Q7. What is ‘no win no fee?’

A7. This is a popular system adopted by claims management companies and law firms which means that you don’t pay if you lose your case.

But you will be advised to take out insurance when making a claim to cover the other side’s costs that you would otherwise have to pay for. This insurance underwrites this risk.

If you win then you are awarded compensation plus expenses which are paid for by the losing side. But to ensure that your lawyer or solicitor does not work for free he/she is entitled to a ‘success fee’which is awarded at the same time.

This is discussed in more detail 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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