfield, Manchester, Cheshire and surrounding areas and remain dedicated to maximising the compensation for dentist negligence claims available on a no win – no fee basis.

 

 

Hospital Negligence Claims

5th April 2011

Hospital negligence and infection claims

Have you or a loved one suffered an avoidable loss, physical or psychological injury or a hospital acquired infection as a result of hospital negligence from a doctor or other NHS medical professional? The Thorneycroft Solicitors team of hospital negligence claim solicitors is one of the largest in the UK. Regarded as leaders in our field, we provide the highest levels of care and assistance during your hospital negligence claim.

We have an excellent track record for settling hospital negligence and infection claims. Our annual awards of damages for last year exceeded £14,000,000, with awards ranging from lower value minor injury claims of £750 up to complex catastrophic injury claims to the value of £1,300,000.

If you are considering making a claim for NHS medical negligence compensation, then our hospital negligence solicitors can assist you in making a no win – no fee claim for the compensation that you deserve. As members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, we ensure that claimants receive the maximum level of hospital negligence compensation that they are entitled to.

Call us now on 0800 1979 345 or complete our simple enquiry form

Common types of hospital negligence compensation claims

In general, hospitals are clean and managed to the highest possible standards to avoid further injury to patients. However, sometimes these standards are compromised and patients can receive medical injuries from medical negligence and malpractice that are not their fault. These medical errors can range from minor mistakes to major catastrophic errors resulting in injury, sickness and sometimes fatal consequences.

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we deal with a wide range of hospital negligence claims and a diverse range of medical injuries as a result of negligent medical care including:

  • Slips and trips
  • Patients falling out of bed due to inadequate care
  • Failure to review/monitor fluid levels
  • Failure to carry out proper tests
  • Hospital acquired infections including MRSA and MSSA
  • Doctor or nurse misdiagnosis
  • Providing incorrect medical advice
  • Medical errors during surgery
  • Administering the wrong dose of medication
  • The use of defective hospital equipment
  • Failing to keep proper medical patient records
  • Improper use of anaesthesia

Making a claim for hospital negligence

When it comes to making a hospital claim our specialist solicitors understand that you or a loved one can be overwhelmed by the situation. At Thorneycroft Solicitors we specialise in helping families to understand the hospital claims process together with the compensation that may be awarded.

If you, or a loved one, have been treated under an NHS hospital or private hospital, our specialist team of hospital claims solicitors will identify exactly who was responsible. During this process we will investigate the doctors, nurses and technicians involved in your treatment and identify where the responsibility lies for the medical or surgical errors suffered, and if there is evidence of negligence make an appropriate hospital negligence claim.

Compensation for hospital negligence claims may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical and legal expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Private medical care costs
  • Disability
  • Loss of fertility
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of a loved one

Professional hospital negligence claim solicitors

Thorneycroft Solicitors have acted on behalf of many clients across Macclesfield, Cheshire and Manchester. No matter how minor or major your hospital claim, our goal is to offer a service that delivers results. If you believe you have suffered an injury or acquired an infection due to hospital negligence then you could be entitled to a substantial compensation pay out.

We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your hospital compensation claim. After this, the majority of hospital claims are dealt with on a no win – no fee basis.

Call us now on 0800 1979 345 or complete our simple enquiry form

Slip & Trip Claims

5th April 2011

Slips, trips and fall claims

Many people consider accidents arising from slips and trips to be trivial but, in reality, a significant percentage involve serious injuries and therefore serious consequences for the victims.

Thorneycroft Solicitors has a specialist team of personal injury solicitors who deal with all types of resulting slip and trip compensation claims.

Causes of slip and trip accidents

Slip and trip accidents can occur anywhere from the workplace, schools, hospitals or playgrounds to sports centres, restaurants, pavements or roads. Examples of ‘slip and trip’ injury claims and compensation successfully pursued by Thorneycroft personal injury solicitors include:

  • Injuries to children in playgrounds
  • Injuries suffered in sports centres, as a result of wet floors or faulty equipment
  • Slip or trip in a supermarket
  • Injuries to tenants, caused by defective premises
  • Injuries caused by slipping on wet floors

The slip and trip claims process

Each slip, trip or fall claim is very different. A straightforward claim can be settled in a matter of months whilst others can take a number of years. Many claims for slip and trip accidents are settled out of court; however, some claims need to progress much further. This is why it is vital to find a solicitor who has the knowledge and experience to understand the complexities involved in order to ensure the optimum compensation settlement.

At Thorneycroft Solicitors our expert team offer the highest levels of legal expertise and will advise you on what procedures you need to follow when making an accident claim. We understand the process and will also assist you in obtaining evidence to support the claim and identify any long-term effects that may need to be considered. Our experience means that we can make the claim as straightforward and stress free as possible.

