Despite some reporting in the media around the death of ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangements for Personal Injury Claimants, this is wrong.
Whilst the new Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) which came into force on Monday (1 April 2013), changes the way in which personal injury claims are funded, CFAs remain in place and still represent an option for injured claimants who wish to bring personal injury claims. You still won’t have to pay up front for your own legal fees, nor will you have to pay your lawyer’s fees if the case is lost.The fundamental difference relates to the success fee which, if you have won your case, you will now have to pay.
The success fee is capped at 25% of the damages you are awarded. If you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault, the best thing to do is get legal advice on how to seek the compensation you deserve.
To ensure you get maximum compensation and the best advice, you should contact an expert personal injury solicitor directly and they will be able to set you on the right course of action for you and your claim. For more information please visit Personal Injury page at www.mtasolicitors.com