With the removal of legal aid, claiming compensation in Lewisham, or indeed anywhere else in the country can be expensive. Legal bills are high and, if you lose, you could end up facing financial ruin.
This is why many people choose a firm which offers no win no fee as standard, and it’s also the reason we use it at Accident Advice Helpline. But what is no win no fee, and is it always the best option for your case?
About No Win No Fee
The idea is, as the name suggests, to provide a safety net for all those people looking to make a personal injury claim. This means that if you do not win your case, your law firm will waive their fees – in effect taking on the risks of making a claim onto their shoulders rather than yours.
Arguments in Favour
The benefits would appear to be obvious. All of a sudden claiming compensation in Lewisham does not become a prohibitively expensive enterprise, and you don’t need to check your bank balance before making a claim.
It also builds a bond of trust between you as the client and us as your law firm. Some firms are motivated to persuade you to make a claim regardless of how strong your chances are of being successful, but that’s not the way we work. There is no incentive on us to suggest making a claim unless we clearly believe you have an excellent chance of winning your case. In short we are in the same boat.
No win no fee, therefore, undeniably represents a safer option, but is it necessarily the best? There are some firms who offer claims insurance which simply provides cover for you in the event that you lose your case. The problem with this is that premiums can be quite high and there may well be a maximum amount beyond which you cannot make a claim. This could leave you having to pay out some or all of your compensation fee.
Some firms will also compensate themselves for the risks of offering no win no fee by bumping up their success fees. This means if you win you are in effect paying the fees of those who were not successful. You should always make sure that you are aware what your law firm charges and at what time.
Claiming Compensation in Lewisham
At the Accident Advice Helpline we are always 100% transparent about our charges, and we will not offer any hidden fees. When we say you can claim compensation in Lewisham, we mean exactly what we saw.
So, if you’ve liked what you’ve heard so far, why not get in touch with us and find out more about what we do and how we can help you claim compensation in Lewisham.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 28th July 2014
Author: David Brown