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Proposed PI Whiplash reforms – how will they affect you?

16th February 2017

In November 2016 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) a Government Department produced a document called ‘Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury claims process’. An announcement by George Osborne in his Autumn statement of 2015 when he was Lord Chancellor suggested that we have an epidemic of fraudulent whiplash claims from accidents.

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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.

NHS Negligence Claims

21st October 2013

NHS negligence claims

Have you suffered accidental injuries as a result of NHS medical negligence? If you have received negligent treatment at the hands of any NHS professionals then you may be elible to make a full NHS negligence claim.

In general UK hospitals are normally very clean and managed to the highest possible standards to avoid further injury to patients. However there are occasions when mistakes do happen which can leave the patient with serious injuries, disability and or result in death.

If you have been injured as a result of NHS negligence, our team of specialist medical solicitors can help. Our legal team are experienced in all areas of NHS negligence claims and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Types of NHS negligence claims

There are a number of circumstance for filing for NHS negligence compensation including:

  • Failure to diagnose a serious illness or injury
  • Incorrect diagnosis of a serious illness or injury
  • Prescribed the wrong medication
  • Brain injury
  • Failing to provide treatments at the correct times
  • Administering a high dose of medication
  • A surgeon may slip while operating

How to sue the NHS for negligence

Suing an organisation like the NHS is not simple, there are many steps to take when making a claim such as:

  • Make sure you contact a specialist NHS solicitor as soon as possible
  • Make a formal complaint to the accused NHS medical professional
  • Make sure that you have all your NHS medical records correctly in place
  • Make sure you have filed your compensation claim within three years of the incident

If you feel you have a strong enough case to file for an NHS medical negligence claim then speak to our NHS negliegence solicitors today. Once we have reviewed the details of your case we will approach your NHS hospital and ask them whether they accept full responsibility and are willing to pay the full compensation for the mistreatment and negligence you have suffered. If they decline, our legal team will progress with court proceedings on your behalf.

Compensation for NHS 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

Free NHS negligence legal advice

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

Our solicitors offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your claim.  

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

Campervan accident claims

7th June 2012

Campervan accident claims

As with any vehicle, a campervan can be involved in a collision or an accident on the road which could result in you being injured. With a campervan however, you can be left not only without a means of transport, but also without somewhere to stay.

The campervan accident claims process

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we understand about making a claim for a campervan road traffic accident and our team of experts will guide you through the process, ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

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.

Thorneycroft Solicitors can help you with your campervan claim

If you have been injured in a campervan accident and it wasn’t your fault, we can help you make a claim so that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. We offer an expert initial interview free of charge to discuss your campervan accident claim and compensation. If the case then proceeds, we will represent you on a no win – no fee basis.

Motorhome accident claims

7th June 2012

Motorhome accident claims

As with any motor vehicle a motorhome can be involved in an accident with another vehicle on the road which could result in you being injured. Unfortunately with a motorhome, it can mean that you are not only left without a means of transport, but also without accommodation for your holiday or break.

The motorhome accident claims process

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we understand about making a claim in these circumstances and our team of experts will guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

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.

Thorneycroft Solicitors can help you with your motorhome claim

If you have been injured in a motorhome accident and it wasn’t your fault, we can help you make a claim so that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. We offer an expert initial interview free of charge to discuss your motorhome accident claim and compensation. If the case then proceeds, we will represent you on a no win – no fee basis.

Cycling Accidents

16th November 2011

Cycling accidents & compensation claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors has a team of specialist cycling accident compensation claims solicitors within the Personal Injury team. Our solicitors provide specialist advice on all compensation cases on no win – no fee basis. For more details on our specialist website for cyclists click here.

Cycling accidents and injuries are increasing in the UK, these unfortunate accidents can vary in their cause and severity. A bike accident can leave you injured and your bicycle in serious need of repair. At Thorneycroft our cycling accident claims solicitors pride themselves on a sympathetic, professional, honest approach to all the clients who come to them with their cycling accident claims, and the main aim is to get them back on the road as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Cycling accident statistics

At Thorneycroft our cycling claim solicitors have seen a sharp rise in the amount of cyclists involved in accidents and collisions in recent years. In 2010 it is estimated that around 17,200 of us were involved in a cycling accident, with 111 of those killed and over 2000 seriously injured.

It is no surprise that almost 75% of the cycling accidents that happen in the UK are in urban areas where roads are much busier, and therefore more dangerous. However probably the most shocking statistic is that 80% of cycling accidents last year happened in daylight hours, further proving how it can be a dangerous way to travel around.

