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No Win, No Fee Solicitors: Funding Your Claim

Our panel of no win, no fee solicitors deal with all types of personal injury claims, offering their services on a conditional fee agreement so you do not have to worry about the legal costs of making a claim.

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At Major Trauma Group, our member firms are highly experienced in all areas of personal injury claims. We understand that many people can feel overwhelmed and anxious about making a personal injury claim for compensation, and our solicitors work closely with claimants to alleviate any additional stress during what is already an emotional time.

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. Additionally, you should not need to worry about the financial implications of suffering an injury that was not your fault. As such, no win, no fee agreements (conditional fee agreements) enable you to make a claim without financial risk if your claim ends up being unsuccessful.

Our panel of no win, no fee lawyers at Major Trauma Group are dedicated to assisting our clients to get their lives back on track following their traumatic injuries. Alongside advocating for the maximum amount of compensation. Our solicitors are passionate about the benefits of rehabilitation to ensure our clients have the best chance at recovery.

Get in touch today to discuss how our panel of specialist no win, no fee personal injury solicitors can handle your claim.

What types of claims fall under the conditional fee agreement?

No win, no fee agreements are generally available to most types of personal injury claims, such as:

What is no win, no fee agreement?

No win, no fee solicitors work under a legal arrangement whereby a solicitor or law firm agrees to represent a client with the understanding that if the case is unsuccessful, the client will not usually be required to pay legal fees. This arrangement is particularly common in personal injury cases.

The no win, no fee process typically works in the following way:

  • Agreement: The client and the solicitor agree that the solicitor’s fees will only be payable if the case is successful.
  • Legal fees: If the case is won, some costs and disbursements may be recovered from the opposing party (the defendant) or, in some cases, from the compensation awarded to the client.
  • Client’s financial risk: If the case is unsuccessful, the client is generally not responsible for paying the solicitor’s fees. However, there may be exceptions, such as if the client provides misleading information, fails to provide instructions or acts against the solicitor’s advice.

No win, no fee arrangements aim to make legal representation more accessible to individuals who might otherwise be deterred by the financial risk associated with pursuing a legal claim.

What is After the Event Insurance?

After the Event (ATE) insurance is a type of insurance that helps cover the legal costs associated with litigation if you lose your case. It’s a safety net that can protect you from being responsible for the other side’s legal fees if things don’t go your way.

You can take out an ATE insurance policy after a legal dispute has already begun. The policy will cover your legal costs, such as solicitor fees, court fees, and expert witness fees.

If you win your case, the other side will usually be responsible for paying the legal costs of the case.

But, if you lose your case, you will be liable for the other side’s legal costs. This is where ATE insurance is important, as the insurance company, in most cases, will pay the other side’s legal costs up to the amount of your policy coverage.

Our no win, no fee solicitors always recommend taking out ATE insurance to ensure our clients will not incur any liability for covering the opponent’s costs should the claim fail.

The fees for the ATE insurance policy are quite often deferred until the end of the case and deducted from your compensation. This will be discussed with you in your initial call with your solicitor.

Are there any deductions from damages?

In some cases, there may be additional costs associated with a no win, no fee claim, such as expenses for medical reports or investigations. These costs might be deducted from your compensation, but they will be clearly explained to you early on in your claim.

The main benefit of making a claim on a no win, no fee basis is that you don’t have to pay any upfront costs for your solicitor’s work. This makes it a more accessible option for people who wouldn’t be able to afford legal representation otherwise, enabling access to justice for all who may need it.

Our no win, no fee solicitors will clearly explain any potential costs before agreeing to take on the case. This allows you to make an informed decision about whether a no win, no fee claim is right for you.

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
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Instances where a claimant may be charged

There are some instances in which you may have to cover the costs of making a no win, no fee compensation claim, including:

  • If you decide to withdraw from your claim, you will be required to cover our solicitors’ basic costs up to the point you ended the no win, no fee agreement.
  • If you are found to have been ‘fundamentally dishonest’ during the claims process, which essentially means you have lied about important aspects of your case, then you can be held in breach of the agreement, lose your right to compensation and may be ordered to pay all legal costs, court fees and any other disbursements.
  • In the unlikely event that we cannot recover all of our costs from the defendant, you may be responsible for some of our fees if your claim is successful.

Why choose Major Trauma Group?

Our panel of no win, no fee solicitors deal with all types of personal injury claims, offering their services on a conditional fee agreement so you do not have to worry about the legal costs of making a claim.

We understand that clients may still have concerns or reservations about the additional potential costs and fees that can come with making a claim, so our team is on hand to answer any queries you may have regarding funding and making a claim.

If you are looking to make a claim for compensation following serious injury, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible, as there are specific time limits on making a claim for personal injury.

Get in touch with us today to find out more via email (hello@majortraumagroup.co.uk), telephone (0330 311 2578) or via live chat on our website (available Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm). 

All of our solicitors offer a free, no obligation initial discussion.

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