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No Win No Fee Compensation FAQs
Our no win no fee solicitors don’t take any fees or costs from you up-front when we begin working on your personal injury claim, allowing you to enter into the claim at no financial risk whatsoever. We go above and beyond for our injured clients, and only when we do win your no win no fee personal injury claim and obtain your financial compensation, will we then take our ‘success fee’ from this financial compensation amount before it is even transferred to you as our client, meaning you don’t have to do a thing.
You will not have to worry about forking out any further money to pay our solicitors’ fees after this, as these come directly from the losing party.
While our no win no fee personal injury solicitors successfully win over 99% of the claims that we take on, you might still be wondering, ‘what happens if I lose my no win no fee personal injury claim?’. In this scenario, as we were the ones to take the risk, we simply do not get paid, and you do not owe us a penny.
One common question that our no win no fee personal injury solicitors hear from our clients is whether or not they have to pay tax on their personal injury compensation.
The short answer to this question is no, you do not have to pay any tax on your compensation. When you make a no win no fee personal injury claim with us, you do not have to worry about being left with a tax bill at the end of the process.
Personal injury compensation has always been tax-free, meaning that when you receive your final personal injury compensation amount you can rest assured that there won’t be any more tax deductions coming from this amount. Personal injury compensation is not classed as ‘income’ or ‘earnings’, so any compensation does not fall into this category to be taxed in any way.
If you are looking at making a no win no fee personal injury claim, and were worried about any tax deductions, or extra costs, then you don’t need to put off making your claim any longer. Simply get in touch with our no win no fee personal injury solicitors online here, and make a tax-free personal injury compensation claim at no financial risk.
Our team offer a free, no-obligation consultation for all potential clients about how much your claim might be worth, and what the claims process is. Contact us online here and speak to a specialist solicitor within one working hour.
Before our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors accept your claim for compensation, we will always make sure that, on a balance of probabilities, you do have a claim that is worth making. To do this, we may carry out investigations, before returning to you. Unlike some local personal injury solicitors, we feel that rather than give false hope, we are honest about the prospects of success from the outset.
To confirm, all of the investigatory work that we carry out before we accept your personal injury claim on a No Win No Fee Basis is completely free, and if we accept your claim for personal injury on a No Win No Fee basis, we do not charge our clients any upfront fees or fixed sums. All our claims services are No Win No Fee, which means that we do not charge our clients unless we win their claim. When your claim for personal injury compensation is successful, we take out a fixed, agreed percentage of the compensation we negotiate for our clients. This ‘success fee’ is taken out on the day we transfer the compensation money to our clients.
As with everything in life, you always to tell your personal injury solicitor the truth. The terms of your No Win No Fee agreement will state something very similar to the following:
give us instructions that allow us to do our work properly;
not ask us to work in an improper or unreasonable way;
not deliberately mislead us;
co-operate with us;
go to any medical or expert examination or court hearing.
Subject to the above, it is important to note that there are circumstances where you would become responsible for your personal injury solicitors’ costs. This would only happen if you breach the terms of the CFA, for instance by misleading your solicitor, by being dishonest, by giving fraudulent information or if you fail to co-operate at all times. However, in the vast majority of cases, our personal injury clients do not have to pay a penny if their no win no fee personal injury claim is unsuccessful. Still, with a success rate of over 99%, this is a very rare situation for our personal injury solicitors.
Generally speaking, you have three years to make a claim for personal injury. This three year period starts either on the date of the incident, which is usually the case for most “accidents” such as Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, or Slips, Trips and Falls. Sometimes, if you are not aware that damage has been done, which is not uncommon in Medical Negligence Claims or Industrial Illness Claims, the three year period is deemed to start when you become aware of the link between your injury and the act of negligence. This date is referred to as the date of knowledge.
If you do not either settle your personal injury claim, or issue proceedings in the County Court within your three-year time limit, your claim will become automatically Statute Barred under the Limitation Act 1980.
There are some shorter time limits for certain types of no win no fee personal injury claims, such as those occurring whilst at sea or in the air and so, we always recommend that you get in touch with MG Legal as soon as possible, in order to ensure you have the right advice and so that we can ensure you do not miss out on your right to claim.
Our no win no fee personal injury solicitors offer a free, no-obligation consultation to all potential clients, where we let you know if you have a claim, and how much your claim is worth. Simply contact us online here to speak to a solicitor within one working hour and if we accept your claim, we will get to work on building your no win no fee claim the same day.
