Birth injury compensation claims

We support families who have suffered substandard care during birth, resulting in injury or fatality.

Our specialist childbirth injury team understands the trauma that families face when a mother or child dies or is injured during birth or shortly after.

In some cases tragedies are unavoidable, but in others they happen because of failures in care. We have supported hundreds of families whose lives were changed because of avoidable medical mistakes to make a claim for compensation. A successful claim where care has been substandard can enable you to access the future care and support you or your child may need, as well as answers about what went wrong with the care received.

As well as offering assistance when children have been harmed during birth we help in cases where mums have suffered harm or trauma during childbirth or pregnancy.

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Understanding childbirth injury 

While the UK is one of the safest places to give birth, avoidable mistakes and errors do occur and can lead to harm to mothers and babies. 

Birth injury claims can arise due to many complications and conditions. They may include:

If you fear you or your baby may have been harmed due to negligence, making a claim can help draw attention to the issue and demonstrate what needs to change to avoid others suffering in the same way.

If you experienced stillbirth or neonatal death, find out more about how we can support with that here.

We’re here to help. You can call us on 0800 0448488 or email or request a call back

Your rights and eligibility

If your child suffers an injury or illness at birth, if your labour seemed chaotic or something during the birth of your child did not feel right to you, it’s important to speak to someone about your concerns. In some cases these may be warning signs that correct procedures were not followed.

For a successful negligence claim, it must be proven or accepted that a care provider, nurse, midwife or doctor did not act in a way that they should have and that you or your child suffered as the result of it.

How can compensation help?

Suffering an injury at birth can have a significant impact on the development of your baby and may lead them to acquire additional needs. They may need significant funding for therapies, aids, special educational needs support, care and equipment. Again, depending on the severity of the injury your child’s capability of living independently may be compromised and they may have prolonged needs for care and support that you may not always be able to provide. A successful claim will look into the future, quantify these needs and make sure you and your child will have the funds needed to meet them.

Birth injuries can be very traumatic for the person giving birth too and impact them in many ways ranging from suffering from long-term physical injuries all the way to psychological trauma and PTSD. In some cases they can impact someone’s ability to return to work, sexual relations or even mean they will struggle in subsequent pregnancies. A civil claim can help you understand what may have happened and help you secure the funds to get you as close to where you would have been had you not suffered the injury. That includes funds for therapies, elective surgeries you may need but also support with any loss of earnings you may have suffered because of it.

In most of our cases our clients seek a lot more than financial compensation. It is an opportunity to find out what may have happened in their care, get an apology from anyone responsible for it and help raise awareness of mistakes to stop them from happening again.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a birth injury compensation lawyer

Birth injury law is complex, and it is important to choose a legal team experienced in handling birth medical negligence cases. This will ensure valid claims are not overlooked and if compensation is pursued you receive the right amount of compensation. .

In addition, a specialist solicitor has expert knowledge around the situations that may arise during birth and the long term needs you or your child  child may have as a result.

Here at Enable Law, our specialist birth injury claims lawyers have a history of success in complex, high-value childbirth injury compensation claim cases.  We are known for our sensitivity as much as for our expertise, and we always aim to get the very best possible result for the people that trust us with their case.

Please contact us today for a free, confidential and friendly initial conversation to see if we can help.

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Birth injury compensation FAQ’s

Birth injury claims can arise when there’s evidence of medical negligence or malpractice during childbirth that results in harm to the baby or mother. Determining if you have a birth injury claim typically involves several steps.

If you feel that something has not gone right with the care you received during giving birth or after and you feel that either you or your child may have been impacted by it it is worth considering speaking to a lawyer.

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