Cheltenham Solicitors

No Win No Fee Solicitors Covering Cheltenham

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury Solicitors
90% Success Rate

Interviewing office at Eagle Tower, Montpellier Drive, Cheltenham

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  • 2160+ cases in 28 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

Have You suffered Medical Negligence?

Clinical or medical negligence are the terms used when a patient has suffered an avoidable injury by a healthcare professional (either as a private or NHS patient).

For a Claimant to succeed in a civil action of negligence, they need to overcome the following three hurdles:-

  1. The Defendant healthcare professional owed the Claimant a duty of care
  2. The Defendant’s performance was below the standard expected resulting in a breach of duty and finally
  3. the injury, either physical or psychological, suffered by the Claimant was caused by the Defendant’s breach of duty

Examples of medical negligence cases include:-

  • a delay in diagnosing and treating symptoms
  • a misdiagnosis
  • discharging a patient too early
  • prescription errors
  • surgical mistakes

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the NHS, mistakes can happen causing injury to patients. When this happens, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you believe either you or a member of your family/friend have received sub-standard care, we are happy to advise you free of charge on whether you have a claim to pursue. We offer an initial free consultation and will explain in detail during this consultation what is involved in bringing a claim and how they are funded – read more about how our medical negligence solicitors can help you with a claim.

To many people, the idea of making a legal claim against a healthcare professional or hospital can often seem a daunting prospect. We can represent you to make the process as simple as possible and we will ensure that you receive any compensation to which you are entitled.

In certain circumstances, we are happy to act for families at the Inquests into the death of their loved one.

Have you suffered personal injury?

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime.

You are not always entitled to compensation just because you have been hurt or injured. In a claim for personal injury, you must show that someone else has been:-

  1. at fault (negligent)
  2. in breach of a “statutory” (legal) duty and3
  3. you have been injured, either physically or psychologically, because of that negligence or breach of statutory duty.

You may still be able to make a claim for accident compensation, even if you were partly to blame.

Examples of personal injury cases include:-

  • road traffic accidents (both car and motorbike);
  • injuries at work – due to a lack of correct equipment/PPE, insufficient training or instructions or poorly maintained equipment;
  • slips, trips and falls in public places due to poorly maintained paths/pavements or structures;
  • chronic pain conditions caused by accidents.

You can claim against:-

  • an individual, for example, the driver of another car;
  • a company;
  • a shop;
  • a manufacturer;
  • a local Authority or Government department;
  • the NHS;
  • your employer or one of their contractors;
  • another family member;
  • the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority where you have been a victim of violence;
  • the Motor Insurers Bureau where a road accident has been caused by an uninsured or untraced driver.

Damages

We look at how the injury has affected yourself and can claim compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering,.
  • If you can’t carry out hobbies or daily activities/tasks (called loss of amenity).
  • Loss of earnings.
  • Cost of nursing care, special equipment, medical care or help that you need to carry out daily activities.
  • Costs of adapting your home.
  • Psychological injury.
  • In certain circumstances, a claim under the Human Rights Act.

There are many aspects to personal injury claims which S J Edney Solicitor can assist you with – see more information on how our personal injury lawyers can help you.

What is No Win No Fee?

We act for all our clients on a No Win No Fee basis (this is called a Conditional Fee Agreement) so 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, your legal costs will be paid by the Defendant or their insurers but a success fee (and sometimes an After the Event Insurance premium) will be payable by the successful client from their agreed damages as we have been acting for them on a no win no fee basis.

This arrangement 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.

Why instruct S J Edney Solicitors?

We are an accredited law firm. Seamus Edney holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

He has over 30 years’ experience in acting for medical and personal injury clients.

As a small firm of solicitors, we put great emphasis on personal service and client care and you will have the same case handler throughout the conduct of your claim. Nothing is hidden and we ensure that the whole process is fully transparent. We understand that you have already suffered and the last thing that you will need is undue stress or unknowns.

S.J Edney Solicitors were established in 1996 (28 years ago) and during this period we have acted for over 2,150 clients bringing personal injury or medical negligence cases many of whom live in Cheltenham and the surrounding area. Our success rate is second to none. We offer a free Initial consultation during which we thoroughly explain the process ensuring you know exactly where you stand legally. To book a free consultation by telephone, face to face or alternatively, a free zoom call, please contact us or send us an e-mail enquiry at office@sjedney.co.uk and let us get you the compensation you are entitled.

For details of our previous cases, please visit our testimonial page

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITORS IN CHELTENHAM

Cheltenham 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 28 years. We have a great reputation as a highly accredited Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors in Cheltenham with an excellent reputation for client satisfaction. Please read our Testimonials and our Press & Media coverage.

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Highly Accredited Cheltenham Clinical Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors

S. J. Edney Solicitors have been established since July 1996 and have offices in Swindon and Cheltenham. 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 on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. He holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Read more here

We are members of:

  • 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.

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.

Interviewing office at:
Eagle Tower
Montpellier Drive
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire
GL50 1TA

Swindon Lawyer SJEdney Solicitors, No Win No Fee, Medical Negligence

Seamus holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

Here are some of our most recent cases

Cosmetic surgery negligence

Brief background We have been acting for a client (aged 58) in connection with a clinical negligence claim against Dr HK [...]

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

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Pedestrian struck by motor vehicle whilst crossing the road

Brief background We have been acting for a client (now aged 67) who was involved in a road traffic accident in London in March 2020. Briefly, our client was walking home with her partner and attempted to cross the road which would take her home. Before crossing and entering the road, our client looked both ways. As she proceeded to cross the road she was hit by a vehicle which our client later discovered had been parked a short distance up the road and which had pulled out and had then been driv [...]

Negligent treatment at Great Western Hospital

Brief background We have been acting for the widow of a 45-year-old man who was unhappy with treatment which her late husband received at Great Western Hospital on 29/30 August 2016. Briefly, on the 29 August 2016 at about 9.00am, the deceased was admitted to hospital complaining of central chest pain. At about midday, he was seen by a Consultant in A&E who suspected he had acute coronary syndrome and referred him to the medics. At about 1.00pm, he was transferred to a medical ward but unfor [...]

Cosmetic surgery negligence

Brief background We have been acting for a client (aged 58) in connection with a clinical negligence claim against Dr HK arising from private dermatological treatment received during 2016. Briefly, in October 2016 she attended a private Dermatherapy Clinic with a lump on the right side bridge of her nose near her eye. A basal cell carcinoma close to the eye was suspected. Our client underwent a punch biopsy at the Dermatherapy Clinic and the sample was sent for pathology. The diagnosis following [...]