Serious Medical Injury Claims

The majority of operations and treatments provided in the UK are carried out to a high standard. Unfortunately, mistakes can and do happen, and sometimes they cause a medical condition to worsen or even causing a new injury.

If you have sustained a serious medical injury, whether as the result of treatment complications, a delayed or missed diagnosis, or surgical errors, our specialists can help you.


We have helped thousands of people to make a claim for medical injury compensation, and we can help you too. If you are suffering from an injury that was caused by a medical accident or negligent medical treatment, contact our medical injury lawyers for advice on making a claim.

For more information about making a medical injury claim, read below.

The national practice lead of our clinical negligence team talks through the process of making a medical negligence claim, and how we can help you.


1. What is a medical injury?

A medical injury occurs when a healthcare professional fails in their duty of care. They may fail to provide appropriate treatment or take the appropriate action when caring for someone with a serious injury, subsequently causing them harm and a new injury.

Medical injuries can have life-changing consequences and can leave a patient with enduring suffering and pain.

2. Can I make a serious medical injury claim?

If you are suffering from pain or an injury that was caused by medical negligence, you may be entitled to medical injury compensation.

There are different types of medical injuries you can claim for. Our medical injury lawyers have represented clients who have received unnecessary or inappropriate surgery, been prescribed the wrong medication or dosage, had the wrong part of their body operated on or developed extra infections as a result of poor treatment.

3. Who can make a medical injury claim?

If you are suffering from a medical injury caused by the fault of someone treating you, you may be able to make a claim. You could also take legal action for medical injury compensation if you’re next of kin or if someone you are caring for has had a medical injury but are unable, or don’t have the capacity, to make a medical injury claim themselves.

4. How can I prove my healthcare provider was at fault?

Using our decades of experience in running and winning medical injury claims, we will help you to establish whether your healthcare provider failed to provide an appropriate level of care. We will work hard to gather the medical evidence and facts needed to prove your injury and pain is the cause of medical negligence.

5. Can I still make a claim if I was treated at a private hospital for my serious injury?

Yes. A medical injury claim can be brought against anyone who was involved in your treatment. This includes GP surgeries, hospitals and pharmacies – whether they are run privately or by the NHS.

6. How do I make a medical injury claim?

Our medical injury lawyers can help you make a claim for your injury. To begin the claim process, or for free, no-obligation advice, complete our online claim form and our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can discuss your case with our experts by calling 0800 0 224 224.