When you instruct MG Legal’s no win no fee personal injury solicitors, your solicitor will update you as soon as anything occurs on your case, which means that you will hear from us every few weeks in general. Under Pre-Action Protocol recommends, a defendant is usually given three months to investigate and respond to a personal injury claim being filed against them before proceedings are issued. This is one example of how a period of time might pass between when your designated personal injury solicitor can offer an update on your claim.
Once we have contacted the defendant in your no win no fee claim, our personal injury solicitors are required to give the defendant a period of time to prepare for the claim and investigate what happened, leaving it out of our control when the next update occurs. However, you can rest assured that your designated solicitor will chase up the other party for updates, and as soon as we have some news, you’ll be the first to know and we will get in touch with you the same day.
Here at MG Legal, we pride ourselves on being human and accessible for all of our personal injury clients. We know that the no win no fee personal injury claims process can seem complex, and that your claim is very important to you. Because of this, we always welcome our clients to get in touch with their designated personal injury solicitor if they have any questions or queries at any point throughout the process, and we will always be happy to speak to you to confirm exactly how your claim is going. Generally, we ask our clients to contact us via phone to the office for an update on their personal injury claim so that we can have a proper conversation with them to ensure that you are absolutely happy with what is going on and why we are doing what we are doing.
Our team are very approachable, and will always accept your phone call, or if your designated solicitor is busy on another line, you can rest assured that we will call you back immediately after. Emails are always acceptable too, if this is your preferred way to get in touch, and once again we will be back in touch with you the same working day.
The short answer to this question is no, liability does not necessarily have to be admitted for your no win no fee personal injury claim to be settled. Whilst our personal injury solicitors know that an admission of liability is generally an indication that your claim will be settled, and the way in which many of our clients expect their claim to go, it is also common for defendants of personal injury claims to settle the claim on what is known as a “without prejudice” basis. This is an offer from the other party to settle the personal injury claim based on a sum of money being paid to settle your claim without an admission of liability being made.
Our no win no fee solicitors would advise that this scenario often occurs when an insurer does not have a full report from their insured client, or if they believe there is insufficient evidence to support a full denial but they do not wish, for their own (often financial) reasons, to either openly concede fault or dispute a claim any further.
Ultimately, a “without prejudice” settlement still results in full settlement of your claim in financial compensation, and so we are equally happy with this type of settlement for our clients as those made on an admission of liability, provided that they are happy to go down this route when it is offered. Our number one priority is always to ensure that you are happy as our client, and that your personal injury claim is made in the best way for you. The advice you receive from your designated solicitor will always be tailored to your individual claim and so, we will ensure that you are absolutely confident when accepting your settlement.
Yes. Here at MG Legal, our personal injury solicitors accept all of our personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, allowing all of our clients to enter into the process at no financial risk. Once we have assessed that the prospects of your claim succeeding are in excess of 50% in a free, no-obligation consultation, we will be happy to take your claim on a “no win, no fee” basis. In 99% of cases, this will be a Conditional Fee Agreement, where our base costs are recovered from the fault party.
There are very few exceptions where we cannot accept cases on this basis, which are usually Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority cases and Motor Insurer’s Bureau cases where the fault party cannot be traced which do not provide for our base costs, and so, we would look to handle these cases on a different “no win, no fee” agreement called a Contingency Fee Agreement.
In April of 2013, recoverable legal fees were reduced, and there is now a success fee to pay which for Conditional Fee Agreements is never any more than 25% of your damages. You will, on a Conditional Fee Agreement with MG Legal, never receive less than 75% of your damages in your no win no fee personal injury claim.
What is a No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim?
We all think we know what a personal injury claim is, but in relation to personal injury claims for compensation, injury can include everything from whiplash, and a stiff neck or back, through to personal injury claims against medical practitioners, known as medical negligence claims. From slipping on a wet supermarket floor, and sustaining a soft tissue injury, to being injured at work or medically misdiagnosed, there are literally thousands of ways to be injured, and if you been injured by someone else’s negligence, then you could claim for personal injury compensation. MG Legal’s personal injury compensation solicitors accept all personal injury claims, on a No Win No Fee basis.
What Personal Injury can I claim for?
There are two elements of a personal injury claim: general damages, and special damages. These are as follows:
General Damages means a sum of money that compensates you for the Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity (how bad your injuries were, how long you took to recover or any long- lasting effects and the effect on your life) sustained because of the Injury.
You can also claim for Special Damages, which are anything else that has come out of your pocket or that has been lost because of the incident or injury. Most commonly, Special Damages include Lost Earnings, Care Costs, Medication or Rehabilitation costs, Damaged Property, and the cost of travel to and from medical appointments, that are only necessary due to you being injured as a result of someone else's negligence.
