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How we can help

At Howells we are here for clients who have had a range of injuries caused by poor treatment in care or nursing homes, such as the development of pressure sores, falls resulting in physical injuries, delayed treatment and referral for specialist treatment.

We are also experts in representing the families of those who have passed away at inquests held to investigate the circumstances giving rise to their death

If you feel that you may have a claim for compensation then get in touch today. We know that many people are hesitant about contacting a solicitor but we’re just regular people with a particular expertise – and we’re on your side.

Besides, an initial call costs nothing and our Medical Negligence team will listen sympathetically before advising on your options and recommended next steps.

Why choose us?

We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the care and attention it deserves.

We appreciate that worry about costs can be a barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.

If you choose us to look after your claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:

• earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for clients
• helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
• removing any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly and sensitively
• remaining a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights

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Free drop in day

Medical Negligence Advice Drop In at Barnsley

If you feel you have a complaint about medical treatment received, or have suffered an accident or injury and would like to know whether you have a claim, then call in to our free drop in sessions at our Barnsley office.

Wednesdays 1pm - 5pm
No appointment needed.

Howells Solicitors
21-23 Regent St, Barnsley S70 2EG
01226 805190

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Common Questions

Q. How long do I have to make a claim?

A. A claim must be made within 3 years of the negligent treatment or the date that you know or suspected that you have suffered as a result of the delay in diagnosis and treatment of your condition.If a relative has passed away as a result of the negligent treatment a claim must be brought within 3 years of the date of death.If the Claimant is a patient who is assessed as not being capable of handling their own claim the time limit (limitation period) does not begin until the legal incapacity is removed.

Q. How much compensation will my claim be worth?

A. This depends on the illness and the impact of the negligent treatment has had on the health and recovery of the person who has been injured.After an initial appointment/discussion we will be able to give you an estimated claim worth.

Q. How serious of an illness does the misdiagnosis have to be to make a claim?

A. Usually, a claim can be made for a misdiagnosis that has significantly hindered your recovery, caused additional pain and suffering or resulted in more complicated treatment.But get in touch regardless as a member of our team will be able to advise you free of charge whether you are likely to have a claim or not.

For more questions on the process of making a claim see FAQs.