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Swindon Solicitors for Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

We also have interviewing offices in Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol.

Free Zoom appointments with Seamus Edney to all new potential clients for no charge.

Swindon Solicitors for Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

We also have interviewing offices in Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol.

Free Zoom appointments with Seamus Edney to all new potential clients for no charge.

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  • 2150+ cases in 26 years
     
  • NO WIN NO FEE – you pay nothing if you lose!

  • Millions of pounds in damages recovered
  • Children and clients lacking capacity do not pay a Success Fee if they win their case
  • Industry-leading success rates with accredited specialist lawyers
  • Local boutique firm with friendly lawyers

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE  AND PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITORS IN SWINDON

Swindon Solicitors S. J. Edney specialise exclusively in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury compensation claims. If you have been involved in an accident, or have been the victim of medical negligence  and have suffered physical and/or psychological harm, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other financial losses, even if the accident was partly your own fault.

INDUSTRY LEADING SUCCESS RATES

We are no win no fee Solicitors with a high success rate and have gained millions of pounds in compensation for our clients during the last 26 years. We have a great reputation as a highly accredited Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors in Swindon with an excellent reputation for client satisfaction. Please read our Testimonials and our Press & Media coverage.

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Highly Accredited Swindon Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors

S. J. Edney Solicitors have been established since July 1996 and have offices in Swindon, Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol. S. J. Edney Solicitors are Personal Injury Solicitors.  Seamus Edney has over 30 years’ experience of personal injury and clinical negligence work and maintains an exclusively Claimant specialist practice.

Seamus is one only of a handful of solicitors in the country to be on Law Society’s Specialist Panel for Clinical Negligence. He is also on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. He holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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We are members of:

  • The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Lawyers’ Service
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

We only act for victims of accidents. We specialise exclusively in personal injury and medical negligence cases.

S. J. Edney are a small firm (out of choice) and we believe that the key to our success is to ensure that we provide all our clients with an excellent service at all times – we know if we don’t, we simply will not survive. We have excellent testimonials. Please read some of these here.

We are no win no fee Solicitors – you pay nothing if you lose!

Starting a case on a no win no fee basis means that if your compensation claim is not successful, you do not pay your solicitor’s fees.

If we win your case, the majority of your legal costs are likely to be paid by the defendant party, or their insurers. This enables people who have a valid claim to pursue a legal action, even if you don’t have the funds available for costly legal bills.

The amount of compensation depends upon the circumstances of each specific case.  For example: a medical negligence claimant whose complications caused a lifelong disability will likely be awarded many times the level of compensation awarded to someone who had a fall which kept them off work for a few weeks. Once we have details of your injuries and financial losses, our no win no fee solicitors will be able to give you an idea of what compensation you could receive. Contact us to discuss your claim. Please read some of our past cases to find out if we have a case similar to yours and the amount of compensation we have achieved for previous clients.

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An initial telephone consultation is usually adequate for us to establish if you have a claim which can be handled on a no win no fee basis. Although not always necessary, our clients will often visit one of our offices to discuss the claim in more detail, or we can visit you at home or in hospital.  We conduct our own investigation into what happened and, if we feel that you have a valid case for an accident claim against a third party, we will begin the legal process on your behalf.

Because we have high success rates, we are confident of a successful outcome and you may receive significant damages, depending on the extent of your injuries. Sometimes, a case will go to Court if the other party wishes to fight it but usually this is not necessary, particularly if the other party accepts liability and makes a reasonable offer to settle a client’s case out of court. Either way, you will work with a highly qualified, local Swindon solicitor who is a specialist in no win no fee claims and we will fight very hard to win your case and obtain maximum compensation for you.

If you need a dental or medical negligence solicitor or a specialist in accident claims or elderly care claims, why not contact S. J. Edney free, to discuss your accident and discover if you have a claim for compensation? You have nothing to lose!

FRIENDLY, EXPERIENCED LOCAL SOLICITORS

We have over 30 years experience and know that our highly experienced, yet friendly approach will put you at ease. Seamus is approachable, personable and achieves excellent results for clients.

Speak to our No Win No Fee Solicitors Now!

If you need a dental or medical negligence solicitor or a specialist in accident claims or elderly care claims, why not contact S. J. Edney free, to discuss your accident and discover if you have a claim for compensation? You have nothing to lose! Contact details for our solicitors are below so that you can speak directly to our solicitors about your claim.

Seamus Edney No Win No Fee Solicitor in Swindon, Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Specialist

Solicitor: Seamus Edney
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Seamus is one only of a handful of solicitors in the country to be on The Law Society’s Specialist Panel for Clinical Negligence. He also holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

Here are some of our most recent cases

Lisfranc injury compensation

BRIEF BACKGROUND We have been acting for a client (aged 57) in connection with a clinical negligence claim against the D [...]