In Road Traffic Accidents this can also include vehicle damage and the cost of a replacement vehicle whilst yours is repaired or the pre-accident value of your vehicle is paid to you.
In short, if the incident has caused you to either miss out on something, to not be paid, or to have to pay for something extra, such as the cost of taxis, medical expenses, or vehicle repairs, then MG Legal's personal injury solicitors will make sure that you are reimbursed for your losses.
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims
We are a No Win No Fee personal injury claim service and our personal injury solicitors have a varied and wonderful knowledge of all things personal injury. Our personal injury solicitors and are able to act on your behalf, with no financial burden to you, on a No Win No Fee basis, on any type of personal injury claim, no matter how you came to be injured.
The majority of the work that our personal injury claims solicitors carry out, relates to obtaining compensation for our clients that have suffered illness or injuries in Road Traffic Accidents, due to Medical Negligence, including your local GP or dentist, suffered an injury due to Accidents at Work, Trips, Falls and stumbles in public places, or as a result of errors made by beauticians during any type of beauty procedure, such as dyeing, waxing, tinting, or even carrying out a Fibroblast Procedure. Our solicitors settle personal injury claims, on a no win no fee basis, that are valued in the low thousands, to millions of pounds, and have a client-solicitor relationship that is second-to-none, with thousands of very happy clients, singing our praises.
If you have suffered personal injury as a result of the negligent acts or omissions of another person, medical expert, employer, health club, beautician, or even government body, you may be eligible to make a no win no fee personal injury claim.
And remember, when you instruct the personal injury experts at MG Legal, your claim for personal injury compensation will be dealt with by a qualified personal injury solicitor, and all on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
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You can make a no win no fee personal injury claim if the injury was not your fault. Contact the expert personal injury solicitors at MG Legal, to have your claim accepted on a no win no fee basis.
Any personal injury you sustain that was caused by the negligence of another person, or company (for example, you can claim personal injury compensation from your employer, if you are injured at work) permits you to make a claim against them for a sum of money that is appropriate for your injuries. As we are an independent firm of solicitors, with no agents selling work to us, you can almost always make this type of claim on a “no win, no fee” basis and here at MG Legal, this is the main type of agreement on which we act for our clients.
Personal Injury Claims Common Terminology
Causation is the legal link between an incident for which the fault party is liable and any injuries you may have sustained. For any claim for personal injury to succeed, it must be shown that the incident was responsible for the injuries claimed. This is usually done through medical evidence.
For example, a Road Traffic Accident could reasonably cause a neck injury, or a tripping incident could reasonably cause a leg injury. The medical report will illustrate this, and that the accident you had, ‘caused’ the injury you have sustained. When you work with MG Legal to make a no win no fee personal injury claim, your designated solicitor will arrange for you to see a specialist medical expert who will create a full medical report for your accident and injuries. To speak to a no win no fee solicitor on a free, no-obligation basis, simply contact us online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
Quantum essentially means value, or monetary value, of your no win no fee personal injury claim. The scale of your injuries and/or losses is described as the value of your claim. Once liability has been established and causation shown, the worth or value of your claim is said to be the quantum of the claim.
Liability is the legal definition of “fault” and is sometimes called “breach of duty”. If someone is liable for something, it is their legal responsibility. In the context of your personal injury claim, if someone is liable for an accident or incident, they are deemed to be responsible for any injuries caused.
Liability is the first of the three steps in successfully concluding a personal injury claim, the others being “Causation” and “Quantum”.
MG Legal seek to have liability admitted by the fault party as early as possible so that we can then get on with the business of building and settling your no win no fee personal injury claim.
Medical Treatment and your Personal Injury Compensation Claim
A common misconception that we hear from potential clients is that they cannot make a no win no fee personal injury claim if they have not sought hospital care or treatment for their injuries. This is not the case. You don’t necessarily have to go to hospital to make personal injury claim. When your personal injury claim is underway, your designated no win no fee solicitor at MG Legal will instruct the help of a specialist medical expert to examine you and to prepare an independent medical report on your injuries to support your no win no fee personal injury claim. This report can sometimes include a review of your medical records, if available, but just because you did not go to hospital for your injuries, it does not mean you are not entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What our no win no fee solicitors do recommend to anyone, client or otherwise, is that if it looks like you should go to hospital, or if there is any doubt about it, then you should go and seek medical advice and treatment. At MG Legal, we are very good at what we do in the field of Law, but we are not doctors, and so we strongly recommend that you see one if you are uncertain.
