For as long as most people can remember there has been uncertainty about the way in which people should be expected to make personal injury claims. However, at Accident Advice Helpline, we want to make sure that your search for Burnley accident claim solicitors does not cause you any financial distress.
Finding Burnley accident claim solicitors
In the year 2000 the government removed legal aid from personal injury cases which meant, potentially, that people would be forced to pay all the fees for their cases. However, the majority of people would not have been able to afford compensation so it was decided that they could work on the basis of ‘no win, no fee’. In return, the law firm would be allowed to increase the amount they charged and take it as a percentage of the compensation sum.
The advantage of this is obviously that it reduces the risk of claiming compensation and means that you won’t be left high and dry with a big legal bill to pay after you’ve been denied compensation.
How to pay
However, it all goes a little deeper than that. While some worried that it could lead to a ‘try your luck’ approach it actually made law firms much more responsible. They only get paid if you win so they are only going to take on cases which they feel have a realistic chance of winning.
In the US, the amount taken in compensation reached around 50% at times of the fee, but here it’s a little more sensible. No firm should take more than 25% of your compensation arrangement.
This approach which asked people to pay a portion of their compensation fee to a law firm is not entirely fair as it means that you’ll be under compensated to some degree as a result. For a while, firms were allowed to claim success fees from the other side which meant people kept all their compensation. However that ended a couple of years ago, so for now people are stuck paying a percentage of their compensation fees.
Getting the best deal
That all serves to make it even more important for people to get the best deal when claiming compensation. That’s why at Accident Advice Helpline we’re entirely transparent about the way in which we work and will not charge you anything unless you win.
We believe that money should never be a barrier to getting the justice to which you are entitled which is why we offer free advice and a host of services designed to help you to become more informed about your case.
When it comes to chasing the compensation, we can find Burnley accident claim solicitors who really give you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.
So if you’re looking for Burnley accident claim solicitors, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 4th October 2014
Author: David Brown