Funding a birth injury claim
There are three ways in which you can fund your birth injury claim:
1. Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) – no win no fee
Conditional Fee Agreements are known more widely as no win no fee agreements. This is the most common form of funding for clinical negligence claims and normally we will be able to enter into such an agreement with you.
CFAs mean that your solicitor will not get paid if you lose your case. An insurance policy taken out at the beginning of your claim will cover the other side’s costs. Therefore if you are not successful, you will not have to pay anything. If you win your birth injury claim, the Defendant will pay your costs.
2. Legal expenses insurance
Some insurance policies – such as household contents insurance – include legal expenses insurance. This can be used to cover your costs should you need to take legal action. However, many people are not even aware that they have legal expenses insurance, so you will need to check the details of your policy to make sure.
3. Private funding
If you are not eligible for legal aid and you do not wish to enter into a no win no fee agreement with us, we can always run your claim on a private basis, whereby you pay us to investigate your claim. We can give you a rough estimate of the costs involved at the outset, and if you wish, can set a limit for each stage of the claims process.
Will I have to pay anything for a birth injury claim?
Both no win no fee agreements and legal expenses insurance offer significant financial protection. There are very few circumstances in which you would have to pay any money if you lose your case. We will advise you of these in advance of your birth injury claim, putting your mind at rest.
Would you like to know more?
For more information regarding birth injury claims, simply get in touch with us at Glynns Solicitors. We will put you through to a legal expert who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We will explain the details of each funding option, helping you decide which is the most appropriate for you.
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If you, or your family member, has suffered a birth injury tear, please call us now for free, no obligation advice on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile click to call 01275 334030) or complete our Free Online Enquiry.