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No-Win No-Fee Solicitors

No-Win No-Fee solicitors may be a good choice if you have been injured through no fault of your own and you wish to seek restitution. Rather than paying the legal fees up front, your solicitor will deduct any legal fees from the judgment you receive. If for some reason you do not win your suit, you pay nothing. Chances are that you will win if the solicitor agrees to take your case.

There are many kinds of personal injury claims. You may have been injured by a single individual or a large corporation. In most cases, your solicitor will be dealing with an insurance company. Dealing with insurance companies on your own is difficult to say the least. Trying to do that while you are recovering from an injury is really difficult.

Your injury may be physical or mental. You might have property damage. A good solicitor will help you come up with the total damages and the amount you should seek in court. This may be quite a bit more than you expected.

The most common kinds of injuries result from traffic accidents, work-related accidents, falls caused by property owner negligence and injuries caused by defective products. Medical negligence is also relatively common.

No-Win No-Fee solicitors also take cases related to “industrial diseases”. An industrial disease is one that was caused by exposure to toxins such as asbestos or by an unhealthy work environment. Repetitive motion injuries are an example of the latter.

It is best to contact a solicitor and begin proceedings as soon as possible after your injury. In England and Wales, the proceedings must begin within three years of the date of the accident. If you fail to make a claim before the three years are up, you lose your right to make a claim. The only exception is for injured people who are under the age of 18 at the time of the accident. If you are under 18, you have until the day before your 21st birthday to make a claim.

No-Win No-Fee solicitors are also referred to as contingency based. They are working for you without compensation until the final judgment is made. It is safe to say that the solicitor will work harder for you because unless you are compensated, he or she will receive no compensation.

The percentage received by No-Win No-Fee solicitors should be explained to you up front. Make sure to read your contract and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your solicitor is working for you.