No Win No Fee Solicitors
Our no win no fee solicitors specialise in helping victims of personal injury claim the compensation they deserve
What is a no win no fee claim?
Behind every claim for compensation is an individual who has suffered physically and emotionally, and may be facing drastic changes to their future. At The Compensation Experts, we believe everyone is entitled to justice.
A no win no fee* claim, also known as a conditional fee agreement, is a simple concept that essentially means that if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a penny in legal fees. You’ll only pay your solicitor a fee if you win your personal injury claim. If your lawyer takes on your case and you aren’t successful, you won’t pay them any legal fees.
As well as making legal support affordable, working with no win no fee solicitors reduces the financial risk associated with starting a compensation claim, meaning you can concentrate on getting back on track.
Top-quality legal support should be available to everyone. If you’re injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our no win no fee solicitors can help you claim any compensation you’re entitled to, putting justice within your reach.
How do no win no fee claims work?
Your solicitor will set up a conditional fee agreement with you. This is your contract with them and will set out what deductions they may take from your compensation award if you win your case. These deductions will typically include:
- An insurance premium for any legal protection required to handle your claim on a no win no win fee basis.
- A ‘success fee’ for winning the claim.
- Any shortfall in legal costs after the other side have contributed
However, you’ll only pay any previously agreed amount to your solicitor if you’re claim is successful.
How much will I have to pay if I win a no win no fee claim?
All of our third-party law firms offer a no win no fee service which means that you won’t pay a penny if they don’t win your case. Typically, customers pay 25% including VAT of the compensation amount that is recovered by our third-party law firms, although this is subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this. For example, you may be required to pay an additional fee for other costs such as after-the-event (ATE) insurance. Termination fees may apply.
What happens if my no win no fee claim is unsuccessful?
Providing you’re honest with the information you disclose and keep to the conditions of your agreement, if your claim is not successful then you won’t have to pay either your lawyer’s fees or those of the other party.
How long will my no win no fee claim take to resolve?
Unfortunately, there is no set time limit within which a compensation claim must be settled.
In general, the length of time your claim will take to resolve will depend on numerous factors, such as the severity of your injuries and whether or not the defendant admits, disputes, or outright denies liability for your accident. As a rule, the more complex your claim, the longer it will take to be resolved.
Your solicitor will be able to give you a rough time estimate based on the circumstances of your claim; however, most compensation claims will take an average of at least 6 months to be resolved.
Of course, like with any compensation claim, there are several things you can do in the aftermath of an accident to strengthen and expedite your no win no fee personal injury claim:
- Report your accident to the responsible body. This may be your employer, your local authority, or the owner or manager of the facility. An initial report may be made verbally, but you should always follow this up in writing and keep a copy of the report for yourself.
- Take photographs of the accident site and make notes of any other influencing conditions (e., whether it was raining or at night) that can help provide evidence for your claim.
- Take contact details from any witnesses who saw or heard your accident. Your lawyer may contact them in the future to provide information to substantiate your account. It’s also useful to have contact details of anyone you know of who has had an accident at the same location (e., a car crash on the same stretch of road or food poisoning after eating at a particular restaurant).
- Keep receipts for any expenses you have incurred as the result of your accident, such as transport costs, medical treatment (and reasonable private medical expenses), prescriptions, and if you’ve needed to replace personal items damaged in the accident.
- Maintain a daily account of how you feel both physically and emotionally, as well as any events related to your injury in the accident. This diary will be a useful record to show the impact your injury has had on your life.
What are the time limits for making a claim?
As with most standard compensation claims, you’ll have three years from the date of your injury to begin your claims process, though there are exceptions to this rule which can include:
- Industrial illness claims
- Medical negligence claims
- Claims involving children under the age of 18
- Claims where the victim lacks the mental capacity to pursue the claim by themselves.
With claims such as these, the time limit may be extended, cover a three year period from when the symptoms first appeared, or have no time limit at all.
Common types of claims
As the claimant, it’s your role to prove that you were injured in an act which was avoidable and caused, at least in part, by another party;
you can only make a personal injury claim if someone else was entirely or partially responsible.
