No Win No Fee arrangements
No Win, No Fee is an agreement that is made between plaintiffs and law firms before legal proceedings can begin on behalf of an injured person.
It’s also commonly known as a conditional fee arrangement or cost agreement and designed to give people with limited finances access to the justice they deserve without paying any upfront fees.
The experts at Millner and Knight offer this guarantee to victims of no-fault accidents so they can start their claim for compensation without any financial worries or obligations.
History of no win no fee
The no win no fee claims agreement was introduced progressively throughout Australia during the 1990s.
The implementation sought to relieve worry in people looking for justice after an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Before this, an unsuccessful plaintiff would pay for all of the legal costs involved with making a claim out of their own pocket on a pay as you go basis. If their case was successful, they would keep all the compensation awarded to them.
However, there was one problem, not everybody could afford it and thousands of innocent Australians were losing their right to compensation.
Who is eligible?
Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis, however, as one of the largest claims management companies in Australia, we offer our guarantee when other firms can’t.
Before a decision can be made our panel will go through the checklist like the one we have listed below:
- Your claim must have legal merit
- Without an arrangement, you would be able to get the justice you deserve
- You are aware of the costs involved in preparing and running your claim
- You have been informed of the risks if your claim is unsuccessful.
- You have valid medical reports to prove your injuries if applicable
There may also be other criteria that could affect your eligibility to claim.
For more information regarding your eligibility, speak to one of our specialist advisors today.
What if I lose my case?
There is no need to worry about being left out of pocket when you make a claim with Millner and Knight.
If your case is unsuccessful, because of our guarantee the bill and fees associated with claiming will be waived.
This means there is no financial risk involved when launching a compensation claim with us.
What if I win?
If you win your case, you will receive the compensation your owed minus any of the legal fees.
The legal fees and charges which will be deducted will have already been discussed with your lawyer before legal proceedings commenced.
This way there are no surprises when you receive your final settlement because we ensure everyone fully understands what to expect prior to signing any paperwork.
How much compensation can I get?
How to start your claim
The best way to start your claim is by having a free, no obligation chat with our friendly customer service consultants.
The number to call is 1800 106 107.
When you call us, any advice you receive will be completely unbiased and you will not feel pressured into starting your claim with us.