No Win No Fee Medical Negligence
While no win no fee medical negligence claims are not allowed by law in Northern Ireland, at McGee Solicitors, we are able to make compensation claims with no financial risk to you. We know that legal costs are likely to be a concern if you have been harmed following substandard healthcare treatment. For this reason, we offer a range of options for funding medical negligence claims. No Win No Fee Medical Negligence.
We have a high success rate in securing compensation for medical negligence and we are also known for the excellent service and support we provide to our clients at this difficult time. We know that starting a medical negligence claim can seem daunting and if you ask us to represent you, we will make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
Our clients choose use because we offer:
- In-depth legal expertise in obtaining medical negligence compensation
- Full protection against legal costs – you do not have to pay us anything out of pocket
- A guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
- A strong track record of success
- Excellent testimonials from satisfied clients
- Friendly and approachable lawyers
- A FREE initial consultation
If you would like to speak to one of our Northern Ireland medical negligence solicitors, take up our offer of a free initial consultation. Simply call us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form.
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Our Medical Negligence Expertise
We represent clients in respect of a full range of medical negligence claims, including:
- Hospital negligence claims
- GP negligence claims
- Dentist negligence claims
- Care home claims and nursing home claims
- Cosmetic procedure negligence claims
- Negligent surgery claims
- Childbirth claims
- Birth injury claims
- Late diagnosis claims
- Misdiagnosis claims
- Prescription errors or pharmacy errors
What Is A No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claim?
No win no fee medical negligence claims are available in some countries to give claimants the opportunity to bring a legal case without the risk of paying costs, should they lose. However, the costs can be substantial for clients who win their claim under this type of agreement, and these are deducted from the compensation they receive.
In Northern Ireland, solicitors are not permitted to enter into agreements where they will be paid only if they are successful. This means that no win no fee representation is not possible.
Alternatives To No Win No Fee
After The Event Insurance
At McGee Solicitors, we are able to offer an alternative to no win no fee which means you can still make a claim for medical negligence compensation without any financial risk. We can arrange a legal costs insurance policy that will cover your costs in the event that your claim is not successful. If you win your case, a modest premium is payable to cover the cost of the insurance policy.
It is usually the case that the other side will pay your reasonable legal costs if you win. You can also expect them to pay if you settle your case out of court.
Legal Aid Funding
In some cases, you may be eligible for Legal Aid funding. If you ring us, we can go through your circumstances and let you know whether this is an option for you. If it is, we will make the application on your behalf.
Legal Expenses Insurance
It is possible that you may have legal expenses insurance included on your home insurance or car insurance policy and we always recommend that you check this. If you do, you have the right to use the solicitor of your choice to represent you. We always recommend that you choose a solicitor with genuine expertise in dealing with medical negligence claims.
When Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
If you have received medical treatment that fell below the standard you could reasonably expect from a professional and you were harmed as a result, you are likely to be able to make a medical negligence compensation claim.
This includes if you suffered injuries as well as if you are experiencing psychological difficulties after an incident.
It is also the case that if your doctor or hospital failed to diagnose a condition when they should have done or gave you an incorrect diagnosis, you could have a claim if your condition has worsened as a result.
How Much Compensation For Medical Negligence?
The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries or the extent to which your condition has worsened.
If you have been unable to work, then you could receive compensation for the loss of income you are experiencing. If you are likely to be unable to work in the future or your career progression will be lower, then you could also be compensated for this.
We will ask a medical expert to examine you and prepare a report on what has happened and the injuries you have suffered. They will also be able to provide a prognosis that we can use when negotiating the amount of your settlement.
Your compensation will fall into two categories:
- General damages; and
- Special damages
General damages consists of compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the incident. It also includes compensation for loss of quality of life, for example, if you are unable to be as active as you were before.
Special damages relate to specific financial losses, including loss of earnings, prescription charges, the cost of travel to medical appointments and any specialist equipment you may need.
If you would like to know roughly how much you might be entitled to in respect of your case, please ring us to speak to one of our medical negligence lawyers. We will go through your circumstances with you and give you our professional opinion of the value of your claim.
Alternatively, you can use our online compensation calculator.
Do I Have To Go To Court For Medical Negligence Compensation?
We will set out your case to the insurance company representing your healthcare provider and let them know that you are claiming compensation. If they admit liability for what has happened, we can then negotiate with them to try and agree on a sum in compensation. We will take into account how the negligence has affected you and provide evidence of the financial losses you have suffered.
We are robust negotiators and we are routinely able to settle medical negligence claims out of court.
If the other side does not admit liability or the amount that they offer is not enough to fully compensate you, we can take your case to court. We will make sure that you have all the support you need to prepare for this and that you are represented by an expert medical negligence advocate.
Find out how much compensation you could get now using our Compensation Calculator.
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Contact Our Medical Negligence Solicitors Today
If you are the victim of substandard healthcare and you were hoping to make a no win no fee medical negligence compensation claim, we will be happy to talk through the alternatives with you.
Ring us today to speak to one of our expert medical negligence solicitors and we can go through your situation and discuss the options open to you. We can also answer your questions, for example, how to start a medical negligence claim and the amount of compensation you might expect to receive.
To take up our offer of a free initial consultation, call us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and an expert medical negligence solicitor will be happy to help you. We guarantee you will keep 100% of your compensation.
Contact Us – Medical Negligence Solicitors
As expert medical and clinical negligence solicitors with in-depth experience of medical negligence claims, we have the knowledge and experience to obtain the best possible compensation payment on your behalf.
Our team are friendly and approachable and will stay by your side throughout the transaction to ensure you are kept fully informed and supported.
Why Choose Us?
- - Solicitors On Your Side
- - FREE No Obligation Enquiry
- - Exceptional Customer Service