The same principle as attending hospital applies to going to your doctor for your injuries, usually this would be your GP. If you believe that you need to seek the advice of a doctor, or if you are in any doubt at all, then we strongly recommend that you do go and see your GP.
While this is not necessary to make a personal injury claim, is true that attending a doctor does sometimes assist with providing evidence for certain incidents, such as a tripping incident in public where there is no CCTV to record the incident, and no staff to complete an accident report form.
Another benefit of seeing your doctor for your injuries, is that you may be able to refer you to other services such as physiotherapy which can speed up your recovery. In the world of personal injury, every Claimant has a legal duty to “mitigate their loss” which means they must minimise their injuries and any financial losses where possible. By failing to seek medical assistance or undergo rehabilitation if it is deemed necessary, there are occasions where the fault party could raise allegations of your not mitigating your losses properly.
What are Personal Injury Damages?
General damages are the compensation that is awarded to the victim for their pain, suffering, and loss of amenity (PSLA). Generally speaking, PSLA covers the impact that an injury itself will have on your life.
Some common examples of general damages are:-
Physical pain and suffering
Physical impairment and injury
Mental pain and anguish
Reduced quality of life
Loss of companionship or loved one
Loss of a unique career
The amount that you will be awarded for the general damages that you have suffered will depend on the severity of your injury and how it affects your life. Our expert personal injury solicitors are well versed on the most up-to-date guidance available in the Judicial College’s ‘Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury’ 15th edition.
While general damages are referring to pain and suffering that an injury has caused, special damages in a personal injury case are instead awarded for financial losses and expenses that you have experienced as a result of the injury.
These include, but are not limited to:-
Loss of current and future earnings
Costs of any medical treatments needed
Costs of care
Repair or replacement of damaged property or goods
The costs to adapt a property or car to allow mobility
The calculation of special damages happens on a case to case basis, but is much more straightforward than general damages. This is because it is calculated using all of the relevant evidence for expenditures and losses, and it is therefore much easier to come to a concrete amount.
There are two parts to a personal injury claim: general damages, and special damages. There is General Damages, which is a sum of money that pays you for any Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity (how bad your injury was), how long it took to fully recover – Whether there are any lasting effects because of the personal Injury. You can also claim for Special Damages, which is any other financial loss from the incident or injury.
Usually, Special Damages include Lost Earnings, Medication, Care Costs or Rehabilitation costs and Damaged Property. In Road Traffic Accidents this can also include vehicle damage and the cost of a replacement vehicle whilst yours is repaired or the pre-accident value of your vehicle is paid to you. Basically, if the incident has caused you to not be paid, to miss out on something, or to have to pay for something extra, then MG Legal’s no win no fee solicitors will be able to pursue your losses when making a no win no fee PI claim on your behalf.
From slipping on a wet supermarket floor, sustaining a soft tissue injury, to being injured at work or medically misdiagnosed, there are lots of ways to be injured; and if you have been injured from the fault of someone else, then you could make a no win no fee personal injury claim. We assume we know what personal injury is but personal injury can include everything from whiplash, and a stiff neck or back, through to personal injury claims against medical practitioners, known as medical negligence claims. At MG Legal we accept all personal injury claims, on a No Win No Fee basis.
Contact us for no win no fee personal injury claim services – Our personal injury solicitors will be able to tell you if you are eligible to make a no win no fee personal injury claim, when we initially speak on the phone. We are a small dedicated team of specialist personal injury solicitors, who will help you make a no win no fee personal injury claim with a 99% chance of success. The team at MG Legal are very good at what we do, and take pride in winning our clients’ cases.
To start your no win no fee personal injury claim, our team will request you complete a personal injury claim form – this will help us determine if you are eligible to make a no win no fee personal injury claim. When the form has been submitted, we will present your personal injury claim to the fault party in a Letter of Claim or a Claims Notification Form. We adhere to various different legal protocols known as the “Pre-Action Protocols”. This means therefore we can select the correct Protocol to start your compensation claim, when we have all the information we require. Our no win no fee personal injury solicitors will always progress your injury claim towards settlement, in the best way possible.
Whichever way it happened, if another person or organisation was to blame for a personal injury you suffered, we could get you compensation for its effects on your life via a no win no fee claim. We are a specialist team of No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors, with clients England and Wales, and our solicitors deal with any possible type of accident and injury claims that you can think of. When your claim is successful, your opponent’s insurer pays your compensation. They’ll will also cover some legal costs.
