October 17, 2023

10 reasons to choose RWK Goodman for your Cerebral Palsy claim.

Why choose RWK Goodman to look after your child’s Cerebral Palsy compensation claim?

Choosing the right lawyer to look after your child’s Cerebral Palsy claim is incredibly important. At RWK Goodman we have ten good reasons to choose us.


We will listen to you and respond to your needs. Everyone’s story is an individual one and we seek to know the detail of how your child has been injured.


We seek to make ourselves available at a time and location to suit you, travelling to see you at home if that is your preferred option. We work in small teams, led by a Partner, to ensure you have access to support and information on your case when needed.


We are nationally recognised experts in our field. We hold a band 1 ranking by Chambers and Partners UK for our medical negligence team. Three of our partners have been identified as Band 1 leaders in their field, Simon Elliman, Kerstin Scheel and Paul Rumley.


You and your child will be supported by an expert team including some of the country’s leading medical, nursing and therapeutic experts and specialist barristers to work towards a successful outcome and maximise compensation. We are recognised by the Legal 500 independent legal directory as specialists and leaders in the field of clinical negligence and birth injury work.


We are usually able to offer children Legal Aid Funding which will ensure your child keeps 100% of their compensation.

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We have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the MNSI (Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations) and ENS (Early Notification Scheme) schemes and can support and guide you through these, should you have met the criteria for a referral.


Your child will have the benefit of our extensive experience not just in securing compensation but also in making sure it is protected, invested and used effectively throughout their lifetime with the support of a Professional Deputy (Under the Court of Protection) and independent Financial Advisors (IFAs).


We will ensure that the financial compensation is secured and invested in compliance with your personal preferences and, if required, your religious beliefs.


We are strong advocates for patient safety and improvements in maternity and neonatal NHS services. Many of our solicitors work with key charities, such as GBS Support, The PROMPT Maternity Foundation, the Erbs Palsy Group and MASIC in seeking to improve standards in medical provision for women and their babies.


Our lead partners Simon Elliman, Kerstin Scheel, Richard Coleman and Paul Rumley are fully accredited under the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme. Simon Elliman, Kerstin Scheel and Richard Coleman also hold Legal Panel Membership for the charity Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

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