Will a clinical negligence claim cost me anything?

It is possible that a clinical negligence case may cost you something to bring. However, if your claim is successful, it is likely that your legal fees will be paid for by the defendant (for example the NHS Trust responsible for the negligence).

Legal aid is no longer available except for serious birth injury claims - providing that your case has a substantial value, reasonable prospects of success and you are financially eligible.

Other options may include taking out an insurance policy, which can be arranged on your behalf. Also, depending on the agreement made between you and your solicitors, you may have to pay part of your cost out of your compensation; this is what is known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA). Usually, this fee cannot exceed 25% of the compensation value and excludes any damages for future care and loss.

At Forbes, we do operate on 'no win no fee' arrangements in suitable cases and can discuss this with you in more detail.

For a free consultation, please contact our Clinical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 975 2463 or contact us by email today.

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