No Win No Fee Lawyers Brisbane

Most law firms offer no win no fee claims but these often include hidden catches. Smith's Lawyers are different, we were the first personal injury law firm in Queensland to offer a 100% risk-free promise, and in 25 years, we've never had a client out of pocket.

If you have been injured on the roads, in your workplace or in a public place and your injuries are affecting your ability to work, you are legally afforded the right to claim compensation for your personal injury matters - enabling you to get back on your feet. Talking with one of our experienced lawyers costs nothing, and you will know where you stand legally, you will understand and get to know your legal rights and you will know your legal fees from the get go.

Our no win no fee lawyer team in Brisbane are available to speak with you without pressure or jargon about your compensation claim. When you’re ready to talk, talk to us – at home, at our offices, or at a location convenient to you. If it’s time to talk, we’re here to help.

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Which Legal Services Do We Offer
No Win No Fee Claims For?

The types of legal services that can be offered under a no win no fee basis are mainly within the personal injury law sector which includes motor vehicle accident claims, workers compensation claims, financial planning negligence claims and medical negligence claims. You may find lawyers that also offer Estate Litigation Claims and Class Actions claims under no win no fee. Due to the nature of criminal law and family law cases, these legal services cannot be offered under no win no fee arrangements – there are no real winners in these sorts of cases.

At Smith's Lawyers Brisbane we are proud to offer the following legal services under no win no fee arrangements.

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
If you or someone you know has been injured on the roads in and around Brisbane and you need time to recover from your injuries you may have access to a motor vehicle accident compensation claim.
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Workers Compensation Claims
Businesses in and around Brisbane are bouncing back to life, office blocks and worksites are seeing more and more people returning. All workplaces have the potential to have accidents occur. Workers compensation covers you for damages such as pain and suffering, immediate and future medical expenses and loss of income. Our Brisbane team of no win no fee lawyers know how to help injured workers access the compensation they deserve to get back on their feet.
Total Permanent Disability (TPD) Claims
Our team of no win no fee lawyers Brisbane are experienced in all manner of TPD claims and understand the importance such claims can have on clients’ lives. If you have been injured and your injuries are deemed to be permanent then you need to be aware of what insurance policies within your Superannuation fund you can access to assist you.
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What Does No Win No Fee Mean?
At Smith’s Lawyers Brisbane We handle all injury claims under a no win no fee basis, which means:
- you are not required to pay us any legal costs up front to start your claim;
- we pay all associated legal costs and fees required for your claim – even if your case is unsuccessful;
- we are not entitled to be paid any professional fees unless you recover damages for your injuries.

No matter your financial circumstances, you have every right to access no win no fee legal services. We will be able to give you the best possible legal representation and advice for your personal injury claim. Our no win no fee arrangement means that we pay all of the outlays required for your claim, even if your claim is unsuccessful.
How Long Do No Win No Fee Claims Take?
No win no fee personal injury claims have a limitation period of 3 years governed by Queensland legislation. Legal action can take anywhere up to 3 years to settle, and if your claim for compensation doesn't settle or come to a resolution in this time, legal action must be taken in the court to protect to the limitation period and ensure you have access to the compensation you require to aid in your recovery.
Whether you have had an accident yesterday, or years ago, our team of Brisbane personal injury lawyers are able to advise you on your rights in terms of the limitation period for your individual claim. Do not delay as strict time limits apply to claims and you don't want time constraints to upend your claim and rights for compensation.

