How do medical negligence solicitors get paid?
The cost of investigating a medical negligence claim can be extremely high. Before you set the ball rolling, it is important to figure out how you will pay for your legal costs and expenses.
In broad terms, there are two main methods of funding a claim. The first is a “legal expenses” insurance policy that you have taken out before the medical incident occurred. Some people have legal expenses cover included as part of their auto or home insurance. Financial limits apply to these policies, but they are usually enough to cover the costs of investigating and pursuing a moderately sized medical negligence claim.
The second funding option is a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as “No Win, No Fee.” Under this arrangement, you only pay your medical negligence solicitor if he or she wins your claim. Then, your solicitor will retain a “success fee” from the damages you receive at the end of the claim. The success fee cannot be more than 25% of your compensation.
A No Win, No Fee funding agreement is often coupled with “After the Event” insurance. ATE is intended to pay for legal expenses such as experts’ reports and court fees if your claim is not successful, and will also cover your opponent’s costs if these are awarded against you. Most medical negligence solicitors will help you find a suitable policy if ATE is recommended in your case.
A No Win, No Fee agreement combined with ATE allows most injured patients to fund a medical negligence claim at little or no cost to themselves.
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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.