When victims want to make an East Hertfordshire accident at work claim, one of their main concerns is how they will pay the legal fees. But with Accident Advice Helpline, they need not worry about that, as their financial situation does not matter one iota to us.
‘No win, no fee’ services for an East Hertfordshire accident at work claim
UK law says that anyone injured in an accident that was not their own fault may be entitled to claim compensation. For many years, although it was not the government’s intention, only the rich could afford to make a claim. This was because if the claim was lost, all the legal fees had to be paid, so unless you were rich enough to take that risk, making an East Hertfordshire accident at work claim was not an option.
The government tried to address this situation with the introduction of legal aid, as part of the new welfare state after World War 2. For some innocent victims this was good, but using legal aid very much depended on how much your income was, and really it only helped the poorest of society. This was a step in the right direction, but there was still too many victims who could not claim the compensation they were legally entitled to.
Introducing the conditional fee arrangement
In 2000, after legal aid had been withdrawn from personal injury claims, the conditional fee arrangement was introduced, and Accident Advice Helpline were one of the first specialist law firms to use it.
This meant that suddenly anyone injured in an accident that was not their own fault could make a personal injury claim, and it is how 98% of them are financed. At Accident Advice Helpline, we finance all our claims in this way, so that we can be certain that anyone entitled to make a claim can do so, and we never have to turn someone away because they are short of money.
Now anyone can make an East Hertfordshire accident at work claim
Now Accident Advice Helpline can help anyone make a personal injury claim, as long as their situation fits the legal criteria, which is:
• You must have been in an accident that was not your own fault
• You must have been injured in the accident
• Your injuries must have needed medical attention
• The accident must have happened within the last three years
As long as your accident complies with these rules, then we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to, just as we have already helped many thousands of innocent victims in the past.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 14th September 2014