No Win, No Fee Solicitors

This guide will outline the benefits of working with No Win No Fee solicitors when making a claim. We’ll look at the advantages of legal representation overall and the features of this kind of agreement. 

No Win No Fee solicitors

No Win No Fee solicitors guide

Additionally, we will look at the criteria required to make personal injury claims. This includes the evidence required to seek compensation.

Furthermore, if you have asked yourself, “How much will I get for my personal injury claim?”, this guide could be useful. We have included some insight into how personal injury claims are valued and the kinds of damages that can be awarded. 

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  1. How Can Our No Win No Fee Solicitors Help You?
  2. Eligibility Criteria When Making A Personal Injury Claim
  3. Personal Injury Claims Calculator – How Much Compensation Could You Receive?
  4. Evidence That Can Help In Personal Injury Claims
  5. Contact Us For Free To See If Our No Win No Fee Solicitors Could Help You Claim
  6. Learn More About How To Sue For Negligence

How Can Our No Win No Fee Solicitors Help You?

If you’re considering pursuing personal injury compensation, you may recognise the advantages of doing so with legal representation. However, you might be hesitant to do so because of the prospect of being charged large upfront fees to secure their services.

Due to this, No Win No Fee solicitors could be a beneficial option for you. One of the solicitors from our panel could offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement, meaning that:

  • You would not have to pay any upfront fees to begin a claim.
  • You would typically not have to pay any running costs during a claim.
  • If successful, your solicitor would deduct a ‘success fee’ from the compensation you have been awarded. This is a legally capped portion of your award, entitling you to the majority of your settlement.
  • The solicitor will likely only take your case if there is a reasonable chance of it being successful. 

To see if you could be connected with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel, get in touch with our team today. 

Eligibility Criteria When Making A Personal Injury Claim

In order to successfully claim for an injury you’ve sustained, you need to show that the following is true:

  1. Firstly, you need to show that you were owed a duty of care. 
  2. Secondly, you need to show that they breached their duty, either through their actions or omissions.
  3. Finally, you must prove that you were injured as a result of a breach of duty of care. 

Below, we will discuss the duty of care owed with different types of accidents.

Accidents At Work

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that employers must take all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all their employees; this is their duty of care. For example, their duty of care entails:

  • The proper maintenance of machinery and equipment.
  • Providing protective equipment that you need to do your job safely.
  • Adequate training and supervision where necessary.
  • Performing risk assessments and acting on the results of them

Employer injuries could occur if they breach this duty of care, and you could receive a work settlement as a result. For example:

  • You could have had a fall at work from a height because your employer gave you a ladder to use that they knew to be faulty.
  • You could be asked to lift something too heavy, causing you to sustain a back injury.
  • If your employer fails to signpost a spillage, this could result in a slip and fall accident.

Accidents In A Public Place

The party in control of a space that the public can access owe a common duty of care. This means that they must ensure visitors will be reasonably safe when using the premises for their intended purpose. 

This duty of care is set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. An accident could occur if:

  • They fail to address a faulty handrail. If you lean on this and fall from a height, you could sustain an arm injury.
  • You could experience a trip and fall on a broken flooring tile that has not been signposted or fixed in a reasonable timeframe.
  • You could be shopping in a supermarket and hit with a falling object because of poorly-stacked shelves, which causes a head injury.

Road Traffic Accidents

The Road Traffic Act 1988 sets out the duty of care that road users owe one another. Furthermore, The Highway Code contains rules and guidelines for proper road use (some of which are legally binding). A road user’s duty of care is to act in a way that reduces the risk of injury to themselves and others. 

Below are some examples of how a breach of duty could cause you to be injured on the road.

  • A driver who is driving above the speed limit may be unable to stop in time, causing a rear-end collision with the vehicle in front. This could result in whiplash injuries.
  • A pedestrian could be hit by a car when they’re crossing the road because the driver was using their phone while behind the wheel and did not see that the light was red.
  • The driver of an HGV could attempt to change lanes without checking their mirrors and knock someone off their bike. This could result in a cycling injury.