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Discuss your No Win No Fee Personal Injury with your Solicitor:
We will listen to the details of your case, and tell your how much compensation you can expect if we win your no win no fee personal injury claim.
We’ll begin collecting evidence to build as strong a case as possible and work out how much compensation you’re owed. This will include organising an independent medical examination of your injuries to put together a report.
We then ask the party whose is at fault with your personal injury to accept responsibility.
Personal Injury Compensation Negotiation:
We will fight to get you the right amount of compensation but if we cannot reach an agreement your personal injury claim may go to court. This happens very rarely with No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims- our no win no fee solicitors would say that court proceedings are commenced in around 5% of the personal injury claims we work on, with around 1% actually ending up in court. Once the claim has been settled you either are awarded money or have nothing to pay due to the no win no fee nature of our personal injury claim services.
If someone endures an injury or accident that was not their fault and was the fault of a company, that person can make a no win no fee personal injury claim. It seems simple and most people are aware of their legal rights. However, the high costs of pursuing a claim is what deters people off from making a personal injury claim.
The “No Win No Fee” aspect of our personal injury claims solves this issue and give you a fair chance of getting the compensation you deserve as you do not have the funds to pay the upfront fees required to hire a UK personal injury claims solicitor.
In most of cases, we will accept your claim on a no win no fee agreement - over 99% of Personal Injury Claims are accepted on a No Win No Fee basis. You will not be at risk of paying solicitors costs in the event your claim does not win but we have an over 99% win rate on Personal Injury Claims. This gives you peace of mind knowing you are in a win-win situation.
If you have suffered any from of personal injury and want to make a no win no fee claim, then contact us today and we will tell you whether you can make a no win no fee personal injury claim.
If in the last 3 years you have been hurt and it was not your fault, you can make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim via our service. Our personal injury claim experts will ensure you get the exact amount of compensation you deserve, and if your claim is not successful, you wont pay any fees.
Making a claim for a no win no fee personal injury claim that happened at work can be daunting if you don’t want to cause any conflict at work. But when you make a No Win No Fee workplace accident claim, you claim against your employer’s insurer, not them directly. This means your claim won’t negatively affect your employer or colleagues.
Recent Cases we have settled for our Personal Injury clients; click on the month below, to find out more about our claim settlements.
Our solicitors in Preston settled an accident at work claim for £180,000, on a no win no fee basis.
Our personal injury solicitors settled a personal injury claim for a client suffering a nut allergy when she was served a nut -based food product in a well-known fast-food restaurant, after she had warned them of her allergy. Our personal injury solicitors settled the case for £4,000, on a no win no fee basis.
Our no win no fee solicitors won a case for a cyclist knocked of his bike by another road user, resulting in bruising to the eye, and a cut hand. After trying to settle his personal injury claim himself, and receiving no offers, the injured man turned to MG Legal and our no win no fee solicitors negotiated an award of £10,000 for our very happy client.
Our no win no fee solicitors won £6,170 for a client who slipped in liquid left on a shop floor. Our client suffered a minor injury to the neck and back when he fell, and was very happy with the sum negotiated by our local personal injury solicitors.
Our personal injury solicitors in Lancaster settled a personal injury claim for a client injured in a road traffic accident, in the sum of £14,000. Work was carried out on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our client.
Our Personal injury solicitors in Lancaster settled a claim for a client who suffered a personal injury when a car knocked him off his bike, whilst cycling to work. MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors in Lancaster won £100,000 in compensation for our injury client.
Our no win no fee solicitors won £5,000 for client that was injured in a road traffic accident. The injured client has been turned down by other solicitors, so came to the no win no fee claims specialists at MG Legal. Our local personal injury solicitors obtained appropriate medical evidence, and negotiated a fair settlement for our client. Our client was injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault, and was delighted with the compensation our no win no fee solicitors won for him.
Our personal injury solicitor in Lancaster negotiated an award of £5,000 for our client after a lip blush treatment went wrong, and she needed laser treatment on her lips.
Our no win no fee solicitors settled a trip and fall injury claim for £9,000, where our client had tripped over a defect in a city centre.
Our personal injury solicitors settled an accident at work claim for £14,000. Our client had slipped at work, and our no win no fee solicitors settled the matter in 3 months.
Our solicitors in Preston settled a claim where our client was unlawfully detained. Our solicitors in Preston accepted instruction on a no win no fee basis, and settled our client’s damages claim for unlawful detention, in the sum of £7,500.
