If you have sustained a personal injury in the UK, you might want to file an injury claim to receive compensation. Some of the reasons to claim compensation are for an accident at work, a road traffic accident, medical negligence, or a public liability accident. You might be wondering what the costs and fees are and how you will be able to pay for the solicitor. Well, it might be helpful to talk to a solicitor that specialises in the type of accident you had and they will be in a better position to explain what the costs and fees will be when filing an injury claim. Below are some things that you might want to be aware of that will help you understand what the final costs for legal help will be.
There are some cases in which you will be able to get financial legal aid, but this does not happen for every case. If you are unable to get legal help for an injury claim and you do not have insurance that will cover the claim, you could consider entering into a conditional fee agreement with your solicitor. If you lose your case, you will not have to pay the solicitors’ fees, but if you win you will have to pay those fees. If you win the claim, you will get these fees back from the party at fault (the other side), so you will still have 100% of your compensation. You might also want to consider in taking out an After-The-Event insurance policy before you start your case so that you will be covered if any costs are incurred. All this will be explained to you by your chosen solicitor and they will arrange for the necessary documents to be filled out before you proceed with your case. In all, the solicitor will predetermine what steps and actions to take in order for you to win your injury compensation claim without incurring any cost to you or them.
There is something called a success fee which is charged by the personal injury solicitor and is an extra cost if you win the case. There are other costs that might be on your terms and agreement that you might want to check before entering into the claim. Some things that you might have to pay a fee for are; if your solicitor asks you to drop the case, if you refuse to settle out of court as suggested by your solicitor, if you settle out of court without your solicitor’s advice, or if you are uncooperative with your solicitor in any other way. If you drop your case on advisement from your solicitor, but you continue with a new solicitor, you might still have to pay the original solicitor if you win the case, plus have to pay the new solicitor. Now this has been explained to you for a reason and to make you aware of all the different scenarios. Your solicitor will assess your case from the beginning, before making a commitment, and arrange for the appropriate legal work to be carried out. Your solicitor will not want to lose the case nor incur any charges on your behalf, therefore you can trust a good, professional personal injury solicitor to have your best interest at heart.
Use any of the solicitors in our database to get your claims up and running on No Win, No Fee basis, get 100% of your compensation and you won’t have to pay us a penny. If there are any queries then do not hesitate to send us an email to [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can. We Care, You Compare.