When considering whether to make a personal injury claim, most people will place a lot of their decision on how much it will cost. Many people cannot afford to pay for a claim and so would not be able to get compensation without some kind of additional funding or protection from the fees and costs.
This is why we ensure pursuing a case through Empire Media is the best possible option for you. As you are dealing directly with a Accident Claims Solicitor, we take care of the financial aspects of making a claim and ensure that you are fully protected from any legal fees.
In 2000, no win, no fee agreements were introduced, as a replacement for the Legal Aid system for nearly all types of personal injury claims. Also known as Conditional Fee Agreements, they give everyone in the UK, no matter what their finances, a chance to take legal action following a personal injury. They may be offered by a solicitor in many situations, but some exceptions include claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (where an injury is the result of criminal activity) and to car accident claims under the Motor Insurance Board's untraced driver scheme.
If a no win, no fee claim is not possible due to one of these exceptions, we will ensure that we help you explore other methods of funding your case.
What no win, no fee means
At the beginning of a personal injury claim, the chances are that you will sign a no win, no fee agreement with a solicitor. This means that whether your compensation claim is successful or not, your personal injury solicitor will not have the right to charge you for their fees.
In some circumstances your solicitor may recommend that After the Event (ATE) Insurance is taken out to protect you against costs. In the case of Empire Media we will advise you if this is necessary and we will take ATE out on your behalf.
You will not have to fund or purchase this and the solicitor will purchase the policy on your behalf. The solicitor will then claim the cost of the ATE policy back from the negligent party's insurers, meaning that, win or lose, you won't have to fork out a single penny. In addition, Empire Media do not deduct from any money from your compensation award any shortfall in what they can claim from the insurer.
A no win, no fee agreement benefits the person making a compensation claim because they will know that their personal injury solicitor is going to do all he can to see a successful outcome of their case, otherwise his costs and fees will not be paid.
By pursuing your compensation claim with Empire Media on a no win, no fee basis (or under a Conditional Fee Agreement) you can rest assured that you will not have to pay a penny and you are guaranteed to receive 100% compensation if your claim is successful.
We help thousands of people to get compensation each year without charging them a penny. We work on a no win, no fee basis and, if necessary, our solicitors will take out ATE insurance on your behalf. You will not have to pay for this and it ensures that you do not owe anything to anyone if your claim is unsuccessful.
If your personal injury claim is successful, we will not take a percentage of your compensation or deduct any of the damages awarded. All of our costs and fees will be recovered from your opponent as a percentage of the solicitor's fees, so you will not have to pay anything to us at any time.
We are experts in personal injury law and are proud that we are able to win many of the cases that we take on. All of our solicitors and staff are friendly and understanding, and will always discuss your claim with you in plain English, not complicated legal jargon.
We have a highly specialised panel of solicitors with expertise in all types of accidents. Whether you wish to make a compensation claim for a straightforward road accident or a complicated case of medical negligence, we have an expert solicitor that can help.
If you wish to find out more about making a compensation claim with us, please leave us a call back request or fill in an online claim form and we will get back to you. Alternatively, either talk to us via our e-chat facility or call and make a no win, no fee personal injury claim today.