I was recently assaulted and wish to make a no win no fee criminal injury compensation claim – is this possible?
A: Strictly speaking it is not possible to make a no win no fee criminal injury compensation claim for the following reasons:
1. No win no fee criminal injury claims do not exist
No win no fee agreements are also known as conditional fee agreements, but these do not exist in the UK for criminal injury compensation claims, such agreements exist primarily for personal injury claims.
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2. Contingency fee agreements can be used to fund criminal injury compensation lawyers to make your claim
Using a contingency fee agreement you can defer payment of your legal costs until the end of your claim, but if you succeed in your claim your solicitor will take a percentage of your compensation in payment of his fees.
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