Erb’s Palsy Claims
Erb’s palsy can have a big impact on your child as they grow and develop, limiting their ability to have a normal childhood. Fortunately, the condition can generally be treated very effectively with the right interventions, but much of the help your child will need comes at a cost. Claiming compensation is therefore often essential to make sure your child can make the best possible recovery.
At Jobling Gowler, we are highly experienced in supporting families who have a child affected by Erb’s palsy. Our medical negligence solicitors can offer the sensitive, clear and practical guidance you need to make the process of claiming compensation as simple and hassle-free as possible.
We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation where we will discuss your claim and your legal options with you. This can take place at our offices, in your home or wherever is most convenient for you and your child.
To ensure everyone has access to our legal expertise, we offer a number of options for funding an Erb’s palsy claim, including legal aid and no win, no fee agreements.
We know how upsetting and challenging it can be when your child is dealing with a condition like Erb’s palsy, so our team offer more than just legal expertise. We can help you access the best possible support for your child, including recovery and rehabilitation services, as well as providing emotional support through every stage of the claims process.
Our birth injury lawyers know the importance of getting the right support at the right time for a child with Erb’s palsy, so please don’t hesitate to speak to us about starting a claim.
To find out more about claiming compensation for Erb’s palsy or to book a free initial consultation, please get in touch.
Looking for more general information? Take a look at our clinical negligence claims FAQs.
Our expertise with Erb’s palsy compensation claims
Jobling Gowler is home to a highly experienced medical negligence claims team, with strong expertise in all types of birth injury claims, including for Erb’s palsy. We have achieved substantial compensation for our clients in the past, including under highly challenging circumstances.
Want to know more about our track record of successfully securing medical negligence compensation for families like yours? Take a look at our case studies.
How Erb’s palsy claims work
What happens at your free initial consultation
It is entirely normal to be confused and intimidated by the idea of claiming compensation for medical mistakes, so our aim is to de-mystify the process and give you confidence that you know your options and what to expect.
During your free initial consultation with our medical negligence team, we will listen to your story and talk you through your legal options in plain English. We will also discuss funding options with you, including if you are eligible for legal aid funding or whether a conditional fee agreement (‘no win, no fee’) may be appropriate.
Our goal is that, by the end of your first consultation, you will have the confidence to move forward with your claim having a clear understanding of your legal position and the steps you will need to follow to secure fair compensation.
Building your claim
To make your case as strong as possible, we need to gather various types of evidence. This will typically include medical records, witness testimony, testimony from independent medical examinations and other professional experts’ opinions.
Our team will use this information to establish the extent of your child’s injuries and the impact on their life. We will also look at the financial cost to your family, such as fees for physical therapy and other types of care support, specialist equipment and any other expenses involved in providing the help your child needs for their recovery.
By creating the strongest possible case, we can increase the chances of an early settlement, allowing you get compensation faster and making the process less stressful for you and your loved ones.
Out-of-court settlements for Erb’s palsy
It is very rare that a claim for Erb’s palsy compensation will end up in court as almost all cases are settled voluntarily before this stage is reached. Our Erb’s palsy solicitors are highly skilled in negotiating out-of-court settlements, so can give you the best chance of securing compensation without the need for court proceedings. This can allow you to get compensation faster, with lower legal costs and much less stress.
However, where court proceedings are required, we can make sure your case is prepared effectively and that you have the very best legal representation, as well as providing strong personal support to help you through this process. We have a very good track record of securing favourable outcomes for our clients during court proceedings, so whatever approach is needed, we can help you get the best compensation available.
Time limits for Erb’s palsy claims
Erb’s palsy claims will usually be pursued by the parents of the affected child. In such cases, you will have until your child’s 18th birthday to make a claim.
If you have been affected by Erb’s palsy and your parents did not make a claim, you can bring your own claim once you turn 18, with a final deadline of your 21st birthday.
In some circumstances, there can be exceptions to these time limits, so while we always advise people to get in touch as soon as possible, we still recommend contacting us even if you think you might be outside of the time limit to claim.
Start an Erb’s palsy compensation claim today
If your child is suffering with Erb’s palsy and you need to secure compensation for their recovery, then please contact our specialist medical negligence solicitors today.
We will arrange a free no obligation appointment, either at our offices, at your home or in hospital. During this meeting we will advise you on what are the best next steps for you.
We also offer all our clients a free complaint writing service which ensures that your matter is dealt with in an expert and professional manner from the outset.