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No Win No Fee claims

No Win No Fee solicitors

If you've been injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim compensation through our no win no fee solicitors. 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.

Meet our no win no fee experts

Many of our no win no fee solicitors are considered leaders in the field with a significant amount of expertise.

Tracey Benson, head of serious injury south

Tracey Benson

Head of Serious Injury - South

Matthew Tomlinson, our Head of Serious Injury in the North

Matthew Tomlinson

Head of Serious Injury - North

Expert profile of Richard Gaffney

Richard Gaffney

Principal Lawyer

Richard Crabtree

Richard Crabtree

Principal Lawyer

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No win no fee 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.

Experienced injury experts with no hidden fees

At Slater and Gordon, our no win no fee lawyers know that many people can feel daunted at the prospect of making an injury claim, and concerned about the costs and fees that this might involve.

If you’ve been injured because of the negligent actions of someone else, you don’t deserve to experience financial worries on top of this. Because of this, our way of working and our injury claims process are set up to ensure that there’s nothing for you to pay upfront, and there’s no financial risk if your no win no fee claim is unsuccessful.

We always take every step possible to ensure that our clients don’t suffer financially in any way because of their choice to pursue a claim for compensation. In fact, making a no win no fee claim with our legal experts can be the best way to ensure that you’re able to access the specialist treatment and rehabilitation that you need, without worrying about the costs mounting up.

What is no win no fee?

Also known as a conditional fee arrangement, no win no cee is an agreement between yourself and your solicitor which states that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay a fee for their services. There are no upfront costs either, making it one of the easiest ways to access legal services.

How do no win no fee claims work?

A no win no fee agreement means that you’ll only ever pay legal fees if your case is successful. This means that your solicitor will need to take out an insurance policy on your behalf, covering you for all legal costs in the event that your case is unsuccessful.

If you win your claim, the other side will pay the majority of your legal fees. A success fee will be taken from the compensation you are awarded, though this will only ever represent a fraction of the total sum.

What types of claims do we offer on a no win no fee basis?

No win no fee agreements cover a range of cases, usually involving some sort of injury. Whether you were injured at work, in a public place, or have been involved in a road traffic accident, our experts could help you make a compensation claim on a no win no fee basis.

Some of the most common scenarios resulting in a no win no fee claim, include:

How to make a no win no fee claim

If you’re looking to make a claim on a no win no fee basis, the first step is to get in touch with us for a free, confidential discussion about your claim. It helps to have access to as much evidence and information as possible during this discussion, including:

  • Copies of any receipts or relevant correspondence
  • The contact details of other parties involved in your incident
  • Photographs of the injuries you’ve sustained

Having this information to hand can help to speed the process along, though if you’re struggling or cannot access any documents, don’t worry; our experts will be on hand to help you through the process every step of the way. They’ll review the information you provide, and advise you on the best way forward, including all funding options.

Once it’s been established that you’d like to progress with your claim on a no win no fee basis, a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) or insurance policy will need to be signed, and your solicitor will be able to get to work on building your claim.

To take the first step of your no win no fee claim, talk to one of our legally trained experts today on 0330 041 5869.

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.

No win no fee settlement

The process of valuing a no win no fee injury claim is complex and requires the work of an experienced legal expert. Our personal injury specialists constantly strive to provide the best possible outcome for our clients, and will always carefully review and consider any settlement offers or negotiations before presenting them to you with their expert advice.

However, it’s important to remember that while our specialists always ensure to offer advice with your best interests in mind, including whether to accept a settlement, the final decision is always yours. If you’ve been offered a settlement amount in your no win no fee case, and don’t wish to accept this offer, we’re on hand and ready to take the next steps with you in progressing your claim and fighting for more.

We know that the prospect of your claim going to court can be a daunting idea, and it’s often the case that neither party wants the claim to progress in this way. However, if it does, your specialist solicitor will be with you every step of the way and will ensure that the process remains as stress free as possible.

Find out more about no win no fee claims

Our head of serious injury, Tracey Benson, explains how the no win no fee agreement works, explaining the process of a personal injury claim and what will happen if you lose your claim.

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Why choose Slater and Gordon for your no win no fee claim?

At Slater and Gordon, our specialist injury lawyers work with thousands of clients every year on a no win no fee basis. We have a dedicated team of lawyers who work on these claims every day, and approach every client with sympathy, professionalism, and honesty.

As one of the UK’s biggest specialist injury firms, we’re proud to represent clients across most major cities with some of the best lawyers in the country, who are regularly recognised in the leading legal publications.

Our experts were also nominated as finalists for Clinical Negligence Team of the Year in the Manchester Law Society Manchester Legal Awards 2022, and work with some of the best case managers and medical experts in the field.

In recent years, Slater and Gordon led the Paterson Litigation against disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson. This was headed by Emma Doughty, head of our medical negligence team, and principal lawyer Laura Preston. This was, and still is, the largest European litigation to occur against a single surgeon. The complex process took two years of work, and a final settlement was reached in for the sum of £37 million for our clients.

When you work with our experts, our specialist support doesn’t end at the conclusion of your no win no fee claim. You’ll always get the best possible care and assistance for your specific injuries throughout your claim, and we do our best to ensure that you have access to the right support services, and ongoing legal advice once your claim is settled.

Our personal injury experts work closely with our experienced Court of Protection team, who are there to support clients with diminished mental capacity, as well as their families, during and after their personal injury claim, for however long they need us.

We also have partnerships with a variety of amazing charities and organisations who offer specific and tailored support for those who’ve been affected by serious injuries.

For more information on these services, read more here.

Talk to us about your case

Call us now on:   0330 041 5869

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

No Win No Fee

We’re no win no fee specialists, meaning there’s no financial risk when making a claim for an accident at work or in a public place.

Talk to the experts

Our teams of legal experts specialise in representing those who’ve suffered injuries on a No Win No Fee basis.

Speed of delivery

As specialists in No Win No Fee accident claims, we’ll ensure your case is dealt with swiftly, whilst ensuring you receive the maximum compensation.

Your local law firm

We’re a reputable National law firm with expert lawyers in local areas across England, Scotland and Wales.

Speak to one of our no win no fee solicitors today

Call us now on:   0330 041 5869

Frequently asked questions

Are there other ways to fund my claim?

There are also several other funding options available for certain cases. These include:

Legal Aid: While not available in most personal injury claims, small amounts of cases where abuse has been suffered can be made using Legal Aid.

Insurance: Many policies for home, car, and travel insurance include legal expenses cover. This often comes as an extra cost, but it’s always best to check if it’s included in your policy, and whether it covers a claim for personal injury, before deciding to take legal action.

Trade Union: If you're a member of a Trade Union, you may be entitled to legal advice and representation as part of your membership subscription. We’ve been representing unions and their members for over nine decades and have developed bespoke legal services for members of a number of unions. The first step is to contact your Trade Union representative and learn more about your entitlements.

If you’re looking to make a personal injury claim and want to learn more about our no win no fee agreements, as well as other funding options, our legal experts are here to help.

What are the time limits for making a no win no fee claim?

As with all personal injury claims, the general deadline for making a no win no fee claim is 3 years after the date of the accident. However, this deadline can be different under certain circumstances, so it’s always best to speak to a personal injury solicitor as soon as you are able.

How much will you have to pay if you win your claim?

The vast majority of your legal fees will be recovered from the other side when you win your claim, though you will pay a success fee. This is capped at 25% of the total compensation awarded to you.

How much will my solicitor get paid if I win?

When solicitors 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 including 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.

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