A No Win No Fee term is a Conditional Fee Agreement between you and your solicitor that keep you from paying the upfront legal fees when the advocate is handling your compensation claim. In short, the lawyer will take on your case without asking for payment only to receive pay if you win any compensation. You will not pay the solicitor anything if you do not win.
We offer our services on a No Win No Fee agreement on medical negligence, accident, and personal injury cases. It is as simple as that; you do not pay if you do not win the case.
The introduction of this arrangement was geared towards giving individuals who lack the finances to afford legal representation the opportunity to get the justice they need when seeking compensation.
Primarily, the No Win No Fee arrangements were on the premise that the defending party would shoulder all the legal costs associated with taking a claim case. As such, the claimants were not to pay any fees and get to keep the awarded compensation in full.
But as of April 2013, legislation was introduced after many solicitors said that they were making losses, unable to recover their fees from the defending parties fully.
Fortunately, with TheYEC team of medical negligence claims and specialist personal injury lawyers, things remain unchanged. We still offer No Win No Fee arrangements, which means you do not have to make any payments if the claim is unsuccessful.
You, however, will have to cater to the legal representation costs if you win your claim. The good thing is the costs are a determined percentage which is calculated based on your circumstances. TheYEC strictly keeps the fees cut anywhere below an agreed upfront percentage of the awarded amount.
Are All Legal Cases Covered By The No Win No Fee Arrangement?
The arrangement is not applicable to all legal cases. However, some civil cases can be handled under this conditional fee agreement except for cases that involve criminal charges.
Personal injury, accident, and medical negligence cases in Wales and England fall under the civil cases thus can be handled on a No Win No Fee basis.
Scotland and Northern Ireland have different stipulations for medical negligence and personal injury cases where the No Win No Fee claim arrangement also takes into consideration employment issues.
A No Win No Fee contract will work for the following compensation claim:
No Win No Fee For Personal Injury Cases
If you were involved in an accident that was due to the negligence of another party and you are not at fault, you qualify to make a personal injury claim.
The compensation amount you can claim is determined based on two things – the ‘special damages’ and the ‘general damages.’ With the two, you are guaranteed to be awarded recompense that covers any pain, losses and suffering you may have endured to date. Any future physical, social, emotional, and mental implications of the injuries due to the accident are also factors into the amount to be awarded as compensation.
Our objective at TheYEC is not to win you the claim case to that you get what you are entitled, but to help you get the financial support you need to regain some normality in your life. Our legal specialists will the long-term impact of the injuries so that they ensure you get the maximum amount.
If involved in an accident, you have a limited period of three years within which your opportunity to file a personal injury claim is still valid. Keep in mind that every case is different. As such you may be entitled to seek compensation for injuries sustained in an accident that occurred more than three years ago, but this is based on the nature of the injuries and how they happened. Our solicitors can offer a free no-obligation assessment of your claim case.
No Win No Fee For Medical Negligence Case
Medical negligence can have life-changing consequences that can make seeking compensation seem like a daunting undertaking. However, it is within your legal rights to seek recompenses for the health implication of such negligence. TheYEC lawyers can help in this regard on a No Win No Fee agreement so that they take away the stresses and risk of claiming compensation. They are there to ease the process for you and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
From cosmetic surgery mishaps to misdiagnosis and wrong prescription, our medical negligence experts will gather the necessary information that will be used to formulate a strong case. Part of such efforts includes gathering your medical information and supportive evidence from unbiased and impartial specialists to help prove the failure of the accused party to provide you with the expected reasonable health care. All the while, we will be keen on ensuring you are still getting the necessary medical treatments and are on the journey to full recovery.
Talk to use today. Contact any of our legal solicitors if you have any inquiries about our No Win No Fee claim and wish to know how to start.
Road Traffic Accidents And No Win No Fee
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident where you were not at fault, then we completely understand how upsetting the situation might be for you, and we can help you with your No Win No Fee claim to start putting things right.
