Personal Injury FAQ's


  • What is “No Win No Fee” exactly?

  • How much will legal advice and representation cost?

  • Are there any hidden charges?

  • Is there anything that I do need to pay for?

  • What happens if for any reason my case is lost?

  • What will my claim cover?

  • When can I make a claim?

  • How much compensation will I be awarded?

  • Do I have to go for a medical examination?

  • Will I have to attend Court?


What is “No Win No Fee” exactly

This is where we, as your Solicitors, act on your behalf knowing that if we do not win your case then we will not be paid for any of our work. We only get paid if we win the claim.

We therefore carefully assess the prospects of success before we take your case on and, obviously, once we have taken your case on we will fight tooth and nail to be successful on your behalf.

When we win, we recover our costs from the Defendant or their Insurers and from a pre-agreed percentage of any compensation you are awarded.

Please note that you will receive at least 75% of any compensation you are awarded.

How much will legal advice and representation cost?

If you lose there is nothing for you to pay at all. If you win, we recover our costs from the Defendant or their insurers and from a pre-agreed percentage of any compensation you are awarded. You will receive at least 75% of the compensation you are awarded.

Are there any hidden charges?

There are no hidden charges. In order to fight your case we have to pay other people for their expertise eg. medical reports or engineer’s reports. We also have to obtain copies of medical records, pay Court fees etc. We do not ask clients to pay for any of these disbursements. We fund these for you and when we win we recover them from the other party.

Is there anything that I do need to pay for?

No - other than a pre-agreed amount to be taken from any compensation you are awarded, you will not have to pay for anything in real terms, provided you do not lie to us, deliberately mislead us or fail to cooperate with us.

What happens if for any reason my case is lost?

If you lose you do not have to pay us anything. Further, under a new system introduced in April 2013 you very probably will not have to pay the other side’s costs. However, just in case you are one of the exceptions that do we take out insurance that will pay for the other side’s costs if you were ordered to do so. This is called After the Event Insurance. We take this out on your behalf.


What will my claim cover?

1. Damages for your injuries.
2. Financial losses and expenses.
3. Medical treatment and rehabilitation.
4. Housing costs of adaptations.
5. Travelling costs.
6. Loss of earnings.
7. Future loss of earnings.
8. Care costs.

The above list is not exhaustive. If you suffered a loss because of the accident and it is reasonably incurred then you should be able to recover it.

When can I make a claim?

Generally, in English Law you have only 3 years from the date of an accident in which to bring a claim. However, there are exceptions to this.

We would, however, recommend that you do not delay in taking advice in respect of any claim.

How much compensation will I be awarded?

The amount of compensation awarded is assessed individually on a case by case basis. There are guidelines issued by Judges and your Solicitor will also refer to other cases to assess the amount of damages to which you may be entitled.

When assessing the amount of damages, your Solicitor effectively puts himself in the place of a Judge and tries to think what a Judge would award you for your injuries.

Our job is to ensure that we get you the maximum amount of damages that you reasonably can expect.

Do I have to go for a medical examination?

Yes - we provide all the medical records to a medical expert and he needs to examine you and discuss the injuries with you so he can prepare a full report. By doing this we ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation.

Will I have to attend Court?

It is highly unlikely that you will have to attend Court. The vast majority of cases settle by way of negotiation.