Thorneycroft Solicitors get you the compensation you deserve

Product Liability Claims

5th April 2011

Defective product liability claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors is a well-respected and highly successful personal injury solicitors specialising in defective product claims. The team have experience across all types of product liability accidents including accidents arising as a result of defective toys, electrical appliances, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and furniture.

Under the 1987 Consumer Protection Act a product liability claim can be brought for accident or illness sustained as a direct result of a product defect.  Product liability claims can be complex and lengthy and this makes it important to find a solicitor who has specialist knowledge and experience in this area of law.

The defective product claims process

If you suffer an injury due to a defective or faulty product, Thorneycroft Solicitors defective product claims solicitors will advise you on what procedures you need to follow, as well as assisting you in obtaining evidence that will support your compensation claim.

Every personal injury and product liability claim is very different – some are settled relatively quickly while others can take a number of years. By utilising the services of Thorneycroft Solicitors you can be assured of the very best representation by a team who possess years of experience and an excellent track record of achieving significant compensation settlements for our clients.

Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors product liability specialists

Accidents on Holiday

5th April 2011

Holiday accident claims

A large number of people traveling abroad each year suffer serious injury as result of an accident or illness. Whilst holiday companies are under a duty to ensure that their customers’ accommodation is safe and hygienic, and that they are not exposed to the risk of injury, disease, or infection unfortunately this is not always the case.

Thorneycroft Solicitors is one of the UK’s leading personal injury solicitors. We have a specialist team who are experienced in handling holiday accident compensation claims and who have a wealth of experience and knowledge across a wide range of accidents on holiday and holiday illness including road traffic accidents, tripping on defective paths, food poisoning, passenger accidents and sports accidents.

The holiday accident claim process

If a package holiday is booked in the UK but you or any member of your family are injured abroad a civil claim can usually be pursued here against the travel company. The claim for your accident abroad will include compensation for any injuries and illness suffered, loss of enjoyment for you and your family, loss of income due to any time off work and additional costs incurred to help with medication and rehabilitation.

You may be able to claim for a range of different items, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical costs
  • Personal effects
  • Vehicle repair and hire
  • Care costs
  • Out of pocket expense

Our solicitors have many years of experience in helping clients claim compensation for accidents abroad and have the necessary expertise to maximise the amount of compensation awarded in what can often be a very complex claims process.

Cosmetic Surgery

5th April 2011

Cosmetic surgery compensation claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors has a nationally renowned personal injury team that specialises in cosmetic surgery claims and plastic surgery compensation for individuals who have suffered as a result of cosmetic surgery that went wrong. We have successfully represented a variety of clients across Macclesfield, Manchester and Cheshire who have suffered cosmetic injuries from a range of surgery procedures that went wrong.

Our solicitors are able to deal with all aspects of cosmetic surgery claims including:

  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Breast augmentation and reduction
  • Ear reshaping (otoplasty)
  • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Face lift (ryhtidectomy)
  • Liposuction

Cosmetic surgery claims often arise because the surgery has not been carried out with the necessary skill required by the plastic surgeon, or because treatment of complications following cosmetic surgery has been negligent.

The cosmetic surgery claim process

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we understand that all claims are individual. Our dedicated team’s expertise and knowledge means that your cosmetic surgery claim is investigated thoroughly and efficiently, and whatever the nature of the case, our specialist solicitors use their experience to ensure the best possible outcome for your claim.

You will be assigned your own specialist injury claims solicitor who will personally handle your claim from start to finish and will be on hand to answer any queries or concerns you may have. We will also ensure your claim is processed quickly and smoothly without any further stress to yourself.

Getting the compensation you deserve

If you have had problems during plastic surgery and feel you have been a victim of medical negligence then contact us today and we will call you back to discuss your cosmetic surgery compensation claim. We offer full support and guidance to clients in Macclesfield, Cheshire and Manchester, to claim for botched cosmetic surgey compensation on a no win no fee basis, speak to one of our solicitors today who will be willing to guide you through the compensation process.

Medical Negligence

5th April 2011

Medical negligence compensation claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors are experts in helping people who have suffered following lack of clinical care and medical negligence. Our experienced team of medical negligence solicitors cover a wide range of medical negligence claims for those who have received inadequate care from healthcare providers including NHS hospitals, GPs and Dentists.

Thorneycroft Solicitors are one of the UK’s leading medical negligence law firms. Our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors have an excellent reputation for successful medical negligence cases, hospital claims and medical negligence compensation payouts. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have successfully represented clients who have sustained injury as a result of sub-standard medical and clinical treatment across a variety of cases including birth injury, general surgery, brain damage, spinal injury, infection, misdiagnosis and late diagnosis of illness.

