A more personal approach to your hospital negligence claim.
You can make a hospital negligence claim if you’ve suffered a physical or psychological injury, developed an illness, or if an existing condition has been made worse because of negligent treatment in a hospital.
We’ve helped many people get compensation for hospital negligence, but we understand your situation is unique, and you’re different from every one of them. Getting you more compensation starts with building a personal relationship with you, to truly understand your situation.
There’s no cost to speak to a hospital negligence lawyer, tell your side of the story, and find out how much you can claim.
How much can I claim for hospital negligence?
Hospital negligence payouts range from tens of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. Depending on the severity of your injuries, the total compensation amount can include:
- Lost income – the amount of income you’ve lost through time off work.
- Medical expenses – resulting from your injuries or illness.
- Travel expenses – to and from medical appointments and treatment.
- Domestic assistance – the cost of getting help with home duties.
- Pain and suffering – an amount to compensate you for your pain and suffering, based on the extent of your injuries.
- Future losses – for example, your future earnings that you will miss out on as a result of your injuries.
How we can help you.
You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.
Your hospital negligence lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.
The key to achieving a successful outcome is having a solicitor who is thorough, diligent, composed and always willing to act in the very best interest of the client, no matter what. This is the solicitor I strive to be for every one of my clients.
Gillian PottsSpecial Counsel
Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.
With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.
My philosophy has always been to accept people as they are. I apply this to my work as I always keep an open mind to every client and enquiry that comes through the door regardless of how they come to us or present on paper.
Empathy is such an integral value for every successful personal injury solicitor because it enables you to truly understand the client’s circumstances and build a connection with them. And a strong solicitor/client connection is the foundation of a successful claim.
Clare DecenaSenior Paralegal
No matter how many cases you handle, no two clients are ever the same, which is why I never assume but take the time to get to know each and every one of my clients in order to tailor a service that best suits their matter.
Through constructive communication, it’s my job to ensure our clients know that they have a reliable, honest and extremely capable legal team who are always available to them.
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Frequently asked questions.
Hospital negligence claims are complex, so it’s important to get good advice and engage the services of a specialist hospital negligence lawyer. Your lawyer will engage one or more medical experts who have experience in medical negligence to carry out assessments, review your medical records and provide a report detailing how your treatment was negligent.
We’ll manage this process for you, and we’ll cover the medical experts’ costs, so you won’t have to pay anything out of your own pocket.
If your hospital negligence claim is denied by the insurer, we then commence proceedings to take the matter to mediation. It’s at this stage that most claims are resolved and a settlement (i.e. a hospital negligence payout to you) is agreed upon. In the minority of cases where a settlement isn’t reached, we’ll advise you about taking your claim to court to pursue compensation.
Most hospital negligence claims in Australia settle by way of mediation, where all parties agree on a settlement. However, if mediation fails, then your claim may need to proceed to a hearing in order to claim compensation. Before you decide whether you wish to pursue legal action, it’s important to get legal advice from a specialist hospital negligence lawyer to understand the chances of your claim succeeding.
You must lodge your statement of claim within three years of the claim being discoverable. However, long-stop periods and considerations can be given to children and people with disabilities. If you’ve exceeded a time limitation, it may be possible for us to argue that the injury was not discoverable until a later date. You can speak with one of our specialist hospital negligence lawyers to get advice on your situation.
There are some personal injury claims, like car accident claims, where you can submit your own claim without using a lawyer. However, hospital negligence claims are complex, and engaging the right medical experts and gathering evidence to support your claim requires skill and experience. So it’s very difficult to make a successful claim on your own without a lawyer. In fact, even a personal injury lawyer who doesn’t usually do medical negligence claims is unlikely to get the result an experienced hospital negligence lawyer will get for you.
Why should I choose Law Partners?
Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.
Do I have a case?
Our senior lawyers will assess your case for free.
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