No-Win-No-Fee Claims FAQ
No fee compensation claims. A breakdown of this phrase should offer some clarity. Let us begin at the end: “claims.” According to the dictionary, a claim is “a demand for something rightfully or allegedly due.” Compensation is “anything given to make amends for a loss, damage, unemployment, etc.” And “no fee” means that you do not pay any lawyer’s fees for said compensation claim… unless you win the case. Although many organisations offer “no fee compensation claims,” they are really offering “no win no fee compensation claims.” If you do not win your case, you pay nothing; however, if you do win, you will generally pay a percentage of your winnings. There are also no fee compensation claims solicitors who promise that, unless you win 100% of the compensation you are requesting, there will be no fee. Notice the difference: No win versus 100%. Your solicitor may consider winning 5% a win, in which case you will pay.
There are several other offers from no fee compensation claims companies, including: compensation advice, fast service (due to the Internet), confidentiality, web-based short forms, call back services, help lines, and 24 hour service.
Let’s take an example: You are injured at work, and you believe that you should be compensated by your employer, because the accident was due to his negligence. You fill out a short form on the website of a no fee compensation claims office. They contact you by phone within 24 hours and you explain the details. At this point, generally the ball is in the court of the no fee compensation claims office. They will work with your employer or your employer's lawyer. If you do not win the compensation for which you were asking, you will not pay. This is no fee compensation claims.
There are many offers for no fee compensation claims these days. Ensure that you are working with a no fee compensation claims solicitor/lawyer who is regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. According to their website, they presently regulate “more than 100,000 solicitors in England and Wales,” “ensuring that solicitors meet high standards (and) by acting when risks are identified.” Considering the legal aspect and potential money involved in your case, you want to be represented by a reputable no fee compensation claims solicitor.