A ‘no win, no fee’ agreement
More formally known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (‘CFA’), a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement is an arrangement between you and Ashtons Legal that helps to financially protect you if your compensation claim is unsuccessful.
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 is the best option for you, Ashtons Legal will enter into a CFA with you. Again, if it the best option for you, we will also 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.
Ashtons Legal offers ATE insurance through ARAG, a leading provider of legal insurance products, who cover most types of personal injury cases.
Watch this short video to find out more about the ARAG ATE insurance policy.
What will happen if my compensation claim is unsuccessful?
If your compensation claim is unsuccessful and you have followed our advice, the ATE insurance with ARAG will protect you against the financial risks and will cover the expenses incurred 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 is £100,000.
What happens if my ‘no win, no fee’ claim is successful?
If your compensation claim is successful, most of the legal costs incurred will be recovered from the individual or organisation that was responsible for causing your accident. Other costs incurred during the claim will, however, require payment at the end of the claim. In most types of injury claim, both the insurance premium and a ‘success fee’ will be deducted from your compensation; however so that you have certainty, we will agree an overall cap to limit those deductions, which we will discuss with you but typically is limited to 25%.
Why choose Ashtons Legal?
Every expert injury lawyer in our team is passionate about what they do; about obtaining the best possible financial result for clients, as well as providing much wider support to ensure that clients get the most suitable expert medical advice and access to private rehabilitation, where required. We also aim to obtain early interim payments to help ease the financial burden.
Ashtons Legal also have a dedicated Client Liaison Team, who are able to work closely with you to make sure you can swiftly access all of the help and specialist care available, including helping with any applications for benefits. We also have strong links with local service providers, healthcare professionals and charities and we can help ‘signpost’ you to the best sources for further assistance.
Helping our clients to get better as quickly as possible and to support them and those around them is our number one priority and our excellence in personal injury law and commitment to our clients helps us to achieve our aim. Our approach consistently brings excellent results. We have been rated the top Claimant injury firm in East Anglia for over 10 years and our reputation for delivering is such that we act for clients throughout the UK, as well as abroad.
What should I do next?
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness or there has been a fatality in the last 3 years that you believe was someone else’s fault, please contact our ‘no win, no fee’ injury solicitors at Ashtons Legal for a free and confidential consultation on making a claim.
Please call us on 0330 404 3277 or contact us online and one of our specialists will be in touch.