Personal injury

No Win No Fee claims solicitors

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 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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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.

How do no win no fee claims work?

A no win no fee agreement is a way of pursuing an injury compensation claim with no financial risk involved, and with no legal fees to pay upfront. It allows you to pursue a claim safe in the knowledge that if you’re unsuccessful in your claim, you won’t owe us any money.

We want you to feel empowered to seek rightful compensation without the looming stress of financial burden throughout the process.

We do this without any hidden fees, no upfront costs, and no obligations from you. There are no risks to you, and there won’t be any surprises along the way.

In this video, our head of serious injury, Tracey Benson, explains how the No Win No Fee agreement works:

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 out 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, see this here.

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:

Are there other ways to fund my claim?

At Slater and Gordon, we offer several options for our clients to fund their compensation claims. The majority of cases that we take on are done so on a no win no fee basis. When we work on your claim in this way, if you win your case, the insurer of those to blame for your injury or illness will pay your legal costs.

The value of these costs will vary depending on the complexity of your case, and the amount of time your lawyer spent on winning your case. This can vary from several months, to a number of years.

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.

Simply contact us online here to learn more about how our personal injury specialists can help you obtain the compensation you deserve, in a way that works for you.

How to make a 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 of your potential claim. When you speak to our legally trained experts in this way, it helps to have access to as much evidence and information as possible. This includes:

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

Preparing these ahead of time can make the process easier should your no win no fee claim be accepted and passed onto a specialist solicitor. Still, if you’re struggling to gather any of this information, or aren’t able to gain access to any documents, then don’t worry; our experts will be on hand to help you through the process every step of the way.

If there are any other funding options available for your specific claim, or an option to keep 100% of your compensation amount, our experts will always inform you of this and clearly outline all your options going forward.

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 or insurance policy will need to be signed, and at this point your solicitor will be able to get to work on building your claim.

At Slater and Gordon, we have designated teams of specialist lawyers for our different areas of personal injury law. Our experts are highly ranked in Independent Legal Guides, and will work to ensure that your treatment and rehabilitation needs are met, and that you receive the long-term support you need after your claim is settled.

To take the first step of your no win no fee claim, and talk to a legally trained expert today, simply call us 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.

Begin your No Win No Fee compensation claim

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 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.

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.

Your settlement your choice

The process of valuing a no win no fee injury claim is complex and requires the work of an experienced legal expert. In the majority of personal injury cases, neither party involved wants for the case to end up in court if this outcome can be avoided. When you work with our personal injury specialists, you can always rest assured that any negotiations or settlement offers in your claim have been carefully considered and assessed by your solicitor.

Our experts know how important our no win no fee claims are for our clients, and how much it means to you that the best outcome in achieved. 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. However, should your case progress in this way, your specialist solicitor will be with you every step of the way and will ensure that the process remains as stress free as possible.

We have over 90 years of experience in helping clients just like you to achieve justice after being injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault. If you’re looking for a legal team that will act both with you, and for you, no matter how complex your no win no fee case might be, then we’re here to help.

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