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Leading medical negligence solicitors for birth injury compensation

If you or your child have been affected by birth injury, we can help.

The birth of your baby should be a happy event but sadly it doesn’t always go to plan. Mistakes or poor care during pregnancy, labour or shortly after birth can result in serious consequences for baby or mother or both.

As one of the country’s leading birth injury legal teams, we’ve represented hundreds of families like yours and have a strong track record in securing maximum compensation.

We understand that making a claim can feel daunting. We're here to guide you through the process with practical and sensitive advice, often on a no-win, no-fee basis.

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What is birth injury and when can you claim compensation?

You may be entitled to claim compensation if there were mistakes in the medical care you received, leading to birth-related injuries to the baby, or injuries to the mother while giving birth.


Birth-related injuries

  • delay in delivery causing oxygen deprivation and severe neurological damage
  • failure to diagnose or treat low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
  • surgical or instrumental damage to the mother and/or baby
  • Erb’s Palsy (obstetric brachial plexus palsy)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Group B strep infection to the newborn
  • delay in diagnosis and treatment of Jaundice and Kernictus


Mothers injured when giving birth

The impact of medical mistakes during labour can be both physical and emotional. You may be experiencing ongoing problems including:

  • Perineal damage
  • Incontinence
  • Psychological damage

The aftermath of birth injury can be traumatic and bewildering. Our specialist team are here to help you get the practical support you need, as well as advising on whether you have a claim for compensation.

Generally, claims should be made within three years from the date you or a loved one suffered medical negligence (although there are exceptions, such as in the case of children where the three-year limit doesn't start until after their 18th birthday).



How our specialist birth injury solicitors can help

We’re hugely experienced in bringing successful birth injury claims and do everything we can to make the process as straightforward as possible for you. Our goal is to help you get the answers you need and the maximum financial settlement for you and your family.  

Our friendly and approachable team will:

  • Talk to you about your situation in a free initial assessment - We establish if the care you were given fell below a reasonable standard and that damage was caused by these failings.
  • Discuss your options for funding the claim - There are various ways to do this, including Legal Aid or no-win, no-fee.
  • Guide you through the process, with clear and honest advice - We explain everything carefully and answer your questions so you know what to expect at each stage, keeping you fully informed throughout. 

Our birth injury solicitors are recognised as experts in their field and have achieved some of the highest awards for damages in the country. We’re involved with several birth injury charities, giving us an in-depth knowledge of both the medical and practical issues, and what is needed to ensure a successful claim.

We do everything we can to achieve the best outcome, so you and your family can look ahead to the future with more options available to you.

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Simon Mansfield Light  

Simon Mansfield


01392 209 592
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Clair Hemming


01392 667 692
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How can birth injury compensation help you and your family?

Our starting point with birth injury compensation is that the settlement should significantly improve your day to day life and make a real difference for your family. This means securing funds to cover any medical and additional care needs, now and in the future.

Making a birth injury claim can also be about recognising the impact this has had on your family. It gives you a chance to ask questions about what happened and provide some justice, as well as helping ensure lessons are learned so others don’t go through the same experience.



"My partner and I suffered immeasurably when our little girl sustained an avoidable birth injury."

"We struggled to understand what went wrong and what the future might look like, however Tozers made light the load. No stone was left unturned when explaining what may or may not come into fruition."

"They helped us battle for the answers our little girl deserved. For that, we are eternally grateful as we can now move on with our lives."



Find out how we can help you

We're ready to help you make your birth injury compensation claim today. Contact our specialist solicitors for a free initial chat about your situation and find out how you can get started. Use our online enquiry form below or call us at 01392 207 020.

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