No Win No Fee Agreement

Although Legal Aid may be available in some abuse claims, the ability to have your case funded by Legal Aid has been dramatically reduced and most claimants will no longer qualify for it.

The vast majority of abuse claims are financed by way of a Conditional Fee Agreement (more commonly known as a “No Win No Fee” Agreement). This allows you to claim compensation when other methods of case funding are not available or are too expensive for you to contemplate.

At Abuse Claim Line, we will be happy to take on your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

What is a No Win No Fee Agreement?

A No Win No Fee Agreement is a method of funding a legal claim. Essentially, we will do the work for free and will only get paid our legal costs if your claim is successful. Even then, our costs will be paid by the other side.  However, if your claim is settled successfully, to reflect the fact that we will have taken a risk by handling your case for free, we will charge a success fee of no more than 25% of your compensation.

On the rare occasion that your claim is not successful, we will not charge you for the work we have carried out.

A No Win No Fee Agreement therefore carries very little financial risk to you as there are no upfront legal fees, allowing you to focus on helping us deal with the more important elements of the claim, rather than worrying about the financial aspects.

Client Obligations Under a No Win No Fee Agreement

Upon signing a No Win No Fee Agreement with Abuse Claim Line, all we ask is that you co-operate with us and assist us with the running of the case, where possible. This could be by providing truthful information relating to the circumstances of your claim, signing documents promptly when requested, allowing us to access various records and attending medical appointments when arranged for you.

Any documents you are required to sign will be explained clearly. Should you have any questions or concerns, our friendly and experienced specialist abuse team will assist you in the best possible way.

We will try to arrange any medical appointments you will need to attend at a time convenient to you and at accessible locations, where possible. A friend or relative is always allowed to accompany you, should you wish, and assistance with travel can be arranged in certain circumstances. All medical fees are payed for by Abuse Claim Line and recovered from the defendant and not from you.

To summarise, No Win No Fee agreements are:

    • A legal agreement;
    • between you and your legal representative;
    • that allows you to claim compensation;
    • with no legal costs to be paid by you, whether you win or lose;
    • with a success fee of no more than 25% of your compensation payable by you at the end of a successful claim

If you would like to discuss the process of making a claim or you require further information about our No win No Fee agreement, please contact Abuse Claim Line on 0800 043 8755 or text “CONTACT” to 80011. Alternatively, complete the contact form below and one of our friendly legal team will be happy to respond to you by telephone, e-mail, or on our chat facility on our website.