Child Brain Injury Legal Costs | Serious Injury Solicitors | Bolt Burdon Kemp Child Brain Injury Legal Costs | Serious Injury Solicitors | Bolt Burdon Kemp

Find your Lawyer

Free call back
Contact us
Round the clock support
Won't shy away from difficult cases
Committed to swiftly progressing claims
Brain Injury

Who will pay my legal costs?

There are four main ways to fund a child brain injury claim. Your solicitor will provide comprehensive advice on all the options available before we take on your case.

Contact us for an informal chat with one of our legal experts, no strings attached
Get in touch

“No win, no fee”/ Conditional Fee Agreement

If we are confident that you have a good claim, we will offer to act for you on a “no win, no fee” basis.

This means that as long as you stick to certain obligations under the “no win, no fee” agreement, you will not be charged unless we succeed in securing compensation through an out of court decision or through court proceedings. If we don’t win your claim, there is no fee, hence “no win, no fee”.

If we win your claim, your opponent will pay most of your legal fees in addition to your compensation. For our child clients who have suffered brain injury, we do not make any deductions from their compensation.

There are some specific eventualities in which you may win your claim but the court may decide that you should pay a proportion of your opponent’s legal costs out of your compensation. For an additional cost, we can arrange insurance with a leading insurer at a competitive premium to safeguard against this risk.

It is always our intention that our clients receive the maximum benefit from their compensation.

You may have an insurance policy to fund the legal fees involved in bringing a claim. In fact, many people do not realise that they have the benefit of this kind of insurance. Frequently this is an “add-on”, often without charge, to a policy primarily designed to cover some other risk.  It is often found in the following policies:

  • Home insurance or home contents policies
  • Car insurance policies
  • Credit card insurance
  • Employer’s insurance policies
  • Private healthcare insurance policies
  • Personal accident insurance policies

It is essential that such cover is identified. If you do have a policy, we will be pleased to advise you on whether that policy is suitable. Sometimes, although cover exists, the indemnity limits may be too low or claim type may be limited.

You do not have to accept the law firm recommended by your insurer. Contact us before you contact your insurer for independent advice.

Legal Aid is now only available for medical negligence claims in which babies have suffered significant neurological injury under the age of 8 weeks. We have a franchise from the Legal Aid Agency to undertake legally aided medical negligence work.

We will let you know if we think an application for legal aid will be successful.

Private paying

If you would prefer to pay privately, we will let you have our full terms of business including our hourly rates.

We would be delighted to provide you a free, no obligation initial telephone consultation to discuss your medical negligence compensation claim. If we think you have a strong claim, we will find the most appropriate funding solution for you.

Our Insights

Tai Chi after Brain Injury

“Tai Chi Chuan, the great ultimate, strengthens the weak, raises the sick, invigorates the debilitated, and encourages the timid” – Cheng Man-ch’ing I recently attended…

By Kate O'Brien
After Stroke: Making and Retaining Gains

The Brain Injury Team is proud to work with Action for Recovery from Neurological Injury to hold a free online conference on stroke recovery.

By Hokman Wong
Thinking ahead – Seeking provisional damages for dementia in brain injury claims

Heather Petrie writes for PI Focus, July 2021 Laura Collignon and Heather Petrie on claiming provisional damages for increased risk of dementia after brain injury…

By Heather Petrie
The benefits of sport for children with cerebral palsy

We’ve had Wimbledon, the Euros, the Olympics and the Paralympics will take place from the end of August – it truly is a summer packed…

By Laura Robertson-Hayes
Read all posts

Some of Our Accreditations

See more of our accreditations

We’re here to help you.

Want to talk to one of our experienced lawyers? We can call when it suits you for a no-obligation, strictly confidential chat.

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser.

This site (and many others) provides a limited experience on unsupported browsers and not all functionality will work correctly or look its best.