Frequently Asked Questions

As personal injury law is a specialist area, you’re not expected to be an expert.
That’s why we’ve listed some of the most common questions our clients ask, with answers below.

If your question is not listed, feel free to drop us an email.

1) What is 'no win, no fee'?

A ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, which can also be known as a conditional fee agreement, gives you the security of being able to make a personal injury claim.

We will carry out a risk assessment and attempt to establish the prospects of winning your case before deciding if we are able to offer you a 'no win, no fee' agreement. If you decide to accept the conditions that are offered to you we will pursue the claim on the basis that if it is unsuccessful we will not be paid and the costs of any other party will be paid under an insurance policy which we will take out on your behalf.

If your claim is successful, then our costs will be paid by the other party. You will not, however, have to pay any costs, and providing you comply with the terms of the ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, you will receive 100% of your compensation.

2) When can I make a claim?

You must have started court proceedings within three years of the date of your accident, failing which your claim would be statute barred. The time limits are strict and sometimes vary.

It is important that you seek advice at the earliest opportunity from one of our personal injury specialists on thetime limits that apply to your case.

Under English law, in most cases that time limit is 3 years from the date of the accident or incident, giving rise to your injury.

These time limits do not apply to children who can proceed at any time before their 21st birthday.

3) Will I receive 100% compensation?

We will ensure that, where possible, you receive 100% of your compensation if your claim is successful.

4) How much compensation will I be awarded?

For injury cases, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors, including:

  •  - the severity of your injuries, and how they have affected your life and pastimes
  •  - the extent of your financial losses and expenses (both past and future)

In fatal accident cases the amount of compensation for the family, and anyone else financially, or otherwise dependant, on the deceased will depend on a number of factors including:

  •  - the age and income of the deceased
  •  - the extent that others were dependant on the income and services provided by   the deceased

We have many years experience in advising clients about the full and fair level of compensation that they should receive.

5) How will my claim be progressed?

Firstly, we investigate your claim thoroughly by gathering witness statements, incident reports and any other relevant documents about your injuries or illness.

Once we have all the information, a full investigation of the events leading to your injury or illness can be made and we will be able to advise you on the chances of winning your case.

We would then put forward the claim to the party who was at fault and their insurance company. Most claims are settled before they go to court. However, some will go to court, but we will keep you informed and support you every step of the way.

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