This guide will explain the benefits of making No Win No Fee claims. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that came about because a duty of care was breached, you may be able to claim. Our guide will provide examples of when you may be able to claim and aim to give you a better understanding of the personal injury claims process.
If you have any questions about claiming with a No Win No Fee agreement, our advisors will be more than happy to help. They provide free legal advice, are available 24/7 and can even tell you your claim eligibility in just a few minutes.
Furthermore, they can connect you with a solicitor from our panel who can work your case on a No Win No Fee basis. Contact them using the details below.
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- Explaining Personal Injury Claims
- The Importance Of Proving Negligence For No Win No Fee Claims
- What Are No Win No Fee Claims And How Do They Differ From General Claims?
- No Win No Fee Statistics
- How To Calculate Compensation In A No Win No Fee Claim
- Why You May Wish To Work With A No Win No Fee Solicitor
- Contact Us Today About No Win No Fee Claims
A personal injury claim is when you claim compensation for an injury caused by third-party negligence. This is where someone who has a duty of care towards you (meaning they’re responsible for ensuring your safety) breaches this duty and you’re injured as a result.
There are many different types of personal injury claims that can be made. These include things like accident at work claims and claims for injuries sustained in road traffic accidents (RTA). You could also experience a slip or fall that injures you at work or in public.
Through the claims process, you can potentially claim for many different types of injuries. This can include physical injuries, including things like fractures, head injuries and dislocations. However, you can also be compensated for psychological damage including anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. The amount you could receive from No Win No Fee claims depends on the extent of the injury and how badly it has affected your quality of life.
If you have questions about how a No Win No Fee agreement works, please call us to speak to one of our advisors. They offer free legal advice and are available at any time that suits you. Contact us today using the details above.
Whether you’re claiming for an accident at work or a road traffic accident, the vital element to receiving compensation is proving third-party negligence.
Certain third parties have a duty of care towards you. For example, every road user in Great Britain has a duty of care, as clarified in The Highway Code. Therefore, if another road user injures you because they breached this duty, you may be able to claim compensation.
Similarly, if you’re in a public space, the person in control of the space owes you a duty of care. This is set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Your employer’s duty of care towards you is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
With that in mind, the below three conditions need to apply for you to potentially receive compensation:
- The third party had a duty of care towards you
- Their actions resulted in a breach of this duty
- This breach caused your injury or worsening condition
You may need evidence to prove that negligence led to your injuries. This could include photographs, witness details, CCTV footage and copies of medical scans.
Another important thing to consider in the personal injury claims process is the time limit that applies. Usually, you have three years in which to start your claim. This is established in The Limitation Act 1980.
However, some exceptions do apply. If you want to see whether you’re still within the time limit to claim, why not speak to one of our advisors today? If you’re within the time limit to start a claim, you could be connected with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.
You may want to know more about how a No Win No Fee claim works. No Win No Fee claims mean that you wouldn’t have to pay legal fees to your solicitor if your claim is unsuccessful.
It also means that:
- You won’t have to pay any legal fees upfront or during the claims process.
- There are no hidden costs or charges. One of the benefits of making a No Win No Fee agreement is that all potential costs are explained to you at the beginning of your claim.
- You would have to pay a success fee to your personal injury solicitor in the event of a successful claim. This is taken from your compensation after you’ve received your settlement. The success fee is legally capped, meaning that you always get the majority of the compensation that’s paid to you.
- You could agree on a pre-arranged payment to your solicitor. This could be agreed upon at the beginning of the claims process.
No Win No Fee claims also mean that you don’t have to pay for things like medical expert fees and other legal costs.
The Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) is a part of the Department of Work and Pensions. They recover benefits that are awarded to people who have been injured and who later make successful personal injury claims. In some cases, benefits are paid to the claimant due to their injuries, only for them to then make a successful claim.
In this instance, the CRU then requests that the claimant return the benefits payments. As such, a case registered through the CRU is one where initial benefit payments are requested due to a double payment. The value of the benefits will be deducted from your compensation award.
As you can see, from 2020 to 2021, 14,485 clinical negligence cases were registered, while 45,687 employer negligence and 51,286 public liability cases were. Additionally, there were over 283,000 employer negligence cases across the four-year sample size above, over 300,000 public liability cases, and over 64,000 clinical negligence cases registered.
These are all cases that could have come about as a result of successful No Win No Fee claims. Call our team today, and we’ll be able to confirm if you’re eligible to potentially receive compensation.
Many aspects can determine the potential compensation amount from No Win No Fee claims. There are two heads of claim that you could potentially receive compensation through for a breach of duty.
