No win no fee lawyers are free to UK accident victims at Clarke Barnes Solicitors
Unfortunately many people are the unsuspecting victims of accidents that weren't their fault. Badly aligned paving, stairs that weren't fitted with proper handrails, slippery floor surfaces at work or in rented property, inadequate guards on workplace equipment, or inadequate training at work that lead to inevitable injuries.. It happens all too often unfortunately.
What does no win no fee mean?
Before no win no fee arrangements were introduced in 1995 claimants had to pay a fee if they lost, which increased their financial risk of making a claim. The introduction of no win no fee removed the requirement to pay the losing fee, so acted like legal aid, enabling people to make claims who otherwise couldn't afford to risk having to pay it.
If I decide to use no win no fee lawyers, will I still have to pay for my solicitors fees?
However, no win no fee doesn't eliminate the risk of having to pay your own solicitors fees if you win, or the other side's legal bill if you lose. So, to make sure you receive all your compensation without deductions for either of those two expenses, we go two steps further. W
Why our no win no fee lawyers go one step further..
Ou no win no fee lawyers go the extra mile and will arrange that the other side pays your legal bill if you win, which means you will be charged a penny for your legal bill. And if you lose your claim we go to the expense of arranging after the event insurance so that you are insured for that possibility. The upshot of our policy means that you won't receive a bill for anything. You don't pay a penny if you win, and you don't pay a penny if you lose, so there is no financial risk to you at all. Not all no win no fee lawyers will take this approach, leading to deductions from your compensation if you pursue a claim with another company.
To add insult to injury it can be quite a difficult task getting the owners of the property or the council that maintains the road surface in question to admit that they were at fault and compensate the person who became injured as a result.
If this describes the situation you find yourself in, you have our sympathy. We know only too well how employees, pedestrians, tenants and shoppers are wounded and injured through no fault of their own, because we have handled cases involving severe injuries from just these types of situation which we successfully win compensation for.
We know how unsettling and worrying it can be to find yourself injured through no fault of your own, and find yourself burdened with additional concerns, about your health or how your injury may affect other areas of your life. It might mean that you are unable to work for a while. It might happen at precisely the wrong time and trigger an uncharacteristic depression. It might be a real knock to your confidence for a while. You might end up worrying that you're going to get into trouble at work because you have had to take time off sick to see the GP or a physiotherapist. If you find yourself burdened with these additional concerns on top of your usual responsibilities, the very last thing you feel like doing is having to take on the boss, landlord, or council officials about making a claim for compensation. You've already got more than enough to think about as it is.
Well, we are specialists in speaking up to that boss, that landlord or the Council on behalf of people just like you, and winning a claim for compensation. We deal day in and day out with organisations and institutions that have no intention of admitting they are at fault when a client comes to us in real pain due to some nasty injury. No two accidents that come to us are the same, and no two clients that come to us are the same. There's a lot of different factors that come into the mix that can make it straightforward claim or a complicated and difficult claim. So there’s no really easy and straightforward way of explaining what makes one injury claim more difficult than another. It's one of those things that make sense after years of experience. As with most things in life, the devil is in the detail.
We take great pleasure in presenting injury cases to the negligent boss, Council, Landlord, or retail outlet in such a way that makes it very difficult for them not to admit liability. This is not easy because negligent institutions do their best to avoid having to compensate people who are injured on their patch so to speak. It would be a very nice world if specialist personal injury solicitors like us were not needed because institutions owned up to their mistakes when someone like you showed up in accident and emergency, but that unfortunately is not the case for the time being.
Until then, specialist solicitors like us will always be required to make it very difficult for those negligent institutions to avoid responsibility when someone like you gets injured because of their potentially dangerous environment.
The mainstream press is very quick to publicise what they consider to be undeserved compensation claims, but if you were to work for a day in our offices and read about the injuries that we have to deal with, you would soon take a different view of what you read in the papers about these seemingly undeserving compensation cases.
We read about broken glass strewn in public areas for children to play in, or strewn on the floor and badly lit restaurants in the evenings were lots of adults and children are around. We have to look at pictures of injuries when clients come to us wanting to make a claim. It's not always easy familiarising ourselves with the details of the case, especially when it involves vulnerable members of society like children and the elderly.
We consider ourselves very fortunate to specialise in this kind of work, as it's very satisfying winning compensation for someone who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and has suffered a lot of pain and inconvenience as a result.
We operate on a no win no fee basis
Importantly, we operate on a no win no fee basis. All that means in simple terms, is that if for some reason you are not successful in your claim for compensation, that you won't end up footing a bill for solicitors fees. This means you can persevere with your claim without the additional worry that you might end up with a nasty bill later on. Additional financial concerns are the last thing you need on top of dealing with an injury, and going through the stressful process of taking on an institution or company.
Even more importantly, unlike some management claim companies or other solicitors firms, we won't take even one penny from your compensation when you do get it. You will receive 100% of all the compensation that you win.
And unlike these huge mass-advertised corporations operating as management claims company, we are simply a firm of solicitors who have a particular interest in accident and injury claims. You can never be just a number with us, as might be the case with these large national corporations that handle injury claims. We are a small friendly team of hard-working and uncomplicated personal-injury enthusiasts.
So if you're feeling like your situation resembles David and Goliath we urge you to not be discouraged. We've been in this situation many times, and although it may seem complicated and difficult to you, we've been there before and we know which roads are the best to take.
You're very welcome to pick up the phone and talk to us if you think you might have an injury or accident claim. There's no obligation on your part if you do. Just run your situation past us over the phone and we can give you very specialised and informed feedback about what we make of your claim. It's up to you how you decide to go from there. It won't take long for one of our expert solicitors to get back to you about your situation.
We can't wave a magic wand and make your injury go away, but we can make life a little bit easier for you while you recover from what is essentially a very unfair situation. So pick up the phone today and give us a call on 020 7278 3046, and we can start setting the situation to rights.