Our solicitors in Preston settled a personal injury claim where our client was injured on a fairground ride. Our injured client contacted our personal injury solicitors when he suffered minor whiplash injuries to the neck and back, on a ride. Our no win no fee solicitors received an early admission of liability, and settled the personal injury claim for £3,000.
Our personal injury solicitors settled a case for £2,000 where our client had choked on a foreign object found in a pre-packed salad. Our client’s personal injury claim was settled on a no win no fee basis.
Our client received a settlement of £8,000 after she had an allergic reaction to a food item, after she had advised the supplier of her allergies. MG Legal’s no win no fee solicitors settled the matter, on a no win no fee basis, with minimum fuss, and we have one very happy client.
Our personal injury solicitors brought a successful personal injury claim against a chiropractor, due to our client being injured by the chiropractor, during a treatment session. Our personal injury solicitors accepted our client’s claim on a no win no fee basis, and our client was awarded £11,000.
Personal Injury Compensation FAQs
If your child has been injured in an accident that was not their fault, you can make a personal injury claim for financial compensation on their behalf. Legally, no minors under the age of 18 can make a personal injury claim on their own behalf, as they are not considered to hold the legal capacity to do so.
The process for making a no win no fee personal injury claim for your child is not too different to making a claim for yourself. Up to the age of 18, your child is not deemed to be able to make their own claim and so you will act as their Litigation Friend. You will instruct and work with MG Legal as you would for your own claim, assist with the progression of the claim and in obtaining medical evidence. Settlement negotiations take place in the same way for child injury claims, and we will ensure that we obtain the best possible settlement for your child.
Any settlement for a minor must be approved by the Court with the support of a barrister’s opinion on the value of the claim, also known as “Advice on Quantum”. You will need to attend a short (usually ten minutes long) non-contentious Hearing at your local County Court, accompanied by a barrister, to obtain the approval of a District Judge, who will then make an Order that the fault party make payment of the appropriate sum. You can rest assured that when you work with MG Legal, your designated no win no fee personal injury solicitor will guide you through every step of the process making a personal injury claim for your injured child, and will obtain the compensation and justice that they deserve.
We appreciate that this may sound like a complex process, however, it is really quite simple, and you will always have expert legal advice and guidance on hand throughout the process to ensure your child does not miss out. If your child has been injured in an accident that was not their fault, then you could be eligible to financial compensation through a no win no fee child injury claim, and our specialist solicitors are here to help at no financial risk. Simply contact us online here for a free no obligation consultation with a solicitor within one working hour.
Nothing in life is without risk, but when dealing with MG Legal, our specialist personal injury solicitors will ensure that these are key to an absolute minimum, and as long you bring your claim honestly, and listen to the advice of your solicitor, these risks are effectively zero when working with MG Legal.
As long as you adhere to your no win no fee agreement, and remain honest throughout the process and get back to your solicitor, you will not be liable for any of our costs. The at-fault party costs are similarly covered by a piece of Law known as Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS), which means 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 that your no win no fee personal injury claim in unsuccessful. This piece of law acts like an Insurance Policy in that, provided your claim does not fall into any of the following groups, no costs can be awarded against you.
These groups are:
the claimant has disclosed no reasonable grounds for bringing the proceedings
(b) the proceedings are an abuse of the court’s process; or
(c) the conduct of –
(i) the claimant; or
(ii) a person acting on the claimant’s behalf and with the claimant’s knowledge of such conduct, is likely to obstruct the just disposal of the proceedings. In short, provided your instruction is accurate and your personal injury claim is genuine and honest, the Defendant cannot pursue you for their costs, and you are at no risk.
The final risk in your no win no fee personal injury claim is a Part 36 offer, which is an offer made to settle by the fault party under Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules. Essentially, if the at-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 at-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 to you, and we will ensure that you knew what was a good offer and what was a bad one.
In short, provided that you work alongside MG Legal, we will ensure that you are protected against all risks in your no win no fee personal injury claim, 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 of no win no fee personal injury solicitors.
If you have been injured by a trip, slip or fall in a supermarket, a road traffic accident, or even due to poor medical advice or treatment, contact one of our expert personal injury compensation solicitors, and we will let you know, within seconds if you have a no win no fee personal injury claim for personal injury compensation.
Whatever you are doing when you are injured, from walking on a public highway, to working in a warehouse, or with machinery, you will be owed a duty of care by someone. This means that if you are injured as a result of the negligence of another, then you probably do have a personal injury claim, and our no win no fee personal injury solicitors will be able to assist you, on a No-Win-No-Fee basis. When you make a no win no fee personal injury claim for financial compensation with MG Legal, you do so at no financial risk, and it is us taking the financial risk, not you. In over 99% of the personal injury claims that we take on, our no win no fee solicitors are able to successfully win financial compensation for our clients.
