If you live in Swansea ‘no win, no fee’ claims have made it easier and less risky to get justice after an accident. However, there are still many things which might stand in your way of making a successful personal injury claim including mistakes which you can make. This article will tell you some of the things you should watch out for.
Swansea ‘no win, no fee’ claims
The idea of no win no fee is simple and reassuring – if you do not win your case you will not have to pay a single penny towards any compensation which arises as a result. This is a great way to reduce the risks you take and ensure that you will not be forced into financial as well as physical hardship because of this claim.
However, there are still things you should keep a look out for. Hidden fees can increase the amount you pay unexpectedly and ensure that a product advertised as no win no fee isn’t quite true to its name. If you win you will also have to pay something so it’s important to work out what you’ll pay, when and how much.
Settling too early
Many people go for the early solution. This happens if the other side comes back with a settlement offer. The good news here is that means they probably do not think they have a very good chance of winning and so are looking to reduce the damage caused as a result. On the down side, though, they are looking to pay the least they can so will probably offer a lower figure in an attempt to reduce the damage.
If you receive an offer always consult a lawyer to see if it’s appropriate. You might also get a claims estimate by looking at our 30 second test. This can tell you roughly how much you are entitled to claim for different types of accidents. It won’t be fully accurate for you, of course, as every claim is a little bit different, but it is something which you’ll be able to use to judge any offer which comes your way.
Missing out on injuries
One of the things we do at Accident Advice Helpline is organise medical assessments. The purpose of these is to give us as full an idea of how much compensation you should be entitled to claim as possible. Many people don’t mention various injuries because they do not think that they entitle them to make a claim. This is a basic error to make and can lead to you missing out on justice as a result.
So if you’d like to know more about how we work and how we can help you find Swansea ‘no win, no fee’ claims, give us 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: 2nd November 2014
Author: David Brown