Any law firm in Brynmawr that helps residents and workers to obtain compensation for injuries they’ve sustained through no fault of their own, should offer a no-win, no-fee service like we do here at Accident Advice Helpline. It’s a way of guaranteeing that should their claim fail, (something that is very unlikely once the 30-second test we offer on our website has indicated a claim is likely to be valid), no claimant would be asked to pay their solicitor’s fee.
The old legal aid system
Before the year 2000, the legal profession offered free legal aid to a selected number of people. The selection was made by means testing. if a person’s means were less than the minimum threshold, that person could then apply for free legal aid. The problem was that it excluded anyone whose earnings were above the threshold, even though for these people deemed to be “better off”, legal fees could be crippling if the solicitor was extensively involved. So the end result was the people denied legal aid, were being disadvantaged.
The replacement no-win, no-fee option
Legal aid was abolished in the year 2000. The only type of injury this didn’t relate to was certain medical negligence claims (known these days as clinical negligence claims). The no-win, no-fee system was then introduced. In actual fact, Accident Advice Helpline was one of the first specialist injury claim solicitors to bring this to the market. It’s what is known as a conditional fee arrangement, and it’s so much fairer than legal aid, due to the fact that it is not means tested, so nobody is excluded.
Make your chosen law firm in Brynmawr offers a no-win, no-fee service
Although a lot of injury claim solicitors do offer no-win, no-fee, (as we do here at Accident Advice Helpline), not everybody does, so when you’re looking for a law firm in Brynmawr, be careful who you choose.
A free calculator is a handy tool to be able to use
The other thing you should watch out for is whether or not the company you are thinking of using has a free compensation calculator. This is very useful because it’s a simple way of finding out how much compensation your injury could win for you. On our website, this is all part of the 30-second test that we mentioned in the opening paragraph.
Free advice when you need it
If you ever need any free advice, don’t forget you can always chat to one of our trained advisers on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile. Talk to us today if you have been looking for a reputable law firm in Brynmawr.
Date Published: 26th July 2014