If we consider that you do have a potential claim, and you are happy to continue we can discuss your funding options with you, these can include the following:
- “No win, no fee” agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is the most common method of funding your claim. In the event that your claim is not successful, you will not be charged for our time. We will also safeguard you against your opponent’s costs and the costs involved with running your claim, such as the report fees.
- Legal expenses insurance – you may have the benefit of a pre-existing policy of insurance as part of a motor; home contents; buildings or other insurance policy. Often, clients do not realise they have the benefit of the policy until we investigate it for them. We will do all of the work for you regarding the funding investigations, you just need to tell us who you have insurance policies with.
- Trade Union membership – some Trade Unions offer help with legal claims as part of your membership. Again, we can check for you as to whether this is the case.
We will advise you on the most appropriate way to fund your claim.
If you have a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) claim, you are not entitled to legal costs from the CICA. We can discuss methods of funding your claim with you depending on the nature of your injuries and any potential complexities with your claim.
Funding is structured so that anything you do have to pay for is paid for at the end of your claim and is paid directly out of your compensation. You should therefore not be out of pocket at any point in your claim.