If you are one of the millions that might be affected by the dieselgate scandal, we can bring your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there will be no financial risk to you.
Here at emissions.co.uk, we believe everyone is entitled to fair and expert legal advice when it comes to emissions claims. We do not want anyone to be priced out of receiving justice.
For this reason, our legal panel take on all of the emissions cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. Below, we outline exactly what this means. If you have any more questions after reading this page, please get in touch.
What is a No Win, No Fee Emissions Compensation Claim?
A No Win, No Fee agreement can also be called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is an arrangement between you and us, which means if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any of our legal fees.
This means you do not pay any upfront costs for your claim, and we are willing to take the risk of earning nothing at all if we fail in your claim for compensation.
Our legal panel will agree a success fee beforehand and, if they are successful, will receive a percentage of your damages. This will all be laid out in plain English, and there will be no hidden or unwanted costs at the end of your emissions claim.
Before taking on a No Win, No Fee agreement, our panel will fully assess your claim to determine whether they think you have a valid case.
What happens if my claim is unsuccessful?
If your emissions compensation claim is unsuccessful, you will have no legal fees to pay to our panel. There may be legal costs you need to cover, such as court fees and counsel’s fees, but these will be covered by an insurance policy called After The Event (ATE) Insurance.
What is After The Event (ATE) insurance?
When we discuss a No Win, No Fee agreement with you, our panel will advise you to take out a type of legal insurance called After the Event (ATE) insurance. This policy will cover the legal costs which a claimant must pay to a defendant when a claim is unsuccessful.
This might happen if the claim is lost at trial, abandoned or settled after the defendant has incurred costs which you, the claimant, are liable to pay.
After The Event Insurance is a standard policy taken out by claimants, and goes hand in hand with a No Win, No Fee agreement. Our friendly panel can guide you through this part of the process, step-by-step.
What happens if my claim is successful?
If your claim is successful, our panel will deduct our legal fees from the damages they have won for you. This fee will be agreed at the start of your case.
We can talk to you about our fees and how they work in more detail at the start of your emissions case.
Get in touch today
To start your No Win, No Fee vehicle emissions claim, get in touch with our expert panel today. We can answer any question you might have on the process and structure of your claim, and will not use legal jargon in our explanation.
Our experienced legal panel can talk you through your claim, step by step.
Find out today if you are eligible to claim by completing our free to use the eligibility checker.
Please note, all No Win No Fee agreements are subject to our terms and conditions.
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The Facts of the Emissions Scandal
Tests in the USA on Volkswagen cars have shown that their vehicles emitted 10 to 40 times more pollution than first expected.
Figures suggest that these vehicles could be responsible for 237,000-948,000 tonnes of NOx emissions each year – For comparison, the UK power station, Drax, emits 39,000 tonnes a year.
NOx contributes to various respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog. Pollution from cars is the biggest contributor to NOx in our air.
The WHO estimated that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air
In April 2020, the UK High Court ruled that VW did indeed install devices to cheat emissions tests, despite VW denying claims.
Tests have shown that cars that have been “fixed” have worse fuel economy afterwards.
Many more manufacturers are thought to have installed cheat devices – virtually all major car makers.