Am I entitled to soft tissue injury claim using a “no win, no fee” agreement?
You are entitled to soft tissue injury claim using a “no win, no fee” agreement provided you have a valid claim worth pursuing. As long as your soft tissue damage (your injury) is due to someone else’s fault – either in whole or in part – you would be entitled to soft tissue injury claim. As you may be aware, a “no win, no fee” agreement offers a way to make an injury claim without the burden of owing your solicitor’s fees if you lost your soft tissue injury compensation claim. Moreover, the fee you may owe your solicitor when you win your soft tissue claim may be retrieved from the losing party. This, in effect, would leave you with 100% of your settlement.
However, while you may not owe your solicitor’s fees if you lost your claim for soft tissue injury claim, you may be responsible for the other party’s fees, as legally, the losing party must pay for the winner’s legal costs. In view of this potential liability, your solicitor will ask you to examine your existing home contents or car insurance policies to determine if you are presently covered for legal fee insurance and against the possible risk of losing your claim for soft tissue injury compensation. If you do not have an existing legal fee policy in place, taking out a new insurance policy will usually be recommended – the cost of which may be claimed from the other party when you win your case.
Since each case is unique, it is important to speak to a personal injury solicitor to discuss the circumstances that led to your soft tissue injury to establish whether you have a soft tissue injury claim which is worth your while to pursue.