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You won’t pay anything for your legal fees if you’ve received legal aid to help fund a claim for compensation and your case is unsuccessful.
We’re one of only a few law firms who currently offer legal aid funding for medical negligence compensation claims.
Legal aid is funding for legal claims, which is provided by the government through the Legal Aid Agency.
Recent changes to the availability of these funds mean that legal aid for medical negligence claims is only available in the following types of cases:
If your potential claim falls into one of the above categories, then the application process is as follows:
If you are unsuccessful in securing legal aid funding, there are some other ways you could fund your medical negligence case:
No Win No Fee
In some cases, we can accept medical negligence cases on a “No Win, No Fee” basis, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful for whatever reason, then you won’t have to pay anything. We will discuss this option with you in an initial free consultation regarding your claim. Find out more about claiming using a No Win No Fee agreement
Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)
You may consider claiming for compensation using LEI (or “legal expenses insurance”).
You won’t have to pay any legal fees or expenses as part of your claim for compensation if you claim using LEI.
This may already come with your car or home insurance, so it’s worth checking to see if you’re covered as a policyholder.
We strongly advise that you speak to a solicitor as soon as possible if you’re thinking of claiming for compensation.
We’ll be happy to discuss legal aid funding with you in more detail in a free initial consultation. Call today for free on 0800 121 6567 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.
The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
Please note that we do not deal with Scottish medical negligence cases. Contact the Scottish Law Society on 0131 2267411 who can advise on the options available to you.
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