By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 27th October 2023. Welcome to our guide to the question, “what are No Win No Fee personal injury claims?” Here, we explain the concept of making a personal injury claim under a No Win No Fee agreement. We cover who could make a No Win No Fee accident at work claim, how long you’d have to make a No Win No Fee car accident claim, and how compensation is calculated in a No Win No Fee injury claim. We also explain how we could help you start a No Win No Fee accident claim and the terms for No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors for a car accident.
Plus, we explain what could affect a No Win No Fee whiplash claim and how making a car accident No Win No Fee claim is something we could help with. We even show how much of your payout for No Win No Fee car accident claims would go to your lawyer once your claim is settled.No Win No Fee lawyers like Accident Claims UK specialise in helping people who have suffered a personal injury claim compensation they could be entitled to without any financial risk. The reason being that a claimant does not have to find the money to pay a No Win No Fee solicitor an upfront fee to pursue a claim.
Accident Claims UK can help you make a No Win No Fee injury claim. All you need to do is call us on 0800 073 8801 to take the details of the accident and your injury and help you begin claiming the compensation you are eligible for once we find you have valid grounds to pursue a personal injury claim.
Select a Section:
- No Win No Fee Accident Claim – Who Is Eligible?
- What Do No Win No Fee Solicitors Do And What Can They Do For Me?
- What Can You Include In A Claim?
- No Win No Fee Claims Calculator
- Evidence To Support No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims
- Useful Links Relating To No Win No Fee Claims
Not everyone who suffers an injury would be eligible to make a No Win No Fee injury claim. In order to have a valid personal injury claim, you would need to prove that your injuries were directly caused by a relevant third party breaching the duty of care they owed you.
There are various parties who owe you a duty of care in daily life, such as:
- Your employer owes you a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They must take reasonably practicable measures to protect you from harm while working.
- Those in control of public places, otherwise known as ‘occupiers’. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they owe you a duty of care to take necessary measures to ensure your reasonable safety while you are using that space.
- Road users owe each other a duty of care. They must use the roads in a manner that avoids causing injury to themselves and others. Furthermore, they must adhere to the relevant rules and regulations set out for them under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code.
Should any relevant third party breach a duty of care towards you, and you suffer injuries because of the breach, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
To see whether you could be eligible to make an accident claim on a No Win No Fee basis with one of our solicitors, you can contact our advisors today.
Is There A Time Limit For No Win No Fee Injury Claims?
The time limit to claim, as stated in the Limitation Act 1980, is generally 3 years from the date you were injured. If you are not aware of the injuries until a later date, then you could use the date of knowledge as an alternative to this start date.
Exceptions can be made if an injury is sustained by either a child or someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim. However, a litigation friend may need to be appointed to claim on their behalf.
What Do No Win No Fee Solicitors Do And What Can They Do For Me?
If you arrange for your legal representation through a No Win No Fee agreement, problems such as having insufficient funds to pay legal fees to make a claim are entirely negated. Furthermore, for complex claims, like No Win No Fee medical claims, no matter how long the claim takes to settle, you would not need to pay ongoing legal fees as the case progresses.
When it comes to strongly contested claims like cases against an employer who does not admit fault, an experience No Win No Fee employment solicitor will know how to shape your case to ensure you have the best chance of winning.
What Can You Include In A Claim?
An important element of the answer to the question, No Win No Fee, how does it work? What exactly you can claim in the form of damages? There are two basic categories of damages, and these are:
- General damages – this covers the suffering, pain, mental anguish and trauma of the original injury. In effect, all of the purely physical aspects of the accident itself and the resulting injury
- Special damages – this covers all financial losses, such as medical fees, travel costs, loss of earnings both past and future, loss of career prospects, and any other monetary losses that have been encountered that can be entirely attributed to the accident and subsequent injury
No Win No Fee Claims Calculator
A further part of the answer to the question “what are No Win No Fee personal injury claims” is, how does a No Win No Fee agreement work? This determines how much you might actually be able to claim. The table below gives a general indication:
|Type of Injury||Severity of Injury||Information||Amount|
|Neck||Severe (a) (i)||Permanent injuries that will be painful, and restrict the movement of the neck.||In the region of £148,330
|Back||Severe (a) (i)||Permanent injuries that will be painful, and will restrict the movement of the back,||£91,090 to £160,980|
|Hand||Serious (I) (e)||Permanent injuries that will stop the hand working fully.||£29,000 to £61,910|
|Wrist||Severe (H) (a)||Permanent injuries that will stop the wrist working fully.||£47,620 to £59,860|
|Arm||Severe (F) (a)||Permanent damage to the arm causing loss of function of full paralysis.||£96,160 to £130,930|
|Finger||Severe (I) (f)||Permanent damage due to a severe fracture.|| Up to £36,740
|Thumb||Severe (I) (s)||Permanent damage due to a severe fracture.||£19,600 to £35,010|
|Toe||Severe (o) (c)||Permanent damage due to a severe fracture.||£13,740 to £21,070|
|Ankle||Severe (l) (b)||Permanent injuries that will reduce the function of the ankle||£31,310 to £50,060|
|Foot||Very Severe (N) (b)||Permanent damage due to severe foot damage.||£83,960 to £109,650|
|Leg||Severe (B) (i)||Permanent injuries that will vastly reduce the function of the leg, leading to a permanent disability.||£96,250 to £135,920|
For a much more accurate estimate of how much you might be able to claim, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page.
Evidence To Support No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims
Solicitors who take on No Win No Fee personal injury claims will require evidence to back up your allegations. You will need to show what type of personal injury you sustained, how the accident happened, and, importantly who was to blame.
It is important to think about this as soon as possible. Ideally, you should start the process at the scene of the accident. For example, if you’re injured in a road traffic accident, ask for the other driver’s details. Similarly, if you think injury compensation should be paid for a fall in a shop, request copies of any CCTV that covers the accident scene. Medical evidence is also key when making personal injury claims. Therefore, you should visit A&E as soon as possible for treatment.
Evidence To Support No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims
A No Win No Fee injury solicitor would need evidence of your employer’s actions to let you know whether your accident at work claim could be successful.
An accident at work can be the result of continued negligence. If this led to your injury, you can collect supporting evidence such as:
Copies of risk assessments: Showing your employer was not performing actions required under health and safety laws (such as performing risk assessments or providing you with necessary PPE)
Witness contact details: Contact details of witnesses, such as colleagues, who can provide statements supporting that your employer was acting negligently
CCTV: This can show that the hazard had been in place for a while and your employer had failed to address it. You could also provide photographs of your injury or the accident site.
Our advisors have experience in dealing with No Win No Fee accident claims and could advise you on supporting evidence specific to your claim. For further queries, such as how to claim for a car accident with a No Win No Fee solicitor, get in touch with us today.
Are you ready to make a compensation claim for a personal injury caused by an accident that was the fault of a third party? If so, then call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 now. We will take all the details of your claim and offer you some free legal advice on what we think you should do next.
Useful Links Relating To No Win No Fee Claims
At the link below, you will read about how claims work when using car accident lawyers.
At the link below, you can find out about how the claims process varies for a workplace accident.
At the link below, you could learn about claims for accidents in public places such as parks.
At the link below, you will find comprehensive information published by the Law Society in the UK, which covers every aspect of the legal framework for making a personal injury claim:
At the link below, you will find a report published by the Health & Safety Executive in the UK, which looks at personal injury claims that are related to Health & Safety issues:
At the link below, you will find basic information about medical malpractice law in the UK published by the Medical Malpractice Centre:
Other Personal Injury Claim Guides
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