No Win, No Fee* personal injury solicitors

If your accident, injury or medical negligence case isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay a penny with First4Lawyers.

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What is No Win No Fee*?

No Win No Fee* means you don’t need to worry about paying for upfront legal fees. Quite simply, if a solicitor takes on your case and you don’t win any compensation, you don't pay them their fees. There's no catch. If you don’t win, you don’t pay.

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How does No Win No Fee* work?

No Win No Fee* arrangements (also known as a conditional fee agreement, or CFA) were introduced to give those who couldn’t afford legal representation access to the justice they needed to make a compensation claim.

Solicitors work on a success fee*, rather than charging any upfront costs.

What percentage do No Win No Fee* solicitors take?

If you win, our solicitors take a success fee from the final compensation of up to 25%.

This is always discussed with you before the claim process begins so there are no nasty surprises or unexpected costs at the end.

Are all legal cases covered by No Win No Fee*?

Not every legal case can be covered by No Win No Fee*, but certain ‘civil’ cases, meaning those not involving criminal charges, can come under this type of conditional fee agreement.

Medical negligence and personal injury claims are classed as civil cases, and are covered by No Win No Fee* in England and Wales.

There are different rules for personal injury and medical negligence in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and in some cases, you can make a No Win No Fee* claim for employment issues.

Types of No Win No Fee* case

Personal injury claims and No Win No Fee*

Typically, you can make a personal injury claim when you have been involved in an incident that was not your fault, usually due to negligence by another party.

The amount of compensation you can claim will be assessed on two areas:

  • General damages
  • Special damages

Together, these areas will ensure that you receive compensation to cover any pain and suffering to date, as well as taking into consideration any future mental or physical implications of the injury.

At First4Lawyers, we don’t just work to win you the compensation you’re entitled to – we also help you gain the support you need to get back on your feet.

Our solicitors look at the long-term impact of your injury to make sure you’re awarded the maximum amount you deserve.

The time limit for making a personal injury claim typically falls within three years of the accident.

However, we understand that every case is different. Based on the type of injury and how it occurred, you may be entitled to compensation for an incident that occurred more than three years ago.

Our specialist advisors are always happy to offer a free no-obligation review of your case.

No Win No Fee* for medical negligence

If you’ve suffered medical negligence, not only can it have life-changing consequences, it can also seem like a daunting prospect to seek out the compensation and justice you are entitled to.

Our specialist No Win No Fee* medical negligence experts take away the stress and risk of making a claim, simply helping you to achieve the outcome you deserve.

From misdiagnosis to cosmetic surgery negligence, they will gather all the information needed to make the strongest case possible. This includes gathering medical information, as well as seeking supportive evidence from impartial experts to prove those involved have failed to provide you with a reasonable standard of care.

At the same time, they will ensure you continue to receive the medical treatment you need to make a full recovery.

Contact one of our legal advisors today to discuss how to start your No Win No Fee* claim.

Making a No Win No Fee* claim after an accident at work

We understand that claiming for an accident at work can be a daunting prospect, as you may feel anxious about causing conflict in your workplace.

Rest assured that when you make a claim for an accident at work, you aren’t confronting your employer directly.

The claim you make is against the employer’s liability insurance, and so by asserting your right to compensation you won’t be negatively impacting your co-workers or your employer.

Whether you’re full-time, part-time or a private contractor at the time of the accident, you can claim compensation for injuries sustained in the workplace.

Beyond accidents at work, we can also look into compensation following industrial diseases, such as respiratory issues or skin disease.

Contact our expert legal advisors to learn how you can start a claim, and get the justice you deserve.

The expert team at First4Lawyers specialise in No Win No Fee* accident at work claims. They can gather all of the information needed to make your case, including witness statements, proof of injury and an expert review of what caused the injury, managing the details on your behalf from start to finish.

Road traffic accidents and No Win No Fee*

If you’ve suffered a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, we understand how distressing the situation can be and can help you make a No Win No Fee* claim to begin to put things right.

Depending on the severity of your injuries and the type of accident you’ve had, the length of time it takes to make a claim can vary.

  • Minor injuries
    If you’ve been in a collision and sustained minor injuries such as whiplash, your claim can usually be settled within a few weeks.
    Get in touch with one of our helpful advisors as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances, so we can ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
  • Major injuries
    We understand that major injuries have more serious consequences and can take longer to resolve. Our experts will be on hand every step of the way. They will work to get you the compensation you deserve and will look at securing interim payments to cover the cost of rehabilitation while your claim is being processed.

