A Guide To No Win No Fee Solicitors
By Max Mitrovic. Last Updated May 11th 2022. Have you had an accident that wasn’t your fault? Was a third party to blame for your suffering? If you want to seek compensation, No Win No Fee solicitors may be able to support your claim, leaving you to focus more on your recovery.
If you’ve suffered an injury or illness due to third-party negligence, you shouldn’t have to worry about the claims process or the cost of getting legal help to navigate it. This is why our No Win No Fee lawyers always work on the basis that if they don’t succeed, you don’t have to pay their legal fees.
Also known as Conditional Fee Agreements, these contracts provide various benefits. In this guide, we will take the time to outline what they are and explain how you could access our services for yourself.
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- What Are No Win No Fee Solicitors?
- Using No Win No Fee Solicitors For Accident At Work Claims
- Public Injury Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Car Accident Solicitors And Compensation Claims
- Statistics On No Win No Fee Compensation Claims
- More Help Finding The Best No Win No Fee Solicitors
This is the common term for solicitors that work to win No Win No Fee compensation for their clients.
The term is quite literal in that the solicitor will not take legal fees from the claimant they are supporting if their claim is unsuccessful. If you’re considering getting legal help but you’re worried about the usual expense involved, a No Win No Fee service is designed to be accessible to you.
No Win No Fee lawyers will also not ask for any upfront payment. The outcome of your claim will influence whether or not you owe your solicitor anything.
How Much Do Solicitors Take As Part Of This Agreement?
With the question of fees in mind, the amount charged depends upon the solicitor themselves but there is a legally-capped limit. No Win No Fee solicitors often take 25% (the maximum allowed) from the final compensation amount.
What’s more, there is a range of government-backed schemes to ensure that the costs for the claimant are kept low, thanks to the Jackson Reforms.
In conclusion, a No Win No Fee arrangement allows for more accessible and fair services. To learn more about them, please read on or get in touch today.
What Is The Purpose Of A No Win No Fee Agreement?
So, the concept of a No Win No Fee agreement is to give the claimant some financial security when claiming. In a typical scenario, the accident victim would have to pay legal fees, including costs for the solicitor’s time and effort.
And all of this is without the guarantee that the claim is going to win. Then consider the possibility of extra costs if the matter only resolves through a court trial. With all that in mind, taking legal action could place great financial pressure on the claimant. Yet if they choose to avoid making a claim, they won’t receive justice in the form of compensation.
And that’s where a No Win No Fee solicitor becomes truly valuable. Because it removes the potential for the claimant to lose lots of money for a case that proves unsuccessful? Why?
Well, it’s because those handling No Win No Fee compensation claims only receive a payment if the case is successful. And to make things easier, our expert team will only handle claims that have a strong chance of winning.
In turn, this means that if we manage your case, you should feel confident about receiving compensation. But if for some reason, the case isn’t victorious, you still avoid paying a solicitor. So, it’s a win-win for No Win No Fee!
Read on for further details on how to claim with No Win No Fee solicitors.
What Is A Conditional Fee Agreement?
The term ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’ (often abbreviated to CFA) is the legal name for a No Win No Fee agreement. It applies to all types of personal injury compensation claims and can be found in British legislation as the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.
Though the 2013 revision of the law altered and updated many of the finer details of how CFAs work, the broader strokes of the agreement remain the same. This means that they still function on the basis that clients only pay their No Win No Fee solicitors’ legal fees if the claim is successful.
If the claim is unsuccessful, however, then legal fees will not be charged to the claimant. In a typical CFA, the percentage deducted from the final No Win No Fee compensation settlement by the solicitor will be agreed upon before any work begins on their case.
If you’d like to discuss how our panel of personal injury solicitors could help you claim, feel free to talk to our team today or read on to learn more.
Do I Need To Use No Win No Fee Solicitors Near Me?
You shouldn’t feel confined to the use of local law firms if you wish to get legal help for your personal injury claim. Most successful claims services, including those offered by us at Legal Expert, can cover cases across the UK, regardless of where claimants are based.
Using our extensive network, we can also arrange a medical assessment local to your postcode. Also, If you need physiotherapy treatment, this could happen locally for you, making your recovery period as seamless as possible.
How Much Can I Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor?
One of the most common questions we encounter from potential clients involves predicting their final No Win No Fee compensation amount accurately. With personal injury claims, however, this can be difficult.
Compensation can vary based on several factors, especially the severity of the injury. If you would like an estimation of your potential settlement amount, why not call us today and arrange a free legal consultation with one of our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors? Alternatively, check our free compensation calculator tool.
What Are The Time Limits For Making A No Win No Fee Compensation Claim?
