Clinical Negligence Claims

PCS offers legal assistance to members and their families injured as a result of negligent clinical treatment.

This legal assistance is provided through the law firm Ashtons Legal.

This firm has a dedicated team of highly specialised sympathetic lawyers who provide advice, support and legal representation, who pride themselves on being approachable and treating each client individually, in a sensitive, friendly and caring manner.

From the outset, they aim to explain the claims process in plain language free of clinical and legal jargon.

Members get realistic honest advice from a lawyer who will act quickly and decisively to achieve the best possible outcome.

They work very closely with experienced  linical experts to investigate whether there is a claim that gives rise to compensation and are committed to ensuring that victims of clinical accidents obtain fair and proper redress.

Track record

Ashtons Legal has made successful compensation claims in relation to virtually every aspect of clinical treatment (negligently performed) where patients have suffered injury.

From their extensive experience of representing clients, Ashtons Legal understands that it is not just about compensation, that clients often need answers and for the reassurance that this dreadful occurrence will not happen again to somebody else.

That is why Ashtons Legal strive, wherever possible, to use the legal process as a way to apply pressure to bring about improvements in care.

Costs contribution

Because of the more costly nature of clinical negligence claims, coupled with the government’s amendments to the funding scheme for personal injury claims, PCS has had to agree to a modest recovery of costs in successful clinical negligence claims.  There is still ‘no win, no fee’ cover for such cases, so you will pay nothing if the claim is not successful. If there is some recovery of damages, however, the solicitors will levy a fee, based on what actions were necessary in the conduct of the claim. In any event, the costs recovered will never exceed 25% of the overall amount of compensation obtained. Full details will be provided by the solicitors.

More help

Ashtons Legal also try to help with the practical steps needed to help the client recover as much quality of life as possible, as quickly as possible, because they know from long experience that when it comes to recovery, it is not just about winning compensation.

They have links with a number of organisations and charities who can offer support to those injured or their relatives.

Whatever the circumstances, Ashtons Legal will do its utmost to help every client achieve what they need from their claim and support them throughout the process.

Ashtons Legal also advises and represents families at inquests and through the NHS complaints process.

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