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If you have been unfortunate enough to experience medical negligence and are considering making a claim, you might not be sure how much this would cost or whether there are different funding options that might apply.
Fortunately, Forbes can offer our services for most compensation claims for medical negligence on a no win, no fee basis. Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), a no win, no fee medical compensation claim means that if your claim does not end up being successful, you won't have any legal costs to pay.
We'll always explain this type of funding agreement in full when we carry out a free claim assessment, so you can make an informed decision on whether this option is right for you.
If you decide to proceed with a claim for compensation in relation to medical negligence, there are a number of stages involved in the process.
If you haven't already had one, you will need a claim assessment from experienced no win, no fee medical negligence solicitors to determine whether your claim meets the eligibility and requirements for this type of funding agreement.
Once everyone is in agreement to go forward with a medical negligence no win, no fee claim, the evidence can start to be gathered to prove that the medical negligence occurred and the impact that it has had on your life so far, as well as any long term effects.
Once the evidence has been accumulated, including any required medical assessments, the claim can be filed and the other party will be asked to respond to the claim.
If the other party admits the medical negligence, then a settlement is usually agreed at this stage and the claim can be resolved.
If the other party decides to defend the claim, there may need to be a court hearing, when a judge will decide on the outcome of the claim and the amount of compensation to be awarded, if the claim is successful.
At Forbes Solicitors, we are dedicated to ensuring that we offer the right level of support to each client at every single stage of the no win, no fee medical claims process. You will be kept fully in the loop and we are always here to answer any questions you might have.
In England and Wales, we are able to offer legal support for negligent medical no win, no fee claims to the vast majority of our clients who want to pursue this type of compensation for what has happened to them. We can discuss all funding options and any specific eligibility requirements with you when you get in touch with our expert team of no win, no fee medical solicitors based in the UK.
If you're not sure whether you have a valid claim at all, our team can help assess if you meet the criteria outlined below or are otherwise eligible to make a claim.
Medical negligence refers to an incident (or more than one incident) when a medical professional delivers care to you that falls below acceptable standards, and this directly causes you injury or makes an existing condition worse. This might be a hospital doctor, a GP, a dentist, a nurse, a medical specialist or any other type of medical professional who is responsible for treating you.
Some of the most common types of medical negligence include:
If any of these things have happened to you and you have suffered injury or a worsening of an existing condition as a direct result of the negligent treatment, you might be able to make a medical no win, no fee claim for negligence compensation.
The two main conditions that must be met and proven in a successful no win, no fee medical negligence claim are:
Generally speaking, there is a three-year time limit to make a no win no fee claim for medical negligence. The three years begins at the point that the injury or harm is connected to the medical negligence or the date you are first deemed to have been aware of the negligence. This could potentially be at a later date than when the negligence actually took place, if the injury or harm isn't discovered straight away, or isn't tied to the negligence straight away.
There are some exceptions to the three-year time limit for no win, no fee medical negligence claims. Find out more about claim time limits and the exceptions here.
The team at Forbes are highly experienced solicitors who deal with medical negligence claims regularly. We always aim for the best possible outcome for every client and we have a proven track record of successful claims for our clients.
If you want to discuss a potential no win, no fee medical negligence claim or simply want to find out more about the process, get in touch to find out how we can help you get the compensation that you deserve and to move forward from what has happened to you.