No Win, No Fee Solicitors London: Personal Injury Claims
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No Win, No Fee Solicitors London
Beacon Law is a specialist no win, no fee Solicitors London. We specialise in no win, no fee personal injury compensation claims, offering a wide range of legal services to our clients. We assist clients in making a range of different personal injury claims and assist them throughout each step of the process.
We care about our clients, and pride ourselves on our highly skilled and experienced team who consistently strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
Our staff are proud to work for one of London’s leading personal injury law firms, and their determination is apparent in their efforts to obtain the highest levels of compensation for our clients.
We recover large amounts of personal injury compensation each year, assisting our clients to get their lives back following an accident
No Win, No Fee Solicitors London: Our Services
The no win, no fee legal matters which we deal with, include, but are not limited to
Professional Negligence claims
If you were involved in an accident and were injured, it may have been caused by someone else’s negligence and you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Contact us today for a free, no obligation chat today to find out if we can help with your claim.
Making a No Win, No Fee Claim
Beacon Law offer our services on a no win, no fee basis. 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 a “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’s 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 minimized. If your claim is unsuccessful, in most cases, you will not be required to 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.
Our Fees if Your Claim is Successful
Payment of a success fee is required if your claim is successful. We will deduct a percentage out of your final compensation amount at the end of your case. If you win your case, you may also be required to pay a sum for legal expenses insurance premium.
What is Legal Expenses Insurance?
Throughout the litigation process, legal costs and fees will always be incurred. Costs such as, court fees, expert fees, and costs of obtaining medical records may need to be paid. Although you may not be required to pay our fees if you lose your claim, you may be held personally responsible for payments of your opponent’s costs and expenses. By taking out a legal expenses insurance policy, you will ensure that you are not personally liable for these costs.
There are two types of Legal Expenses Insurance; Before the Event (BTE) Insurance and After the Event (ATE) Insurance. Most personal injury claims can be covered by After the Event Insurance if your claim is unsuccessful.
You will only have to pay the costs of After the Event Insurance if your claim is successful. If your claim is unsuccessful, your fee will be waived.
The Process of making a personal injury claim
Once you contact us, you will speak with an extremely experienced personal injury solicitor. Our personal injury solicitors will ask you for quite a lot of information during this initial consultation which will help them assess the prospects of succeeding in your claim. Examples of relevant information may be:-
- The location, time, and date of the accident
- The accident circumstances
- The nature of the injuries sustained
- Details of any independent witnesses who may have witnessed your accident
- Details of the negligent party (the defendant)
If after speaking with you, we are happy to proceed with your claim on a “no win, no fee” basis, we will arrange for a representative of the firm to visit you at your home address to assist you with our initial paperwork. Once we are in receipt of your signed documents, we shall proceed to contact the defendant and advise them of your claim.
Depending upon the nature of your accident, the defendant has up to 5 months to investigate your claim and provide their decision on liability.
Whilst awaiting the defendant’s liability decision, your personal injury solicitor will begin to gather the information needed to prove your case. This could include taking witness statements from you and other parties involved in the accident, obtaining a relevant police report, and instructing a suitable medical expert to prepare a report on your accident related injuries.
Once both parties have completed their investigations, there could be 3 different outcomes, as described below.
- In some circumstances, the information gathered during the investigatory stage could lead to your personal injury solicitor reassessing the prospects of success in your claim and advising you that you no longer have a valid action. This happens very rarely, but should it occur in your case, we will discuss the reasons for our decision with you.
- The defendant may make an offer of compensation which all parties consider to be acceptable. You must however realise that such proposals may only transpire after some negotiation.
- In some circumstances, particularly where the defendant denies liability, does not convey their decision on liability, or does not make any reasonable offers, it may be necessary to commence formal court proceedings. Just because we issue proceedings it does not mean that the matter will automatically proceed to a final hearing, as the case could still settle at any stage. If however the matter does proceed to trial, you should not be concerned, as your solicitor will guide you every step of the way.
Please note that should it become necessary for us to commence formal court proceedings, you will be required to assist your personal injury solicitor with a number of different tasks. For example, you will be required to sign a number of court documents that your solicitor will prepare on your behalf and forward to you for checking and signing. You may also be required to attend a final hearing, or in rare circumstances, an interim hearing. Failure to cooperate with your solicitor at this crucial stage could have a detrimental effect on your case, and may result in the court imposing sanctions, such as striking your claim out.
How we value your claim for personal injury
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.
Why choose Beacon Law, No Win, No Fee Solicitors, London?
Beacon Law are a leading firm of no win, no fee lawyers, London 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 personal injury 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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