Can I make a medical negligence claim on a no win no fee basis?
Yes! Our injury lawyers will take on medical negligence cases on a no win no fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about paying costly fees to start a claim. However, most other solicitors in the UK do not offer their services on a no win no fee basis for medical negligence claims.
Before 1998 claims for compensation which the claimant couldn’t afford to finance were often paid for using Legal Aid, but the government of the day decided that this was too expensive and replaced it with the conditional fee system, more often referred to as ‘no win no fee’. What this means, in effect, is that access to legal redress is open to anyone irrespective of their ability to pay, and that the only factor which a personal injury lawyer will have to bear in mind is whether your claim has a reasonable chance of success.
The idea of no win no fee has taken something of a battering in the media in the past few years, with the idea being put about that it represents a way for unscrupulous claimants and lawyers to cash in and make a quick bit of money.
The truth of the matter, however, is that the no win no fee system means that you can think about starting a claim for compensation based on nothing more or less than whether you’ve been unfairly treated. If a medical practitioner of some kind has treated you negligently then the last thing you should have to worry about is whether you can afford to pursue the compensation which will allow you to get on with your life.
No win no fee means that you don’t have to pay anything up front to secure the services of a lawyer. Their help and advice will be provided free of charge and, if you’re unlucky enough to lose, then insurance taken out at the start of the process will cover the costs of the other party. Claims for medical negligence can often be long and rather complex, meaning that it’s vital you seek out the best possible help. The no win no fee system means that money needn’t impede the pursuit of justice, and also ensures that lawyers only take on those cases which they genuinely feel they will be able to win.