If the other driver did not stop to give you their details, you may still be able make a claim for compensation through the Untraced Drivers Agreement in the Motors Insurers Bureau.

Get in touch with one of our agents to discuss your individual circumstances and find out what you might be entitled to.

Meet the expert

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Jacqueline Speight

Jacqueline Speight

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

No Win No Fee FAQs

How does No Win No Fee* work?

If you win, our solicitors take a percentage of the final compensation up to 25%, and this will be discussed with you before the process begins so that there are no unexpected costs at the end. 

If you lose your case, you do not pay your solicitor any legal fees for the work they've carried out on your behalf.

How is No Win No Fee* different to the legal cover I get through my insurance?

If you have an insurance policy it should cover the cost of legal fees and you may not need to take out a conditional fee (no win no fee*) arrangement.

However, our solicitors will assess this for you and will be able to determine whether your insurance covers the appropriate legal fees

What's the difference between legal aid and No Win No Fee*?

Legal aid is money paid by the government to help cover legal costs for those who can’t afford it. You have to prove eligibility and the matter has to be considered serious.

No Win No Fee*, on the other hand, is an arrangement with your solicitor which guarantees that if your claim is not successful, you won’t have to pay for the solicitor’s work.

Are there any catches to No Win No Fee*?

No, there are no 'catches'.  Although there are some exceptions in Scotland and Northern Ireland, No Win No Fee* does what it says on the tin: if you don’t win, you don’t pay the solicitor's legal fees.

When discussing your claim, our advisors will be able to assess whether these exceptions apply to you. We’ll always be transparent, so you can be confident that we won’t land you with any hidden costs.

How likely am I to win a No Win No Fee* case?

It depends on the individual circumstances around your claim.

Our legal advisors, who are trained to the highest standard, will discuss the details of your case with you and assess how likely is it to succeed.

This is always discussed with you in your initial phone call so that your time is not wasted and you know where you stand straight away.

I've been injured. Can I make a No Win No Fee* claim?

Yes, if the accident was not your fault, you may have a No Win No Fee* claim.

By discussing your accident with one of our trained legal advisors we can assess whether you have a claim.  We will then be able to find a specialist solicitor to suit your needs.

Get in touch with us to find out more.

Can I claim on behalf of someone else?

Yes, if you are a parent, guardian or close family member you can claim on behalf of someone else.

They must be either under 18 years old, or considered a 'protected party' who is mentally incapable of making their own decision. More about making a claim

What percentage do solicitors take out of my compensation?

Our solicitors may take up to 25% of any compensation they win for you.

However, they will discuss the exact percentage that will be deducted prior to any work happening.

At this stage you are under no obligation to choose a First4Lawyers solicitor.  More about making a claim

How do I compare No Win No Fee* solicitors?

Our claims team will be able to assess your claim and match you with an expert solicitor who specialises in your type of claim.

We have won multiple awards for Claims Management Company of the Year  we will provide you with the best service, our Trustpilot score is also testament to the many satisfied customers we have.

Can I make a No Win No Fee* claim for medical negligence?

Yes, in England and Wales.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland you cannot claim for medical negligence on a No Win No Fee* basis.

Your solicitor will be able to discuss this further with you, and will answer any questions you have before you decide if you would like to proceed.

More about medical negligence claims

Can I make a No Win No Fee* claim for a road traffic accident?

Yes, although the level of insurance you have may affect this (ie. if you have legal cover).

It is best to speak to one of our expert advisors, who will be able to assess your claim on its individual merits.

More about road traffic accident claims

Does No Win No Fee* apply to accidents at work?

Yes, if you were in an accident at work that was as a result of negligence, or was not your fault, you may have a No Win No Fee* claim.

Our advisors are expertly trained and will be able to assess this fully with you, before assigning you a specialist accident at work solicitor.

More about accident at work claims

What are the rules for No Win No Fee* in Northern Ireland?

You can still make a medical negligence or personal injury claim if you live in Northern Ireland, but there isn’t a No Win No Fee* policy available.

However, we still will review your case for free and advise you on what claim we believe you can make in your circumstances, including the associated costs.

I'm in Scotland, can I still make a claim?

Yes, you can still make a claim. Most cases can be accepted on a No Win No Fee* basis, except medical negligence claims.

We are still happy to discuss your circumstances free of charge, and provide you with advice for your next steps. Call us using the number at the top of the screen, or fill in our online claim form.


What is No Win No Fee*?

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