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How Does a Lawyer’s No Win, No Fee Work?

By June 8, 2021 November 12th, 2021 No Comments

When you work with a “no win, no fee” personal injury lawyer, it means that they also don’t get paid if you don’t get paid compensation. When you win your case, they will be paid an agreed fee out of the settlement. They take the case on a “risk basis”. 

Many people hesitate to contact a lawyer when they need legal help because they cannot afford the fee. If a lawyer works on a “no win, no fee” basis (also called a contingency fee basis), you will not have to pay the lawyer out of your pocket at any stage of the case. 

How No Win, No Fee works

If you choose to work with a “no win, no fee” attorney, you will need to sign an agreement with them to comply with the Contingency Fees Act. The deal will detail the payment out of your settlement when you win your compensation. The Contingency Fees Act is there to protect clients. The total fee (what they get paid if you win) must be the lowest of one of these options:

  • 25 percent of the total sum awarded to you
  • double the attorney’s standard rate (per hour)


Why Choose a No Win, No Fee Lawyer?

A no win, no fee lawyer won’t charge you a cent until you have been awarded your settlement. This means you can have the best quality legal help to get you the compensation you deserve. Plus, you will never be out of pocket. 

You may also find you need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer if you are offered a settlement that is too low. A no win, no fee lawyer will work with you to help you get what’s rightfully yours. They are willing to take the risk of your case without guaranteed payment because they are confident they can win a higher settlement for you. 

What to do if you want to contact a no win, no fee lawyer?

When you contact a personal injury lawyer like Adendorff Attorneys, the first consultation with your lawyer will be free. They will ask you for details of your case and assess if you have a solid chance. 

Another lawyer who does not work on a no win, no fee basis may also offer you a free consultation, but be careful as they will expect you to pay them upfront before proceeding if they agree to take on your case. 

A no win no fee lawyer will work hard to get your settlement paid and do everything they can to make it happen as quickly as possible. When you get paid, they get paid, so it’s in their interest. 

If you choose to work with a lawyer that offers you a no win no fee arrangement check they have medical specialists on their team with contingency agreements. If not, you may find you are hit with a bill before they will release your report. 

Adendorff Attorney are no win, no fee law firm

Have you been left with long-lasting effects caused by a serious injury? 

Get in touch with our lawyers so they can assess your claim. They will gather and prepare the evidence needed for your case and represent you in legal proceedings. This will give you the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve – and you won’t pay any fees upfront.