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A successful no win no fee birth injury claim

In 2005 we received a telephone call from a mother who wanted to make a medical negligence compensation claim against a hospital after her daughter sustained severe injuries at birth, which subsequently led to her suffering from cerebral palsy.

The woman went on to tell one of our claims advisors that in June 2000 she had been expecting her third child, a little girl, and that up until the labour, everything was going well. Unfortunately, just an hour after arriving at the hospital, the woman started to suffer complications with the birth and asked doctors if she would need to have caesarean. According to her compensation claim, it took doctors nearly a full hour before they acted on signs on foetal distress and carried out an emergency caesarean.

As a result of this time delay, the woman's daughter was starved of oxygen and now suffers from cerebral palsy. Her mother told us that she was looking after her daughter 24 hours a day but was concerned about finances since having to stop work and was worried about how her daughter would cope as she grew older.

The woman decided to contact personal injury solicitors and make a no win no fee compensation claim to pay for the specialist care that her daughter would require in later life when she is no longer able to look after her. After searching the internet for different companies that specialised in birth injury accident claims, she found The Claim Solicitor's website and, impressed with our knowledge and fantastic success rate, decide to give us a call.

She explained everything to a member of our claims team and was reassured of any doubts that she had about making a no win no fee compensation claim.

She decided to go ahead with making a claim for medical negligence and her case was then passed onto an experienced solicitor who dealt with every part of her case, which included obtaining all medical records.

The solicitor made contact with the hospital's appropriate Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and put forward the compensation claim, stating that if the girl had been delivered earlier when signs of complications were first made evident, that she would not have suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy.

After several months of negations and talks between the personal injury solicitor and the SHA, the SHA admitted full liability for medical negligence and agreed to pay the mother an undisclosed sum of damages for her compensation claim, which would be paid as an initial interim payment with further payments to follow over the years.

The woman was pleased with the outcome of her no win no fee compensation claim and said, "This money will allow my daughter to lead as normal a life as possible and provide financial security to pay for her future care.

"I can't thank The Claim Solicitors enough, I thought that making a compensation claim would cause a great deal of stress for me and my family but they handled every aspect of the claim and took the strain off my shoulders.

How you can make a compensation claim
If you have suffered personal injuries as a result of medical negligence or have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you could be eligible to make a no win no fee claim for injury compensation.

Here at The Claims Solicitors, our personal injury solicitors specialise in no win no fee accident claims and with an excellent success rate you can feel assured that they will work hard to gain you the compensation that you deserve for your injury.

We offer a no win, no fee service, which means that, if your claim is unsuccessful, you don't have to pay a penny. It means making a claim is a totally risk free process.

For free legal advice or if you would like to start the claims process right away, there are a number of ways that you can contact us at The Claim Solicitors. You can complete a claims assessment form and one of our friendly claims advisors will call you back and you can even chat online with an advisor and discuss your injury.

Alternatively, to make a compensation claim today, call us for free on 0800 197 32 32.