The amount of time it will take to make your claim will vary depending on what kind of accident you were in and how severe your injuries are.
Claims for Minor injuries
Your claim usually can be settled within a couple of weeks if you were in a collision and suffered minor injuries like whiplash.
Contact us as soon as possible and speak with one of our friendly and helpful advisors to discuss your situation. That way we can ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve and need.
Claims for Major injuries
We completely understand that major injuries can take much longer to get resolved and that the consequences can be more serious. Our experts will be there for you each step along the way. They will work to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve and work to secure interim payments as well to cover your rehabilitation costs while claim is still being processed.
If the driver of the other vehicle failed to stop and provide you with their details, it might still be possible for you to make a claim to receive compensation through using the Motor Insurers Bureau’s Untraced Drivers Agreement. Contact one of our agents so that you can discuss your individual circumstances to find out what you may be entitled to.
How to make your No Win No Fee claim following a work accident
We understand that it can be a very daunting prospect to claim for an accident that occurred at work, since you might feel anxious about potentially causing conflict at your workplace. When you are making a claim for an accident that occurred at work, rest assured that you are not directly confronting your employer. Your are making a claim against the liability insurance of your employer, and when you assert your right to receive compensation, you will not be negatively impacting your employer or your co-workers.
Whether you were a private contractor, part-time employee, or full-time employee at the time that your accident occurred, you can claim compensation for the injuries that you sustained within the workplace.
In addition to accidents at work, we are also able to seek compensation for certain industrial diseases, including skin disease or respiratory issues.
Get in touch with one of our expert legal advisors to find out how you get can a claim started, to get the justice and compensation that you deserve.
TheYEC expert team specialises in No Win No Fee claims for accidents at work. They can collect all of the necessary information for making your case including making an expert review of the cause of your injury, proof of injury, witness statements, and managing all of the details for you from start to finish.
Lawyers for Personal Injuries & Accidents
An individual may be able to file a personal injury claim if they’ve experienced an injury at the hands of someone else, such as a distracted driver or a negligent homeowner who didn’t shovel their sidewalk during a snowstorm. The purpose of filing the claim is to seek compensation for the pain that the injured individual went through.
It’s possible to file a claim if you were recently injured and experienced emotional pain & financial loss due to your inability to work because of the injuries. Most people who end up with these injuries weren’t expecting something so serious to happen to them in the first place, but that is why we’re available to help those who’ve been in different accidents. We’ll help you get through some of the most essential steps of this process. If you think you’ve got a case, give us a call and we’ll talk things over with you.
Industrial Accident Claims
If an industrial injury is majorly severe, the injured individual could miss out on working and may need to receive professional medical care for the rest of his or her life. These types of situations are known for being quite traumatic because they change the injured person’s life in a matter of minutes.
Accidents Abroad Claim
When traveling on holiday, some people end up suffering from illnesses or injuries abroad. Even if you sustained a personal injury while you were overseas, it’s still possible for you to get the compensation you need. The only way to know if you’ve got a claim or not is to get in touch with us to speak about the situation.
Road Traffic Accidents
If you’ve been injured due to a road accident, you need to speak with our expert solicitors immediately. Sometimes the insurance companies work on trying to settle these claims a bit too quickly, causing you to lose out on some of the car accident compensation you deserve after all you’ve gone through.
We can help clients who may be dealing with asbestos and mesothelioma claims. Anyone who gets diagnosed with a disease that developed due to asbestos exposure may be able to make a claim to receive compensation.
When a medical professional is trusted to provide quality care and doesn’t, it’s often known as medical negligence. Unfortunately, there are times when a medical professional makes mistakes that could make a medical problem even worse. This type of negligence typically occurs when the medical professional makes the wrong diagnosis or doesn’t provide the right type of treatment to improve the patient’s condition.
