Who pays the legal costs?
Before starting a CRPS compensation claim, you need certainty and peace of mind about the costs involved and how they can be covered. At BLB Solicitors, we help take you through all of the various options to find the funding method that’s right for you. These are some of the options we can explore with you.
No win / No fee Compensation Claim
Known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’, a no win / no fee can be an excellent way of funding your CRPS compensation claim. If you win, your opponent will pay the majority of your costs. However, there will be some items which can’t be recovered from your opponent that will be funded from your compensation if you win; this will include the cost of the insurance that will need to be taken out on your behalf and the success fee that is agreed with you when the agreement is entered into. On the other hand, if you lose the case, you’ll not be charged. The majority of our CRPS compensation claim clients choose to fund their claims on this basis.
Legal expenses insurance
You may already have insurance to cover your legal expenses. For instance, it could form part of your home and contents cover or another insurance policy that you’ve taken out. Alternatively, it may be provided as an extra benefit by your bank or credit card company. If you do have this cover, we can help you with the application process and there’s no charge for this and liaising with the insurance company on your behalf.
Sometimes a no win / no fee arrangement may be inappropriate for your case. If so, and if you don’t have legal expenses insurance, then we may be in a position to agree with you to carry out an initial investigation for a fixed fee. If the results of that investigation are positive, from that time onward it may then be possible to enter into a no win / no fee agreement with you.
In 2013, with rare exceptions, Legal Aid for making personal injury compensation claims was effectively removed altogether.
All about you
Ultimately, it’s all about finding the funding method that’s right for you.
We are leading specialist CRPS Solicitors. If you believe that your current solicitor lacks a thorough understanding of CRPS, or are otherwise unhappy with the conduct of your claim, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01225 462871 or complete the Contact Form at the bottom of the page. You will speak direct to one of our specialist CRPS Solicitors and all calls are treated in the strictest confidence. Many clients say that picking up the phone to us was the best decision they ever made.