It has been a turbulent decade or so for people in the personal injury law field. There has been considerable uncertainty from the government about what to do about this, which has seen the law change several times. As such, it can be difficult for people to be certain what’s involved when making Rushcliffe personal injury claims.
Rushcliffe personal injury claims
The big problem seems to have been in deciding whether it is too easy or too difficult for people to make a claim. Back in the old days, legal aid was available for personal injury cases, but this system was complicated and inefficient and for many people it simply didn’t work. There were lots of horror stories involving people who had been forced into considerable mountains of debt simply because they had wanted to exercise their rights and claim the compensation to which they were entitled.
To change this, ‘no win, no fee’ was brought in and legal aid eventually abolished. The idea behind no win no fee is very much as simple as it sounds. You will make a claim and if your law firm is unable to win it for you, there will be no charge. It was a way of taking the risks from the individual and placing them on the law firm which has the financial capacity to absorb these risks. To compensate the law firm, the government decided to allow an increase in the amount they were allowed to charge with most now not going beyond 25% of any compensation claim.
However many people felt that this was unfair. Compensation is worked out on the basis of how much physical and financial damage a claim has done, which means that if you’re paying your lawyer you’re by definition being under compensated. For this reason, lawyers were allowed to claim their success fees from the other side. This meant that their clients would be in a position where it was now a case of no fee even if you won.
This caused some to believe it had become too easy and some marginal claims were being made with little thought as to whether they had merit. So it all changed again a couple of years ago and lawyers were forbidden from claiming success fees.
Paying for Rushcliffe personal injury claims
What this means is that you’ll have to be very sure about any claim – not only the question of whether you’re going to win, but how much you’ll pay if you do win. As such our team of experts can be there to help you through every step of the way. We’ll answer any questions you have and ensure that no matter what happens you’ll get the justice you deserve.
So if you’re looking for Rushcliffe personal injury claims, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown