A no win no fee compensation claim means just what it says: if we don't win your personal injury claim we won't ask you to pay for our work.
It is a common method of funding a personal injury claim where no legal fees need to be paid until your case is won and compensation is received.
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When you enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement with us, as long as you comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement (which you will readily be able to do), the agreement will protect you from financial risk in the event you lose your claim.
You will not have to pay for our legal work.
You will be awarded compensation from the opponent and we will charge a success fee for the work we've undertaken on your claim.
Previously this success fee would have been paid by the opponent, however since April 2013 a change in the law means this is no longer possible and is therefore now payable by you.
The success fee is a percentage of the billable work we've undertaken on your claim and is paid via a deduction from the compensation you are awarded at the conclusion of your claim. While the amount can vary depending on the complexity of your claim, the amount we deduct can never be more than 25% of the compensation (damages) you receive for pain, suffering, loss of amenity and past losses.
If suitable legal expense insurance is not in place you may be at risk of having to pay your opponent's costs and any expenses incurred on your behalf, such as court fees, expert reports etc. Insurance is available to protect you against such risks and the cost of this insurance must be paid at the conclusion of the claim if successful. This payment, as with the success fee is deducted from the compensation you receive.
A first class personal injury service requires the involvement of various experts and evidence gathering, all handled by a highly experienced team of litigators and solicitors. Delivering this comprehensive legal service comes at a cost, so the financial risk of pursing any no win no fee personal injury claim can be great.
Therefore in all types of claim we carry out a risk assessment and the relevant Success Fee reflects the risks associated with pursuing your claim type. The risks to any claim include factors such as:-
While every personal injury claim is unique, our no win no fee lawyers will explain the funding arrangement we intend to use from the outset, giving complete clarity. If anything changes during the course of your claim we'll tell you straight away and give you clear options on how to proceed.
Our clients are at the centre of everything we do. This not only includes delivering a comprehensive compensation claim but also ensuring we minimise the risks involved with the legal process.
Complete an online claim enquiry and one of our team will contact you to assist, or you can call us free on 08000 93 00 94.
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