When a person has suffered the misfortune of an accident it’s sometimes difficult to see beyond the immediate effects of the injury but it’s also important to take an objective look at the situation.
The No Win No Fee system is otherwise known as the system of compensation via conditional fee arrangements. What these have achieved since their introduction to the UK in the 1990s is allowing injured parties easier access to courts where they may resolve their cases. Previously fees and other complexities, even with legal aid, might have been a daunting prospect for personal injury claims. The system is also designed to make No Win No Fee lawyers work their very hardest on behalf of their clients because, of course if they don’t win they will end up paying all the costs.
How the system works is that a No Win No Fee lawyer will examine all accident claims against another party. This is often an employer but might also be any body that could be held responsible for an accident or injury. If the No Win No Fee lawyer decides the case is workable, they will plough ahead. One of the advantages of the No Win No Fee system is that it discourages dubious speculative cases which can clog up the courts. A lawyer will only take a case if they think there’s a very good chance of winning. The resulting dynamic is a boon to both lawyer and client.
Victims of accidents and injuries may need different kinds of recuperation. For some this might be time consuming and expensive physical therapy, while in other cases a person who has suffered an injury may just need recovery time away from the work place. In all cases a financial cushion appropriate to the level of damage caused by the injury is going to be hugely beneficial.
Various regulatory changes have taken place over the last two decades, notably in 1995, 1999 and 2005, each of which gave the process of No Win No Fee greater clarity and allowed those practising law to have a much clearer idea what chances each case had of succeeding.
The result of upgraded laws with regard to accident and injury claims means that anyone who wishes to pursue a case with a good No Win No Fee solicitor will have a better idea of their options much sooner.