Birth Injury Compensation Claims

Injuries during birth from negligence can be life changing and heart breaking. Our experienced lawyers can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve, so you can start to re-build your lives.



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Birth injuries to mother or baby that are caused by negligence can be devastating and life changing. Experienced birth injury solicitors can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve, so you can start to rebuild your lives.

Forbes Solicitors understand that clinical negligence resulting in birth injuries to mother and baby can be devastating and in severe cases life threatening. This is why we take great care in providing compassionate and understanding support in addition to our expert legal advice and make sure you get the compensation you deserve, at all times.

Our solicitors are experienced in providing advice and representation on clinical negligence claims, including birth injury and pregnancy claims to mothers and families alike and can advise you on a no win, no fee basis. Starting with a free consultation in a safe and understanding atmosphere, we work with you to ascertain as to whether in fact you have a claim, how likely your claim is to succeed, the possible compensation figures as well as your best course of action should you or your baby have been injured during pregnancy or childbirth.

Examples of Birth Injury claims

Birth Injury Claims regarding Mothers can include but are not exclusive to:

  • Perineal tears
  • Mistakes in suturing tears
  • Episiotomies
  • Botched Caesarean sections resulting in injuries to organs
  • Failure to recognise damage caused by Caesarean sections
  • Retained swabs
  • Issues with anaesthesia.

Birth Injury Claims regarding Babies can include but are not exclusive to:

  • Brain injuries
  • Fractures to the skull, arms, legs, shoulders or collarbones
  • Cuts and scarring
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Injuries sustained from forceps.

We understand that parents may be feeling like they have nowhere to turn if mother or baby has been injured due to clinical negligence, whether before or during childbirth, but Forbes are here to help. As injuries can be extensive resulting in the need for on-going care, it's important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure any medical bills accrued are covered and any care needed for children injured due to negligence is paid for.

Your best interests and that of your children are always at the heart of everything we do, this is why we strive to ensure you receive everything you are entitled to regarding your clinical negligence and birth injury claim, including any changes or adaptations to your home as well as the required rehabilitation equipment or sessions.

It's important you get the best legal advice from the best clinical negligence team to handle your birth injury claims. Forbes is that team.

The dedicated team of Clinical Negligence Solicitors and litigation Lawyers within Forbes draw upon a wide range of experience in all types of claims against health care authorities and professionals. This service extends to those at private clinics also.

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How are birth injury claims made?

One thing we're certain of at Forbes solicitors is that no one should suffer in silence. If you have suffered a birth injury, then you should begin to claim for the compensation that you deserve and are entitled to. To open a file with Forbes solicitors so that your case can be looked into and rewarded accordingly, you should get in touch with a member of the Forbes team either by claiming online, requesting a call back or giving us a call. Once we have all the information about the birth medical negligence case that we are dealing with, we can apply our years of expertise and experience to get you the results that you are hoping for. Don't wait - get in touch today.

How can I make a birth injury claim?

Anyone that feels that they have been a victim of clinical negligence during or after giving birth should consider making a birth injury claim. If your baby has been injured due to the mistakes of doctors or other medical staff, then you should claim for what is rightfully yours. Forbes solicitors have many years of experience when it comes to birth injury compensation claims and will fight to ensure that you receive your compensation. There are a wide range of birth injuries in which we have the experience of helping families claim for. These include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stillbirth
  • Lack of oxygen
  • Broken bones

If your baby has suffered any of the above or anything else relating to birth injury, then do not hesitate to get in touch with Forbes solicitors, experts in birth injury compensation claims.

How long do you have to make a claim?

If you want to make a birth injury compensation claim with Forbes solicitors, you can do so on behalf of your child until they turn 18. From 18, your child will then have three years to make a claim. If you are making a birth injury claim as a result of your child dying from a birth injury, then you have three years to submit your claim after the date of death. At Forbes Solicitors, we make making a claim an easy and streamlined process which you can either begin online or by requesting a call back. Once our team is aware of the details of your case, we will do our utmost to ensure that your birth injury claim is successful and earns you the compensation that you deserve. We take all our birth medical negligence cases extremely seriously, acting in a pragmatic and professional yet sympathetic manner at all times. Start your claim today.

My child has suffered a birth injury. Can you help them to access treatment and rehabilitation?

When you make a birth injury compensation claim with Forbes solicitors, our expert team will do our utmost to ensure that the compensation you receive is enough to cover any medical bills associated with your child's treatment. At Forbes, we won't just ensure that your child gets the treatment that they need. For more information get in touch with a member of the Forbes team either by claiming online, requesting a call back or giving us a call.

How much birth injury compensation am I entitled to?

With every birth injury being unique, it's difficult to say exactly how much compensation you would be entitled to, should your claim be successful. It depends on the extent of damage that has been suffered and how it will alter the future of the infant and the family. If you submit your claim today, our expert team can investigate the details of your individual case and give you an idea of how much you can expect to recover. To fill out a medical negligence in childbirth claim form online, simply enter your personal details and a description of the birth injury you are claiming for and a member of the Forbes team will be in touch.

Do birth injuries to the mother still warrant a compensation claim?

As well as birth injuries to a baby, birth injuries to the mother can also have devastating and life-long consequences and so if you have suffered illness or injury as a result of medical negligence during childbirth then it's important that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Injuries such as vaginal tears, fissures, failure to manage pre-eclampsia and incorrect stitching are all problems which could warrant a compensation pay out. Don't suffer in silence, make a claim for your birth injury with the experts at Forbes solicitors today.

When does medical negligence in childbirth occur?

Medical negligence in childbirth covers a broad range of illness and injuries related with childbirth. No matter what you have suffered, if it is a birth injury that has been the result of medical negligence then you should make a claim for compensation. At Forbes, our team of birth injury solicitors has years of experience claiming for cases exactly like yours, so don't hesitate to put in a claim today. Medical negligence in childbirth can occur to the baby or the mother, both of which can be reported to the expert team of solicitors at Forbes who will do their best to achieve the highest possible reward of compensation for the mother and child.

If you or your child has experienced an injury in childbirth as the result of medical negligence, you shouldn't have to simply deal with the consequences. At Forbes, we combine years of experience and a compassionate, friendly and helpful team which together will help you to achieve the highest award of compensation that you deserve. Begin your journey to justice and submit your birth injury compensation claim today.

How much will it costs to make a claim?

Forbes are a no win no fee solicitors and this applies for clinical negligence claims. No win no fee means that should, for whatever reason, your claim be unsuccessful, providing you have co-operated with us you will not be required to pay solicitor fees. In serious birth injury claims where the brain has been damaged it is possible to obtain public funding (Legal Aid). If you think that you have a claim, get in touch with the team and Forbes and we can advise whether or not we think there is a claim for compensation. If so, we can open you a file and begin your case in a no win no fee basis. Get in touch with Forbes today.

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Our dedicated Clinical Negligence team

Partner, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitor

John Bennett


Personal Injury


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Associate Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitor

Leonie Millard


Clinical Negligence


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Lisa Atkinson

Lisa Atkinson


Personal Injury


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