In medical negligence claims, compensation for serious injury and disability usually includes a sum for the injury, and sums to compensate for financial losses and the cost of meeting the needs that arise from the disability. Our expert knowledge and experience means that we recover maximum compensation in claims for catastrophic and life-changing injury. We also ensure that our clients receive their compensation in the way that is best suited to meet their needs. In claims involving severe disability, compensation may include early interim payments, lump sums or lifelong, index-linked, annual payments. Depending on our clients’ injuries, individual circumstances and needs, we can recover compensation to pay for: pain, suffering and disability; care (professional or provided by the family) and assistance; case management; therapies, such as: physiotherapy; occupational therapy (OT) ; speech and language therapy (SALT); psychological counselling; pain management; assistive technology (IT); rehabilitation; home adaptations or additional costs of suitable accommodation; specialist equipment and aids; adapted vehicles, wheelchairs and additional transport costs; special educational needs; loss of earnings/pension; medical treatment and surgery; prosthetics (after amputation); Court of Protection costs; other losses and expenses arising from the injury. Where medical negligence caused someone’s death, compensation may be claimed by the deceased’s dependants and on behalf of the deceased’s estate. Compensation in a fatal injury medical negligence claim can be paid for: the deceased’s pain and suffering and disability prior to their death; the deceased’s financial losses and expenses arising from their injury prior to their death; funeral costs; a statutory, fixed sum bereavement payment; a dependant’s loss of dependency on the deceased’s income; a dependant’s loss of dependency on other services provided by the deceased, such as child-care, driving, shopping and housework, DIY etc. Why choose Boyes Turner for your medical negligence claim? Our nationally acclaimed medical negligence lawyers are recognised by Chambers Directory and Legal 500 as leading experts in clinical negligence. Our clients receive the highest standards of advice and representation and are always treated with compassion, outstanding care and understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological and financial impact that life-changing injury can have upon their lives. We are known for obtaining the highest compensation awards and our track record of successful settlements speaks for itself. In the last 12 months we have recovered over £100 million in compensation for our clients. Our highly experienced medical negligence lawyers have the proven skills to succeed in high value, complex claims involving catastrophic injury and severe disability. Interim payments to aid recovery We work hard to secure early admissions of liability. This enables us to obtain substantial interim payments to begin easing the financial hardship which often follows a devastating injury. We use interim payments to make a real difference to the injured person and their family by getting care, rehabilitation and therapies underway as soon as possible. Depending on the client’s injury, we can help meet their needs for: personal care and assistance; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; speech and language therapy; psychological counseling; adapted accommodation; wheelchairs; transport; prostheses; assistive technology and other specialist equipment. By understanding and targeting provision for our clients’ individual needs early in the claims process, we help restore our clients’ mobility, independence and ability to participate fully in family and social life, long before the claim has concluded. Educational and workplace support Depending on the type of injury, we can also facilitate our clients’ access to educational and vocational (workplace) support. We work closely with our special educational needs (SEN) specialists to achieve the right school placements for our disabled child clients.