If you, or a member of your family have suffered a medical injury as a result of substandard medical treatment you have received, our specialist team can assist you in bringing a medical injury claim against those responsible. We have won many medical negligence cases against a wide variety of medical professionals and organisations, including GPs, NHS hospital trusts, midwives and pharmacists in and around Macclesfield, Manchester and Cheshire.

How to claim for medical negligence compensation

Clinical and medical negligence claims can be extremely complex. It is therefore vital that you utilise the services of a specialist medical negligence solicitor who understands the medical and legal issues involved in such cases. Thorneycroft Solicitors not only have the right expertise and knowledge but we also offer a caring and sensitive service which recognises the individual needs of each medical negligence claim. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will proactively progress your compensation claim and will help you with any concerns you may have.

You may be able to claim medical negligence compensation for a range of different items, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical costs
  • Care costs
  • Out of pocket expenses

Wherever possible there is an emphasis on reaching an early compensation agreement or interim payment to help with any expenses resulting from the injury that has been suffered.

No win – no fee medical negligence claims

Our medical negligence claim solicitors have consistently achieved excellent results for our clients in Macclesfield, Manchester, Cheshire and surrounding areas and remain dedicated to maximising the compensation for medical negligence available on a no win – no fee basis.

Motorbike Accident Claims

5th April 2011

Motorbike accident claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors is a leading firm of solicitors with a dedicated team that specialises in working on behalf of motorcyclists wishing to bring a motorbike accident claim. If you have been injured whilst riding your motorbike and it wasn’t your fault, it is important that you instruct a personal injury solicitor with specialist knowledge to ensure you receive the maximum level of compensation to which you are entitled.

Riding a motorbike is very risky and motorbike accidents can happen for a number of reasons which would entitle you to compensation. Thorneycroft Solicitors have successfully handled many motorbike accident claims for all types of circumstances including:

  • Defective road surface
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Collisions with emergency services
  • Collision by another driver
  • Ignoring traffic signals or road signs
  • Driving too fast
  • Poor driving
  • Insufficient stopping distance
  • Driving poorly without full control of the bike

The motorbike accident claims process

At Thorneycroft Solicitors our accident claim experts understand what is involved in a motorbike injury compensation claim and know the importance of understanding the long term physical, social and financial impacts resulting from what can often be very serious injury.

Our team are dedicated to understanding the needs of those who have sustained an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident from both a legal and physical perspective and progress the compensation claim on this basis.

Thorneycroft Solicitors can help you with your motorbike claim

If you have been injured whilst riding your motorbike and it wasn’t your fault, we can help you make a claim so that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. 

Road Traffic Accidents

5th April 2011

Road traffic accident compensation claims

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we specialise in all road traffic accident claims. Our no win – no fee solicitors have a great deal of experience dealing with car accident injury claims for drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. We have a specialist team on hand to speak to immediately should you be involved in a car accident or a road traffic incident of any description which was not your fault and want to make a compensation claim.

Types of road traffic accidents

Being involved in a car accident is traumatic enough without having the added stress and uncertainty about the cost of pursuing a claim for car accident compensation for your injuries. Our solicitors deal with a broad range of road traffic accidents and car crash claims and we have successfully recovered compensation for clients involved in the following:

  • Uninsured drivers and victims
  • Accidents caused by defective vehicles
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents involving pedestrians
  • Accidents involving cyclists
  • Whiplash injury compensation
  • Injuries occurred whilst on public or private transport
  • Road traffic accidents overseas
  • Motorhome accidents
  • Campervan accidents

The road traffic accident claims process

Road traffic accidents and car accident injury claims are very common and, unfortunately, most of us will have been involved in such an accident at least once in our lives. Thorneycroft Solicitors specialise in offering advice to motorists, pedestrians and passengers as well as cyclists who have been victims of road traffic accidents. Our solicitors will assess the merits of your road traffic accident claim and advise you on how to proceed.

With Thorneycroft Solicitors there’s no risk, of you paying anything if you lose your claim when proceeding under a No Win No Fee Agreement with us. In addition to handling your car injury claim, we’ll also assist you in other areas that are important after a road traffic accident such as benefit claims, healthcare provision and the recovery of lost earnings and insurance excess payments. We will also, wherever possible, assess your injury for rehabilitation purposes, and put in hand any treatment that you may require on a private basis, the cost of which will be recovered from the other side and form part of your claim.

Our commitment to your car accident claim

Thorneycroft Solicitors are commited to you and your road accident claim, our specialist no win – no fee solicitors have a great deal of experience in dealing with car accident injury claims and will guide you every step of the way to a successful car accident compensation claim.