No win no fee and medical negligence cases
The Claim Solicitors are specialists in no win no fee personal injury compensation claims which means in the event your claim is unsuccessful, you won't face any legal fees. Read more about what a no win no fee agreement is.
However, medical negligence claims differ slightly from other personal injury claims and the relationship between medical negligence claims and the no win no fee agreement will now be considered.
What is medical negligence?
Essentially, medical negligence is failure for a member of medical staff, such as a GP, physician, surgeon or midwife, to treat a patient with due care which results in that patient sustaining a personal injury or, in the worse case scenario, death.
Common medical negligence cases include birth injuries, misdiagnosis and surgical errors. Suffering a personal injury is always distressing but sustaining a personal injury as a result of medical negligence can be doubly traumatic for those that have entrusted their care to a medical professional.
Many people that suffer medical negligence are wary of making compensation claims, especially if they are faced with taking on a large organisation such as the NHS. But if you or anyone close to you has suffered a personal injury resulting from medical negligence it is likely that you have a strong case to claim for what is rightfully yours.
Medical negligence and no win no fee
While legal aid for most personal injury claims has been abolished, it is still available for some medical negligence cases. However, you may still be responsible for a significant contribution towards costs and fees when making a medical negligence claim with legal aid.
It is also possible to pursue a medical negligence claim on a no win no fee basis. However, it is worth noting that medical negligence claims are not as straightforward as most personal injury cases.
The eligibility of a medical negligence claim relies on the skills of specialist medical experts to collect comprehensive evidence in favour of your case. This can be both costly in time and money and so it is vital that the grounds for pursuing a medical negligence case are absolutely water-tight before it is accepted by a personal injury law firm.
The Claim Solicitors has a team that specialise solely in medical negligence claims. They will request that they see any medical notes and hospital records that substantiate your case. If your case looks as though it is likely to be a success, they may proceed by organising for a medical specialist to prepare a report detailing your type of personal injury, any treatment you have received for it and the prognosis for your injury.
The cost for these initial medical assessments could be around £300. While these costs will not be covered by your after-the-event insurance, if the party you are claiming medical negligence against accepts liability then they may provide you with an interim payment which will cover these costs. Read more about after-the-event insurance.
However, as with any other personal injury case pursued under a no win no fee agreement, you will not have to pay your solicitor's fees if your claim is unsuccessful. Also, the after-the-event insurance that our personal injury solicitors take out on your behalf will cover any other disbursements that your medical negligence case incurs.
Making a no win no fee medical negligence claim today
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of medical negligence or as a result of an accident that wasn't your fault, then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim today.
We can help you to claim for pain and suffering and to recover costs for lost earnings. We may even be able to provide you with free medical treatment from a specialist in your area.
To find out more about the claims process or to make a no win no fee claim today call 0800 197 32 32.