Making a compensation claim in Strand – No win, no fee* explained.
We have all seen them; the flyers in doctors surgeries, the televisions ads claiming that a company offers a no win, no fee* service. It makes it all sound very tempting to anyone considering making a personal injury claim; but a little background knowledge goes a long way when it comes to finding that no win, no fee* provide who can help you make your compensation claim Strand.
What is no win, no fee*?
Even the best no win no fee* company, however experienced, cannot process a compensation claim Strand free of charge. It is, after all, how they make their living. So no win, no fee* means exactly what it says. That if you win you will not be liable to pay a fee. This does not mean that there are no fees attached to the case; these will have been built into your overall compensation payout from the other party so you will not notice them. Any good compensation claim company will explain its charges and policies to you clearly from the outset. There is never a guaranteed result in a personal injury claim and figure you are quoted at the start of your claim will only ever be an estimate and not a guarantee. At best all they can offer is an estimate.
Apart from the actual fees charged by the company themselves for their services you are likely to only incur charges if you need to attend medical appointments; the professional you are visiting has to charge for his time and this bill will all be added to your account. You should always discuss with your personal injury solicitor what will happen to your incurred costs should you lose your claim and not win. Many claims can be handled via telephone so that costs incurred are minimal; but never enter a personal injury claim without fully understanding what type of bill you may be presented with should the worst happen. One thing to be very wary of is that under a no win, no fee agreement you may be expected to pay the costs of the other party should you lose.
One of the best moves that you can make before starting a claim is to get some help and advice from an experienced body such as the Accident Advice Helpline. They have over ten years experience and will take on your claim if you wish to pursue it; or they will just offer you advice via their free phone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0933 if you call from a mobile).
If you want to find out more about them or discuss your own potential claim then why not call today. The lines are open twenty four hours a day and seven days a week.