Is there any risk in bringing a claim for personal injury compensation?
Nothing in life is without risk, but when dealing with MG Legal these are minimal and provided you bring your claim honestly and listen to the advice of your Solicitor, these risks are effectively zero.
As long as you adhere to your Conditional Fee Agreement and see your claim to a conclusion honestly, you will not be liable for any of our costs. The fault party costs are similarly covered by a piece of Law known as Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) which provides that as long as your claim is justified and you bring it honestly, the fault party cannot seek their costs from you, even in the highly unlikely event, with MG Legal acting for you, that it does not succeed.
The final risk is a Part 36 offer, which is an offer made to settle by the fault party under Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (Link to Part 36 offers here). Basically, if the fault party makes an offer to settle subject to Part 36 and you reject it, but then fail to beat it later, you would be liable for the fault party costs from 21 days after the date they made the offer. Here at MG Legal we would always advise you fully on any offer made and ensure that you knew what was a good offer and what was a bad one.
In short, provided you work with MG Legal, we will ensure that you are protected against all risks and that if you have a decision to make, you are fully advised and have all the information you need to make the decision. Our expert team of personal injury compensation solicitors have never had a client fail to beat a Part 36 offer made against them. You’re definitely in safe hands when you work with our team.