Recent changes to the legal system mean it has become considerably more difficult to make a personal injury claim. What’s worse is that many people may be missing out on the opportunity to claim because they are not aware of what’s available in their local area. That’s why, if you have been in an accident, you should seek South Staffordshire no win no fee* advice. Personal injury claims can be extremely important in helping you to get your life back on track. This article will tell you more about what you should be looking for.
South Staffordshire no win no fee* advice
According to statistics from Yougov only around 20% of the people who could make a personal injury claim ever get around to doing so. That’s because they are unaware of what their rights are – and in some cases are worried about the cost of doing so.
This has been an issue since the removal of legal aid from the majority of personal injury claims back in the year 2000. No win no fee* was brought in to compensate but a couple of years ago lawyers were prevented from recovering their success fees from the other side which means claimants will now have to pay a portion of their compensation payment in legal fees. Normally this is around 25% of the total claim. This is always a little unfair as, since compensation is worked out based on the damages you’ve received you will always be a little under compensated.
Furthermore there are talks under way about raising court fees which would also make it more difficult for people to make a claim. Going to court is an expensive business at the best of times and although it is possible to find lawyers, they will have to consider whether it is worth the risk. Ironically those with more complicated and long lasting conditions may be the ones to miss out. Not only do these take a long time to process, but the risks of being turned down are that much higher. So some smaller firms may decide that these are not worth the risk.
How we work
Accident Advice Helpline, however, has been purposefully set up to make it easier for everyone to make a personal injury claim. We have lawyers covering many different areas of the law which means no matter what your needs the chances are we can find someone with the skills and experience to help you out.
Most of all we offer the benefit of South Staffordshire no win no fee* advice and expertise. So if you lost your case you will not be left with a large legal bill to pay. We’ll take on all the risks so you don’t have to.
So if you’re looking for South Staffordshire no win no fee* advice and help with claiming, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 31st October 2014
Author: David Brown