We understand that you may have concerns about the financial implications of making an injury or clinical negligence claim. For that reason, the vast majority of our cases are undertaken on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Provided you engage with us, act honestly throughout and provide us with timely instructions, we guarantee that no matter the outcome of your claim, it will not leave you in a worse financial position than when you first approached us.

What is a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement?

A ‘no win, no fee’ agreement (also known as a conditional fee agreement) is an arrangement between you and your solicitor. Quite simply, it means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to contribute towards your legal costs.

Our solicitors will look into the details of your claim and will assess the likelihood of it being successful. If we believe there is a reasonable chance of success, we will enter into a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement with you. We will not charge you any fees during the course of your claim provided you act honestly and instruct us promptly throughout.

How does a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement work?

Your claim is assessed by us and if it has a reasonable chance of being successful, and this form of funding is the most appropriate option for you, Ashtons Legal will enter into a CFA with you. In most cases, it will also be appropriate for us to arrange an ‘after the event’ (ATE) insurance policy on your behalf.

This policy will enable you to pursue compensation without paying a penny upfront and will cover expenses incurred during the claim – these could include court fees, medical report fees and other expenses. The policy will also cover your opponent’s legal costs and fees if, for any reason, you become liable for those costs.

Contact our no win no fee solicitors

For support with no win no fee medical negligence claims, or no win no fee personal injury claims, please get in touch with our expert solicitors at Ashtons Legal.

You can contact us by calling 0330 191 4774, emailing enquiries@ashtonslegal.co.uk or filling in the enquiry form on the right-hand side of our contact page.

What happens if my claim is successful?

At Ashtons legal, we support clients with both medical negligence claims, and personal injury claims, both of which we can pursue on a no win no fee agreement structure.

Where a claim is successful, you will keep the majority of the compensation awarded to you. Most of the legal costs you have incurred will be recovered from the defendant (the organisation or individual responsible for causing your injury). You will have to make a contribution to the legal fees you have incurred from the compensation you have been awarded.

At the outset of the claim, it is not possible for us to advise you of what the exact costs will be as there are too many uncertainties. However, before you sign the no win no fee agreement, we will agree a cap on the legal fees that you will have to contribute from your damages. This transparency will provide you with a level of certainty throughout your claim and you therefore needn’t worry about any unexpected fees or hidden costs.

What happens if my claim is unsuccessful?

When choosing Ashtons Legal, you can rest assured that you will be financially protected, no matter the outcome. If your medical negligence or personal injury claim is unsuccessful you don’t have to worry about paying any legal fees. We will write off the costs that you have incurred, and your ATE insurance will cover any out of pocket expenses incurred by us during the course of your claim.

If your compensation claim is unsuccessful and you have followed our advice, the ATE insurance with TEMPLE will protect you and will cover any expenses incurred on your behalf such as medical report fees and court fees required to progress your claim. It will also cover your opponent’s legal costs and fees. The total insurance cover varies depending on the type of claim you are pursuing.

Why choose Ashtons Legal?

At Ashtons Legal, we are passionate about obtaining justice for people who have been injured through someone else’s negligence. We are determined to secure the best possible financial outcome for our clients and to help them re-build their lives.

Whether this is achieved through compensation or ensuring our clients get access to the most suitable equipment, rehabilitation, support groups or therapists, we will do all we can to support every aspect of their recovery. We also aim to obtain early interim payments to help ease any financial burden that has been placed on them as a result of their injury.

Our client rehabilitation team is able to ensure that every bit of help and specialist care available is provided whilst the claim is on-going. They work closely with local service providers, healthcare professionals, agencies and charities in order to provide tailored support to all of our clients.

We are committed to understanding our clients’ injuries and their immediate and future needs to the fullest extent. We have a reputation second to none, and are known for our persistence, our ability to win difficult cases, and our willingness to “go the extra mile” for those who have been injured. Our client-centric approach has resulted in us being ranked as a top tier medical negligence team for over 25 years.

Frequently asked questions about no win no fee claims

What is the time limit for making a no win no fee claim?

No win no fee claims, whether personal injury or medical negligence, usually have a three year time limit to bring a claim. The time limit starts from the date of the injury or negligence, or, the date that the person was aware of the injury or negligence, referred to as the date of knowledge.

However, there are some exceptions, including cases involving those under 18 years old, or where a claimant lacks mental capacity.

Regardless of the three year time limit, it is advisable that you get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible. For advice on no win no fee personal injury claims or medical negligence claims, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How long can an injury or negligence claim take?

Straightforward injury or negligence claims where liability is admitted can settle in a matter of months, whereas more complex cases can last for many years.

The duration will largely depend on the type of case and the circumstances. Rest assured, when you work with our no win no fee solicitors at Ashtons, we will attempt to give you an estimate of the time frame, where possible, always keeping you up to date with the progress of your case and the next steps.

Are there any additional costs to pay if I win a ‘no win no fee case’?

If your lawyer wins the case, they will deduct what is known as a ‘success fee’ from your compensation.

When you work with us at Ashtons, we’ll ensure that the success fee is clearly stated at the beginning, to ensure full transparency. Our fees are fair and clearly communicated from the outset, so that you’ll always know where you stand.

How much compensation will I get for a ‘no win no fee’ personal injury or medical injury claim?

It can be difficult to judge how much compensation you are likely to be awarded at the outset of your claim.  There is no fixed amount, every single case is unique, even where cases fall under the same type or category.

Factors that tend to affect the value of no win no fee personal injury claims include:

  • The extent of the injuries; severe injuries tend to result in higher settlements in comparison to less severe injuries
  • The expenses incurred as a result of the injury, and those which are likely to be incurred in the future, including loss of earnings and the cost of any care required
  • The extent of pain and suffering experienced as a result of the injury

For more information about no win no fee personal injury and medical negligence claims, please get in touch with us, using the contact details below.

Contact our no win no fee solicitors

For support with no win no fee medical negligence claims, or no win no fee personal injury claims, please get in touch with our expert solicitors at Ashtons Legal.

You can contact us by calling 0330 191 4774, emailing enquiries@ashtonslegal.co.uk or filling in the enquiry form on the right-hand side of our contact page.


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