What is a no win no fee compensation claim?
Since Legal Aid was abolished for personal injury claims in 2000, the conditional fee agreement has been a welcome addition to the legal system for many who wish to pursue compensation claims after being involved in non-fault accidents.
The conditional fee agreement has become known as "no win no fee" but many are unsure of what the no win no fee agreement is exactly.
Some seem to think that no win no fee means that they won't have to pay out for anything if their claim is unsuccessful. Others are unsure whether they'll have to pay any fees if their claim is a success.
What no win no fee actually means is that you won't have to pay your own solicitor's fees if your compensation claim isn't a success. These fees are the hourly rate that your personal injury solicitor will charge for his/her legal services.
Will I have to pay for anything when I make a no win no fee compensation claim?
When you make a claim there are potentially more expenses to consider than just your solicitor's fees. These include your opponent's legal costs and both yours and your opponent's disbursements. Read more about disbursements.
You should bear in mind that when making a compensation claim under the no win no fee agreement you might still be responsible for paying for these other expenses.
However, when you make a claim through The Claim Solicitors you can rest assured that everything will be totally risk-free. We work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that, in the event your case is not successdul, you won't be charged a penny. This lets you focus on getting better, not worrying about money.
This is simply because, on your request, we will take out After-The-Event insurance for you.
What is after-the-event insurance?
After-The-Event insurance is a legal expenses insurance that can be taken out after an accident has taken place. The personal injury solicitor that we appoint you will take ATE insurance out on your behalf.
The Claim Solicitors will also take on the cost of your ATE premium, which can range from £75 to £5,000.
This legal expenses insurance essentially covers you for your own costs or disbursements as well as your opponent's costs and legal fees. Read more about legal expenses insurance.
What are costs or disbursements?
Costs and disbursements are the same thing - payments made by your solicitor to others on your behalf.
These payments may be for evidence that is vital to your case such as a police accident report, medical report, hospital records, GP records or an expert witness.
Disbursements also include court and counsel fees, in the event that your case goes to court, as well as the cost of your ATE insurance premium.
How do I go about finding a suitable compensation solicitor?
You don't have to worry about trawling through the phone book to find the most suitable personal injury solicitor to represent your case; The Claim Solicitors will take care of that for you.
When you contact us to tell us the details of your compensation claim we will appoint you the solicitor best suited to your case. For instance, if you've been involved in a non-fault car accident we'll find a solicitor who specialises in road accident claims to represent your case.
We'll also strive to appoint you a no win no fee solicitor who lives in your local area. This will come in handy if you find you'd prefer to talk the claims process over face to face.
Do all your solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis?
Our personal injury solicitors are highly experienced. They are all accredited by the Law Society. Most are even members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
They all work on a no win no fee basis.
So why is no win, no fee the way to go?
The fantastic thing about the no win no fee agreement is that anyone who has been involved in an accident that wasn't their fault, and has sustained personal injury as a result, can make a claim for the compensation that they deserve.
Legal Aid was means tested, but no win no fee is accessible to everyone. No matter where you live in the UK and how much money you earn you can make a no win no fee compensation claim.
Why choose The Claim Solicitors?
Why should you choose The Claim Solicitors? Well that's simple.
There's no risk when it comes to making a claim with us, as our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that in the event your claim is unsuccessful, you won't face any legal fees. That's what no win, no fee is all about.
Along with all this, our claim advisors offer fantastic customer service accompanied by a professional, compassionate approach.
Our personal injury solicitors boast an excellent claims success rate; they will talk you through the claims process in plain English and provide you with free legal advice.
If you'd like to make a no win, no fee personal injury compensation claim then get in contact with The Claim Solicitors today by contacting us online or by calling 0800 197 32 32.