Accidents at Work Compensation
If you were injured while you were working, you may still get to file a claim. Although it depends on the situation, you may have been injured due to a lack of proper safety measures provided to you or because you had to work with equipment that wasn’t in proper working condition.
Compensation For Miss-Sold Investments
We’ll help you seek compensation if you’re concerned about being sold some sort of investment that doesn’t sit right with you and may have caused you to lose out on funds.
We use our knowledge to provide advice to clients. We want to help our clients receive compensation and are currently providing services in several areas throughout the UK, such as Scotland, England, and Wales.
Don’t worry about the risks of filing a claim. We provide no-fee agreements to our clients because we’re that certain we can help them out, and we don’t want to put even more of a financial strain on them when they’re in need of help.
Injury Lawyers – Nationwide Help
Helping customers in all the major cities throughout the UK.
We have a team of expert solicitors who are ready to work on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay if we don’t win your case. Once you make a contract, we will work to recover the maximum compensation possible.
Whether you want to have a free conversation with a professional solicitor or you are ready to make a claim, our trained advisors are ready to give you all the information you need. Fill in our quick contact form to take the first step towards getting what you deserve, and we’ll call you back at the time that suits you most.
What You Need To Know About Lawyers
Most people have a favourite joke about lawyers, but the profession is not actually made up of conniving ambulance chasers or fat cats. Lawyers actually perform a very valuable role as the law is part of every aspect of our lives. Understanding more about lawyers will help you understand how their role in the world can affect everything from the age at which you can get a driving license to the speed that you can drive at.
The first thing to know about the profession is that it has traditionally been split into 2 different branches of barristers and solicitors. However, the legal landscape has become more complicated over the years with chartered legal executives, apprentices and paralegals. This is a trend which seems set to continue in the years to come. However, at this time, you should know about the 2 traditional roles that these professionals can find themselves in.
Solicitors will generally provide advice and help on all matters of the law. They will be your first point of contact when seeking any form of legal advice or representation. Most solicitors will work in a solicitor-owned law firm, but there are some who work for the local government or the central government. There are also solicitors in the law department of businesses and in alternative business structures which is a business that provides law services, but is controlled and funded by another company.
While it is possible for solicitors to be found in many areas of law, the fundamentals of their jobs will be the same. They will include a mixture of dispute work and advisory work including:
- Meeting clients
- Determining client needs and establishing how they can help
- Researching the relevant areas of the law
- Proposing a course of action
- Acting on behalf of the client in negotiations
- Occasional representation at tribunals or in court
Your Guide To Legal Representation Associated With Personal Injury Lawyers and Claims
The process involved in obtaining compensation when you are injured is never straightforward and is usually difficult when you do not have experienced legal representation.
However, if your interested in making your own personal injury claim, and you do not want the assistance of a Personal Injury Lawyer, we have outlined the processes below along with the issues you are more than likely to encounter.
It is important to know that when you initiate legal action either against an individual or a company, and the claim is unsuccessful, you may be liable to pay the legal costs for the other party regardless of their legal representation.
Are you able to represent yourself in personal injury claims?
Yes, you can, and every person has the rights to pursue justice. If your not able to find legal representation that is suitable for the personal injury claim, you do have the choice to pursue this matter personally.
As you may be aware, you cannot just arrive at a court in order to argue the case before a judge. There are a number of Pre-Action Protocols that need to be followed before the case will reach a court of law. The protocols are designed to implement structure to these processes and allows both parties to come to an agreement before deciding to undertake legal proceedings which involves submitting the claim formally with a court.
Here is an overview that is generalised on a few steps that are typically undertaken involved in injury claims by Personal Injury Lawyers:
1. Claim Notification Form Or Letter Before Claim
This will involve sending information in detail to a party that you think is to blame. This letter needs to outline the accident circumstances, the injuries you sustained, any losses you have already experienced due to the accident and the reason as to why you think this party is was negligent or at fault.
