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What is a No Win No Fee Arrangement?

Lawyer Marwa Shabbar

If you’ve been injured in an accident or at work, it’s not fair that you should be burdened with medical expenses and ongoing pain, suffering and inconvenience. Sure, you want compensation. Sure, you could take legal action. But if you’re already struggling to keep up with your medical expenses, how are you going to pay legal fees as well?

Thankfully, that’s where Websters Lawyers can help.

Personal injury claims

For some personal injury claims, we can make a No Win No Fee arrangement. Personal injury claims are claims that people make for compensation or damages because they’ve been injured in some way. They include injuries that have been caused by:

  • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • Public liability issues, for example slip and fall.
  • Workplace accidents.
  • Faulty products.

It’s a big decision to take legal action for a personal injury claim. After all, there’s no guarantee that you’ll win and there are plenty of legal fees to pay along the way. If you don’t win your case or secure a favourable settlement, you could be in a worse financial position than you were before you commenced the case.

No Win No Fee

We understand this dilemma and know that that many people who have a personal injury claim are unable to pay for a lawyer up-front. This is especially true if the injury itself has prevented you from working and you are already struggling to meet your usual household expenses.

Our No Win No Fee arrangement can help to relieve these concerns.

When you first come in to see us, we will discuss all aspects of your case with you and weigh up your chances of success.

If we believe that you have a good chance of either:

  • winning your case, or
  • securing a good settlement without going to court,

we may agree to act for you on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay us any legal fees unless you win your case (although you may still be liable to pay disbursements as they arise).

A ‘win’ in this context means that you receive a payment of money from the other side either under a negotiated settlement agreement or because a Court or Tribunal has made an order that you are to be paid compensation or damages. An agreement or order may include:

  • Compensation.
  • An amount to cover our legal fees.
  • Disbursements, for example medical reports and court fees.

It is essential that when considering a No Win No Fee arrangement, you ensure that you clearly understand who is going to pay for the disbursements. You should carefully read the Client Services Agreement that will be sent to you and ask as many questions as possible.

Equal opportunity and discrimination claims

In some limited circumstances, we may be able to offer a No Win No Fee arrangement for equal opportunity or discrimination claims.

What happens if I lose my case?

In most cases, claims are settled by negotiation and agreement and the parties are able to avoid going to court. But if your case goes to court and you are unsuccessful, you will probably be ordered to pay the legal costs and expenses of the other side. This is so even if we have agreed to a No Win No Fee arrangement.

You can be sure that we will only take your case to court after extensive discussion and consideration and after getting your clear and informed instructions to do so.

If you are successful, our fees are based on the work done. We do not charge a percentage of the settlement payment.

The bottom line

The bottom line is that it’s important to have confidence in your lawyer and the advice they give. If you don’t have a claim, or if it is going to expose you to risk, we will tell you. If we think you have a good case, then our promise to you is that if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

You can ask a personal injury lawyer any questions about our No Win No Fee arrangement at a Free First Interview. Please Contact Ustoday to arrange an appointment.

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