To make a successful claim and receive compensation, it must usually begin within 3 years of the date of the incident. There are exceptions to the limitation periods in some cases. For instance, if a case involves a child under 18 or the victim lacks mental capacity to act independently, the limitation period becomes more flexible. The time limit for claiming can be frozen until the claimant is old enough or has enough mental capacity to start their own claim.
For cases where the claimant currently can’t claim on their own behalf, a litigation friend may be able to represent the claimant.
There are many reasons why you may wish to make an accident at work claim using a No Win No Fee agreement, such as sustaining an illness or injury. If you have been injured in your place of work and it wasn’t your fault, you could be owed compensation.
As per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, your employer must ensure that your workplace is safe and free from hazards as much as they reasonably can. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidelines on how this can be accomplished. If your employer is found to be in breach of HSE guidelines, they could be held liable for any damage that results.
Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common types of accidents at work, according to statistics provided by the HSE. Accidents can also be caused by dangerous machinery, particularly if they don’t receive regular maintenance checks.
Deciding to claim against your employer isn’t an easy decision to make. With this in mind, if you choose to make legal proceedings, you’ll likely want to reduce the risk involved and ensure that it’s successful. To do so, we recommend working with No Win No Fee solicitors.
Accidents that happen in a public place can involve a range of potentially liable parties. Factors such as whether the accident took place in a commercial or industrial area, the nature of the accident, and the severity of the resulting injury can dictate how you will need to approach a claim. If you hire a solicitor, you can dramatically reduce the hassle and stress of filing a claim. But what do you need to know about public injury cases?
Accidents in public places can be caused by the likes of spillages in supermarkets, leading to a slip, trip and fall, or they could be caused by a defective pavement, such as a raised paving stone. Generally, the defect on pavements has to be greater than 1 inch.
Working with the best No Win No Fee solicitors that England and Wales have to offer means that we can examine your claim and put everything in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 is one of the most relevant pieces of legislation in such cases. It protects members of the public and places a duty of care on the occupier of any public place.
To learn more about public liability claims and how you could make one with the assistance of our No Win No Fee lawyers, please contact our team.
Injuries and health concerns that arise as the result of substandard medical care can be incredibly serious. This is why many solicitors, including ourselves, offer No Win No Fee agreements in medical negligence claims.
Some examples of medical negligence include:
- Medical misdiagnosis
- Hospital negligence
- Dental negligence
- Cosmetic surgery – though this strays into personal injury law too
- Claims relating to negligent GPs and doctors
- Birth injuries
If you believe that your health has been negatively affected by the care you received from a medical professional, you may have a viable No Win No Fee compensation claim.
If it can be proved that the doctor, nurse or other party acted negligently and contravened their duty of care, we can help you file a medical negligence claim. Referring to No Win No Fee solicitors medical negligence cases can help ensure that you are heightening your chances of winning compensation.
Accidents on the road can be devastating. Any road traffic accident that results in damage is often suitable grounds for a personal injury claim to be made, as long as it can be proven that one or more parties acted negligently.
There have been some changes to the way that compensation is awarded due to The Whiplash Reforms. However, if your car accident claim is worth over £5,000, then you will likely be exempt from the changes.
Similarly, the reforms do not apply to road users other than drivers and passengers. So if you’re injured as a cyclist or pedestrian, you’d still be able to claim without having to worry about the changes to the law.
See our infographic showing the old and new laws here.
Our No Win No Fee road traffic accident solicitors are able to help with the following types of claims:
- Car accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Taxi accident claims
- Accidents involving pedestrians
- And hit and run accident claims
For No Win No Fee solicitors, road traffic accident claims are some of the most common types of cases. We have a considerable amount of experience in such matters, so please contact our team today and discuss what we can do to help you.
Examples of Compensation Payouts No Win No Fee Solicitors Can Help You Claim
To receive compensation, you need to prove that third-party negligence contributed to your injury. While you don’t need No Win No Fee solicitors to claim, they can help you in various ways, including collecting evidence to build your case.
There are two potential heads of claim in any personal injury claim. General damages relate to the psychological and physical injuries experienced due to the injury and the impact of them on your quality of life. Solicitors and lawyers use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to give you an estimate of your potential general damages compensation.
