No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 4th May 2023. If you are eligible to make a personal injury claim, a No Win No Fee solicitor could help you with your particular claim. To be eligible to make a claim, you will need to prove that your injury was directly caused by someone breaching the duty of care they owed you.
bb Within this guide, we will explain what a No Win No Fee agreement is and the benefits of funding a solicitor’s work with one. Additionally, we will discuss the criteria that must be met to make a personal injury claim in more detail. Furthermore, we will explore the evidence you could use to help support your claim.
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- What Are No Win No Fee Agreements?
- Who Could Benefit From A No Win No Fee Agreement?
- What Evidence Do You Need For No Win No Fee Claims?
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A Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) is a type of No Win No Fee agreement and is a way of funding the work of a solicitor when making a claim. Some of the benefits of claiming with a solicitor who offers this type of agreement include:
- You are not required to pay any upfront fees for the solicitor’s service.
- Additionally, you are not obligated to pay them any ongoing fees for their services during the process of your claim.
- If the claim is successful, your solicitor will deduct a success fee from your compensation award. (We will discuss this success fee in more detail later in this guide).
- However, if the claim is not successful, you are not required to pay your solicitor for their services.
If you are making a personal injury claim, one of our experienced solicitors could help you with your case. They may also offer you a CFA if they decide to take on your claim.
What Percentage Could A No Win No Fee Solicitor Charge?
As stated above, when claiming with a No Win No Fee solicitor, you will pay them a success fee if they succeed with your claim.
Success fees are a legally capped percentage deducted from your compensation award. For CFA’s, the amount is capped at 25%. However, your solicitor could offer you a lower percentage than this.
Contact our advisors today to receive free legal advice for your potential claim. Furthermore, they could answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury claim.
You could benefit from a No Win No Fee agreement if you are making a personal injury claim following an accident at work, in a public place, or on the road. However, no matter how you suffered your injury, you will need to prove that your injury was directly caused by someone else breaching their duty of care.
You are owed a duty of care in various situations, such as:
- In the workplace – Per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, your employer owes you a duty of care. They must take reasonable steps to ensure their employees’ safety whilst in the workplace. If they were to breach this duty, an accident could occur.
- In public – Per the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, anyone in control of a public space must take the necessary steps to ensure your reasonable safety when using that space for its intended purposes. If they fail to adhere to this duty of care, you could become injured in an accident, such as a slip, trip or fall.
- On the road – Pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers are all considered as road users and owe each other a duty of care. Per this duty, they must use the roads responsibly and follow the rules in the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code. If another road user were to breach their duty of care, you could become injured in a road traffic accident.
Not all injuries that result from an accident at work, in public or on the roads will mean a personal injury claim is eligible. Sometimes people are injured in accidents that are the fault of no one and in these cases, no claim can be made. To make a personal injury claim you must have proof of negligence.
If you can prove that you were injured due to someone else breaching their duty of care, you could make a claim. Providing enough sufficient evidence could help support your chances of a successful claim. Some examples include:
- A completed accident report book (if applicable).
- CCTV footage, videos or photographs of the accident.
- A police report (if applicable).
- Eyewitness’ contact details.
- A copy of your medical records confirming your injury and the treatment you’ve received for it.
Contact our advisors today to see how one of our experience No Win No Fee solicitors could help you gather evidence for your claim. Additionally, our advisors could inform you whether you could be eligible to make a claim.
Following a successful claim, the pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injury could be compensated with general damages.
We have used the compensation guidelines stated in the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) when producing the table below. Many legal professionals, such as lawyers, use this document to help them value claims as it lists compensation brackets for various types of injuries, both mental and physical.
However, it should be noted that the specific factors affecting your claim could impact the compensation you receive. Therefore, only use this table as a guide.
|Paralysis||Paraplegia||Life expectancy, degree of independence, and other factors could affect how much is awarded.||£219,070 to £284,260|
|Amputation of Arms||Loss of One Arm (iii)||Phantoms pains caused by an amputation through the forearm is applicable for the higher end of this bracket.||£96,160 to £109,650|
|Brain Damage||Moderate (iii)||A slight risk of epilepsy, with memory and concentration affected and the ability to work reduced.||£43,060 to £90,720|
|Psychiatric Damage||Moderately Severe||There will have been significant issues dealing with working and social life (among other factors). However, the prognosis is optimistic.||£19,070 to £54,830|
|Pelvis and Hips||Moderate (i)||A significant hip or pelvis injury with no great future risk and no major permanent disability.||£26,590 to £39,170|
|Back||Moderate (ii)||The muscles and ligaments in the back have been disturbed due to frequently encountered back injuries.||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Foot||Moderate||A permanent deformity and continuing symptoms due to displaced metatarsal fractures.||£13,740 to £24,990|
|Neck||Moderate (iii)||The injury may have exacerbated or accelerated a pre-existing condition by less than 5 years.||£7,890 to £13,740|
|Leg||Less Serious (iii)||Some ongoing minor symptoms due to a simple tibia or fibula fracture, such as dull aching.||Up to £11,840|
|Shoulder||Minor (i)||A soft tissue injury in the shoulder that fully recovers in less than 2 years.||£4,350 to £7,890|
How Special Damages Could Also Compensate You
Furthermore, special damages could compensate you for the financial losses you’ve experienced due to your injury. You could be compensated for:
- A loss of earnings.
- Travel costs.
- Home adaptations.
- Medical expenses.
However, you will need to prove that these losses were directly related to your injury. Additionally, you must provide sufficient evidence of these losses, such as bank statements, receipts, and payslips.
Do not hesitate to contact our advisors today. They could connect you with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors.
One of our advisors could inform you whether you may have the basis of a valid personal injury claim. If they believe you could, they may also connect you with one of our solicitors who could help support your case. They could help you with gathering evidence and arranging an independent medical assessment for your injuries. Furthermore, our solicitors generally work on the basis of a No Win No Fee for injury claims. If one of our solicitors agrees to take on your case, they may offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is a type of No Win No Fee agreement.
To find out more about personal injury claims and No Win No Fee solicitors, get in touch with our advisors. They can answer any queries you may have and give you free advice.
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For more articles by us about personal injury claims:
- How to make a personal injury claim for an accident in the street?
- Do I need to find the best personal injury solicitors near me?
- How to make a personal injury claim for depression.
Additional information is available at:
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – Health and safety statistics.
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – Our vision and mission.
- Think! – Road safety laws.
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