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Clinical & Medical Negligence Compensation

We rely on and trust medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists and pharmacists to provide us with the best treatment and care when we need it. Unfortunately, sometimes medical professionals can get it wrong, leaving their patients to cope with avoidable physical and emotional pain, as well as the financial cost of continued illness.

Pursuing a claim for compensation

If you have received medical treatment which has resulted in you suffering a delay in your illness being diagnosed, further injury, or the need for additional treatment, then our expert team of solicitors may be able to assist you in pursuing a claim for medical negligence compensation. We deal with all aspects of medical negligence claims, from failed dental treatment to severe brain injury claims. But why choose Oliver & Co to assist you in your claim for compensation?

Our team expertise

Our medical negligence department is headed by a dual-qualified solicitor and doctor

The head of our clinical negligence department Linda Schermer-Jones is a qualified doctor as well as a qualified solicitor, so we can provide well informed legal support and medical expertise at an often difficult time.

Linda practised medicine for some 10 years before qualifying as a solicitor and her experience and knowledge assists us greatly in pursuing claims on behalf of our clients. Linda is able to get to the issues of a potential claim quickly. We use her medical and legal knowledge as part of our initial screening process for potential negligence claims, which has at times resulted in us taking on and winning claims previously turned down by other law firms.

With her dual qualification and wealth of experience, Linda provides exceptional insight into medical negligence claims, achieving significant settlements and transforming the lives of her clients and their families.

Linda Schermer-Jones – dual qualified doctor and solicitor – heads our Clinical Negligence Department

Specialist knowledge of the team

Within our specialist clinical negligence department, we also have a solicitor with specialist knowledge of dental care and dental negligence claims and a solicitor who is very successful in pursuing nursing care claims (for instance resulting in pressure sores).

All of our solicitors deal with all aspects of medical negligence claims and, by working as a team, we pool our legal knowledge and medical experience to get great results for our clients. Whilst claims are dealt with by a named solicitor, other members of the team are able to assist in their absence where necessary.

We deal with complex and a sometimes sensitive medical problems

As we have a specialist and dedicated clinical negligence team, we understand the issues of these complex claims. Whether a claim revolves around a missed fracture or a much more sensitive medical problem, we are able to talk about it without embarrassment and we have been praised regularly by our clients for our professionalism in dealing with their claims.

Liz was representing me from Oliver & co and I couldn’t of been happier with the service I received. She didn’t just care about settling the claim, she actually cared about what I’d been through and made me feel reassured and comfortable the whole way through my claim. She managed the settle my claim successfully and quickly with no stress what so ever.  I live far away from the Oliver & Co office so everything was managed by phone, email and post the whole process was completely painless and I was more than happy with the amount of money I received, If I was ever in the unfortunate position to have to use them again, I would use them in a heartbeat. Thanks again to Liz and the team for all their hard work. We can now use the compensation received to try and get our lives back on track.

We work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis

A big worry for many clients is whether they will have to pay anything towards legal fees. Our expert solicitors offer a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement without any upfront charges. If you win your claim, the maximum you will pay is 25% of your compensation. If you don’t win your claim, you pay nothing.

We provide free assistance in drafting a Letter of Complaint

Rather than seek compensation initially,  some clients just want to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure no other patient will suffer an injury like them. At Oliver & Co Solicitors, we offer assistance with drafting a letter of complaint free of charge and with no strings attached.

We have excellent reputation and reviews

We are proud of our excellent service and results we have achieved for our clients. We are rated as ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot.  Follow the link to read our client reviews.


Could you make a claim for medical negligence?

If you are seeking compensation for a loss or injury incurred as a result of negligent medical treatment, please contact us today. With our remarkable in-house medical knowledge, we can quickly assess your situation and advise you about any claim you may have.

There is only a limited amount of time in which you can make a claim following clinical negligence. It is therefore important to begin your claim as soon as possible. You can contact us by calling 01244 354688. Our dedicated team of specialist medical negligence solicitors will provide a sensitive and sympathetic ear to assist you during what can be a very traumatic time.

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If you want to learn more about our medical negligence services and for further information to assist you, refer to our guides:

We came across Oliver & Co whilst searching online for a firm of Solicitors to deal with a potential clinical negligence claim on behalf of my elderly mother. What drew us to them, apart from their excellent reviews, was the fact that the head of the Clinical Negligence team is dual qualified both as a doctor and solicitor. From the moment, we made contact we were put in touch with, Emma Woodrow & latterly Kerry Goulden. We have been very impressed how professional helpful, understanding and supportive they have both been through what for us has been a difficult time. They guided us through the process, step-by-step, and kept us up-to-date throughout with our successful claim . We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Oliver & Co and a big thank you to Emma, Kerry and the team.

For free advice from our Medical Negligence solicitors, please call us directly on 01244 354688

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Meet our Clinical Negligence team

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Linda Schermer-Jones

Head of the Clinical Negligence Department, Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor

Kerry Goulden

Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor

Liz Fry

Associate Director & Medical Negligence Solicitor

Emma Woodrow

Clinical Negligence Legal Adviser