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How much does it cost to make a personal injury claim?

We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve. Here is everything you need to know about the financial costs of making a claim.

We are a claims management company and receive payment from our partnered law firms. If your free claim assessment is successful, you will be connected to a specialist law firm.

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The cost of making a claim for personal injury compensation is something clients want to know before they commit to anything. We understand; the idea of hiring a personal injury lawyer is likely to be an expense you have never had to consider. But the good news is that there are a variety of options that make it affordable for everyone.

Ways to Pay for a Compensation Claim

The cost of a compensation claim includes not only your lawyer’s fees but also incidental charges. These include the expense of an independent medical report, travelling expenses, if your claim goes to court, and barrister’s fees. Some personal injury solicitors charge by the hour while others may offer a flat fee for a particular type of compensation claim. The three most important ways people afford their legal costs are through a conditional fee agreement, with an insurance payment or, in a small number of claims, with assistance from their trade union.

A conditional fee agreement is also known as No Win No Fee* and it is one of the services The Compensation Experts offer our clients. With a No Win No Fee agreement, you do not need to pay the cost of your legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful, though you may still be liable for some of the incidental expenses of your case. If you win, your solicitor will take part of your compensation payment to cover their fee.

If you do not meet the criteria for a conditional agreement, or you prefer to pay your legal expenses separately and keep the full amount of compensation for yourself, you might choose to cover your legal costs with an insurance policy. Some clients already have legal protection as part of their home or car insurance, while others take out After the Event (ATE) insurance instead.

If you have an accident at work, then you may be able to access legal support through a trade union you are a member of.

How Do Solicitors Get Paid?

When lawyers offer clients a conditional agreement contract, they only do so when they have looked into the claim and believe there is a chance it will succeed. They take the risk that, if their client doesn’t get paid compensation, they lose the billable hours they have spent on the case.

If your compensation claim is successful, then the bulk of your lawyer’s costs will be paid for by the insurance company of the losing party. Your lawyer’s success fee is from your compensation payment as a percentage rate you agreed with them at the start of the claim. Standard fees for successful claims are 25% of the compensation you receive.

Contact The Compensation Experts today if you want to know more about our No Win No Fee* agreements, or you have any other questions about making a compensation claim for personal injury.

*conditions may apply

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    Am I eligible?

    If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.

    Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.

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    How much could I claim?

    As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.

    Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.

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    How does the process work?

    We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.

    Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.

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