What does no-win, no-fee mean?
If you have sustained injuries in an accident which was not your fault then you have the right under UK law to seek compensation. Whether you’ve been through the process of compensation claim in Sandbach or not then you may be familiar with the saying “no-win, no-fee” which is often associated with compensation claims. However, you may not be aware of what it is exactly that no-win, no-fee means:
What is no-win, no-fee?
Put simply, it means exactly what it says. If your claim is unsuccessful then you don’t have to pay the solicitor seeking a compensation claim in Sandbach on your behalf. In many cases, fees are either charged once an offer of settlement is made or can be claimed directly from the person who caused the accident in question.
Do claimants have to pay up front?
Claimants need to pay nothing upfront. No-win, no-fee means that the person seeking a compensation claim in Sandbach does not have to pay any upfront costs at all. Not even an administration fee to open a file.
What happens if the claimant loses?
Just as you often don’t need to pay fees to an Estate Agent if they fail to sell a property, if a no-win, no-fee case is unsuccessful then you owe nothing.
If you’ve had an accident which wasn’t your fault but which was caused by the negligence or lack of care of another person then UK Law gives you the right to seek a compensation claim in Sandbach from the person who caused your accident. In a vehicle collision, finding that person is relatively simple as they are often the person driving the other vehicle. However, in the case of a fall in a public place then your claim may be made towards the body which owns the building or is responsible for the upkeep of the public place. That body may be a council, a health authority or a shopping centre management company.
When you can make a compensation claim in Sandbach
In order for your case to be heard, your accident must have occurred within 3 years of making your claim. However, most people prefer to make their case as soon as possible as the events are fresh in their mind and in the minds of any witnesses they wish to call.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in assessing and making claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. Our 30-second test which can be found online can tell you whether you can make a compensation claim in Sandbach.
You can also contact us for a no obligation chat about the potential for your claim and any other details or information you may need. Call the freephone number 0800 689 0500 from a landline or use your mobile to call 0333 500 0993.
Whatever the nature or cause of your accident, you needn’t suffer in silence when you have a legal right to make a compensation claim.
Date Published: 9th August 2013
Author: David Brown