We will be able to provide you with legal support with no immediate outlay for yourself. Only on the successful conclusion of your claim will fees have to be met.
However, the three concerns anyone making a claim will have regarding fees are
- How will I pay my solicitor’s fees?
- How will I pay expenses like Court fees and doctor’s fees
- How will I pay my opponent’s fees if I lose?
There are a number of ways in which a claim can be funded and we will advise you on your funding options and the potential costs that may be involved once we have completed our initial assessment of your case.
A Conditional Fee Agreement ( or “No Win No Fee” agreement) will deal with your solicitor’s fees. Expenses can either be met by you or we can arrange disbursement funding. The risk of paying your opponent’s legal fees is met by an after-the-event insurance policy which we can arrange on your behalf. No premium is payable on such a policy until the end of the case and only if you win. Even then most of the premium on a winning case is recoverable from the defendant.
Privately Funded: It is possible to pay for your claim yourself. If this is the case we can arrange for our fee to be paid in instalments. It may also be possible that you have an insurance policy that may cover legal expenses. We will ask you about any insurance policies that you may have.
To help you understand whether a claim may be possible and to explain the steps in the process the Clinical Negligence team at TSP have put together a comprehensive guide to Medical Negligence claims.
In the guide you will find detailed information about the different types of Medical Negligence claim and what to do if you believe you or a family member have been a victim of Medical Negligence. The guide also provides useful information about the steps in the Claim Process and the different funding options available.