Whiplash claims are on the rise due to a greater level of awareness among the public of their rights to make a claim and the whiplash injury itself now being a recognized injury in the medical field. If you are the victim of whiplash, you’re probably tempted to make a claim for compensation, but are concerned about potential costs should your claim not be processed in your favour. Let’s address these concerns and see what costs you, the claimant, may face.
If I don’t win my whiplash claim, do I have to pay?
UK Claim Lawyers are a law firm whose lawyers all work on 100% no win, no fee.
100% no win, no fee is one of the biggest benefits to working with UK Claim Lawyers and it takes a considerable amount of the risk to yourself out of the claims process.
However, the phrase 100% no win, no fee needs to be elaborated on as some people won’tfully understand what it actually means.
The phrase 100% no win, no fee refers to an unsuccessful claim.
100% no win, no fee means that should you choose to take on the services of UK Claim Lawyers and your claim is not successful, you will not need to contribute to legal costs.
Conditional fee agreement
However, in cases where the claimant chooses to withdraw their claim after their solicitor for injuries has begun the claim, a bill for legal costs may occur; because the claim hasn’t been completed, the claimant may face a bill for legal costs because the process was cancelled prematurely.
The Advice Guide says that “A conditional fee agreement means that your solicitor will receive no fees if you lose your case. You may, however, have to pay the legal fees and expenses of the other side. Your solicitor will normally ask you to take out insurance to cover this situation. If you win your case, your solicitor’s fees and expenses will normally be paid by the other side.”
So to answer the original question of this article:
· If your claim is fully processed however is not successful, you do not have to pay;
· If you cancel your claim after the solicitor has begun the claim, you may have to pay.
It’s important to also consider that legal costs vary from case to case and that the claims industry is designed to protect you, the claimant, from any additional costs. If you are still concerned about whether you have to pay if you don’t win your whiplash claim, we strongly advise you to get in touch with us.
If you are the victim of whiplash and it was somebody else’s fault, you have the right to make a claim for compensation. Call the UK Claim Lawyer 24/7 Helpline on 0800 157 1438 to discuss your whiplash injury in greater detail.