The rise in the no win no fee phenomenon was based all around personal injury and its related areas. The most common types of cases were in manual labour ranging from factory workers to window cleaners. This area of law and legal services has been growing at a steady rate for some time and it certainly looks set to continue. Solicitors firms have been springing up all over the UK solely based around the personal injury sector.
This area is also regarded as quite primitive when comparing all the many areas of law and this is exacerbated by all the cheap adverts on day time television. This doesnt give the personal injury sector the most highly regarded of reputations but it is still very important in many peoples lives.
Injuries caused by the deliberate or negligent acts of a person or corporate body or as a result of a breach of a statutory duty will normally give rise to a claim for damages. The amount of those damages of course will vary depending on the severity of the injuries, the actual financial losses sustained such as loss of earning and the degree of impairment or future earnings capacity.
Solicitors can advise you as to whether your injury is likely to give rise to a claim and if so the merits and possible value of the claim. Negotiations can then be commenced, usually with an insurance company, to achieve a satisfactory result. If this is not possible we can commence proceedings on your behalf which may ultimately result in the matter being decided by the court.
Solicitors are prepared in certain cases to undertake them on a “no win no fee” basis. This idea is fantastic as it gives the client far more confidence in the solicitors firm in which they are dealing with.