Some of the compensation brackets from the JCG are shown below. Please bear in mind that they only give an idea of what your claim may be worth. Every claim is unique and so, should your claim be successful, the amount received could differ to the ones below. These figures have been taken from the latest (sixteenth) edition, published in April, 2022.
|Injury Type||Severity||Compensation Bracket||Description|
|Brain||Moderately Severe||£219,070 to £282,010||The brain injury will cause a very serious disability. As such, there will be a constant need for professional help.|
|Pelvis and Hips||Severe (i)||£78,400 to £130,930||Injuries could include extensive pelvis fractures that can involve, for instance, lower back joint dislocation and a ruptured bladder.|
|General Psychiatric Damage||Severe||£54,830 to £115,730||The injured person’s prognosis will be very poor because of severe issues caused with the injured person’s ability to cope with everyday life.|
|Hand||(b)||£55,820 to £84,570||Significant loss of function is caused to both hands as well as cosmetic disability of a permanent nature.|
|Arm||(b)||£39,170 to £59,860||Injuries that result in a permanent and substantial disability. For example, serious forearm fractures to one or both arms.|
|Ankle||Severe||£31,310 to £50,060||Extensive period of treatment is required, which can involve a lengthy period in plaster.|
|Leg||Severe (iv)||£27,760 to £39,200||Moderate injuries including complicated or multiple fractures or crush injuries that are severe and generally affect a single limb.|
|Knee||Moderate (i)||£14,840 to £26,190||Potential knee injuries include torn meniscus or cartilage or ones that involve dislocation.|
|Hand||(q)||In the region of £24,990||Amputation of the terminal phalanges of the index and middle fingers. An injury like this can cause restriction of movement, scarring and grip impairment.|
|Wrist||(e)||In the region of £7,430||A Colles’ fracture that is uncomplicated.|
Special damages relate to the financial losses you’ve experienced because of the injury. Potential financial losses you can claim include loss of earnings, travel costs, healthcare costs and home adjustments needed because of the injury. It’s important to remember that you would need financial evidence to prove the value of the losses. This can include payslips, invoices, bank statements and receipts.
You may be wondering how you can find the best No Win No Fee solicitors for your claim. If so, our panel of solicitors are specialised in many different areas of personal injury law. They have years of experience meaning they can help you to navigate your claim. Contact us with the above details to find out if you could be connected to a solicitor from our panel.
As we’ve seen above, we can help with a variety of different types of claims. And you may be surprised to learn just how common accidents are. Let’s take a look at the latest statistics.
- According to the latest figures on reported road casualties published by the Department for Transport, road traffic accidents saw a 25% reduction in 2020, mainly due to the national lockdown. However, there were still 115,584 casualties of all severities, including 1,460 deaths.
- Sadly, 142 workers lost their lives in accidents at work during 2020/21 according to new figures on fatal injuries from the Health and Safety Executive.
- In terms of the rates of medical negligence claims, NHS Resolution revealed in their latest annual report that they spent £2.26 billion settling claims in 2020/21 alone. This was a reduction by around £120m.
Whether you need help from No Win No Fee solicitors about housing, a data breach, or an accident at work, you could benefit from the professional help of our team. To find out more about these types of claims, simply call our team today.
Are you eligible to work with No Win No Fee Lawyers?
All of our expert lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis. That means that if you have a valid claim, they could work with you under this arrangement too. There are no upfront costs or hidden fees if you enlist the services of one of our lawyers.
Not only can working with No Win No Fee solicitors make the process of claiming less stressful, but they can also offer you free legal advice during your claim.
Arrangements such as these are in place so that it’s possible anyone can afford to hire legal representation if they choose to make that decision. The financial risk of claiming in this way can be reduced when compared with other methods.
Below, you’ll find out how to get in touch with our advisors. They may be able to connect you to our best No Win No Fee injury lawyers if your claim is valid.
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In this penultimate section of our guide, we’ve included some extra resources and alternate guides that you may find useful:
Have you suffered mentally after an accident? Click the resource above to access NHS support.
This link is from a government website that has some useful information on claiming compensation.
This government page explains how to claim compensation yourself or if using a solicitor or claims management company.
Other Personal Injury Claims Guides:
- Accident at Work Claims
- How To Find No Win No Fee UK Solicitors
- How To Claim For An Injury Or Illness
- What Is The Maximum Weight Limit I Can Lift At Work?
- How To Get Compensation For A Slip, Trip Or Fall
- Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims Guide
- Passenger Car Accident Claims Guide
- How To Claim For Loss Of Earnings
- CICA Calculator – Criminal Injuries Compensation
- How Much Compensation For A Roundabout Accident Claim? Who Is At Fault?
- Industrial Deafness Claims
- I Slipped On Ice – Can I Claim Compensation?
- Birth Injury Claims Guide
- Who Is Liable In A Multi-Car Pile Up?
- How To Claim When Hit By An Uninsured Driver
- Care Home Claims Guide
- Cut Finger At Work Compensation Guide
- How Much Compensation For A Finger Amputation?
- Burn Injury Claims Guide
- Can I Sue Employer For Negligence Leading To Injuries?
- How To Claim For Airbag Injuries
- To learn more about accident abroad claims, please read this article.
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We hope you now have a greater understanding about making a claim with the help of No Win No Fee solicitors. If you have any questions, please get in contact.