No Win, No Fee, Child Injury Advice
As child injuries and accident solicitors we understand that talking a number of parents are concerned about costs when talking to a solicitor and taking on a claim for compensation. The law has changed to allow solicitors to work for free, if the case is lost. There is simply nothing to worry about at all.
We have set out below frequently asked questions about child injury accident solicitors costs.
What does No Win No Fee Mean?
As child injuries and accident solicitors, if we lost the compensation claim, the parents and or the child will pay absolutely nothing towards any solicitors costs.
If the accident case failed, why as parents are we not responsible to pay solicitors costs?
As child injury and accident solicitors, the reason why you do not pay anything is because we obtain specialist insurance which will pay the opponent’s costs if the case is lost (or you may have litigation insurance). As child injuries solicitors, our agreement is that if the compensation claim failed, we do not charge parents or the child anything. We work for free under the no win no fee agreement. In short, if the claim failed, the insurance pays the opponent’s costs and we are paid nothing to allow you to withdraw from the case without paying anything.
What if the child’s accident and injury claim is successful, do I pay anything?
Since the change of the law solicitors can now charge success fees if you win up to a maximum of 25% of the compensation agreed. If the case is successfully finalised and approved by the court, the opponent will pay your child injuries and accident solicitors costs.
Generally we will look into each case to decide if a success fee is payble, this is dependent upon the evidence presented and in any event is always considered by the court to see if a success fee is justified. Therefore we can run cases for children at 0% but most of our parent clients will opt for our 12.5% plus vat option.
Once the compensation has bee agreed, it will be approved by the Court and the Court will determine, no matter what has been agreed with the solicitor, if the success fee is justifed. Once approved, the compensation payment will be paid into court until the child is 18 years of age. We are paid separately and therefore the child may receive up to 100% compensation for the injuries without any deduction.
I always thought solicitors costs a lot of money… what is the catch?
There is simply no catch. Solicitors can work now on a No Win No Fee basis and even if the case is won, the child or parents may not have to pay anything. You have absolutely nothing to lose or worry about.
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