Funding a clinical negligence claim
There are several different funding arrangements available for commencing and investigating a clinical negligence claim, which we will discuss in detail with you in order to work out the best option for you.
Legal Expenses Insurance (‘Before-The-Event insurance’)
Many people do not realise that their household, car and credit card insurance policies sometimes include legal expenses insurance, covering clinical negligence investigations. In order to be valid, most insurance policies stipulate that the policy must have been in place during the time the injury occurred (thus cannot be retrospectively obtained). At Graystons Solicitors, we will always ask you to check your existing policies before offering a funding agreement to you.
Trade Union Cover
Similarly, if you are a member of a trade union or your place of work offers cover, we would recommend you check whether they will cover legal costs for investigating a potential clinical negligence claim.
Legal Aid Funding
Legal Aid funding is available in some limited circumstances, primarily in relation to neurological injuries resulting in disability suffered by a child at birth or during pregnancy. There are also financial eligibility criteria to meet in order to obtain such funding. We are happy to discuss the viability of applying for Legal Aid funding with any potential client.
Conditional Fee Agreements (‘No-Win-No-Fee Agreements)
A Conditional Fee Agreement means that if your claim was unsuccessful, there would be nothing for you to pay, so long as your claim is honest. If the claim was successful and compensation was obtained, Graystons Solicitors would take a maximum deduction of 25% from part of your damages as a success fee.
If you believe you have a potential clinical negligence claim you would like to pursue and would like to discuss funding options with us further, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0151 645 0055, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org”