Clients often make the mistake of assuming that the legal costs may be deductible from their compensation award. We will ensure that you receive 100% of your compensation where possible, if your claim is successful.
In all cases where you have been injured in an accident or suffered a work related illness and the claim is brought in England and Wales we can (subject to an assessment of the likelihood of success of your claim) offer you a ‘no cost’ no win no fee agreement which means that you will not have to pay any legal costs (whether you win or lose) and if you win you will receive 100% of your compensation.
This is possible because under the terms of the ‘no win no fee’ agreement (as long as you comply with the terms and conditions) and other funding arrangements, our full legal costs can be recovered from the party against whom the claim is pursued.
There are some limited types of cases, however, where it may not be possible to offer a no cost ‘no win no fee’ agreement or where the legal costs may not be capable of recovery from another party. For example, complex group claims or where the claim has to be brought in another country (or where the accident or illness occurs in another country). There are also certain types of claim where legal costs cannot be recovered in full from another party such as Criminal Injuries claims but there are other funding options available which we will discuss with you.
To receive 100% of your compensation you must, of course, comply with the terms of your no win no fee agreement or other funding arrangements, which are straightforward and will be fully explained to you at the beginning of the case. We will discuss with you at the outset the best funding options for your claim and whether there is any reason why you should not receive 100% compensation if your claim succeeds.
Sometimes you may have come to us through a Claims Management Company or a Marketing Company. In these instances, it may be necessary to cover the marketing costs of such companies and as such you may be charged a success fee out of your damages but only in the event that you are successful. It is always recommended that you approach a solicitor directly to ensure that you are able to keep all of your compensation. You will always be advised from the outset whether a success fee is payable by you in any case and it will also be set out in your paperwork before we take your case on.
If you have any questions at all about how this works, please complete our Online Enquiry Form and we will advise you in basic terms as to the basis upon which your claim will be processed.