In memory of Baby Hunter

Seamus Edney at S J Edney Solicitors is acting for a Miss Maisie Price, the mother of baby Hunter who sadly died on 14 A [...]

A few comments from past clients

As a lawyer myself I think I am capable of identifying a good service and most importantly specialist expertise.

….made this process far easier through their attention to detail, constant communication, and thoughtful understanding of our situation. …..

Excellent communication and service since first contact until case was successfully closed.

Latest News

Stuck in a rut? A New Year challenge? A move to the Cotswolds or the Wiltshire Downs?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, we would be interested in hearing from you. We are a small, friendly, niche PI/clinical negligence firm in Swindon seeking to recruit a clinical negligence solicitor to assist with the ongoing growth of the practice. Interesting and varied workload. Competitive salary and excellent prospects for the right candidate. Please email applications to Seamus Edney at office@sjedney.co.uk. NO AGENCIES PLEASE. [...]

Shoulder injury at work causes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

We have been acting for a client (now aged 47) in connection with a personal injury claim against her former employer arising from an accident at her work premises in January 2017. On the day of the accident, she was 42 years old and was employed as a shift manager at a shop in Swindon which is part of a major chain. Her employer was subject to duties under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1999 (‘PUWER’). As from the 01 Octob [...]

Hydroxychloroquine-related retinal toxicity causing loss of vision

We have been acting for a delightful lady (aged 85) in connection with a clinical negligence claim against her local hospital arising from negligent treatment which she received for an ongoing eye problem. By way of summary, our client was under the care of a consultant rheumatologist at the Defendant Hospital. She was prescribed Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) between 2006 and 2016 (a period of 10 years). Long-term HCQ carries the risk of hydroxychloroquine-related retinal toxicity causing damage to t [...]

Lisfranc injury compensation

BRIEF BACKGROUND We have been acting for a client (aged 57) in connection with a clinical negligence claim against the Doncaster Royal Infirmary arising from treatment he received in their A&E Department during October 2018. Briefly on 01 October 2018, he attended A&E at the hospital following an accident at home. He had injured his right foot when he fell some 10ft off a roof. He was unable to weight bear and noticed swelling in his right ankle. Following an x-ray, our client was advise [...]

Failure to prescribe human growth hormone

We have been acting for the parents of a young woman aged 22 (lacking capacity so she is a protected party) in connection with a clinical negligence claim against the Mid Staffs Hospital arising from treatment she received when she was a child between 2003 and 2004. Briefly, our client was born prematurely in 1997. She had a number of underlying medical problems and learning difficulties including mild cerebral palsy. As a young girl she was small in stature and between 2003 and 2004, she was tr [...]

In memory of Baby Hunter

Seamus Edney at S J Edney Solicitors is acting for a Miss Maisie Price, the mother of baby Hunter who sadly died on 14 August 2019 aged only three months. She and her partner are unhappy with treatment Hunter received from Great Western Hospital in Swindon on the 13 and 14 August 2019. Briefly, on 12 August 2019, Maisie was admitted to hospital via ambulance with a three day history of severe abdominal pain, vomiting, loose stools and high temperature. Following assessment in the Emergency Depar [...]

Pressure sores/ulcers due to neglect by a care home

We have been acting for the family of the deceased (aged 66) who were unhappy with treatment which he received from a Care Home in London from December 2018 to June 2019. Briefly, the deceased had been discharged to the Care Home from hospital during December 2018 following back surgery. He had early onset dementia. He did not have any pressure ulcers at this time. The only wound he had was a surgical incision on his lower back following spinal surgery. He was 6ft 1” tall in height and at risk o [...]

18-month delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer

We have been acting for a delightful client (now aged 80) who was unhappy with treatment he received from his GP in Swindon during March 2016. Briefly, in March 2016, our client saw his GP complaining of loose stools, weight loss and general malaise. A number of blood tests were performed, including a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. When the blood test results were returned two weeks later, the front page of the report was marked as “abnormal” and the second page of the report identified t [...]

Accident at work – laceration to left forearm/hand

We have been acting for a client in Swindon (aged 33) who was involved in an accident at work during September 2019 sustaining a serious personal injury. Briefly, at the material time, our client was working as an Engineer at his employer’s customer’s premises. On the day in question, he was inspecting a stainless steel panel which was suspended in the air. This was attached to a vacuum lift being held in position by a crane. Suddenly, the stainless steel panel fell to the ground catching our cl [...]

