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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

    Expert legal help in Wealden


    If you’re looking to make a legal complaint after an accident that was not your fault the biggest stumbling block could prove to be money. Therefore you might instinctively go looking for expert legal help in Wealden, but is this the right option and will you necessarily get the best person for your job?

    Ways of paying

    The way in which we pay for any personal injury law claim changed radically in the year 2000. All of a sudden legal aid was removed from the vast majority of claims, and a new option was brought in which was known as the Conditional Fee Arrangement or no win no fee.

    As the name implies the idea behind this was that if you did not win your case you would not have to pay a single penny; your lawyer would pick up the tab. In return the government made it possible for law firms to increase the amount of money they could charge in terms of legal fees.

    The benefits behind this are clear. You are no longer left exposed if you should fail to win your case. If this happens, then you walk away scot free. For anyone sweating on whether to make a claim or not this is a major source of comfort.

    But there are other ways of paying. Some people opt for a traditional payment structure with their lawyer. This means that they will pay fees regardless of whether the case is successful. The offset for this is that in theory the fees should be lower, but this does not always happen. It’s a viable option if you feel extremely confident of your chances of winning, but equally it should be noted that there is never any way to be certain that your claim will be successful. Even the simplest case can cause unforeseen problems.

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    A third way comes through something called claims insurance. This covers you in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. However you will still have to pay premiums and depending on the extent of your policy some things may be excluded, so it always pays to be watchful.

    Finding expert legal help in Wealden

    At the Accident Advice Helpline we have always favoured the no win no fee option. This is because we believe that everyone deserves to have access to the law courts without having to worry about paying bills. This is why we’ll do our best to find no win no fee lawyers in Wealden who are not only affordable but offer you the best chance of winning your case. This means finding people with experience in the type of accident you’ve had so they will be particularly able to help you claim.

    So, if you’re looking for expert legal help in Wealden, simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.

    Date Published: 15th August 2014

    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.

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