If you've been hurt, whether physically, or psychologically, through no fault of your own, then a no win no fee claim could help you win the compensation you deserve to help get you back on your feet.
It can also ensure that your medical costs are covered enabling you to receive private treatment rather than waiting on the National Health Service.
Since 1995 no win no fee compensation claims have helped thousands of people to win the compensation they deserve without the fear of huge legal costs should their claim not be successful.
Here we look at some of the frequently asked questions on this important subject to help you decide whether you should make a claim.
What is no win no fee?
No win no fee enables you to claim compensation when you have been hurt through someone else's negligence. The important thing to know is that you are not responsible for your own legal fees if the claim is unsuccessful.
How much compensation will I get?
When your claim is successful you will receive 100% of the amount agreed with the insurers of the party at fault. Although your solicitor is entitled to claim a success fee, at Edwards Hoyle we charge all our fees to the losing party, so the amount you are awarded is the amount you get.
How do I know if I'm likely to be successful?
One of our team of legal advisers who is a specialist in the type of claim you have, will discuss the incident with you free of charge. If we think the claim will be successful then we will offer to run that case for you on a no win no fee basis. The adviser will use their experience in injury claims to suggest whether you are likely to have a successful claim.
Will I always have to have a medical examination?
Some cases settle without the need for a medical examination however in most cases we'll arrange a medical examination as soon as possible as it's important to ascertain the nature and extent of your injury and how long your recovery is likely to take. Both of these will impact on the claim we make for you. If you need to travel to meet your doctor we'll ensure those expense are recovered as well.
Although we are seeking compensation for you, it is your health and recovery that are most important.
What can I claim for?
We will help you to claim for all the expenses you incur as a result of your accident, as well as compensation. All medical fees, treatment costs (which we can arrange for you at our cost) extra travel, the cost of a hire car if that's required, or care for family or even pets if that needs to be arranged will be covered.
Will I be able to get medical care quickly?
Many accidents require physiotherapy to help the victims recover quickly but we are aware of the pressures that our national health service is under. Once the insurer of the party at fault accepts liability we will seek private medical care for you to ensure you can recover as quickly as possible. Be sure to keep your travel receipts and any prescription charges too as we'll recover these for you.
Who pays the legal and court costs?
Once we have accepted your case we will arrange something called After The Event insurance for you. This covers any costs for your case whether you win or lose meaning that you have nothing to worry about. You do not have to pay for the Insurance.
How quickly should I enter into a claim?
You should speak to us immediately and we'll discuss the incident with you and give you a fair assessment of your likelihood of success. Any claim must be made within three years unless the condition you suffer as a result of someone's negligence takes longer to make itself known.
If you've had an accident that wasn't your fault you should get in touch with us at Edwards Hoyle today. We have excellently trained advisers who can talk you through stage by stage of the no win no fee claims process.
We believe that it is in your interest and ours to pursue your claim in a fair and equitable way with your recovery as our first concern.