Many of the claims we deal with were caused by a genuine error with absolutely no malicious intent. However, we also handle claims relating to criminal injury or those caused by medical or employer negligence.
A situation where you may be partially responsible is referred to as split liability or contributory negligence. While the vast majority of personal injury claims where one person is negligent are settled out of court, alleged split liability claims have a higher likelihood of going to court for a judge to make a ruling. Your solicitor can advise and support you if this happens.
Some common types of compensation are claims related to:
- Road traffic accidents (including car, motorcycle, and bicycle claims)
- Work-related accidents
- Accidents suffered in a public space
However, you can also claim for dog and animal attacks, trips, slips and falls, and sporting accidents to name a few. You can even claim compensation for a fatality suffered by a friend or family member.
Road traffic accident claims
Road traffic accident claims can include compensation for injuries such as whiplash and car accidents. We help victims obtain the necessary payment for their recovery and ensure that they don’t have to suffer financially just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It does not matter whether you are a driver, a passenger on public transport, riding a motorbike or bicycle, or a pedestrian, The Compensation Experts can assist you in getting the compensation you need.
Accidents at work and industrial illness claims
Even though some jobs are inherently risky, your employer still has a responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to keep you safe at work. For instance, you should be provided with the appropriate personal protective equipment if your work involves:
We help those whose employers have failed in their duty of care and who have either suffered an injury (i.e. from a fall from a height or working with faulty equipment) or developed an industrial illness due to working in poor conditions.
Get in touch today if you believe you have been affected by employer negligence.
Accident in a public space claims
The owner of any open area has an obligation to make sure it is a safe place to be. The law covers both council-owned schools, playgrounds, and pavements, as well as privately owned and run venues like shopping centres and restaurants. The Compensation Experts can let you know whether your claim is due to another party’s error and, if so, how to proceed if you decide to request payment for damages.
No win no fee reforms
In April 2013 the government brought in changes to no win no fee personal injury claims in England and Wales. These were called the Jackson Reforms. Before the reforms, the losing side’s insurers usually paid all the legal costs involved. This meant that if won your claim, you’d keep all the compensation awarded to you.
Today, solicitors can still offer a no win no fee service but it means that they may take out legal protection insurance and charge you a success fee if you win your case. But don’t worry there are no upfront charges and your solicitor will explain everything before you go ahead.
Our no win no fee injury solicitors will work hard to get you the most compensation possible, and as soon as they can, they’ll give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Of course, if you don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. For more information about personal injury lawyers and no win no fee, take a look at The Law Society.
How to get started with your no win no fee claim?
No one wants to be in a situation where they have to claim compensation but, when you’re unfairly injured through no fault of your own, it is important you have the right representation. At a time when you should be able to focus solely on your physical recovery, we help you to claim compensation that both:
- Covers related expenses
- Ensures you’re not faced with financial stress
The first step in the making of a successful personal injury compensation claim is verifying that you have grounds for one. Call The Compensation Experts now on 0161 413 8765 to speak with one of our advisors for a free, no-obligation discussion.
There is no point starting what can be a lengthy legal process only to find out several months down the line that your claim is likely to fail. They will ask the right questions about the circumstances around your accident and injury, to determine whether any no win no fee 100 percent compensation claim has a good likelihood of success.
From the moment you speak with one of our advisors and we pair you with one of our experienced partner lawyers (with some of the best no win no fee solicitors reviews in the country), to the time your claim is resolved and you receive the payment you deserve, we’ll do all we can to make you feel confident in your decision to choose The Compensation Experts.
If you don’t yet feel comfortable directly discussing your claim, fill in our online contact form and ask us to call at a time that suits you.
*Conditions may apply
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, our no win no fee solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
If you were a child at the time of the accident, you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every accident is different, the amount of compensation you could receive can vary. Contributing factors include the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and future losses.
We'll match you with the best no win no fee injury lawyers for your case, who will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making a claim, it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Working with the best no win no fee lawyers, we'll gather all the evidence and notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. Negotiating on your behalf, your solicitor will keep you up to date every step of the way.Find out more