No Win, No Fee Solicitors Exeter
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Beacon Law have personal injury solicitors in Exeter. We offer a wide range of legal services to all our clients, specialising in No Win, No Fee personal injury compensation claims. We aim to help all our clients throughout the claims process for all types of claims. We understand that clients come to us during a difficult time in their lives, and our team strive to ease some of their stress with our expert legal advice.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, and you are suffering an injury because of it, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the party responsible for your injuries on a no win no fee basis. Beacon Law can assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve, so contact us today to find out more about our legal services and for a free initial consultation.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors Exeter
The no win, no fee legal matters which we deal with include, but are not limited to:
- Animal Attacks
- Medical Negligence Claims
- Road Traffic Accident claims
- Accidents at Work
- Criminal Injury Claims (CICA)
- Professional Negligence claims
- Slips, Trips and Falls
If you have been involved in an accident and were injured because of someone else’s negligence (if they owed you a duty of care), you may be able to make a negligence claim, or accident claim for compensation. Get in touch today to find out if our specialist personal injury lawyers can help.
Making a No Win, No Fee Claim
Beacon Law offers a no win, no fee service. A no win, no fee agreement is used to fund a compensation case where the victim of the accident does not have the means or does not wish to pay the costs involved as the case progresses.
A no win no fee compensation claim, also known as a “conditional fee agreement” (CFA), is a funding option which allows individuals to make a compensation claim without having to pay any legal fees upfront. Instead, the legal fees are only paid if the claim is successful.
Here’s how it works:
- The individual seeking compensation signs a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) with a solicitor.
- Under the CFA, the solicitor agrees to work on the case on the condition that they will only be paid if the claim is successful.
- If the claim is successful, the solicitor’s fees are taken from the compensation award. If the claim is not successful, the individual does not have to pay any legal fees.
It is important to note that the success fee is capped by law at 25% of the compensation award and that the solicitor must have a valid insurance to cover the risk of losing the case.
It is also important to note that the CFA may include “After the Event” (ATE) insurance that covers the risk of losing the case in case of a failure and the cost of the expenses incurred in the case, such as medical reports, court fees, and other expenses. The cost of the ATE insurance will be payable by the claimant on conclusion of their case, but only if their case is successful.
It is always advisable to seek legal advice from a solicitor before entering into a CFA, to understand the terms and conditions of the agreement, and to ensure that you fully understand the potential costs involved if the claim is not successful.
The best thing about making a no win, no fee claim is that the financial risks of litigation are minimised. If your claim is unsuccessful, in most cases, you will not be required to pay any legal fees. However, if your claim is successful, we will deduct our fees and additional costs from your compensation when your claim has been resolved.
How we value your personal injury claim
If you have suffered a personal injury, you can claim two types of compensation, these are known as general damages and special damages.
General damages are designed to compensate you for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity suffered by you as a result of your accident. Often, the amount of general damages will depend upon the severity of your injuries and the extent of your symptoms or disability.
Special damages are the other losses that you incur as a result of being injured. You can claim for any past or future expenses, but in most circumstances, you will be required to produce evidence of the expenses. The most common types of special damages include loss of earnings, any medical or rehabilitation treatment, care and assistance, travel expenditure, vehicle repairs, hire costs, and damage to personal property.
You should always try to keep a record of your expenses, and wherever possible, obtain receipts or invoices. If at any stage you believe you may need to incur any future expenses, please do speak with us to discuss this. In relation to any claim for loss of earnings, we will normally request that you provide us with your employer’s details in order that we may request the necessary information from them.
Time limits for a personal injury claim
Before starting your claim for compensation, it is important to note that there are strict time limits on personal injury claims. From the date of the accident that caused the injuries, the injured party will have 3 years in which to commence proceedings for claiming compensation.
It must be noted, however, that there are some exceptions to this rule:
For example, if the claimant was under the age of 18 at the time of the incident, they have until their 21st birthday to make their compensation claim. In the meantime, provided that the claimant is still under the age of 18, a litigation friend such as a parent, guardian, or close family member could claim compensation on their behalf.
Another exception to the 3 year time limit occurs when the claimant who has suffered an injury does not have the mental capacity to begin their compensation claim. Rather than being limited to making a claim within 3 years from the date of the incident, the claimant is entitled to begin their compensation claim at any moment in time once they regain the mental capacity to do so. A litigation friend may also claim on their behalf.
Why choose Beacon Law, No Win, No Fee Solicitors Exeter?
Beacon Law are a leading firm of personal injury lawyers, Exeter with many years of experience. We specialise in no win, no fee personal injury and accident claims. We work hard to provide a high level of service for all our clients, to ensure they receive the best treatment and get the highest level of no win, no fee compensation for their injuries.
We provide legal advice and work closely with all our clients for each case following their instructions. We understand that the period following an accident can be a difficult time, which is why we aim to support our clients and provide the best case management possible throughout all legal proceedings.
If you require advice on a potential case or assistance, please contact us on 0330 1332 857. Alternatively, please fill out our online form and a personal injury Solicitor will contact you to discuss your potential case.
Beacon Law are a Solicitors registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is based in Manchester. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors regulation Authority.
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