No Win No Fee Claims

After an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re entitled to justice. A No Win No Fee agreement makes this possible.

What is a No Win No Fee claim?

A No Win No Fee agreement is a kind of funding arrangement where your solicitor only receives payment for their services if you win your claim. If your claim is not successful, you don’t pay your solicitor a fee.

It means there is no financial risk involved in making a compensation claim.

There are no surprise costs involved in a No Win No Fee claim with First4InjuryClaims. We will make you aware of all fees right at the beginning of the claims process so you have all the knowledge you need to go ahead.

How does a No Win No Fee agreement work?

With a No Win No Fee agreement, your solicitor will only receive payment for their services if your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation.

This means everyone has access to justice.

When you make a No Win No Fee claim, you’ll usually claim against the insurer of the party responsible for your accident. In a road traffic accident, for example, this will be the provider of the insurance policy for the driver who caused your accident.

If we take your claim on, the First4InjuryClaims legal team will put your evidence together, then submit your claim. We’ll then negotiate with the responsible insurer to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.

When your claim is successful, we’ll receive our payment from your final compensation amount. This will be up to a maximum of 35% of your compensation plus VAT, but the exact figure will depend on the type of accident you were in. If your claim is not successful, you won’t have to pay us anything.

What can I use No Win No Fee for?

In most cases, a No Win No Fee agreement is used for a personal injury claim. This is when you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else – either an individual or an organisation.

You can enter into a No Win No Fee agreement for claims including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slips and falls and medical negligence.

If you have any questions about your accident and whether you can make a No Win No Fee claim, all you have to do is ask the expert team at First4InjuryClaims.

Is there a time limit for claims?

In most cases, you’ll have three years to make a No Win No Fee claim for a personal injury. It’s a good idea to start your claim as soon as possible to make sure we can submit it within the deadline.

There are some exceptions to the rule, though. If you’re claiming on behalf of an injured child, you’ll be able to do so at any point until their 18th birthday. From that date, they will then have three years to start their own claim for what happened to them.

And if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to claim for themselves, you won’t face any deadline unless they regain capacity.

If you have any questions about whether you can make a compensation claim, just ask. The First4InjuryClaims team are here to give you all the information you need to go ahead confidently.

How much compensation will I receive?

It’s difficult to say exactly what you might be entitled to for an accident. You’ll receive different amounts for different injuries.

For example, broken ribs that last a few weeks could see you awarded up to £3,710, but a foot injury that causes a permanent limp could mean you receive up to £12,900.

The law around compensation for whiplash changed in May 2021, so you’ll now receive different amounts. A whiplash injury lasting up to three months will be awarded £240, while the same injury lasting up to two years will receive £4,215.

You could also claim for things you spend money on as a result of your injury. These are called special damages and can include things like:

  • Cost of care, if necessary
  • Medical expenses – including medication or treatment, like physiotherapy
  • Repairing or replacing personal belongings that were damaged in the accident
  • Transport costs

Don’t hesitate to ask if you’re not sure what you could be entitled to in compensation. We’re here to help clear things up.