What Does ‘No Win, No Fee’ Mean For Injury Claims?
Posted on: May 11th, 2021
Whether you have suffered an accident at work in the north east or a road traffic accident, you will no doubt be wanting to look into the compensation which you may be entitled to.
The changes to your life will come at a cost and you deserve compensation however you may be worried about people able to afford solicitors. There are options out there for people who find themselves stuck with this problem. No win no fee solicitors are there to allow clients to claim for compensation no matter what financial issues they face. There are people who become skeptical of this approach as it seems too good to be true. So what does ‘no win, no fee’ actually mean?
What is ‘No Win, No Fee’?
The biggest stigma to legal battles is that it's expensive. However injury claims work a lot differently because you need personal compensation. No win no fee solicitors form a contract with you that says if your claim is unsuccessful, you do not have to pay them for their time. It’s as simple as that. Solicitors will take out an insurance claim to cover medical reports, court fees and any other expenses that will be needed to make said case.
What Happens If I Am Successful?
If there is a reasonable chance of you winning your case the more likely your case is to be taken on so there will be concern as to how to pay when this is all over. Before they even take your case on, solicitors will evaluate the likelihood of winning the case and will get a good idea of the rate of success. People think that when all is said and done they will be presented with a huge bill they will have to pay. Fortunately no win no fee solicitors will include their fee in the compensation you will receive from the persons or company responsible for the accident or injury. So in case of an accident at work the company that displayed the negligence to cause your injury will be held at fault.
Further advice on moving forward for anyone who may worry about needing free legal advice would be to join a trade union. Fearing you may be injured from an accident at work comes in most job sectors. Trade unions are put in place to make sure all members will receive free legal representation and will secure 100% compensation. Enquire around about joining your trade union as soon as possible as you never know when a life-changing accident could occur.
When you have found yourself in a challenging time and the cost of how these events will affect you will alway be looming over you, you may feel as if you have to miss out on compensation because of hearsay on the price of good legal representation. There are lawyers out there ready for these situations and have your best interest in mind when looking at making claims. Lawyers will go out of their way to make sure you have the opportunity to get what you deserve if there is a reasonable chance of you getting said compensation. Make sure you are informed of what is available to you when you find yourself in these situations where you feel you have lost something at someone else's fault. Be prepared in the workplace by joining a trade union making sure free legal representation is available to if the unfortunate does happen. Never let an accident take your world away from you.
If you would like any further advice then get in touch with our expert team today here at Atha & Co.