How do I fund my abuse compensation claim?
There are a number of ways you can fund your abuse compensation claim. We deal with most abuse claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, but other forms of funding are available, so whatever your financial circumstances you should not let worries about funding legal costs put you off claiming the compensation you deserve.
No Win – No Fee abuse compensation claims
No Win – No Fee is a very popular method of funding abuse compensation claims. We have been offering this service ever since the No Win – No Fee regulations were first introduced and we have helped thousands of people recover compensation in this way.
We will offer No Win – No Fee funding where we think the prospects of making a successful abuse claim are good. We do not receive payment if the claim is not successful, so if you lose the case you will not owe us a penny. We only get paid if you win your claim, which gives you the reassurance of knowing that we will fight as hard as we can on your behalf to recover maximum compensation for you.
We will also fund any legal expenses, such as medical reports or court fees, entirely free of charge.
If we win your case we will seek recovery of your legal costs from your opponent, or their insurers.
No Win – No Fee CICA abuse claims
If you are claiming compensation under the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) Scheme then it is important to remember that the Government does not pay legal costs in addition to the compensation.
So, in order to fund a CICA compensation claim we offer a special type of No Win, No Fee scheme known as a “contingency fee agreement”. Under a contingency fee agreement you will not be charged if you lose your case and are not awarded compensation. If you win compensation then we retain a percentage of your compensation to cover the legal costs incurred.
Legal Expenses Insurance
Before embarking on any abuse claim, we always check whether our clients already have the benefit of legal expenses insurance, also known as LEI.
LEI is often added to insurance policies without the policyholder even knowing if they have it. It is therefore always worth checking. If we find that you do have an LEI policy we will contact the insurance provider ourselves to establish if your abuse compensation claim is covered.