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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Cost of a solicitor in Portsmouth

    The suddenness of the accident caught you unaware. The timing is appalling, you had just started a new job and now you are taking time off. Your income has dropped and yet, you seem to be spending more: the costs of taxis, the cost of additional childcare, the cost of prescribed medication… the list could go on.

    And so, in such a financially weak state, it seems almost ludicrous adding the cost of a solicitor in Portsmouth to the mix.

    But it may not be the astronomical legal cost that you think. In fact, it isn’t. And neither is making a claim for compensation a huge financial gamble. Not with Accident Advice Helpline.

    How no win, no fee affects the cost of a solicitor in Portsmouth

    No win, no fee is the term used to describe the effects of the Conditional Fee Agreement. Used across a wide variety of civil cases, including compensation claims, from 1998 onwards, this scheme allows people to make a claim with a certain amount of financial security.

    Prior to this date, anyone who did seek compensation for their injuries did so by taking a financial risk. Lose, and they would pay their own costs and that of the other side – in other words, an unlimited and potentially huge legal bill.

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    No win, no fee takes this unacceptable level of risk away. It also means that you will not need to pay any money upfront.

    But it means something else too, something far more important in our eyes: every claim for compensation must be thoroughly assessed. Every potential claim is now measured against the criteria as laid down in personal injury law. But a case is also assessed openly and honestly, does it really have a chance of succeeding? Is it really the best move for you?

    The factors involved in claiming compensation

    There are three main points that must be present in order for a claim for compensation to have a chance of succeeding:

    • The accident must not have been your fault – this may be simple and straightforward, or may need more complex legal argument
    • Your injuries will need to have symptoms – in other words, they will need to have had some kind of impact on you and be medically assessed too
    • You are claiming within three years – this deadline starts counting down from the time it can be reasonably assumed the accident caused your injuries

    Call Accident Advice Helpline

    The cost of a solicitor in Portsmouth may not be as much as you think and certainly, far more affordable.

    Call us on 0800 689 0500 or, from a mobile call the lower rate number 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 2nd November 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.