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What is a No Win No Fee Claim?

If you're considering making a claim for personal injury compensation, or even if you just happened to have seen one of the many television advertisements dealing with the subject, then you've doubtless come across the concept of the 'no win no fee' solicitor, but what is actually meant by this phrase?

No matter how aggrieved you might feel following the accident which caused your injury, and no matter how certain you are that you deserve compensation, you may well hesitate before launching a legal case to claim compensation. One of the chief concerns which may stop people making such a claim is the issue of cost. Firstly, there's the cost of pursuing the case, and the worry of how much this may take out of any compensation that is granted should you win the case. Secondly, there is the fear that that case might be lost, and the person seeking compensation will end up having to pay the costs and fees of the other side.

"No Win No Fee" is a system which removes this fear, and thus opens up the possibility of legal action to anyone who has a reasonable case. Under 'No Win No Fee', also known as a conditional agreement, it is guaranteed that, if the case fails, you won't have to pay any fees because they'll be fully covered. If, on the other hand, the case is successful, your injury lawyers will take their legal fees from the compensation you are awarded (the maximum is 25%).

Am I eligible to make a No Win No Fee Claim?

Millions of people every year are injured in the UK through accidents of one kind or another. If the accident in question is caused by the negligence of another person, then the victim is perfectly entitled to make a claim for a suitable level of compensation. No Win No Fee claims are based upon the injuries which have occurred through no fault of the victim. The claim will be made against the person or organisation which can be demonstrated to have been at fault, whether that be an employer, shop, organisation or negligent individual.

It may seem easy to write an accident off as 'one of those things', but we know only too well the long term effect that personal injuries can have on the lives of the victims and of their loved ones. Even a seemingly minor accident can lead to years of pain and discomfort and perhaps an ongoing change in circumstances such as having to give up a job of work or a much loved recreational activity. It must always be remembered that the damaging effects of an accident can be mental as well as physical. Shock and trauma can spread well beyond the immediate circumstances of an accident and cast a shadow over the victims' life for many years to come. It's seems only right, then, if the accident was the fault of a third party, that you should be able to pursue the compensation which will both cover financial losses and also make up in some small way for the pain and hardship being suffered.

It's no secret, of course, that matters of a legal nature are often expensive and that, with legal aid for personal injury claims no longer available, this can be a daunting thought.

That is where can help. We provide the starting point for anyone wishing to start a no win no fee claim, and make it possible for anyone with a reasonable case to seek justice. Simply submit the form on this page, or call the freephone number, and an expert legal adviser will take the details of your case and put you in contact with a professional solicitor who will provide you with the information you need. is a trading name of Colour Ventures Ltd, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of regulated claims management activities. Registration is recorded on the website