When you’ve been in an accident that was not your fault it can be a great feeling when you get justice. However it can also be an expensive process which is why, if you live in Troedyrhiw ‘no win, no fee*’ personal injury claims are important as a way of making sure you minimise the risks you take when making a claim. This article will tell you more about ‘no win, no fee*’ and the other ways of making and paying for a claim.
Troedyrhiw ‘no win, no fee*’ claims
The idea of ‘no win, no fee*’ (also known as the conditional fee arrangement) became popular after 2000 when the government removed legal aid. The move was motivated by a need to limit the number of frivolous claims and to simplify the system which was seeing many people being forced into a debt because of a claim they were making. However, removing legal aid ran the risk of making it more costly and difficult to make a claim which is why ‘no win, no fee*’ came into being.
The idea was that if a firm was unable to help you win a case, you would not have to pay anything for the legal services you received. It was a way of removing the risk from the shoulders of the claimant and putting them on the lawyer. However, that in itself brought problems. Any claim can be a risky business and if a law firm does not get paid at the end then this will represent a considerable financial risk. To offset this the government allowed them to increase the amount they could charge, which meant people who made a successful claim would effectively be paying for the services of those who did not.
Changes to the rules
For a time, ‘no win, no fee*’ worked in conjunction with another rule which allowed lawyers to claim their success fees from the other side. This meant that claimants never had to pay no matter what happened. If they won their case they claimed fees from the other side and if they lost their law firm took on the case. It was a no lose situation and some people believed it would encourage a rise in the number of false claims being brought (although evidence that this occurred is thin on the ground).
Making a claim
Because of this lawyers can no longer claim success fees from the opposition which means you may well have to pay something if you win your case. To find out how much it’s worth checking with any law firm before you make a decision on whether or not you want to use them.
So if you’re looking for Troedyrhiw ‘no win, no fee*’ claims, 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.