We are happy to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your potential clinical negligence claim.
If, following this, we think that you have a claim with sufficient prospects of success to enable us to pursue it for you then we will determine what is the most appropriate method of funding your claim.
Ways of Funding Your Claim
The main types of funding available for personal injury claims are:
- Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)
- No Win No Fee
- Private Paying
1. Legal Expenses Insurance
You may already have an insurance policy which will pay the legal fees for a clinical negligence claim through, for example, your home insurance.
We will be able to check your policies to assess whether or not you have suitable cover. Sometimes such cover does not apply to personal injury claims or the indemnity under the policy may not be sufficient for the needs of your case.
We would recommend that you contact us before you contact your insurance company as sometimes insurers will request that you instruct a solicitor of their choice, often based elsewhere in the country. You do not have to agree to use the lawyers suggested by your insurer.
2. No Win No Fee
If you do not have existing cover through an insurance policy then your case will be funded under a No Win No Fee Agreement/Conditional Fee Agreement.
What happens if I win/lose my case?
No Win No Fee Agreements provide access to justice and legal expertise for clients unable to afford the costs involved in making a claim privately.
Under such an Agreement if, following investigation, your case is unsuccessful you will not be charged anything, hence the name No Win No Fee.
Further information on all aspects of the No Win No Fee Agreement will be provided to you and you will have an opportunity to consider this and discuss it with us before instructing us to proceed with your case.
3. Private Paying
If you want to pay for your claim privately we will let you have details of our terms and conditions of business including our hourly rate.
We will let you know during the initial consultation process which types of funding are available to you. We will ensure you understand the position regarding funding your case and are happy with this before you instruct us to proceed and investigate your claim.
Therefore, please call one of our solicitors today on 0191 222 1030 for a free consultation in relation to your claim or complete our website enquiry form.