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No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been injured in the last three years through no fault of your own, we can help.

Our no win, no fee personal injury solicitors can assist you make a claim against the party responsible for your injury and help you win the compensation that could be vital in assisting your recovery. We’ll do everything we can to help you get your life back on track after your injury. 

With our No Win, No Fee Personal Injury claims service, you won’t pay a thing unless you win, meaning you don’t have to worry about finding funding.

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    What is a No Win No Fee?

    A no win, no fee agreement, or Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) gives you the peace of mind you need to make your claim without added financial stress. 

    With no win, no fee personal injury claims, you won’t need to pay a thing unless you win. All CFA agreements we make are backed by insurance so there’s no financial risk to you. You’ll still get the same level of stellar service from our experts, as we win around 98% of our no win, no fee cases.

    "THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME AND THE AMAZING OUTCOME FROM WHICH THIS TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE HAS CAUSED ME."

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    What types of accidents can I use a No Win No Fee for?

    We offer No Win, No Fee agreements for a wide variety of accidents and injuries including:

    Each no win no fee accident claim is different so if you want to discuss your accident and whether we can act for you in a personal injury claim, contact our team today. 

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    How does my No Win No Fee solicitor get paid?

    Paying a lawyer sounds like an expensive prospect, particularly for clients who have no income because they have been out of work following an accident.

    The general rule in a no win no fee personal injury claims is that the ‘losing’ party pays the ‘winning’ party’s costs. So, if you bring a personal injury claim and are awarded compensation then you can expect some of your legal costs to be paid by the other party.

    Costs in personal injury claims are assessed in one of two ways, depending on the amount of compensation that is ultimately awarded:

    • There is a fixed costs regime for claims valued between £1,000 and £25,000

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    • The costs will be assessed on a standard basis which will involve a Bill of Costs being drawn up and sent to the other party. The parties then attempt to agree on a figure but if no agreement can be reached then a costs judge will decide on the amount to be paid.

    Any expenses incurred over the course of a claim, such as medical expert or Court fees, will be paid in addition to the legal costs.

    In the vast majority of No Win No Fee cases the amount a lawyer receives in costs from the other party does not cover the amount of work they have done in order to bring the claim to a successful conclusion however this is taken into account with the No Win No Fee Agreement.

    Entering into a No Win No Fee Agreement means that your solicitor will only get paid if you win your claim. The shortfall in costs as well as the insurance premium and the solicitors success fee will generally be covered from a deduction from a client’s compensation which will be agreed at the start of a claim

    If your case is unsuccessful, and you have been honest throughout, then your solicitors will not charge you for the work that has been carried out on your behalf and the After-the-Event insurance policy will cover any costs or expenses that need to be paid (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy).

    There are other ways that a personal injury claim could be paid for such as:

    • Paying privately – this is generally not advisable as a CFA with after-the-event insurance offers greater protection from having to pay another party’s costs if a claim is unsuccessful
    • Legal Expenses Insurance on car or home insurance policies or credit cards – most legal expenses insurers will refer you to a firm of solicitors however whether they can assist would be subject to the terms and conditions of the policy

    So, worries about how you will pay legal fees should not stop you from pursuing a claim for compensation. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, contact one of our specialist No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors as soon as possible to discuss your options.

    To see how much compensation you may be able to claim, please use our personal injury compensation calculator.

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    Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

    We know that recovery from a serious injury can cause emotional, and physical stress, so we aim to make the process of claiming as straightforward as possible. 

    Our teams have been successfully pursuing claims for over 40 years, using their specialist skills, experience, empathy and efficient procedures to deal with your claim as quickly as possible. Everything we do is designed to ease your stress and bring your claim success. 

    We take the worry out of fighting back and support you on the road to recovery. This means:

    • Arranging rehabilitation and treatments.
    • Giving you an early estimate of the value of your claim.