If you would like to have one of our advisors assess your case, then speak with a member of our team today. If you have a valid claim, you could be connected with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator – How Much Compensation Could You Receive?

A successful claim can consist of up to two heads of claim. Firstly, one can receive general damages. This compensates you for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the injuries you have sustained. 

To help assign a value to the injuries you have acquired, solicitors can use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). They may also use supporting documents like a medical report from the independent medical assessment.

The compensation payout you receive will vary and will depend on several factors. This includes the severity of your injury, the impact on your quality of life, the extent of the treatment you need and the recovery period.

The JCG provides guideline settlement brackets for different injuries, taking into account the factors highlighted above. We have included some of these brackets in the table below.

InjuryValueSeverity and Notes
Brain Damage£150,110 to £219,070Moderate (i). A moderate to severe intellectual deficit. Speech, senses and sight are impacted and there injured person cannot undertake work.
Brain Damage£2,210 to £12,770Minor. If there is any brain damage, it is minimal.
Eye£49,270 to £54,830Total loss of sight in one eye where there's a risk of sympathetic ophthalmia. Award within the bracket will consider factors like extent of scarring.
Eye£3,950 to £8,730Minor. Injuries that result in initial pain and temporary impact on vision.
Hip £39,170 to £52,500Severe (iii). Could include a fracture that necessitates a hip replacement, where the replacement is only partially successful and there's a risk that revision surgery will be needed.
Arm£19,200 to £39,170Less severe. Despite significant disabilities, there will have been a substantial recovery.
Arm£6,610 to £19,200Simple fractures of the forearm.
Back£12,510 to £27,760Moderate (ii). Injuries such as disturbed ligaments and muscles which cause pain in the back or soft tissue injuries that accelerate or exacerbate a pre-existing condition.
Back£7,890 to £12,510 Minor (i) A full or almost complete recovery is made within two to five years.
Shoulder£5,150 to £12,240Clavicle fracture. Award will depend on extent of disablement and residual symptoms.

Please note that the figures found in the table above are only guidelines and cannot be guaranteed.

Can Special Damages Make Up Part Of Your No Win No Fee Compensation?

The second potential head of a successful claim is special damages. These compensate you for past and future financial losses incurred due to your injuries. 

For example, you could claim back lost earnings, physiotherapy costs and travel costs if you have had to pay to attend medical appointments because of your injuries.

Please make sure that you keep all evidence of costs incurred as a result of your injury. Receipts, bills, and invoices are an example of evidence for special damages. Providing evidence gives you the best chance to be compensated in all areas of the losses you’ve experienced.

For free advice about the damages that can be awarded in successful accident claims, speak with a member of our team today.

Evidence That Can Help In Personal Injury Claims

Evidence in support of your personal injury claim is important. You can use evidence to demonstrate that the accident was caused by a breach of duty of care, as well as show how your injuries have affected you. 

Examples of evidence you could provide include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident.
  • A diary of your symptoms and treatments.
  • Medical records.
  • Photographs of your injuries and the accident site.
  • Contact details of witnesses who can be approached to provide a statement.

If you would like guidance in the process of collecting evidence, then speak with an advisor today. You could be connected with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel to work on your claim.

Contact Us For Free To See If Our No Win No Fee Solicitors Could Help You Claim

If you have suffered an injury as a result of negligence, one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel could help you with:

  • Gathering evidence and building your case.
  • Liaising with the defendant and sending documents.
  • Estimating the potential compensation you could be awarded.
  • Presenting your case.

Our No Win No Fee solicitors do, have years of experience in handling a variety of claims. They could help the process run more smoothly than it would without the guidance of a legal professional. 

Please get in touch using the following details to see if you could be connected with a No Win No Fee lawyer:

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We hope that this guide on the benefits of using No Win No Fee solicitors has been useful. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Writer Will Grainger

Publisher Fern Spall