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Enable Law is one of the UK’s leading specialist medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity law firms.
We are passionate about providing you with a service which embodies the values that make us different:
Genuine – our team comes from diverse backgrounds, however we are all united by a desire to help you achieve the best result from your claim. Making a claim isn’t about money – it’s about putting your life back together.
Expert – we have years of experience working in this field and getting the best results for our clients. Members of our teams are accredited by the Law Society, AvMA, STEP and APIL. We are also recognised by charities such as Headway, CBIT, and the SIA for our work.
Supportive – bringing a claim can be a burden to the victim and their family, which is why we work with our clients to lighten that load. Sometimes just knowing that someone is fighting your corner makes all the difference.
“The firm is excellent and has a very progressive approach. Its service cannot be faulted.”
“Their knowledge of the particular topics is excellent, and they balance a professional approach with kindness and compassion to clients who may have had very painful and traumatic experiences.”
Why choose Enable Law?
Our team of over 100 individuals aims to provide a high quality service in a friendly and approachable way. We work for clients across the UK and have offices in seven locations across the South West, South Coast and London.
Friendly and approachable, straightforward and constructive in our advice, our clients can count on us in good times and bad. We aim to be caring and supportive in the service we provide to you.
What is Clinical Negligence?
Clinical negligence is any kind of failure by a medical professional to provide services to an acceptable standard.
When clinical negligence happens and someone suffers harm or injury as a result, it can lead to a compensation claim.
Clinical negligence can lead to physical and emotional harm – but what this looks like depends on the precise treatments and failures involved.
Clinical negligence could be caused by a specific medical professional or a healthcare service including:
- A doctor or GP
- Psychologist or counsellor
- Mental health team
- Health care assistant
Clinical negligence can happen in private healthcare and in NHS services. It’s also known as medical negligence.
What is clinical negligence law?
Clinical negligence law provides a route for people who have been harmed by not getting appropriate medical treatment to claim compensation. It is what specialist solicitors use to make their case.
For clinical negligence to lead to a valid compensation claim, it must be proven or accepted that all three of the following occurred:
- A duty of care was owed to the patient
- There was a breach of the duty
- That breach led to harm or injury.
It can be open to interpretation whether a breach of duty did take place and whether that breach led to harm.
For example, a patient who suffers a delay in cancer treatment due to a misinterpreted test result may believe they are a victim of clinical negligence. They would only be entitled to compensation if it is proven, or accepted by their health provider, that the delay led to a worse outcome for them.
If the delay didn’t change the outcome of their treatment, the compensation claim would likely not be valid. A delay may cause psychological harm even if the physical outcome is unchanged, however – this could make a claim valid.
What is clinical negligence compensation for?
The aim of clinical negligence compensation is to allow the injured person to live a life as closely aligned as possible to the one they would have had without the injury. Due to the serious and life-altering nature of some injuries, that new life may still be a very different one.
If you have suffered clinical negligence that leaves you unable to walk, you might need various mobility aids and home alterations to continue with your day-to-day activities. Clinical negligence compensation might help to cover the cost of these things.
Proving negligence can be a complex process, as can agreeing on what help is necessary to allow someone the best life possible after a medical injury.
Reliable legal advice from someone who knows what support is available can help to ensure everything is built into the compensation claim. That’s where specialist solicitors come in.
Where a fatality occurs, those left behind might pursue a fatal injury claim for financial support and some sense of closure.
How do I bring a clinical negligence claim?
To bring a clinical negligence claim against a medical body or professional:
- Contact a solicitor – those with specialist knowledge are often best placed to advise on the strength of your case
- File a complaint with the relevant medical body, if you wish to
- Gather evidence. Often, this means passing over certain medical records
- Make a settlement or go to court, once the case is prepared.
Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors can support you to make a claim and be by your side throughout the entire process.
For more information see our medical negligence claims page or contact us. We’ll take the time to listen and advise you on how to move forward.
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Diversity & Inclusion – Our Approach
As part of the Foot Anstey Group, we believe in empowering each other to achieve our personal ambitions. We are constantly striving to develop a progressive and inclusive working environment, in which all our people feel supported and encouraged. Our values guide the way we act, every day. From the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.
We believe in empowering each other to achieve more, and we’re passionate about helping our colleagues achieve their potential. That’s why we offer the support, training and development they need, at every stage of their career.
Click here to find out more about our approach to Diversity and Inclusion.