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Orthopaedic Claims

You can make a compensation claim if your orthopaedic surgery has gone wrong. Talk to one of our specialists today.

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Orthopaedic Claims

Almost all orthopaedic treatment and orthopaedic surgery are performed by highly-skilled medical professionals and results in no complications for the patient. Where medical errors do occur, they can cause significant and often long-term pain and mobility issues.

If you believe that a medical error during orthopaedic surgery has caused complications, contact us to enquire about making an orthopaedic negligence claim.

We're here to help you

Our medical negligence experts are on hand to talk through your case and provide free, no-obligation legal advice.

Why trust Thompsons with your orthopaedic negligence claim?

Thompsons Solicitors has vast experience in supporting clients who have suffered injuries ranging from pain and suffering for months to substantial and life-changing injuries as a result of errors during orthopaedic surgery or care after surgery. Our specialist lawyers are ready to support you with free initial advice and information about whether you may have an orthopaedic negligence claim.

Call us today on 0800 0 224 224 for a free orthopaedic claim consultation. Alternatively, complete our online claim form and one of our specialists will in touch at a time that is convenient for you.


Frequently asked questions about orthopaedic negligence claims

Orthopaedic surgery is the treatment for musculoskeletal injuries, including damage to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and the nervous system.

A musculoskeletal injury can be caused by trauma from a slip, trip or fall, crush injury or spinal injury, at work, on the roads or elsewhere. It can also be caused by degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis, as well as infections and tumours.

You may be entitled to make an orthopaedic negligence claim for:

  • Surgical errors – if the surgeon made a mistake while operating, causing you an injury.
  • Misdiagnosis – if a medical professional diagnoses you with the wrong conditions or illness.
  • Delayed diagnosis – if your musculoskeletal injuries go undetected for a substantial period of time despite doctors investigating your symptoms. You may develop avoidable complications and further pain.

If any of these are the case, you could be able to make an orthopaedic negligence claim. Contact us on 0800 0 224 224 for more information about making a medical negligence claim and to discuss your specific circumstances or concerns.

Yes. Thompsons Solicitors has decades of experience supporting clients who have suffered complications around orthopaedic surgery.

Our expert lawyers have supported clients with orthopaedic negligence claims for complications around metal-on-metal hip implants and knee implants. Drawing on our experience, we will investigate your case to establish if your treatment fell below the expected standard, and if there is a claim we will fight to secure the greatest amount of compensation for your injury.

Yes. To make an orthopaedic negligence claim, you need to start a court claim within three years of you reasonably knowing your injury or illness is your surgeon’s fault. However, there are limited exceptions to the rule. Call us today to discuss your case.

There are different options available to help fund an orthopaedic claim. However, we usually recommend a conditional fee agreement. This is a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, which means that if your case isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay a contingency fee for your lawyer’s service. If your case is successful, Thompsons Solicitors will only take up to, but never more than, 25 per cent of the final amount. For more information on funding your claim, visit our fees and payment page.

The length of time it takes to settle an orthopaedic claim depends on the type of claim and the circumstances. As many orthopaedic claims are complex, they can sometimes take years to complete. However, even if the case is complex, our legal team has the expertise and the experience to settle claims successfully and as swiftly as possible.

To start an orthopaedic negligence claim, call us on 0800 0 224 224 for free, no-obligation, legal advice. Alternatively, you can complete our online claim form or request a call back – one of our lawyers will get back to you at a time that’s convenient for you.