At Nationwide Injury Lawyers all our lawyers work on a ‘no win, no fee basis’.
Officially known as Conditional Fee Agreements in the legal industry, no win, no fee was introduced into courts in the United Kingdom in 1995. Its sole purpose was to ensure that everybody, no matter their background, could get access to justice.
Prior to no win, no fee, the victims of accidents had to pay high legal fees upfront to process their claim. Injured at work lawyers would therefore be paid, even if they lost their case.
What do no win, no fee agreements stipulate?
They stipulate that the claimant has no legal fees to pay upfront and under such an agreement, the claimant’s injured at work lawyers receive payment for their services if – and only if – their cases win. The claimant’s lawyer is paid either up to 25 per cent of the full claim value as a fee, or they can sometimes recover their costs from the other side.
However, should a claim be unsuccessful, no win, no fee agreements do not protect the claimant from incurring costs from the other side. It is often the case that the other side will bill the unsuccessful claimant for their costs. This bill will be several hundred pounds at least. To minimise this risk most law firms require their client to take out an ‘after the event’ insurance policy, to protect them in the event that their claim is unsuccessful.
How can I choose the right injured at work lawyers?
All personal injury lawyers specialise in a particular area of personal injury law, so the first thing you should so is seek out specialist injured at work lawyers. The lawyers that you consider should have significant experience processing claims similar to your own, and you should always ask them about their success rate to get a sense of how good they are at what they do – not all lawyers are created equal and the best ones have a high success rate.
You should also only go with a reputable law firm. Try to find a law firm with a history and a good online reputation, so that you know what you are getting into.
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If you have been injured in an accident at work, be it a slip, trip or fall, electrocution or a chemical-related accident, we can help you to understand your legal rights and answer all your claims-related questions. Call us for free and with absolutely no obligation today on 0800 157 1437 to get informed and have all your claims-related questions answered.