2. Submit Evidence
The other party or a representative such as a solicitor or insurance company might then reply by either denying or accepting fault or liability, followed by requesting that you provide additional evidence involving your injuries and your losses. This can include invoices for vehicle repair, evidence that you have been away from work, the costs for your treatment, witness accounts and more.
Evidence obtained from an expert that is independent will also be a requirement to quantify and prove your claim. This type of expert evidence may be from specialist medical reports, or an engineer to make an assessment on the damages on each vehicle or an expert in machinery to confirm that the equipment in the workplace was faulty. It is standard that you will be required to pay for each one of these reports upfront in order to progress with your claim.
4. Valuing The Claim
You will need to attach a value in monetary terms for the entire claim and then present this amount to the opposing side. The value needs to include past & future losses and need to compensate you adequately for your suffering, pain as well as loss-of-amenity. This will typically involve going through any evidence of losses you have already experienced, making a calculation on your needs into the future and then studying court guidelines and previous case-laws to put a value on your injuries.
5. Court Proceedings
If a settlement agreement or admission for the liability is not reached, you will then need to issue the case at the right court. These processes are governed by what is known as the Civil Procedure Rules that outlines various steps, strict deadlines, court forms, and orders that need to be adhered to. This will also come with a number of court fees which you will be liable for upon submission.
Before the trial date, all your evidence needs to be prepared and arrange with any experts or witnesses that need to be there on the day. From here you should make a decision on paying either a Barrister to argue the case on your behalf or you can represent yourself.
If you achieve a settlement before the trial or after the trial, the other party will be forced to pay you the compensation amount agreed on and reimbursement for any other legitimate expenses such as expert reports or court fees you incurred making a claim in person. However, complications may still arise when the opposing side disputes the validity of any expenses, or when a court awards compensation that is less or equal to the offer which the other party made before it reached trial.
8. Losing Your Case
If you happen to lose the case that has reached trial, you may be accountable for paying the legal costs and any of their other expenses.
What Is A Litigant Person?
A person who is litigant is a term awarded to a person who represents themselves in a court room without legal counsel or a Personal Injury Lawyer and argues their own case.
The Bar Council that represents the Barristers in Wales and England, created a complete guide about representing yourself in courts that covers various types of civil law matters.
The Benefits Of Representing Yourself
Nobody will be able to explain the injuries you have sustained, or the impact is has had in your life better than you. However, this is an opportunity which can expressed in combination with experienced legal representation.
You might save a portion of the law fees when you do not hire a lawyer for your claim. Yet saving on these fees that are typically capped at 25% of the compensation should be weighed carefully against risks involved in under-settling the claim or the risk involved in having to pay legal costs should you lose.
What Are The Drawbacks?
There are a number of disadvantages when attempting to handle your own personal injury claim. This is because it is complex, time-consuming and associated with a number of pitfalls linked with the risks and costs involved. Yet the primary deciding factors also needs to consider:
– Making A Claim That is Risk Free
When you hire a professional Personal Injury Lawyer they are bound by duty to act on your behalf and your very best interests. For this reason, through the No Win No Fee agreements, and after legal-expense insurance, your solicitor will never place you in a situation that you left worse off compared to not making a claim. If you decide to claim on your own and you lose, you lose compensation for the injuries you sustained, and you will probably be in a far worse position financially because you would have paid out for court fees, expert reports and even worse the other parties legal costs.
The Value Of The Claim
Do you know how to assign the right value to the claim? Do you know what the personal injury is worth? Have you remembered to calculate treatment costs that are ongoing, loss-of-earnings into the future, a lost gym-membership, the costs involved with family members having to take time off work to care for you or take you to appointments, etc. Trying to deal with your own claim might save you a bit on your legal fees, yet if you are then under-settled grossly, was it really worth it to do this on your own?
