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Our No Win, No Fee, No Catch® promise is Queensland's first risk-free guarantee.

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Some of our more common questions about our no win, no fee legal services

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Are there any upfront costs?

In an instant, your life can change forever. This reality can be overwhelming if you’re living through it, so it’s comforting to know that we are here to help you no matter how tough the going gets.

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What's the catch with no win, no fee?

Most no win no fee cost agreements contain a clause that means that, if you go to court and lose, you may be liable for the other side's legal costs which can be substantial. You shouldn’t have to face the risk of being worse off for making a claim. We are the first Queensland compensation law firm to remove all risks with our ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’ promise. There are no circumstances where you can be left out of pocket.

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What does no win no fee mean?

No win no fee cost agreements mean the law firm takes on the upfront costs of running your case on a speculative basis. You only pay legal fees to your law firm if they are successful in gaining you a lump sum settlement. Most no win no fee law firms still have situations in which you could be left out of pocket. We are the first law firm in Queensland to remove all of these with our ‘No Catch’ promise.

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How much compensation is my claim worth?

Many factors such as age, loss of past income, profession and projected loss of earnings and superannuation will influence how your claim is calculated. Contact us now for a free assessment of your personal situation..

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What are the advantages of no win, no fee?

Compensation claims often come at a time in life when your income has been reduced or stopped altogether. No win, no fee means you can access justice without any upfront costs. Without such arrangements then it would be difficult for individuals to seek justice against well resourced insurers. With our additional ‘No Catch’ promise, it’s also risk-free.

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How do no win, no fee lawyers charge?

All our claims are run on a no win no fee basis and we don’t charge a fixed percentage. If we win then you only pay for the actual work done on your claim. There are rules in Queensland that mean no law firm can charge more than 50% of the compensation you receive. Typically the figure our clients pay is equivalent to much less.

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What happens if I lose a no win, no fee case?

Our expert team will do everything they can to build a successful case for your claim. In the unlikely event that your compensation claim is unsuccessful with Smith’s Lawyers then our risk-free ‘No Catch’ promise means you won’t pay a cent to us or to anyone else. Typically with no win no fee cost agreements at other firms, if the claim is lost in court then you may be liable for the insurers (other side’s) legal costs.

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What percentage do no win, no fee lawyers charge?

No win no fee lawyers only get paid professional fees if they successfully settle a claim. For compensation claims then the defendant which is the insurer of the at-fault party pays the compensation to us as your law firm. We then deduct our legal fees and costs before passing on your lump-sum tax free compensation payout.

If you have more questions about No win, No fee, No catch. ® legal services, or compensation in general, please visit our knowledge base.