If you would like to make a medical negligence claim for necrotising fasciitis or Fournier’s Gangrene, you’ll want to know about the costs involved.
Funding a medical negligence claim
There are three ways you can fund your medical negligence claim:
1. Conditional Fee Agreement – no win no fee
Most of our claims are handled on a no win no fee basis – known otherwise as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). If you win, the other side will pay for all your costs and your solicitors will recover their success fee from your damages. This is capped at 25% of your compensation for your pain and suffering, and your past financial losses.
If you lose, your solicitor will not get paid. You will theoretically be liable for the other side’s costs, but an insurance policy taken out at the beginning of your claim will meet this expense. Therefore you will not have to pay anything if your claim is not successful.
2. Legal expenses insurance
Legal expenses insurance (LEI) is often sold as an add-on to house or car insurance and can help cover the cost of a claim. Many people are not even aware they have LEI, so if you would like to make a medical negligence claim, check the details of your existing insurance policies.
If the aforementioned options are not suitable for you, it is always possible to run your claim on a private basis. We can give you a rough estimate of the costs involved at the outset. If you wish, we can agree upon a limit for each stage of the claims process.
The costs involved in a medical negligence claim
Taking legal action is commonly thought of as being expensive, especially for the losing party. We understand that this might be a concern for you and may deter you from pursuing your medical negligence claim any further.
However, the cost of a claim is not something you should worry about. There are funding options available that give you financial protection, meaning you will not be liable to pay any money if you are not successful.
Need more information?
If you would like any more information about the costs involved in a medical negligence claim, please get in touch with us today. We will be more than happy to discuss the various funding options, explaining each in more detail and suggesting what would be most suitable for you.