Cycling is quickly increasing in popularity in the UK. It’s a relatively fast, environmentally friendly way to travel around, and it saves money on fuel at a time when petrol prices continue to rise. Throughout the UK, local governments and councils are working hard to improve the image of cycling and are encouraging people to take to riding as a way of keeping fit, reducing pollution and easing congestion.The negative side of the increase in cycling is that more of us are finding ourselves involved in cycling accidents. Our cycling claims solicitors keep abreast of all the latest developments within the cycling community and can provide specialised knowledge on all cycling safety requirements.

Do you qualify for cycling accident compensation?

Thousands of people are getting back the money they have lost through being involved in a cycling accident each year, and you could join them if you contact us today. If a cycling accident left you injured and it wasn’t your fault there is a very good chance that you will be able to make a cycling compensation claim.

Don’t worry if you are unsure if your case qualifies or not, our cycling claim solicitors are happy to offer you a free no-obligation assessment, and will provide you the very best legal advice for your individual case. 

The cycling accident claims process?

If you have been injured in a cycling accident and it wasn’t your fault, we can help you make a claim so that you receive the full cycling accident compensation you deserve.

Spinal injury claims

7th October 2011

Spinal injury and spinal cord injury compensation claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors has a specialist team of spinal cord injury solicitors who will guide through all the aspects of a spinal cord and spinal injury compensation claim. Our focus is to achieve the best outcome for you ensuring you get the financial and medical help you deserve.

Over a thousand people each year suffer spinal cord injuries in the UK and these can have a huge impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. It is fundamental that these people obtain high levels of compensation, treatment and rehabilitation. At Thorneycroft Solicitors we have a nationally acclaimed personal injury team that includes solicitors who are highly experienced in spinal cord injuries. We have a reputation for the highest levels of customer service and have successfully represented clients with spinal injuries resulting from a variety of reasons including road traffic accidents, injuries at work and medical negligence.

Spinal cord injury claim process

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we recognise that there is often a period of transition following the injury while the client adjusts to everyday life. During this time early medical intervention, treatment and rehabilitation is key. Compensation for spinal cord injuries can be a lifeline to helping rebuild independence and we are keen that clients receive all the help that they are entitled to, for now and the future.

Understanding the spinal injury compensation claim

At Thorneycroft Solicitors our spinal cord injury experts understand what is involved in a compensation claim and the importance of understanding the long term physical, social and financial impacts a spinal injury will have on our client’s future needs.

We provide a comprehensive service including provisions of support:

  • Help and guidance on rehabilitation
  • Advice on housing adaptations
  • Help with employment support
  • Liaison with medical and ancillary experts
  • Financial advice
  • Free initial meeting at your home, hospital or place of work

If you’ve suffered a spinal injury, it’s important to speak to us quickly so that we can start proceedings and ensure that you receive the right support from the beginning. If you’d like to have an initial conversation regarding your injury contact me on my direct line 01625 506602 or email me at: [email protected].

Thorneycroft Solicitors personal injury team are based in Macclesfield, Cheshire and we are one of the UK’s leading firms of dedicated personal injury claim solicitors with a reputation for the highest levels of customer service and successful spinal injury compensation claims. 

Brain Injury Claims

7th October 2011

Brain and head injury claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors has a nationally renowned personal injury team that includes highly experienced solicitors specialising in head and brain injury claims and compensation. We have successfully represented clients with brain and head injury claims as a result of a variety of reasons including road traffic accidents, motorbike accidents, medical negligence and birth injuries.

Head injuries and compensation

When someone has sustained a serious head injury or brain injury it can have devastating consequences for the injured party as well as their family. Whilst the circumstances of each case are very different, at Thorneycroft Solicitors we know that early rehabilitation is always key both in terms of physical recovery and help adapting to home and family life.

Our head injury solicitors understand both the complex rehabilitation process and the importance of assessing the potential future needs that a brain injury compensation claim needs to take into account.

Understanding the head injury claim process

Our specialist head injury solicitors have particular expertise in identifying the long term effects of brain and head injuries. By working with the medical teams and ancillary experts at the earliest opportunity we are able to ensure that your rehabilitation – both physical and social – is implemented and that both the injured party and their family receive the support they need. We advise clients on the levels of brain injury and head injury compensation appropriate to their circumstances, both in terms of a lump sum and any ongoing financial support that the injured party may require.

It is hugely important to find a specialist head injury solicitor with experience in brain injury cases to ensure that both the victim and their family receive the right support and advice early on in the process.