The Definition Of No Win No Fee Agreements

No Win No Fee agreements are common practice in personal injury claims. They offer people a means to legal assistance without the traditional concerns of upfront costs.

No Win No Fee Agreements guide

No Win No Fee Agreements guide

With this kind of agreement, there are no upfront or ongoing solicitor fees;  your solicitor’s costs will be covered by a deducted percentage of the compensation if your claim is successful. These agreements can be offered in many different types of personal injury claims

Claiming on a No Win No Fee basis can be beneficial to people who’ve suffered financially and physically in an accident resulting from negligence and are seeking compensation. 

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  1. What Are No Win No Fee Agreements? 
  2. Accident Scenarios Leading To Serious Injuries 
  3. How Do I Begin A No Win No Fee Claim? 
  4. Estimating Compensation For A Personal Injury Claim 
  5. Are No Win No Fee Agreements Cheaper? 
  6. More Information About No Win No Fee Agreements 

What Are No Win No Fee Agreements?

If you’re injured in an accident caused by negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for the harm caused by you. You may wish to use a solicitor in your claim but be concerned about the costs usually associated with legal representation. 

No Win No Fee agreements are a way to remedy this. This is a way of funding legal representation that you might be offered by a solicitor. 

They’re conditional fee agreements, which mean that they set out the conditions that your solicitor needs to meet before being paid. You will only be expected to pay your solicitor in the event that your claim is a success.

If the claim were to be unsuccessful and no compensation awarded, there would be no fee. To find out more, get in touch with our team today. 

Accident Scenarios Leading To Serious Injuries

There is legislation that outlines the duty of care owed to you in a number of different scenarios. This includes while at work, in public and on the roads. 

In the workplace, the duty of care falls to your employer. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, your employer has to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety while at work. 

On the road, all road users owe one another a duty of care. This is set out in the Road Traffic Act 1988. In addition to this, the Highway Code outlines the things that road users are expected to do to keep themselves and others safe. 

When you’re in a public place, you’re owed a duty of care by the party in control of the space (known as the “occupier”. They need to take reasonably practicable steps to reduce the risk of injury to those who use the space for the intended purpose. This is set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957

The negligent actions of someone who owed you a duty of care that leads to an injury could entitle you to compensation. 

You can contact one of our advisers now to discuss whether the circumstances of your injury could entitle you to make a claim. Our advisors can also explain No Win No Fee agreements in greater detail. 

How Do I Begin A No Win No Fee Claim? 

Evidence is an important aspect of making a claim. You may be wondering how to prove a personal injury claim

Any information or evidence you have surrounding the accident can be used to prove a breach. Some evidence you could provide includes: 

  • Medical records. You should always seek medical attention if you’ve been injured in an accident, as this will give you the best chance of making a full recovery. Furthermore, this will generate medical reports that can be used to support your claim for compensation. This could include details of any treatment you’ve required or information on your projected prognosis. 
  • In the instance of a workplace accident, you could provide correspondence that shows you alerting your employer or manager of a concern. This could demonstrate they were aware of it and had not implemented measures to minimise the risk. 
  • The contact details of any witnesses. They could provide a statement at a later date. 
  • Pictures or recordings of the accident or of the circumstances that led to it happening. 
  • Any police reports or findings from investigations into the cause of your accident, for example, if you’re involved in a road traffic accident with an untraced driver. 

 It’s advised to maintain information pertaining to your injury as you recover. This could be in the form of daily notes about the effects it has had on you in your life or detailed records of the costs you’ve incurred. Personal injury solicitors working under No Win No Fee agreements might be able to help with the collection of evidence to support a claim. 

Estimating Compensation For A Personal Injury Claim 

The value of the compensation you might be awarded will depend on the circumstances of your accident and subsequent injuries. The compensation awarded might consist of two different “heads” of claim.

The first of these is general damages. This is the compensation awarded to you for any injuries you have suffered. 

The Judicial College Guidelines gives you an idea of what general damages could be awarded. These are guideline compensation brackets based on previous compensation awards.   

We have included some of these guideline brackets below: 

Brain Damage: Moderate (i)Moderate to severe affects to sight, speech and personality£140,870 to £205,580
Brain Damage: Less SevereGood recovery made but not all normal functions will have been restored£14,380 to £40,410
Chest Injuries: (b)Traumatic injury to chest causing permanent damage£61,710 to £94,470
Chest Injuries: (f)Collapsed lung wherein a full recovery is made£2,060 to £5,000
Loss of One Eye (d) Total loss of one eye. £51,460 to £61,690
Elbow: Less Severe Where function is impaired but any significant disability is not major. £14,690 to £30,050
Neck Injuries: Severe (ii)Serious fractures or damage£61,710 to £122,860
Neck Injuries: Moderate (i)Fractures or dislocations that may require surgery£23,460 to £36,120
Leg Injuries: Severe (ii)Permanent mobility issues£51,460 to £85,600
Leg Injuries: Less Serious (i)Fractures that don't fully heal or serious injuries to the soft tissue£16,860 to £26,050

The second potential head of your compensation claim is special damages. If you’ve suffered any financial losses from the injury, whether in the way of expenses you’ve incurred or financial opportunities you have missed out on, you could claim special damages to receive this back. 

Special damages can be requested to cover: 

  • Costs towards treatment or care 
  • Travel to and from medical appointments
  • Modifications to your home due to your new condition 
  • Physiotherapy or other recovery measures 

As long as the cost was incurred as a direct result of the injury, you can seek to claim it under special damages. 

For any more information about what costs can be included in your claim, you can contact one of our advisers to begin discussing your case. They may also be able to discuss No Win No Fee agreements at greater length. 

Are No Win No Fee Agreements Cheaper? 

A No Win No Fee agreement is beneficial as it allows you to access legal representation without any upfront costs. 

A personal injury solicitor can offer comprehensive guidance and support. They are experienced in dealing with claims and can represent you and help you in every part of the process, including in the event that the case goes to court. 

Getting experienced help can ensure that all aspects of your claim are addressed. You cannot make two claims, so it’s important that all aspects of your compensation are included when you claim initially. 

A No Win No Fee agreement means that you will not be left with large legal fees with no guarantee of compensation. There is nothing to pay upfront or as the claim progresses, and you don’t pay your lawyer anything if your claim is lost. 

If your claim is a success, your solicitor will deduct a legally capped percentage of your compensation as a success fee. 

For more information on No Win No Fee agreements, get in touch with an advisor. They could connect you with a solicitor from our panel if your claim is valid.

Get In Touch To Ask About A No Win No Fee Agreement 

Our advisers are available for any questions you might have about No Win No Fee agreements and can be reached via: 

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  • Our contact page where you can leave your details for an adviser to reach out to you 

More Information About No Win No Fee Agreements 

The Ministry of Justice gives information on the pre-action protocols for a personal injury claim. 

The government website offers a guide on how to request CCTV footage of any injury you’ve been involved in. 

The NHS offers information on how to request health records

Check out more of our personal injury claims guides below:

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