After we have had our initial telephone conversation, if we consider that your case has reasonable prospects of success, we will usually able to offer our clients the benefit of us running cases on a 'no win no fee' basis.
Since changes to the law in recent years with the introduction of LASPO, this has altered the way that a number of legal claims are funded, including those for personal injury.
The Government changed the system so that the cost of any legal expenses insurance and success fee on legal fees was payable by the Claimant rather than the other side.
If your claim is successful, we will charge you a fee, capped at 25% of the damages, including VAT, which we will explain to you at the outset of your case.
We are often asked how long a claim will take to settle.
By and large, this depends on the type of claim and how serious the injuries are.
If a client has soft tissue injuries, or those which should recover within a couple of weeks or months, we are often able to settle these in a few months if the claims process runs smoothly.
For cases under £25,000, these are inputted onto the Claims Portal, which gives direct contact between insurers and solicitors.
After we have received signed documents from the client, we initially outline the case, including the circumstances, injuries, etc, to the other side via the Claims Portal.
They then have to respond formally, either admitting or denying liability and we also aim to get any rehabilitation assessment underway for you.
If they admit liability, the claims process is quicker and we are then able to arrange medical reports, seek to get your losses back, etc.
For more serious injuries, the process depends on how quickly you recover.
At the outset, we will look to arrange rehabilitation treatment as soon as possible to help your symptoms improve. It may be a number of weeks or months until we can arrange a medical examination for your case as you will still be obtaining treatment and assessments from your own hospital and doctor.
If private treatment is required, we will always consider this as an option and, if required, seek the cost of this from the other side.
Once medical evidence is obtained, we are usually able to value your case and discuss settlement with the other side.
Our expert Team will ensure that you recover all of your losses (loss of earnings, items bought, travel expenses, medication, etc) and receive the maximum amount you are due for your case.