Specialists In Personal Injury Law
When deciding to take on your own personal injury claim, you need to deal with insurance companies as well as the defendant’s solicitor that will fight hard to prove the innocence of their client and that they are not responsible for your injuries. Or they will try their hardest to ensure your settlement amount is as low as possible. This is never a playing field that is level. When you instruct a specialist for legal representation, you give the claim a much better chance to achieve success. Your solicitor has the skills and experience to counter the arguments of the defendant, case law or tactics which they will probably present.
The Ideal Way To Handle A Personal Injury Claim
Event though you are free to deal with your own compensation claim, it is advised strongly to rather find specialised legal advice and then hire an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer who will fight for fair compensation for you.
The initial advice that you receive comes with no obligations, and if the lawyers thinks you have a case, you can pursue the claim risk free with a No Win No Fee arrangement.
It is not easy to be a solicitor, but most find it to be a rewarding job. Many of the people entering this profession will work their way up through the ranks of the business from a qualified solicitor to an associate and finally a partner. Most of this information can also be used when describing chartered legal executives.
Paralegals and chartered legal executives are also legal professionals who work in law firms. However, the route to these jobs does not require a university degree. This is something that you will need to have if you’r going to be a solicitor.
Barristers will be able to advise on certain legal issues and are able to represent their clients in court. They will be given their information and instructions through a solicitor and will generally be self-employed. When a barrister is not in court, they will be working in chambers to prepare the court case and arguments for their clients. Although barristers are able to work in many areas of the law, they will have fundamental elements to their job that does not change. This will include:
- Advising their clients on the legal aspects and the strength of their case
- Holding a conference with clients to talk about their case
- Represent their client in court which includes the presenting of the case and cross-examining witnesses
- Negotiating settlement with the other side of a case where the situation can be resolved outside of court
When the barrister is called to the Bar, they will be known as a junior. They will remain a junior until they have been made a Queen’s Counsel which is also known as taking the silk. A QC will be a senior barrister who has extensive experience in the legal profession and is regarded as having outstanding abilities. The majority of barrister will not become a QC.
The Areas Of Law
There are many different areas of law, but if you are looking at the broadest sense of this you can divide it into commercial work and private work. A commercial solicitor will be the professional that looks into a major loan by a bank to a corporation, but a private solicitor could be a personal injury lawyer. The different legal practice areas will be the same as different jobs as there is little which links the daily activities of a human rights solicitor with that of a corporate lawyer.
Corporate And Commercial Lawyers
A cooperate or commercial solicitor will advise businesses of all size from international corporations to small one person businesses. General company law may require solicitors to advise the company directors on rights and responsibilities. Corporate law will generally relate to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, demergers and share issues.
Criminal lawyers will advise and represent clients in court who have been charged with a crime. This could be anything from a minor motoring misdemeanour to a serious crime such as murder. Barristers will generally be called on to act for either the defence or the prosecution.
When working as a solicitor in this area of law, you will generally work on disputes which end up in the employment tribunals or in the High Court. You will also work on draft contracts of employment and the advisement of working hours. Your clients could be an employee or an employer. When working as a barrister in this legal area, you will appear on behalf of your client in either court or the employment tribunal.
Family lawyers will work on every legal matter which is related to marriage from separation to divorce to the legal issues which are related to children. Family matters will generally include the negotiation of financial agreements, inheritance issues and prenuptial contracts.
Human Rights Lawyers
This area of the law is very wide-ranging and will include asylum cases as well as immigration, privacy cases and international law issues. The clients in this area of law will range from low-income refugees and prisoners to large news organisations and governments.
Intellectual Property Lawyers
This area of law will protect the exploitation of intellectual ideas through trademarks, patents and copyright. IP lawyers will advise on issues such as infringement disputes and commercial exploitation. They will also deal with an agreement which deals with IP rights as part of a larger commercial transaction.
Private client layers will advise people on their financial affairs including inheritance tax planning, setting up trusts and capital gains tax. Private client lawyers will also handle a wide range of charity work.
Public law will cover the relationship between the government and people. This could mean that you have to challenge the level of care provided to a disabled person or advice the government on national infrastructure development.