What is No Win, No Fee?
A No Win, No Fee agreement, otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement, is a contract between you and your solicitor whereby if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t pay us a penny.
However, if we win your claim then we will charge a Success Fee. This is simply a percentage of the damages awarded, which we will discuss and agree with you before you proceed.
Here at Been Let Down, we have a team of experienced solicitors who aim to make your claim process as smooth as possible, giving you peace of mind with no hidden charges or fees.
How does a No Win, No Fee agreement work?
When this agreement is in place, if you don’t already have any legal protection, your solicitor will take out an insurance policy on your behalf before starting to work on your case. This is to cover any costs incurred during the No Win, No Fee compensation claim, such as court fees, medical reports and other expenses.
What claims can I make using a No Win, No Fee agreement?
As we are specialist negligence solicitors, you can make a No Win, No Fee claim against the following:
- Professional negligence
- Medical negligence
- Property negligence
- Financial negligence
- Dental and cosmetic surgery negligence
Will I understand my No Win, No Fee contract?
Your No Win, No Fee lawyers will explain the conditional fee arrangement before proceeding with the claim. If your claim is successful, the Success Fee that we charge is agreed in advance, so you’ll never have any nasty surprises further down the line.
How much will I have to pay if my claim is successful?
If your claim is successful, your opponent will have to pay most of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from the compensation you receive. These costs include:
- The cost of your No Win, No Fee insurance policy (initially discussed with your solicitor).
- Basic legal costs which can’t be obtained from your opponent.
- A “Success Fee” that is discussed before proceeding with the claim – this compensates us for the risk that your claim is unsuccessful.
All costs are discussed in advance, so you’ll know what to expect when your claim settles.
What happens if I lose my case?
You won’t pay us anything if your claim is unsuccessful.
We won’t charge you upfront costs or hidden fees further down the line, as the insurance policy we put in place before proceeding with your case will cover all the legal fees and costs incurred.
How can I bring a No Win, No Fee claim?
We understand how frustrating it can be to experience problems due to the negligence of a professional. It can be a tough time and you may be confused on how best to deal with the situation.
With Been Let Down, you can easily find out whether you qualify for compensation. To begin your journey with us, fill out our online form, call us on 0800 234 3234 or request a call back today. We’ll get you in touch with our highly trained professionals to discuss your claim potential further.
When you do contact us, the first thing we do is arrange your initial free consultation. During this time, we will find out more information about your potential claim, as well as reviewing any evidence you have of the negligence.
How much compensation will I receive?
Our legal specialists deal with each case on an individual basis, so there is no specific answer to how much compensation you’ll receive for your negligence claim. Each case varies depending on the circumstances, from how much you’ve lost to how damaging the negligence was.
Your No Win, No Fee lawyers will explore every aspect of your claim to ensure you have every chance of being successful. We will advise appropriately about what losses you are able to claim.
How long do I have to make a claim?
The Limitation Act 1980 imposes statutory time limits when it comes to bringing negligence claims, so it’s best to get the advice you need as soon as possible.
It’s common practice to bring your claim within six years from when the negligence has taken place. However, if you fail to bring a claim within this time, your chances of receiving compensation will be unlikely.
If you believe you’re entitled to compensation, don’t risk your case by delaying – get in touch with the team today.
Make your No Win, No Fee claim with Been Let Down
Contact our experienced team today if you believe you have suffered financial losses because of negligence. You’ll be represented by our specialist No Win, No Fee lawyers who are there to guide and support you throughout the entire process, at no hidden cost.