Contact our friendly and helpful personal injury lawyers for free advice at the Brisbane office today.
How Do No Win No Fee Claims Work in Brisbane?
The very first step in any compensation law claim is speaking with one of our no win no fee lawyers. They will take the time to explain to you the ins and outs of the claims process in a way that you will be sure to understand but be legally sound to protect your rights.
Once we have spoken to you, we will be able to let you know by the end of the conversation if we are able to assist you on a no win no fee basis. We will then move forward with an offer to act for you. This means that you do not need to pay legal fees for the legal action our legal team undertakes until you win your case and receive compensation.
Each claim for compensation is as individual as the person making the claim. So if you believe you are eligible to seek compensation for your injuries, don’t delay and speak with one of our experienced Brisbane compensation lawyers today.
How Are No Win No Fee Fee's Calculated?
Once your claim for compensation has been deemed viable for all involved you will be issued a Legal Cost Agreement which sets out the work that we propose to do for you on your case and what we expect from you in return. The document sets out how case fees are calculated. As each claim can vary in complexity and circumstance, fees differ depending on the work performed for you as a client.
While all "no win, no fee" lawyers and law firms operate differently, we do not charge a fixed percentage of our work. We only charge for the work actually done and don’t charge at all unless we are successful in your claim.
There is a rule in Queensland that states legal professional fees can never exceed 50% of the compensation amount payable to you after statutory refunds and outlays.
We will always ensure that your maximum payment of fees will never be more than the following formula: Maximum fees = settlement amount - (refunds + disbursements) divided by two. As we only charge for the work done, our fees typically equate to far less than this.
How Do I Find Out If I Have A No Win No Fee Claim?
If you have been injured on the roads, in your workplace or in a public place and you are now struggling to work due to your injuries, then the chances are that you may be able to claim compensation to assist you with your recovery. The first thing you need to do to find out if you have a viable no win no fee claim is to get in touch with our Brisbane team of personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.
Making this first call in a timely manner is important as various important time limits apply to claims for personal injuries in Queensland (depending on the type of injury). If you miss a deadline by even 1 day, you may be prevented from ever bringing a valid claim. A key task for our personal injury lawyers is to identify the time limits that apply to your potential claim during the first consultation.
Other Common Questions
What happens if i lose my no win no fee case?
Our no win no fee risk free compensation promise guarantees that if your personal injury claim is unsuccessful, you do not pay any professional fees to us. You are only required to pay for legal representation and associated costs in the event that you recover damages from a successful case. That is our ethos of our no win no fee no catch policy.
Is there a catch with no win no fee claims?
At Smith’s Lawyers if you lose your case for compensation you won't have to pay any legal fees to us or the other party either. We set up our no win no fee arrangement in this way as we believe you shouldn’t have to face the risk of being worse off for accessing compensation law.We are the first of the Queensland compensation law firms 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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Christie Centre, 7/320 Adelaide St
Brisbane City QLD 4000
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1800 960 482
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(07) 5591 2555

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Please call us to book an appointment before visiting us, as our staff may be unavailable or busy with other clients.

We’re open 8:30am to 5pm,
Monday to Friday

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Getting There

Our Brisbane office is conveniently located in the middle of the Brisbane CBD. The two closest bus stops are Adelaide Street Stop 29, and Adelaide Street Stop 33, both of which are just 50m from our office. There are many more bus stops in easy walking distance, and Central Station is 400m away.

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Stop 29 is serviced by bus routes 195, 196, 199, 300, 305, 306, 322 and N199.
Stop 33 is serviced by bus routes  105, 107, 108, 112, 113, 116, 121, 124, 125, 172, 174, 175, 202, 203, 204, 230, 235 and P228.  
Find instructions on how to get to us on public transport via Translink.
The closest paid parking is at Cathedral Square on Ann Street. There is no street parking available.

Lodge A "No Win No Fee" Claim
If you suffer injuries while at work, you don't have to worry about the whole process of making your claim or the legal fees involved. Here at Smith's Lawyers, we offer free consultation services for injured workers looking to kickstart their claims. As mentioned before, we also have a no-win no fee, no catch policy.
Get in touch with us to give yourself the best opportunity to receive the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
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I would highly recommend Smith’s Lawyers. The work they put into my case was exceptional, even with such a busy working life and at most times being unreachable. They went above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome. I am very pleased with their work and the result.

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"I highly recommend Smith’s Lawyers! They are very easy to deal with, all staff from the reception ladies through to the lawyers are friendly and action emails and phone messages promptly. I couldn’t have asked more from any of the team. I’ll certainly use Smith’s again in the future if I need to"

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"Greg, Luke and the team at Smiths Lawyers were absolutely amazing in the handling of my cases from day one they were so proactive right through to finalisation of my claim. It’s true what they say no win no fee ( A broad statement) we won my claim and the cost associated with the claim was as such after deductions."

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