Oesophageal perforation caused by young child swallowing a button battery

We have been instructed by the father of Sofia-Grace Hill aged one (almost two) in connection with a potential claim against Great Western Hospital (the hospital) arising from treatment which his daughter received during January 2020. Briefly, Sofia-Grace had been unwell for a few days complaining of a sore throat, unable to feed and she was also coughing. On the 11 January 2020, her father took her to the UCC at the hospital where she was examined and he was reassured that she was fine. The fol [...]

1996 to 2021: SJ Edney Solicitors celebrates 25 years

2020 was a difficult and challenging year with Covid-19 for many people and businesses and we are now facing what looks like another imminent lockdown but on a positive note, we do have two vaccines and hopefully more in the pipeline which will enable us to return to some sort of normality soon. It is frightening how an unknown virus, in an unknown city in China, jumping the barrier species, has upended our lives not only in the UK but the world. 2021, though, is an important year for S J Edney [...]

Pressure sore negligence claims – S.J. Edney case study

Pressure sores and ulcers due to neglect We have been acting for the family of an elderly lady (aged 87) who sadly died in hospital during January 2017 as a result of sepsis and osteomyelitis. At the material time, she was a widow (suffering from dementia) and had been supported intermittently by SEQOL (who provided adult community healthcare services). The claim for clinical negligence was based upon the substandard care and treatment provided to the deceased whilst being cared for in the commu [...]

Missed cancer case

Seamus Edney at S J Edney Solicitors is acting for the family of the late Mr Stephen Hall who sadly died on the 20 March 2020. They are unhappy with treatment which he received at Great Western Hospital in Swindon during 2016. Briefly, during July 2016, Mr Hall had been unwell complaining of shortness of breath, vomiting and abdominal swelling. His GP referred him to hospital where he was admitted overnight for observation. As part of their investigation, the hospital took a sample of his perica [...]

Family of brain-damaged boy sue NHS after meningitis was ‘dismissed as ear infection’

The Daily Telegraph has covered the story of Elliott Morley, an eight-year-old boy who suffered brain damage after developing meningitis. We are acting for Elliott's parents on his behalf, on a claim for clinical negligence against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation. Click here to read the Daily Telegraph's article. Click here to read our article about the case. The Telegraph, 1st September 2020 [...]

The dangers of meningitis

Seamus Edney at S J Edney Solicitors is acting for the parents of Master Elliott Morley (now aged 8) in connection with a claim for clinical negligence against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust arising from treatment which he received at Great Western Hospital on the 28 June 2014 when he was only aged 2½. Briefly, Elliott had been unwell for a few days. He attended the A&E department at the hospital with a high temperature and fever. He began to shake and had a raised heart and re [...]

Accident in hospital car-park

We have been acting for a client (now aged 86) who was involved in an accident at Cheltenham General Hospital during December 2018 when she sustained a number of serious injuries. Briefly, she had been walking in the car-park at the Hospital after attending an out-patient appointment, when a car reversed towards her at some speed, knocking her over. She sustained a number of injuries as listed below:- Comminuted fractures of the right superior and inferior pubic rami of pelvis;Undisplaced fractu [...]

More dark clouds on the horizon for the NHS

We are approaching the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on the 05 July 2020 and we support the campaign to make this an official day to pay tribute to their staff for the care which they have provided to all of us over the years and more particularly, during the recent Covid-19 health crisis. We owe them a big debt of gratitude. As the NHS emerge from one crisis, they potentially face another two which they need to prepare for. Firstly, whilst focusing on the pandemic, treatment has been delayed for [...]

Hospital delay in diagnosis of a knee fracture

We have been acting for a client (now aged 62) who was unhappy with treatment which she received at the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) run by Greenbrook Healthcare at the Princess Royal Hospital (the Hospital) in Farnborough, Kent arising from treatment she received during July 2017. Events giving rise to the claim Briefly, at the beginning of July 2017, our client injured her right knee in an accident at home. She was generally in good health but suffered from post-polio paralysis affecting her right [...]

Failing to look after our older people

It is a great shame that VE day on Friday, 8 May 2020, was hijacked by the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in a number of street parties and celebrations being cancelled – all of us appreciate the sacrifices this generation made during WW2. Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately affects this generation and it is a scandal (and national embarrassment) the number of elderly residents contracting and dying from this virus in our care homes without their loved ones being beside them. The failur [...]

Ischaemic stroke caused by delayed diagnosis of perforated colon

We acted for a client in a claim for personal injury, loss and damage as a result of a clinical negligence. He is a patient and brought this action by his wife and Litigation Friend. Between the 11 March and 03 April 2010, our client (who was then aged 46), was under the care of the medical and nursing staff employed by the Defendant Trust at the Cheltenham General Hospital (“the Hospital”). Summary Our client suffered an extensive ischaemic stroke leading to global neurological impairment and r [...]

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