What is ‘no win, no fee’ really about? The truth is finally exposed
We are all used to the terms there are ‘no free lunches in life’ and ‘nothing in life is free’, so what is ‘no win, no fee’ all about? Compensation claims lawyers, Accident Advice Helpline advertise regularly saying that compensation claims can be made on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and this article we will expose what the ‘no win, no fee’ is about.
There are those sceptics who always want to look for fault and try and malign reputable companies almost for the sake of doing so. Their cynicism is often aimed at legal firms who work with these law abiding companies, who are simply trying to help people claim what is rightfully theirs. In this short article, we are going to finally silence the sceptics by exposing the truth about what is ‘no win, no fee’ actually about?
Companies like Accident Advice Helpline offer advice to potential clients. Victims who potentially are able to claim for injuries they have received are encouraged to contact Accident Advice Helpline either online or via a Freephone telephone call. The call takes around 30 seconds and can usually establish whether the person ringing in could potentially claim compensation.
If Accident Advice Helpline thinks the potential client may have a claim they are usually connected with one of over 200 expert lawyers who can guide the victim through the process of the compensation claim. There is no charge for this service. If the experts think the person has a chance of winning they will encourage the client to proceed further if they wish and all still with no charge to the client.
This all seems above board which makes perfect sense especially as we are dealing with lawyers who work much of the time under oath, promising to tell the truth. It would seem unlikely that these experts in their field would risk their careers by agreeing to some shady phrase ‘no win, no fee’ if it were not true.
The clue to the truth is of course in the title if they do not win there will be no charge, if they do win then there will be a charge. There is nothing wrong with this; so in trying to bring an exposé on what is ‘no win, no fee’ looks increasingly doubtful. There is no hidden deceit, clients are told about the fees upfront. Generally, if these experts think that the facts around the case are doubtful then they will be honest and tell the potential client. If they think the client has a chance of winning, a good chance, we hasten to add, then they will be taken on as a client and any fees are taken out of the compensation. The compensation is money that the client is awarded.
So what is ‘no win, no fee’ about? It is about clients receiving compensation they are entitled to, won for them by experts in their field.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 30th November 2012
Author: David Brown