No Win No Fee

Our accident claims solicitors work on a no win no fee basis to help those who have been injured through no fault of their own get compensation.

More about No Win No Fee

A no win no fee accident claim refers to a legal arrangement in which an individual can make a personal injury claim without having to pay any upfront legal fees. Instead, the legal fees are paid at the end of the case by the opponent and only if the claim is successful.

Our accident claims solicitors work on a no win no fee basis to help those who have been injured through no fault of their own get compensation.

We are still available and booking appointments over telephone and video conference.

What is No Win No Fee?

What is No Win No Fee?

The legal term for no win no fee is Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). A no win no fee personal injury claims means that you can proceed with an accident and injury compensation claim knowing that if the claim ends unsuccessfully, you don't pay any money to the solicitors.

If we do win, we have a range of options for our fees.

Fixed fee charges - for whiplash injury claims worth less than £5,000.

Fixed fee charges - for whiplash injury claims worth less than £5,000.

£800 including VAT.

In addition to this, with a no win no fee accident claim, we should be able to recover the costs of obtaining a medical report and any other reasonable expenses to prove your losses. We call these disbursements.

If we cannot agree settlement of the claim with your opponent, and it becomes necessary to issue court proceedings, either because we advise you their offer is too low, or the insurers dispute liability, we will have to enter into a separate arrangement to cover the costs of issuing and running the court proceedings.

Claims where we can recover our fees - even if the injury is worth less than £5,000

We can recover our fees from your opponent if the following exceptions apply.

Your injury claim is likely to be worth more than £5,000 or £1,000 if you are a "vulnerable road user". The following are vulnerable road users:

  • Motor cyclist or pillion passenger

  • Cyclist

  • Pedestrian

  • Horse rider

  • Using a mobility scooter at the time of the accident

  • A child or a Protected party (a person under a disability without capacity to make financial decisions).

  • An undischarged bankrupt

  • The claimant or Defendant is deceased

  • The Defendant's vehicle registered outside UK

Injuries worth more than £5,000

Injuries worth more than £5,000

If you do not fall into any of these categories and you have suffered other injuries, over and above a whiplash injury, for example, a sprain to a wrist, hand, elbow, knee, ankle, foot, fractured ribs, hearing loss, tinnitus and they are considered to be more serious than a simple whiplash injury, your claim may well be worth more than £5,000. A fracture to any bone is likely to justify an award in excess of £5,000. In that case, costs should be recoverable.

The only deduction from your no win no fee compensation would be our success fee of 25%. If the injured party is a child or a person who lacks capacity to mange their own financial affairs we will not charge a success fee.

No win no fee solicitors

No win no fee solicitors

Our expert no win no fee solicitors will discuss your personal injury claim with you and ascertain as to whether you have a viable claim and a strong chance of success.

With experienced no win no fee solicitors in Manchester, Preston, Leeds and Blackburn offering services nationwide, we can offer consultation over the phone and in any of our branches across the UK.

If we decide to take on your case, we will explain every detail of the agreement with you and keep you informed about your case every step of the way. Our no win no fee lawyers will focus on recovering maximum compensation for your injuries in the quickest possible time. Contact Forbes today.

Our no win no fee lawyers will focus on recovering maximum compensation for your injuries in the quickest possible time.

No Win No Fee FAQs

What does a no win no fee solicitor do?

At Forbes, our no win no fee solicitors still do everything in their power to ensure that you'll receive the highest possible reward of compensation for your claim, but on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won't be charged for solicitor fees. Being an expert in dealing with a whole host of claims and with years of professional experience to our name, we are a solicitors that you can rely on to achieve the compensation that you deserve. Providing you have followed our advice and we don't achieve what we would like, then you will not be expected to pay, meaning you have the peace of mind of knowing that you'll only pay our success fee if your claim is a success. At Forbes, we understand that claiming for an injury or illness can be an upsetting and distressing time for everyone involved and so will act with both professionalism and compassion to ensure the process of your claim runs as smoothly as possible

How do I get in touch with no win no fee lawyers?

To get in touch with one of our professional solicitors, simply fill out an online enquiry form with your personal details and the details of your case, request a call back from one of the professional members of our team or give us a call during our opening hours. Speaking with a member of the team can determine whether your case is eligible for a claim, the maximum amount of compensation you can expect to receive should your claim be a success and how long you can expect to wait before your claim is processed and you receive your compensation.

How much does a no win no fee accident claim cost?

If the claim fails, nothing. If it succeeds then we can recover most of our costs from the other party. You will have to pay a success fee that is limited to the maximum of 25% of your past losses. It does not apply to any future losses and is capped at the level of the costs recoverable form the Defendant. If you would like an idea from our no win no fee lawyers about what you can expect to pay should you have a successful claim through Forbes solicitors, then someone can give you an estimate based on the details of your situation.

How much no win no fee compensation can I expect to receive?

With every individual case being different, it's difficult to say exactly how much compensation you can expect to receive from your case. With years of experience with no win no fee personal injury claims, the team at Forbes solicitors are well equipped in making sure you get the maximum reward for your claim, but this amount depends entirely on the complexity of your case and the exact amount of compensation that you are entitled to will be decided when your claim is processed. If you would like an idea of the maximum amount of compensation that you can expect to receive, then don't hesitate to get in touch with Forbes and give details of your claim.

What are the benefits of using no win no fee lawyers?

Using a no win no fee solicitor has many benefits but most importantly it can save you from what can sometimes be an extremely costly process. Solicitor fees and court fees are notoriously expensive and can quickly accumulate - even if the process runs smoothly and there are no additional charges involved. Providing you accept our advice, hiring a no win no fee solicitor such as Forbes means that you will recover most of our charges form the Defendant. If the injury has been caused to a child or a person who lacks capacity to manage their own financial affairs there will be no deductions. If their claim is successful they will be receiving the amount of compensation that they're entitled to.

Is there a time limit when it comes to making a no win no fee claim?

For most personal injury cases there is a time limit of three years after the accident or injury occurred - for example if you're claiming for an illness then the time limit will start as soon as you are diagnosed and if you're claiming because you are injured as a result of an accident that wasn't your fault, the time limit will start as soon as the incident occurs. If you're not sure how much time you have left to make a no win no fee claim then you can contact a professional member of our team who can look into your individual case and let you know whether or not you are claiming on the correct grounds. If children have been involved in an accident or want to claim for an injury, they they will need an adult to act on their behalf and be their "Litigation friend". Their parent or any other suitable person can do this. A child can make a claim from three years after their eighteenth birthday. Don't hesitate to get in touch for more information.

When it comes to no win no fee compensation – is there a catch?

People are suspicious of no win no fee solicitors, usually because the service they are getting often seems too good to be true. In reality, the no win no fee compensation process has been designed to give everyone a fair chance at submitting a claim and getting the compensation that they deserve, no matter how much money they have in the first place. At Forbes, we will only encourage you to continue with your claim if we are satisfied it has reasonable prospects of success, should it be an unsuccessful claim, there will be nothing charged to you. For more information, request a call back from Forbes Solicitors today.

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