    "I WAS SATISFIED WITH THE END RESULT AND IT WAS A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH HER [LETICIA WILLIAMS]. I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE I RECEIVED."

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    Meet The Team
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    Leticia Williams
    Partner
    Patrick Allen
    Senior Partner
    Anne Sanders
    Partner
    Ken Brough
    Partner
    Louise Jukes
    Partner
    Riffat Yaqub
    Partner
    Andrew James
    Senior Associate
    Karen Mann
    Senior Associate
    Emma Hall
    Associate
    Usheena Patel
    Associate
    Afiya Begum
    Solicitor
    Lauren Pethick
    Solicitor
    Claire Sadler
    Chartered Legal Executive
    Sarah Townsend
    Chartered Legal Executive
    Megan Finnis
    Trainee
    Araba Quartey
    Senior Paralegal
    Denise Doherty
    Chartered Legal Executive
    Karen Calverley
    Paralegal
    Lyubov Nikolchova
    Paralegal

    Frequently asked questions

    No win no fee - pros and cons?

    No win no fee gives everyone access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. You do not need to pay any legal fees upfront, and you will typically only pay for your solicitor’s work if your case is successful.

    However, you may still be obligated to pay any legal fees for any work done if you opt to withdraw from the no win no fee claim in accordance with the terms of your agreement. If you do not cooperate completely, you can also be responsible for any fees.

    Are there any dangers with no win no fee?

    No win no fee reduces the dangers of being financially impacted in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. However, if your case fails, you may be responsible for your opponent’s legal costs unless you have insurance.

    Should I use a no win no fee solicitor?

    It’s strongly recommended that you use a no win no fee solicitor. No win no fee means you can fund your claim without needing to front up the often expensive costs involved with seeking legal advice for your claim.

    Using a no win no fee solicitor means you won’t be left facing legal costs if the case is lost. No win no fee funding can also cover the cost of disbursements incurred during the claim, such as obtaining medical evidence and counsel’s fees.

    Does no win no fee have any hidden costs?

    No win no fee does not have any hidden costs. It is an effective way to give people access to justice, without worrying about any legal expenses should their claim fail. However, it is worth noting that some no win no fee agreements may only cover the solicitor’s legal fees, and exclude costs associated with expert fees, legal fees of the defendant’s solicitors and barrister’s fees.

    Are no win no fee solicitors any good?

    Yes, no win no fee personal injury solicitors are a very good option. Our lawyers have the relevant specialist expertise and experience to deal with your case, and it is also in their best interests to make sure that you succeed with your claim. They’ll only take on your case on the basis that they think it has a reasonable chance of success.

    Is no win no fee really free?

    Yes. A no win no fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Agreement, means the Claimant does not have to pay any legal fees up front for their claim. If you lose your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal fees.

    If you win your case, there may be a fee paid to your solicitor which is deducted from your overall damages – but only once the claim is settled.

    Can I change no win no fee solicitor?

    Yes, at any time. If you’re not happy with your no win no fee solicitor, it is possible to change. Choosing the right solicitor for you is important and it can affect the outcome of your case.

    If you do want to change solicitors, your current solicitors will liaise with your new solicitors on your behalf and they will sort the transfer of papers from one firm to the other etc.

    It’s recommended that you make the change as early on in the case as possible, so that your new solicitor can be up to speed with your case.

    Can I cancel a no win no fee claim?

    When you sign a Conditional Fee Agreement, you have the right to terminate your agreement with your solicitor. However, there is a caveat to this. If you cancel your no win no fee claim within the “cooling off” period set out in the agreement, you will incur no costs. If you cancel your agreement with the firm beyond that cooling off period, you run the risk of the firm charging you for the work done on your claim up to now. This is dealt with on a case by case basis.

    Can I use no win no fee for a car accident claim?

    A no-win no-fee agreement (also known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’) can be used to fund any type of Personal Injury claim made, including Road Traffic Accident claims.

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