No Win No Fee Compensation
Since legal aid was abolished for personal injury cases, no win no fee compensation claims have helped many thousands of people get the compensation they are entitled to following an accident that wasn’t their fault. At Injuries Direct the vast majority of the claim types that we manage for injured victims are done so on a no win no fee basis.
‘No win no fee’ is a phrase used on many television adverts and this has helped to raise awareness of people’s entitlement to make a compensation claim if they have been injured unfairly or unnecessarily by something or somebody else. It also means that people who once may not have been able to afford legal representation now has as much chance of securing a no win no fee compensation sum as anybody else.
No Win No Fee Compensation – The Facts
No win no fee compensation claims are known in legal terms as a Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA). This is a contract between you as the injured party and your compensation claim solicitors which sets out terms stating that you won’t be liable for any legal fees whether you win or lose your case.
In a successful case, your solicitor’s costs are usually recovered from the losing side. These fees are charged to them separately to any compensation you receive.
If the case is not successful, a claimant will be protected from having to pay any legal costs by the solicitor’s After the Event insurance (ATE). Solicitors take this out on behalf of their clients when legal proceedings are likely.
No Win No Fee Compensation Claim Types
Most of the claims that we deal with at Injuries Direct are done so on a no win no fee compensation basis. These include:
- Road Traffic Accident Compensation
- Whiplash Compensation
- Car Accident Compensation
- Accident at Work Compensation
- Personal Injury Compensation
- Public Liability Compensation
Unfortunately not all of the cases that we deal with qualify for a no win no fee compensation claim. Clinical negligence compensation cases are often dealt in this way but it is worth checking with us as different solicitors prefer to work in different ways depending on your clinical negligence claim type. Where a conditional fee agreement is not available here, the case can be covered by government-funded legal aid.
Claims for criminal compensation, i.e. for physical assault and injuries caused by violent acts can be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority whilst uninsured driver claims are made to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. Both are government-run organisations that were set up especially to deal with these types of compensation claim. Usually the amount you can be awarded from these bodies is non-negotiable and done so on band levels depending on the severity of the injuries and damage caused.
Making a No Win No Fee Compensation Claim
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault contact Injuries Direct for free, professional claims advice. Our friendly claims handlers will discuss your accident with you in a caring, sympathetic manner, before advising you further as to whether you may be able to make a no win no fee compensation claim for your case type. Following this, we will look at passing on your details to the solicitor on our panel who we believe is best equipped to deal with your claim.