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No Win No Fee personal injury claims

If you've been injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Is the thought of ending up with a big legal bill off-putting? The vast majority of Slater and Gordon client's claim injury compensation on a No Win No Fee basis.

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No Win No Fee personal injury compensation

Slater and Gordon is one of Britain's leading personal injury claims firms, so we can help you to receive the compensation you deserve. Call Slater and Gordon on freephone 0330 041 5869 or contact us online to get in touch with one of our legal experts today.

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What is No Win No Fee?

The legal term ‘No Win No Fee’ usually relates to a contract you have with your lawyers which states that if you don't win your case, you won't have to pay any legal costs, so there's no financial risk to you. No Win No Fee contracts can usually be in the form of Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), Contingency Fee Agreements (CCFAs) or Damages Based Agreements (DBAs).​​

How do No Win No Fee claims work?​

Basically, they allow you to pursue an injury compensation claim secure in the knowledge that if the claim is unsuccessful, you won't owe us any money. So it's really just a way of helping you to seek rightful compensation, without taking any financial risks.

What can I use a No Win No Fee agreement for?

While we're happy to discuss No Win No Fee agreements for all sorts of cases, they usually involve some sort of injury. It doesn't matter whether your injury happened at work or in the street, or as the result of anything from a road accident to a food poisoning incident.

Some of the most common types of injury we can help you claim for on a No Win No Fee basis include:

Will you act for me on a No Win No Fee basis?

We handle the vast majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis as we have the experience to know when you have a strong case and a lot of confidence in our own abilities to succeed.

So, if you've been injured and someone else was either fully or partly to blame, we'll be happy to talk to you about claiming on a No Win No fee basis.

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What happens if I lose a No Win No Fee compensation claim?

A No Win No Fee agreement covers you from having to pay your legal fees should you lose your case. This means in the event that you did lose your case, you wouldn't be charged any legal fees.

In most cases, when funding your case through a No Win No Fee agreement, we also take out an insurance policy known as 'After the Event insurance' (ATE) on your behalf to cover any additional costs, such as court fees and medical fees. Again, if you did lose your case, you wouldn't have to pay the premium of this policy, meaning you will not have to pay a penny.

An exception to this rule would be if it was found that you'd acted dishonestly or maliciously in making the claim or if you're found in breach of your agreement with us. In this case, you might be liable to pay costs.

We always ensure that you have the full facts straight from the very beginning.

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How much will my solicitor get paid if I win?

In cases of personal injury, other than whiplash claims valued at under £5,000 (see below for whiplash claims), if you win your case, the insurer of those to blame for your injury or illness will pay your legal costs. The amount of legal costs we charge depends on how many hours of work had been undertaken in order to win the case. They will also pay disbursements, which are any additional expenses such as court fees and medical expert fees. It could be a straightforward case which takes several months to come to a conclusion, or it could be a complex case with serious injuries which takes several years.

When lawyers take on cases on a No Win No Fee basis, they run the risk that if the case is lost, they won't get paid for any of the work they've done. This is why if the claim is successful and you receive compensation, law firms can charge a fee, known as a success fee. We like to agree a success fee at the start of any No Win No Fee claim and it's usually a small percentage of the compensation you receive.

There are certain cases where we don't charge a success fee, for example, if you have an asbestos related illness. There are also certain organisations where members of those organisations are not charged a success fee, such as Cycling UK and a number of Trade Unions. If you are a member of an organisation, please tell your solicitor so we can advise whether you're eligible.

How much will my solicitor get paid if I win a whiplash claim valued under £5,000?

If your claim is for whiplash injuries which are valued at less than £5,000 for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (quality and enjoyment of life) legal fees won't be paid by the insurer of the driver at fault for the accident. If you choose legal representation with Slater and Gordon, your claim will be made through micase Road Traffic Accident, a self-serve platform which enables you to access expert legal advice and representation without the risk of being left out of pocket.

These cases will run on a No Win No Fee basis so if you win your case, we'll charge you 25% of your compensation. If you lose your case, you'll not be charged, so there's no financial risk.

Why choose Slater and Gordon for a No Win No Fee claim?

Slater and Gordon will provide a sympathetic, professional and honest approach to people who come to us with personal injury claims.

We're one of Britain's biggest specialist injury claims firms, with offices in most major cities filled with some of the country's finest lawyers.

When you've suffered a personal injury, you need experts you can talk to and trust. Contact our solicitors about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim on 0330 041 5869 or online here.

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