To learn more about our no win no fee agreements, and how this process will work for your personal injury claim, see this here. Or, contact our no win no fee personal injury solicitors online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour on a free, no-obligation basis.
As part of the process of your no win no fee personal injury claim, it will be arranged by your designated solicitor for you to see a specialist medical expert and, depending on the severity and type of your injuries, potentially two or three medical experts. When you do so, the medical expert will produce a report which summarises your injuries and gives the most likely prognosis for your injuries. This is a service that MG Legal’s no win no fee personal injury solicitors offer to all of our personal injury clients in order to build their claims to be as strong and robust as possible, and obtain the maximum compensation.
Your designated no win no fee solicitor will then take those reports and your likely recovery period, and compare these with the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines (JSB) which is a reference book used by Solicitors, Barristers and Judges alike. The JSB, as it is known, provides various brackets for valuation of injuries of every type based on the severity of the injury, any lasting problems and the length of time it takes to recover. One criticism of the JSB is that it gives, at times, a somewhat broad-brush approach to injury valuations; for example Minor Back Injuries are valued between £1,950.00 and £6,290.00. This is why you need the help of a specialist personal injury solicitor, and medical experts, to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available for your no win no fee personal injury claim.
Upon receipt of a medical report, detailing your injuries, your designated solicitor will then advise you on our recommendations for negotiations with the at-fault party and with your agreement, proceed to negotiate the best possible settlement for your claim. To speak to a no win no fee personal injury solicitor today, on a free, no-obligation basis about your potential no win no fee claim, simply contact us online here and speak to a specialist solicitor within one working hour.
Most no win no fee personal injury claims do not require court appearance - Contact MG Legal to have your personal injury claim accepted on a no win no fee basis. Had an injury due to an accident that was not your fault? Had an injury due to an incident that you were partly to blame for? Make a no win no fee personal injury claim.
Any personal injury that you experience due to the fault of someone else, including an individual, or a company, entitles you to make a claim against them for a sum of money that is appropriate for your personal injury. If we think you have a good claim, then we will accept your instruction, on a no win no fee basis.
No win no fee personal injury claims allow you compensation for any injury you have suffered that was not your fault, without having to pay any of the fees to carry out your no win no fee personal injury claim.
If you do not win your case then there is nothing to pay, If your claim is successful, you’ll pay us a maximum of 25% of any compensation you are awarded. Your No Win No Fee Personal Injury solicitor will agree this cut with you upfront when you start your no win no fee personal injury claim.
Here at MG Legal, our team of specialist personal injury solicitors accept all of our personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis. The advantage of MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors accepting your claim in this way, is that you do not need to pay your legal fees or any other costs upfront. Making a no win no fee personal injury claim means that if your personal injury claim succeeds, you will receive damages and compensation in settlement of your personal injury claim, and the defendant’s insurers will have to pay the legal fees of your no win no fee personal injury solicitor, allowing you to navigate through the process at no financial risk.
Up until April 2013, when you personal injury claim was settled, your personal injury solicitor could recover a ”success fee” from the other side when they won the case. This enabled your designated solicitor for personal injury claims, to pay you 100% of the compensation that they had won for you, by successfully settling your claim for personal injury compensation.
However, faced with public demand, in April 2013 the government changed the rules, and removed the requirement for the third party to pay the success fee. This means that from 2013, all solicitors that accept personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis, now charge up to 25% of the client’s compensation for their services, upon the conclusion of the claim. On the plus side, however, the government did increase personal injury settlement amounts, by 10%- taking some sting out of the success fee no win no fee solicitors charge, when your claim settles.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, your life has been affected, and you are looking for the best personal injury solicitors to use for your personal injury claim, you might be wondering where to start.
This is where MG Legal can help. Our personal injury solicitors, would advise anyone that has suffered a personal injury to do the following:
Simply contact a specialist, experienced personal injury solicitor such as MG Legal. Our personal injury solicitors will be able to tell you right away if have a claim worth making, simply by speaking to you over the phone. You should always use a specialist personal injury solicitor, and not a claims management company.
