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Funding Medical Negligence Claims
There are various ways to fund a claim but we promise that we will always recommend the option that makes the most financial sense to you and will enable you to achieve the maximum compensation.
If you are concerned about medical malpractice and need help suing the NHS or private healthcare professionals, JMW can assess your case and advise you on the next steps.
Options for Funding a Claim
A ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA)
A no win, no fee agreement is a very good option for most people wishing to make a claim and we are happy to take many cases on this basis. We can provide a free assessment to tell you whether your case is eligible and talk you through what is involved.
A no win, no fee agreement means you do not have to worry about paying legal costs as we only get paid if we win your case. If you lose then you will not have to pay a penny towards the cost of your case, or the legal fees of your opponent, as long as you take out insurance. We will recommend a suitable provider.
If you are successful, most of your legal costs are payable by the other side. For any of your costs that are not recoverable, we will cap the amount taken from your compensation so that you get the fairest possible deal.
We will not ask you to pay a penny towards the cost of bringing your claim unless we have won your case. This means you will not be asked to pay upfront for any case essentials such as reports from medical experts.
There are no hidden costs involved in bringing a claim with us and we promise that you will be our number one priority at all times. Remember a no win, no fee agreement means there is absolutely no financial risk to you and you will get the fairest possible deal.
Trade Union Funding
It is possible to fund claims using trade union funds, as some provide their members with legal expenses cover for compensation claims following accidents that were not their fault. If you are unsure of whether your trade union provides funding, let us know and we will make enquiries on your behalf.
If you are not currently a member of a trade union but were at the time the instance of clinical negligence occurred, it may still be possible to claim legal expenses funding from the union.
If you are not a member of a trade union and never have been, or your union does not provide legal expenses cover for claims of this type, our solicitors will be happy to discuss the range of alternative funding options available, including legal expenses insurance, legal aid, ‘no win, no fee’ agreements and private funding.
Our solicitors will discuss rates and cost projections with you in detail during an initial consultation if you choose to privately fund your claim. As experienced lawyers, we always ensure our clients are fully aware of the potential cost of their claim and have the appropriate funding in place before beginning the legal process.
If you are considering funding your claim privately, our solicitors will discuss costs in detail with you once an assessment of the claim has been made.
We regularly help the victims of negligent doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals claim the financial compensation they deserve.
“Before the Event” Legal Expenses Insurance
It may be possible to use existing legal expenses insurance, which covers the cost of medical experts’ fees, to fund your claim. Legal expenses insurance effectively protects you from incurring costs following a claim.
Legal expenses insurance (LEI) covers all legal costs associated with your claim usually up to a certain limit. Therefore, if it becomes necessary to employ the services of an expert witness, such as a doctor or physiotherapist, to attest to the severity or nature of your injuries, LEI will cover their fee. The insurance may also cover other legal costs, such as solicitor’s and barrister’s fees.
Our lawyers will be happy to discuss LEI and all other funding options during a free initial consultation.
Certain claims relating to patients who suffered brain damage as a baby or in the new born period may be eligible for legal aid to cover the cost of bringing a case. JMW Solicitors’ experienced team will be happy to provide advice and guidance regarding your child’s eligibility for legal aid.
Our solicitors will explain Legal Aid eligibility requirements and provide clear, easy-to-understand legal advice on the claims process, ensuring you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision about the funding of the legal costs of the case.
If your child is eligible and Legal Aid funding is the best option for their case, our experienced team will make the application on your behalf, keeping you updated at every stage of the process.
Talk to Us
To discuss how your claim can be funded, contact the experienced lawyers at JMW on 0345 872 6666 for a free initial consultation, or complete the online contact form and we will get back to you. To read more about how we can help you, click here.