What in law is no win no fee?
Anyone who has been in an accident and sustained an injury as a result has an entitlement to file a personal injury compensation claim. Unfortunately, there is no right to legal aid in such cases and this means that filing a claim can be very expensive indeed. In order to help people with this, many personal injury lawyers, like Accident Advice Helpline offer their services on a no win no fee basis, but what exactly in law is no win no fee?
No win no fee explained
No win no fee claims were created in order to allow anyone to pursue a compensation claim, whether they had the funds to do so or not. In order to benefit from no win no fee, one must hire a no win no fee lawyer to take on their case.
If you are involved in an accident and you want to make a claim, you will find personal injury firms like ours will offer to take on your case on a no win no fee basis. This simply means that we will not require any fees from you up until we are successful in securing a compensation settlement for you.
What the law is on no win no fee
If we are unable to obtain the compensation you deserve, then you will not have to pay our solicitors’ fees.
However, we do succeed in winning a compensation award on your behalf, you will need to pay us a percentage of your settlement as our fee. We will always agree on this percentage upfront, so that there will be no nasty shocks when your case comes to an end. The maximum we can charge is usually 25% of your compensating award, but the top rate is not always charged.
How to proceed
If you decide that you want to file a personal injury claim, in the first instance, you can give us a call to discuss your claim. We will tell you honestly whether you have a good case for compensation and ask you if you would like us to take on your case.
If you do want us to handle your case, we will need you to send us some evidence, including medical records and documents to show loss of earnings. We will then deal with your case over the telephone until its completion.
To find out more about what in law is no win no fee, and to start your own claim today, call us freephone on 0800 689 0500 from your landline. You can also reach us via mobile phone by dealing 0333 500 0993. Calls made from mobile phones will be charged.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014
Author: David Brown