Is the no win no fee system here to stay?
There is much talk and debate as to whether the no win no fee system will remain as an option for personal injury claimants. It is said that the only thing that is constant is change, things are always moving and the structure of legal fees personal injury claims is no different.
The no win no fee system came about in 1995 when some legal aid was abolished for certain areas and types of personal injury claim. The concept of no win no fee was birthed and has been part of the legal fee system ever since. In recent years there has been a ‘push’ by insurance companies to abolish the no win no fee scenario.
However the law society have said they are against any form of change to the system as it would mean that some people would not be able to get the very best legal advice without no win no fee being available.
Successful claims under the no win no fee system
Companies like Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) an independent company who work with many legal partners offer a service based on no win no fee. These legal firms have expert lawyers who specialise in accident compensation. Some of the types of cases that compensation can be awarded for are listed below;
- Accident at work compensation
- Whiplash compensation
- Chemical injury compensation
- Traumatic Brain Injury compensation
These are just a few of the areas that people have brought successful compensation claims where a no win no fee system was used.
The governments, insurance companies and law society will no doubt continue to discuss whether no win no fee will remain as a means by which regular people can gain access to legal advice however for the meantime it remains.
Companies like Accident Advice Helpline will continue to make the best possible legal advice available for victims of accidents who need to claim accident compensation. The Freephone telephone number will still be available for people to ring and find out if they have a potential compensation claim. The team at Accident Advice Helpline will still be courteous and helpful, offering advice to people who need it.
Access to the some of the best legal minds in the UK will still be available on a no win no fee basis. No doubt if the no win no fee system is scrapped, then it will be replaced just as no win no fee was the chosen method to replace some parts of legal aid before it.
The law itself is always seeking ways to represent those who need legal representation and in modern times there is always a system in place to allow access to solicitors and legal counsel.
For those who have received injuries at the hands of negligent business owners, or for those involved in car accidents needing to claim compensation for whiplash, the legal system will evolve, it has for over 200 years.
Companies like Accident Advice Helpline will continue to serve the public in their search for legal assistance. For the time being the no win no fee system looks as if it is here to stay.
Date Published: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown