Many people are naturally worried about how much it will cost them to make a personal injury claim. However, in most cases these fears are unfounded and based more on perception than reality. That’s why in this article, we thought we’d focus on some of the things you might actually have to pay for – and what you won’t. Most of all we’ll show you why for anyone living in Tyne and Wear, no win, no fee personal injury claims can be the way to get the justice you deserve.
Making Tyne and Wear no win, no fee claims
The most common way of claiming compensation these days is to work on the basis of no win, no fee. This means that if you do not win a case you will not have to pay a single penny. It’s a great way of offsetting the risk of making a claim and ensuring that you are not forced into financial difficulty if you make a claim which is not successful in the end.
The idea is to transfer the risk from you and onto your law firm. We will take on the case and we’ll also take on the risk – so if it all goes wrong then it’s our bank balance which suffers, not yours. That seems only fair as if we don’t win the case, then that will be partly down to the service we have provided. Either we will have failed to get a good outcome from a winnable case or we will have encouraged you to take on a case which has no basis in law, in which case we will have wasted our time and yours.
Other ways of paying
There are other ways in which you can pay. For a start, you can take out claims insurance. This covers you in the event that a claim is unsuccessful. It is very similar to the idea of no win no fee, with the difference that you’ll have to pay a premium which will not be recoverable from the other side. This means that win or lose there will be something to pay.
What you will pay
If you do win, though, you may have to pay something. How much will depend on your lawyer. Most of your legal fees can be recovered from the other side with the exception of your lawyer’s success fees. New legislation has prevented them from claiming these which means you’ll probably have to pay them.
So if you’re looking for a lawyer in Tyne and Wear ‘no win, no fee’ claims are the way to go, but you should always check what you pay if you do win.
To find out more about getting a topnotch, Tyne and Wear ‘no win, no fee’ lawyer, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th November 2014
Author: David Brown