Our specialist no win no fee solicitors here at MG Legal are very good at what we do, and take pride in winning our clients’ cases for personal injury compensation. When you speak to our personal injury solicitors, we will discuss your accident with you, as well as the circumstances and your injuries and loses, including any pressing matters such as lost earnings to get you back on your feet, financially, or physiotherapy to aid your recovery. We will also ask you to complete our Claim Form which provides all the information we need to get your claim started on a no win no fee basis.
Once we are in possession of the information, your claim would be presented to the fault party either in a Claims Notification Form or a Letter of Claim. There are various different Legal protocols to follow known as the “Pre-Action Protocols” and so, once we understand your claim, we will be able to select the correct Protocol to start your claim. Our specialist personal injury solicitors offer a free, no-obligation consultation to all potential personal injury clients. Simply contact us online here and speak to a no win no fee solicitor within one working hour.
One of the most commonly asked questions that our personal injury solicitors hear, and one of the most difficult to answer without reviewing your case on an individual basis, is how long your personal injury claim will take. So much of your personal injury claim depends on the specifics of the claim, as well as the at-fault party and how they deal with the claim at their end. A lot can also depend on how quickly our clients respond to our offices.
On average, our no win no fee personal injury solicitors would advise that it takes anywhere between three and nine months from start to finish on any given case. However, you can rest assured that your designated no win no fee personal injury solicitor will go above and beyond to ensure that your personal injury claim for compensation runs as smoothly and as quickly as possible, while ensuring that the maximum financial compensation is achieved.
As soon as you get your claim form back to us as our client, we will get to work the same day on building your no win no fee personal injury claim to be as strong and robust as possible, and will leave no stone un-turned in gather all available medical and legal evidence in support of your claim.
Our road traffic accident solicitors are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently published a simplified and easy to understand guide to using the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal, thought to be in response to the low take-up of the portal by those injured in road traffic accidents.
The Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal was created in May 2021, and it promised an easy way for injured people to bring minor road traffic accident claims, such as whiplash accident claims, without the need for road traffic accident solicitors to assist them. The MoJ never publicly said what proportion of users it expected to go it alone, but it is thought that the portal’s performance has been disappointing. The first six months of data from the OIC, which went live on 31 May 2021, showed that less than 10% of those using the portal were injured claimants making claims in this way.
In light of this, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, which operates OIC the portal on behalf of the MoJ, began carrying out research as to why more people were not using the portal for what it was intended to do- for those suffering minor, or soft tissue injuries, as a result of a road traffic accident. Our road traffic accident solicitors can announce that the new MoJ guide on the portal is 14 pages in length, and is in fact much easier to read than the existing advice.
Still, the advice given to potential claimants on how to value their own injuries as part of making their claim is still not as clear as it should be, and it does not appear that the guide will make it particularly easier for claimants to navigate through the portal on their own. If you have suffered an injury in a road traffic accident, such as a broken bone, or fracture, injury to the head, or spine, or serious injury to any part of your body, then our no win no fee solicitors will gladly review your claim, on a no obligation basis with a view to accepting instruction, subject to a no win no fee agreement.
For minor injuries, such as soft tissue injuries and whiplash injuries to the neck, back and shoulders, then please use the Office Injury Claim portal.
If you are wondering ‘how do I fund a personal injury claim?’, then you will probably be interested in a NO WIN NO FEE agreement. This way of working, otherwise known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, allows you to make your personal injury claim with no financial risk involved. If your case is not won, and you do not receive financial compensation from your personal injury claim, then you do not have to pay anything.
Here at MG Legal, our specialist personal injury solicitors accept all of our claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing our clients to enter into the process at no financial risk and with no worry about how to pay for the claim. There is no saying how long a specific personal injury claim will take, and how much will go into building the claim, and working in this way allows even our most injured clients to rest assured that there will be no hidden costs at any point of the process.
Are MG Legal specialist No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors?
MG Legal have a team of professionals that specialise in No Win No Fee personal injury claims and we specialise in representing clients who have been injured at work, injured in road traffic accidents, medical negligence cases against dentists, doctors, surgeons, and NHS Trusts, cosmetic and beauty surgery claims, and slips, trips and falls in public places.
We have offices across Lancashire, with a team of solicitors in Preston, solicitors in Garstang, Lancaster, Longridge, and Lytham, and, as a firm, specialise in 4 key areas- Conveyancing, Will Drafting and Probate, Personal Injury, and Medical Negligence.
Each team of solicitors are specialists in their field, and practise one area of law- so if you instruct MG Legal as your local No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor, you will be assigned a solicitor that specialises in No Win No Fee injury compensation, and nothing else. At MG Legal, we understand that having a specialist acting for you is of the utmost importance.