Amputation INJURY & NEGLIGENCE SOLICITORS WELCOME TO PANNONE When choosing a law firm, what do you look for? Quality service? Great reputation? Specialist solicitors at the top of their profession? Or simply friendly and approachable people? At Pannone we offer all of these things. We focus on providing the highest standard of service with a personal touch that makes the difference. Our clients describe us as “honest, professional and committed” and in the words of the Legal 500 independent legal guide, we are “excellent in every way, and never falter in support and availability”. Our lawyers are easy to talk to and will keep you fully updated with no legal jargon. Whether you are entitled to legal aid, “no win, no fee” or legal expenses insurance, we’ll find a way to fund your claim and fight for you. This booklet explains how to make a claim relating to an amputation. Call us on 0800 0382 382 to set up a free consultation. “Stephen Jones is down-to-earth, straight talking and fights every inch for his client.” Emma Holt Chambers 2012 (independent legal guide) Managing Partner Stephen Jones, Head of 03 Clinical Negligence Injury & Negligence “Gill Edwards is understanding and very compassionate” Chambers 2012 Gill Edwards, Clinical Negligence Partner MAKING A CLAIM Gill Edwards, a partner in our Clinical Negligence team, explains what is involved Investigation with making a claim. For your case to succeed, we have to prove that your injury or condition was the fault of another person. In a case of medical We know from years of experience how an injury can change negligence, we have to prove the care provided was so bad that no your life and affect your family. We are here to support you. reasonable doctor would have treated you in that way. We will work Our specialist solicitors will fight to prove your case and to with you to gather the evidence to support your claim. This will include taking witness statements, obtaining relevant documents get you the best possible result. including medical records and instructing independent experts to report. Talk to us Call us for a free no obligation consultation with one of our team, which includes a qualified nurse and a midwife. We can discuss Support during your case what has happened to you or your loved one and how we can help. We are specialist solicitors who are classed as leaders in our field of law and we are here to provide you with support and guidance throughout your case. Funding a case In some cases, where we have proved the defendant was at fault, We understand that the cost of legal advice can be a worry, but if we can obtain financial assistance for you in the form of an interim you do have a claim there are a number of options available to fund payment of compensation. Interim payments can help with the your case including “no win, no fee” and in some cases legal aid. cost of private medical treatment such as surgery or counselling For more information on funding options, please ask for our funding and in some cases the money can pay for rehabilitation, adapted booklet. accommodation, equipment and professional care. 05 Continued over Injury & Negligence CONTACT US • Highest quality advice (ranked in top tier by leading independent legal guides Chambers and Legal 500) • Free no obligation consultation • Experienced specialist solicitors – all partners are “Leaders in their field” • Range of funding options including “no win, no fee” and in “They (Pannone) were honest, professional certain cases Legal Aid and committed to their clients” • National UK coverage and home visits Mr S.D (Rochdale) For amputations caused by medical negligence, please call our new enquiry solicitor, Jane Whitaker on Medical cases 0800 0382 382 In addition to helping people who have suffered injury due to poor medical care, we also have expertise in advising families on other health issues, such as obtaining access to medical treatment @ firstname.lastname@example.org to your illness or condition; the withdrawal of life support; care in the community and claims under the Human Rights Act. We have taken cases to the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, the If your amputation was due to a serious injury, please call us free on Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. We strive to help our clients achieve justice and we are not afraid to push legal 0800 0384 384 boundaries. @ email@example.com Time limits You must make your claim within 3 years of the date of the For futher information, please go to: www.pannone.co.uk negligence or your date of knowledge that you have suffered a significant injury due to the negligence. If you leave it longer than this, you may lose the right to make a claim. Different time limits may apply if the negligence happened abroad. The time limit for bringing a claim under the Human Rights Act is 1 year. The time limits for children do not run until they reach 18 years of age. In cases where a person may lack mental capacity, there is no time limit to bringing a claim. For amputations caused by medical negligence, please call us on 0800 0382 382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If your amputation was due to a serious injury, please call us free on 0800 0384 384 or email email@example.com Pannone LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC317202. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. A list of members is available for inspection at the registered office together with a short list of those non-members who are referred to as partners. We use the word “partner” to refer to a member of the LLP, or an employee or consultant with www.pannone.com equivalent standing and qualifications.
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