General FAQs

What do you mean by 'no win no fee'?

‘No Win No Fee’ (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement) is a system of litigation funding that was put in place in 1995 to give people access to justice, even if they couldn’t afford to pay for legal representation. It simply means that claimants do not have to pay a fee if their claim is unsuccessful*. We offer a no win no fee* funding service, meaning that there are no upfront fees and no hidden costs. Each claimant who contacts us will have their claim assessed by one of our solicitors – who will then decide whether they feel your claim is eligible for funding under a no win no fee agreement.*

What is a personal injury claim?

There are many different types of personal injury claims including those arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work or in public places, slips, trips, defective product claims, holiday or foreign jurisdiction accidents, industrial disease claims, assaults and medical negligence.

Why can I make a personal injury claim against my employer?

The responsibilities of maintaining a safe working environment can come in many different forms, such as by testing machinery on a regular basis, providing adequate training and safety equipment, or informing employees of the potential dangers in the workplace and how to avoid them.

Every employer has to have Employer’s Liability Insurance so that, in the event of an accident, they are protected, giving you peace of mind that no one will be directly affected by making an accident at work claim.

How do I know I am eligible to make a claim?

To be eligible to work accident compensation, you have three years from the date of the accident during which you are entitled to make a claim.

You are entitled to claim for your injuries and any financial losses you have suffered as a result, including loss of earnings. At Capital Lawyers, we have your best interests at heart, we will help ensure that your current and future well-being will be taken care of and that you will receive the maximum amount of accident at work compensation that you deserve.

What happens after I have made a claim?

Our solicitors will assess your injury in terms of who was to blame and why. This may involve collecting evidence from a number of sources, taking witness statements and acquiring official reports such as those produced by police or independent medical professionals.

Once it is clear that a person or organisation is responsible for causing your injury, it is your personal injury solicitor’s responsibility to prove that your injury was a direct and foreseeable consequence of that individual or organisation’s failure to take reasonable steps towards ensuring your safety. In short, it is our solicitor’s job to prove that your injury was caused by the negligence of the defendant. If your solicitor believes that your case has a high prospect of succeeding in court, they will guide you through the often complicated process of filing your claim so that you can begin the first steps towards claiming the compensation you deserve.

* Some fees may apply, please contact us for further information.