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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.
Legal aid for medical negligence claims is only available for:
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, you may be able to fund your case with a No Win No Fee agreement or Legal Expenses Insurance.
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.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.
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