If you have suffered an injury through no fault of you own, either due to an accident at work, accident in a public place, accident whilst on holiday or because of an act of medical negligence, you could be entitled to claim for compensation.
Our First Response Team is your first point of contact where you can discuss with us your circumstances to determine as to whether you have a claim. You can contact our First Response Team on our 24 hour FREE phone number 0800 025 0000, who will assist you by taking down all necessary details.
What does no win no fee mean?
“No Win No Fee” agreement is also known as a “Conditional Fee Agreement” (CFA). This is a written agreement between you and your solicitor.
In the agreement, your solicitor will agree to act on your behalf in making the claim for compensation, but at the same time accept that they will only be paid their fees if the claim is successful.
The CFA ensures that if you do not win your accident claim, you do not have to pay your solicitor a fee for their time spent working on your case. Insurance will cover you against the other side’s costs and expenses.
What do I have to pay if I am successful?
If you are successful in your claim, the losing party will normally be required to pay the fee in full. You may have to pay for your own disbursements; these are expenses that your solicitor has paid out on your behalf including medical reports, fees paid to the court. This can also be paid by your legal expenses insurers.
‘No win no fee’ agreements do not cover you for your disbursements (e.g. medical reports, police reports) or for the other sides legal costs in the event of you losing your claim.
What do I have to pay if I am unsuccessful?
If the claim is unsuccessful, your solicitor will not be entitled to receive any fees. However, you may have to pay for your own disbursements, as explained above.
How do I minimise my costs?
If you have suffered from whiplash, your solicitor will examine your case for you. If you are unsuccessful in your claim, you will not have to pay your solicitors costs but you may have to pay the costs of the successful party and your disbursements.
Your solicitor will advise you to take out an After the Event Insurance Policy (ATE) which will cover part or all of your costs you are ordered to pay in the event of a loss.
It is not appropriate for you to have an ATE insurance policy if you already have an existing legal expenses cover.
If you have any further queries on “no win no fee” agreements, do not hesitate to call us and we will be more than happy to help.
How can I tell if I can make a No Win No Fee claim?
If you think you may have a claim, contact What’s My Claim Worth for free specialist advice. If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you may have a claim for personal injury.
Personal injury claims include:
• Accident At Work
• Car & Bike Accidents
• Slips, Trips & Falls
• Medical / Dental Negligence
• Asbestos Diseases
• Industrial Deafness
If you are unsure as to whether your claim fits under one of the above brackets, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Costs involved in litigation are:
•Your solicitor’s costs
•Your disbursements (if you lose)
•The other sides costs (if you lose)
We successfully settled a claim for our client. Our client’s foot was run over whilst running along a pavement. The defendant was pulling into his driveway and wasn’t aware of our client’s whereabouts and ran over his foot.
A medical report revealed that our client would be left with pain in his foot which would resolve within 21 months from the date of the accident. Our client’s numbness in his foot was said to be permanent.
The defendant’s insurers paid for our client’s physiotherapy.
Our client was awarded compensation for his injuries. We were acting for our client on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis and therefore the defendant’s insurers paid the costs in the case.
We successfully recovered for our client £6,000.00 by way of compensation. Use the Claimometer now to find out what your claim could be worth.