Q6. Do I have to pay to make a claim for compensation?

A6. If you are making a claim for compensation under the ‘no win no fee’ system then you will not have to pay anything beforehand. You will have an initial meeting with a lawyer or solicitor and this will be free of charge.

If you win your case then the losing party will cover all of your costs which include expenses. However, your solicitor’s fees will be deducted from your compensation award. This is known as a ‘success fee’.

If you lose then you will be liable for yours and the other side’s costs but these can be covered by insurance.

This is discussed further in our taking legal action section.

Personal Injury Guide

Personal injury FAQs

  1. What is classed as a personal injury?
  2. Can I claim compensation for any type of injury?
  3. Who decides if someone gets compensation for a personal injury?
  4. What is the basis for a claim for compensation for a personal injury?
  5. Is there a time limit for personal injury compensation claims?
  6. Do I have to pay to make a claim for compensation?
  7. What is ‘no win no fee?’
  8. Do I have to pay anything if I lose my case for compensation?
  1. How will my claim be handled?
  2. How much compensation will I get?
  3. Will my case go to court?
  4. How long does a personal injury claim take?
  5. Can I make a claim even though my injury occurred whilst I was abroad?
  6. I was injured due to a workplace accident: if I make a claim can my employer dismiss me?
  7. Where can I find a personal injury lawyer?

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