Until the introduction of no win, no fee* during the 1990s, Legal Aid was available for accident victims to claim compensation for personal injury through someone else’s negligence. When this was phased out, however, there was a clear need for a method of funding that would allow people to make a claim for a public transport accident in Westminster, or anywhere else in the country, without putting their finances at risk.
Introduction of the Conditional Fee Agreement
A Conditional Fee Agreement is the formal title for no win, no fee*. It basically means two things for people claiming against a negligent third party for personal injury:
- A claim for compensation can be started without paying any upfront legal costs
- If the claim is not successful, there is no liability to pay the solicitor’s fees
This opens up the justice system to all, and enables people already traumatised by a no-fault accident to seek justice.
Accident Advice Helpline’s no win, no fee* solicitors
Our entire legal team works on the basis of no win no fee*, and can help you start a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors are all specialists in personal injury law and understand the inherent complexities of this field.
We will negotiate with the negligent party’s legal representative to arrive at the best compensation award possible, and your case will probably be dealt with over the phone. We process claims in this way so that the majority of our customers do not need to attend court.
Should you need to go to court at any stage, however, you will be able to add any travel costs or other related expenses to the total of your claim. There may be a requirement to attend one more medical assessment of your injuries, but again any associated costs can be reclaimed.
Compensation for your public transport accident in Westminster
People sometimes tell us that they have no idea whether they actually want to start a claim, mainly because it is difficult to envisage how much compensation they might get. This is why we offer an estimate of a potential award, based on other cases we have successfully processed in the past.
You can obtain your estimate by taking the 30 second test which you will find on our website. It really does only take half a minute in total, and can provide the reassurance needed that claiming is going to be worthwhile.
Our friendly helpline advisors can also provide an estimated figure for compensation. Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. They will take a few details about your public transport accident in Westminster, and provide you with the estimate straight away.
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown