Personal Injury Claims

What Is No Win No Fee?

No Win No Fee accident and illness claims provide access to justice for everyone. Our No Win No Fee solicitors firmly believe in helping people get the personal injury compensation, support and care they deserve to help them recover.

A 'No Win No Fee' agreement, often known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA), allows you to make a personal injury claim providing you security and peace of mind with no financial risk to you*.

If you win your case, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.

In the event that your case isn’t successful, you can be assured that there is no financial risk and you won’t have to pay anything.*

We deal with thousands of No Win No Fee personal injury and illness claims every year and no two are the same. The consequences of the same injury will vary from person to person. Regardless of the nature of your claim, we promise to support you every step of the way.

For a free consultation on making a claim, contact our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors on 0800 056 4110 or send us your details and we’ll call you back.

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No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims - More Information
    • What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?
    • We’ll have an initial discussion with you which is free and confidential to discuss your case. This time can be used as an opportunity to understand the impact that you're injury or illness has had on you and your family. This discussion will be important to confirm if you are able to progress a legal claim. We’ll discuss what funding options are available to you to pay for your claim, including No Win No Fee agreements*.

      Our specialist lawyers will look into your case in detail, gathering evidence from independent medical professionals and other specialists. These experts will analyse how your injury or illness occurred and any long term impact on your well being. They’ll also advise us on the rehabilitation and care you’ll need in the future.

      We’ll be in touch also with those responsible for your injuries or illness. If they acknowledge responsibility for what has happened to you early in the process, we’ll try to secure interim compensation payments (where appropriate) which can fund any immediate care, rehabilitation, expenses or adaptations . Any interim payments awarded to you will be taken out of your final compensation award.

      We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court. However, if your opponent doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you need, we’ll start court proceedings.

      Even when trial dates have been set, claims are still often settled before reaching court. If your claim does need to go to court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.

      Read more about what happens if your case goes to court.

    • Are There Other Funding Options Available?
    • There are a number of ways in which you could fund your case in addition to No Win No Fee agreements. These include:

      • Legal expenses insurance – as part of your household or car insurance you may have legal expenses cover to help with any legal costs.
      • Trade union – if you’re a member of a trade union they may provide assistance for some legal issues.
      • Legal aid – this is now only available in cases for children with brain (neurological) injuries resulting in severe disability, which arise during pregnancy, childbirth or up to eight weeks postnatal.

      If, after reviewing all of the funding options with you, we recommend that our No Win No Fee agreement (in combination with an insurance policy designed to protect you) is your best option, you can be reassured that there’s no financial risk to you if you’re unsuccessful.

    • Can You Take Over From My Current Lawyers?
    • If you have a personal injury claim underway with another law firm and you’re concerned about the way it has been handled, you may wish to seek a second opinion. We’ve helped many people who’ve been dissatisfied with the advice or service they’ve received, and will make your transition between firms as smooth as possible.

      If you’ve received poor quality service, we suggest that you present your concerns to your current lawyers first. After this, we’re happy to offer a second opinion and will give you free independent advice on your claim so you can make an informed choice about moving.

      We’ll provide you with honest guidance about your claim and will quickly decide how we can best help proceed with your case.

      If you decide to move your case to us, you won’t have to worry about a thing as we’ll take care of all the necessary arrangements.

      If you’re concerned about how your personal injury case has been handled and would like to talk about moving it to us, call free today on 0800 056 4110.

    • Our Experts
    • By choosing Irwin Mitchell, you’ll deal with friendly and professional lawyers who’ll take time to get to know you and understand what happened to you. You’ll benefit from our expert knowledge of compensation claims and will be represented by a lawyer who specialises in the particular type of personal injury claim you’re making.

      Our solicitors are based across the country and have the knowledge and experience to make a real difference to your life, securing you the compensation you need to move forward.

      Your lawyer will run your case as efficiently as possible and will start investigating your claim immediately. We’ll always provide you with clear advice that can help you with a variety of issues relating to your claim. We can also offer advice on financial issues, state benefits and claiming against your employer, if the injury or illness you suffered was while you were at work.

      View our Personal Injury team.

My rehabilitation team have helped me feel that I can contribute to society and that I can perhaps now help others who find themselves on the same long road to recovery.”

Jaxx, client
Client Jaxx Cave

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does A No Win No Fee Claim Work?

When you make a No Win No Fee accident or illness claim, you can be reassured that:

  • If you lose there’s no financial risk or cost to you*
  • You’ll pay nothing to us out of your own pocket throughout your claim.
  • We'll fund all of the necessary expenses (e.g. fees of medical experts for providing reports and court fees) whilst your claim is progressing, for which we make no charge to you.
  • You’ll only have to make a contribution towards your legal costs if you win your claim and, even then, any contribution will only come at the end from any compensation you’re awarded.

Our personal injury team will use its years of experience to make sure that you get the outcome you need, so that you’re comfortable and understand what’s going on at every stage.

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How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

There's no fixed compensation tariff, but we'll do everything we can to make sure you recover the maximum amount of compensation where possible. The amount of compensation awarded is affected by the quality of the preparation of a claim and our track record is outstanding.

Your compensation will be calculated using expert evidence that we gather. The amount will depend on factors such as:

  • How serious your injury or illness is.
  • How your life has been affected by the injury or illness.
  • Your future care and support needs.
  • How much money you’ve lost or will lose as a consequence (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).
  • Specialist equipment and adaptations you may need.

If you have any questions on compensation, please phone us on 0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation about your claim.

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How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?

In general, you have three years to make a claim, from the date your injury happened or from when you first became aware of it. For children, the three year time limit begins on their 18th birthday.

These time limits do not apply to people who are unable to manage their own affairs because of mental incapacity.

There are also different time limits if your injury or illness happened outside of England and Wales – for example, during international travel or if a defective product is involved. Time limits will vary and can often be much shorter than three years. No Win No Fee agreements can still be used to fund cases involving an injury abroad.

We advise that you get in touch as soon as possible to make sure no time limits pass. To find out more about claim time limits, contact our experts today on 0800 056 4110 who’ll be happy to explain.

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Awards & Accreditations

"The lawyers are heavyweight individuals in a big firm, but they never compromise on client care. They handle cases with striking compassion and insight."
We're delighted to have been named Claimant Solicitor of the Year in the 2016 Post Magazine Rehabilitation First Awards, an award we've won on seven occasions.
"'One of the best’ and ‘go-to firm’ Irwin Mitchell covers the full range of work, and specialises in complex, unique cases."

What Our Clients Say

We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis.

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We know how important rehabilitation is.

Our personal injury solicitors work closely with rehabilitation specialists to ensure that our clients receive the support they need. We’re proud to have won Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven separate occasions.

We want you to have the best possible quality of life after your claim, and we’ll make sure that you have access to advice, care and therapies to achieve this.

Our Offices

Our offices are located in major cities throughout the UK and have excellent transport links.

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To begin your claim for compensation, or ask any questions regarding personal injury claims, contact us today for a free consultation.

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