Sepsis Claims

Wolferstans’ award-winning medical negligence solicitors have many years of experience supporting individuals and families with sepsis negligence claims, having achieved substantial damages for our clients under even the most challenging circumstances.

Our team are particularly skilled in negotiation and non-confrontational dispute resolution, meaning we can normally secure compensation without the need for you to attend a court hearing. Not only does this involve less stress and uncertainty for you, it also typically allows us to get a fair result faster and at lower cost.

Why Wolferstans

  • No Win, No Fee

    No Win, No Fee

    We have various funding options available which means you will not usually have to use any of your own money to start a claim.

  • Award Winning Experts

    Award Winning Experts

    We are a team of highly accredited specialists who have been recognised in various prestigious awards for our commitment to our clients.

  • High Success Rates

    High Success Rates

    We have secured substantial settlements for our clients over the years and place a focus on settling claims without the need for a court hearing.

What Happens Next?

We understand that you or your loved one may have experienced a life changing event and may be feeling let down by trusted professionals. We are here to rebuild your trust from the outset. The process will begin with a dedicated Client Services Coordinator who will provide you with an expert initial assessment service by whichever means you feel most comfortable with.

From here, our specialist screening panel will discuss the details of your claim and provide an honest assessment of whether your claim justifies further investigation.

The thoroughness of our initial steps results in good prospects of success. We will keep you well-informed from the outset and ensure you are allocated to the legal professional most qualified to bring you a successful claim.

Common questions about sepsis negligence claims

The standard time limit for bringing a sepsis compensation claim is 3 years. Depending on the circumstances, this may be counted from the date when the negligence occurred or the date when it was uncovered, whichever is later.

  • If sepsis negligence has harmed someone under the age of 18, their parents or guardians will have until they turn 18 to bring a claim. After this, the claimant will have until they turn 21 to bring a claim of their own if one has not already been brought.
  • If the claimant does not have the mental capacity to bring their own claim for sepsis negligence, there is no time limit for someone else to do so for them.
  • If a loved one has died as a result of sepsis negligence, you will generally have 3 years from the date of death to bring a claim.

Knowing which time limit applies to your circumstances and whether it has expired can be complicated, so it is always worth speaking to one of our specialist medical negligence lawyers, no matter how much time has passed.

You can normally claim two types of compensation for sepsis negligence:

Special damages – Covering specific financial losses incurred up to the date of settlement e.g. the cost of paying for private medical treatment and care and replacing income lost due to having to take time off work.

General damages – Covering non-financial losses e.g. pain and suffering and lifestyle changes necessitated by your/your loved one’s injuries, as well as expected future financial losses and expenses, such as paying for on-going care and replacing lost income.

If a loved one has died due to complications for negligent treatment of sepsis, you may be able to claim compensation. You will normally need to be a close family member or executor of the deceased’s estate in order to make a claim.

Exactly what you can claim will depend on the circumstances, but may include damages for your loved one’s pain and suffering, bereavement damages, funeral expenses and compensation for lost income and loss of services that the deceased provided for their dependants.

Free consultation – find out if you have a claim

To arrange your free initial assessment and find out if you have a claim, contact us today on 01752 292204, fill out the form for a call back at a time convenient to you, or email us.