- General damages: This relates to the psychological and physical pain caused. The amount you could receive depends on the severity of the injury and how badly it’s impacted you.
- Special damages: This relates to the financial losses suffered from the injury. Therefore, a claim could include compensation for the loss of earnings caused by things like the cost of medical care and travel costs.
However, when claiming, there’s one important thing to remember: you won’t receive any special damages compensation if you don’t receive compensation for general damages. This is because, by not receiving general damages compensation, the court has deemed that the third party in question was not liable for your injuries.
Guidelines from the Judicial College helps determine the amount of compensation for general damages you could receive from No Win No Fee injury claims. They’ve done this by analysing previous payouts, relating them to the injury that the settlement was awarded for. With that in mind, they’ve been able to build compensation brackets.
A list of injuries and compensation brackets relating to them have been included below. The Judicial College provided these figures. However, it’s important to note that this information can only provide you with a potential estimate.
|Type of Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Jaw (i)||£28,610 to £42,730||A case in this bracket would result in permanent consequences and prolonged treatment caused by very serious multiple jaw fractures. Symptoms include paraesthesia, severe pain and the risk of arthritis in the joints.|
|Toe||£9,010 to £12,900||Serious toe injuries in this bracket include multiple or crush fractures to two or more toes as well as serious injuries to the great toe. Potential permanent symptoms include pain, discomfort and sensitive scarring.|
|Foot||£78,800 to £102,890||To have an injury in this bracket means that it must cause severe pain on a permanent basis or a really serious permanent disability. This includes serious exacerbation of a current back problem or loss of a substantial portion of the heel restricting movement.|
|Wrist||£44,690 to £56,180||Injuries in this bracket lead to completely losing the functionality of your wrist.|
|Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips||£36,770 to £49,270||Many injuries are contained within this bracket, including a fracture causing the bone to degenerate.|
|Shoulder||£11,980 to £18,020||Injuries in this bracket include shoulder dislocation and damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus leading to neck and shoulder pain.|
|Reproductive System: Male||£52,620 to £66,970||Injuries in this bracket cause uncomplicated sterility without impotence and without any aggravating aspects for a young man that doesn't have children.|
|Chest||£61,710 to £94,470||An injury in this bracket would lead to an injury of a traumatic nature to lung(s), chest and/or heart causing functional impairment and permanent damage.|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||£56,180 to £94,470||Cases in this bracket result in permanent damage with effects preventing the injured person from working or being able to function anywhere close to the pre-trauma level.|
|Brain||£85,150 to £140,870||Cases in this bracket would lead to a moderate to modest deficit on an intellectual level with a greatly reduced ability to work.|
There are several practical benefits to using No Win No Fee solicitors. Firstly, agreeing to have your case worked on a No Win No Fee basis can reduce the financial strain of having legal representation for your claim. This is because the solicitor will take any legal fees from your claim out of your compensation once you receive your settlement.
Secondly, another thing to consider is that, with any No Win No Fee or conditional fee agreement, the solicitor views your claim as having a good chance of success. This is because they only get paid once you get your compensation.
Our advisors offer free legal advice, are available 24/7 and can answer any questions or queries about the personal injury claims process that you might have. Additionally, they can tell you your claim eligibility, provide you with an estimate and put you through to a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.
They will work hard to make sure they provide you with the best service possible. Their expertise and experience could result in you receiving thousands of pounds in compensation. Don’t delay – use the details below to contact us today.
- Call us using the phone number above
- Use our website to claim online
- Use the Live Chat window that’s now on your screen
Further No Win No Fee Resources
To learn more about personal injury claims, please use the below links.
Visit the NHS website for medical guidance about broken bones.
Do you want to know about road traffic accident statistics for Great Britain? If so, visit The Department for Transport website to learn more.
Read the guide on the Government website to learn about other methods of attempting to receive compensation after an accident.
We also have a bunch of guides on personal injury claims which you can read below:
- Learn more about personal injury claims
- Different types of personal injury claims
- Road traffic accident claims explained
- Time limits in personal injury claims
- Accident at work claims
- How to find quality personal injury solicitors
- No Win No Fee agreements in personal injury claims
- How to claim compensation for slip, trip and fall accidents
- Personal injury claims against the local council
- How to make a manual handling injury claim
- I was struck by a moving object at work, can I make a claim?
- How to claim compensation for an accident in a public place
- How to prove a personal injury claim
- How can cycling accident solicitors help me?
- How to claim for an accident on public transport
- Fatal accident claims
- Fatal car accident claims – can you get compensation?