Birth injuries to a child

If your baby has been injured because of complications during birth, or as a result of post-natal care, you may have a claim for compensation.

Janine Collier, Cambridge

Starting your claim for a birth injury to your baby

Giving birth to your baby should be one of the happiest moments of your life. But problems during pregnancy, childbirth or the post-natal period can sometimes have lasting effects on you and your child. Injuries are thankfully rare these days, but if your baby has suffered, you don’t have to face the future alone.

How we can help you 

If your baby is injured and you suspect that there has been a medical error, you’ll want to talk to someone who has the experience and knowledge to help you find out what has gone wrong. 

Our specialist birth injury solicitors can explain your legal position and set out your options in plain language. We will help you to get answers about what went wrong. You might also be entitled to financial compensation to meet the costs for specialist equipment and long-term care for your child.

Clear, practical advice

When you come to us for help, we’ll listen carefully to your story; what’s happened to you and we will ask you what outcome you might want. Then we’ll use our knowledge and experience to look closely at the details of your case and give you clear, honest and realistic advice. We’ll explain your options in plain language and recommend a way forward.

Financial compensation

We will tell you if you have a case for compensation - we've been working with parents and their children for years and have won many complex cases.

Every case is unique, and the impact of a birth injury to a child can be emotionally and physically devastating.

Compensation can give you and your family financial security for the future, particularly where there are lasting needs for your child.  It could, for example, pay for professional care, medical treatment or therapies, specialist equipment, housing needs and so on. We will factor it all into any claim.

With you every step of the way

We know this is a hard time for you and your family, so we’ll do everything we can to make it easier.  Our expert team of medical negligence solicitors is ready to listen to your story. We've handled many birth injury claims and so, our lawyers really do have the practical experience to support you and your family. We’ll help you find your voice, and we won’t bombard you with jargon – we’ll just give you clear and impartial advice on the best way forward. 

Our priority is to investigate and resolve your case as quickly and sensitively as we can. We’ll handle your case with care at every point, and always with your best interests at heart.

Tees looks at the big picture to give you the best advice - now, and for the future. Looking after your child’s immediate needs is a priority, but we also look at their future needs. You can be confident that we’re fixed on getting the result that helps your new family to begin putting your life back together.

Don’t worry about costs

We will not charge you to assess your case – this will be free. 

After that, there are many ways you can pursue the case without you having to pay the costs as the case proceeds, e.g. Insurance, Legal Aid, a No Win, No Fee Agreement.  We will discuss the options with you once we have completed the free initial assessment but if you want to know more now, please get in touch. 

Our experience in Birth injury claims to a child

Our team of birth injury specialists have the legal expertise to guide and support you. We have in-depth knowledge of all birth injuries, including:

  • Stillbirth 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Erbs palsy 
  • Broken bones 

Tees is a top-tier Legal 500 Medical Negligence firm.  We are one of the longest-standing and most highly respected claimant medical negligence practices in the region, and we work with only the best independent medical experts. We’ll use all our experience and knowledge to make sure that you get a fair outcome.

All of our Team are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a number of our solicitors sit on specialist panels for the Law Society and AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents).

What to do next

We're here to listen. We understand that you may feel angry, confused, anxious or nervous, but you’ll find our medical negligence solicitors friendly and easy to talk to.

We build our service around your individual needs. So whether you’re looking for a full explanation of what went wrong or financial compensation, we’ll guide you and support you every step of the way.

Get in touch

Call our Medical Negligence experts on 0800 0131165 for a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help.

Call our Medical Negligence solicitors on 0800 0131165

For a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help.

Enquiry form

We understand your situation and our expert team are here to help

Get in touch to speak with someone who can help you move forward.

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