Worry about how much it might cost to pursue your claim is a major factor in any Personal Injury Claim. Many people walk away discouraged by the possible financial burden that might arise.
Everybody thinks they know how payment for a Personal Injury claim works. Some people think simply the no win no fee personal injury solicitor takes a risk on the outcome of the claim and only gets paid by you at the end of the claim. Well, it is not exactly like that!
In essence, there are many options in Ireland for an easy method of covering the costs involved in a personal injury claim. Talk to us and our referred solicitors will outline the many possibilities that are available to cover your fees in a Personal Injury claim.
How Can It work?
The key to making a successful claim for compensation comes from establishing two things with your no win no fee solicitor. Firstly, you have to have been the victim of an accident which was caused by the negligence of another. It does not matter if it’s another driver, a doctor, a supermarket which failed to warn about a wet floor or a council which ought to have fixed a dangerous paving stone, if somebody else was to blame for your suffering, then it is only just and fair that they be made to pay for your recovery.
Secondly, the choice of the right solicitors is so very important to your Personal Injury claim. The right solicitor will give you the peace of mind knowing that you are in good hands.
In the USA the term No Win No Fee is often referred to by the words Contingency Agreement. Please see the following link for supplementary on Contingency Fees or No Win No fee agreements; http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/lawyerfees_contingent.html To see the use of no win no fee by solicitors and lawyers in various countries.
The major difference between Ireland and the USA is in the method of calculating the fees due to the lawyer or solicitor for a Personal Injury or Medical Negligence claim. In the USA they charge a percentage of the compensation won. In Ireland, solicitors are not allowed to charge a percentage and the fees are based on the work performed.
For further information you should check out; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contingent_fee which explains in plain language No Win No Fee and Contingency Agreements for Personal Injury and Medical Negligence claims.
Call us today on 01 9059552 or fill out the callback form on the top of the site and our referred solicitor can go through and discuss your options in an easy straightforward manner.
Our referred solicitors cannot take a percentage of your compensation and our referred solicitors will probably work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that unless they win for you will not have to pay any fees or costs if they lose.
Even when enlisting the services of our panel of expert referred solicitors, the process of claiming personal injury compensation can be at very best a difficult and stressful experience. Whether you have been injured at work, in a road traffic incident or a slip or fall, you know that No Win No Fee makes sense.
No Win No fee is becoming more well known to the general public and it ensures that legal services are more available to potential clients, especially to those who are not so well off.
Of course No Win No Fee arrangements can be used in the other areas of the law. Although it is primarily used in Personal injury claims it is also found in other areas of litigation and especially in jurisdictions where solicitors/lawyers/attorneys are allowed a percentage of the compensation won. In Ireland, solicitors are not allowed to charge this way.
Finding out exactly how it works is important before you discuss with a solicitor so you can ask the right questions before proceeding.
After all, it allows legal redress to be put in the hands of everyone and although there are a few faults it is to be embraced as a positive area for most people.
No Win No Fee When the unthinkable happens and you are involved in an accident caused by a third party and you are faced with making accident claims. That can be a fairly daunting thought especially with the cost of hiring a personal injury solicitor as legal costs can be fairly steep in looking for personal injury compensation. Happily, for you, there is a product that is offered by personal injury solicitors Dublin and co solicitors that are called a No win no fee agreement.
It is sometimes known as no foal no fee agreement or a contingency fee. Solicitors in Ireland are regulated by the Law Society of Ireland and they do not allow the advertising of No Win No Fee agreements but they do not stop injury lawyers from offering this product. A No Win No Fee agreement is also offered in employment law. Even the Irish Times thinks that solicitors in Ireland should be allowed to advertise No Win No fee agreements. What is No Win No Fee? Simply you will pay no legal fees or legal costs unless you lose your personal injury claim for compensation.
This focuses your experienced personal injury solicitors Dublin’s mind on winning your accident claims.
These are the type of injury covered by No Win No Fee agreements;
Foot injury Solicitors in Ireland cover personal injury law for accident claims and any compensation claims from dental negligence to brain injury there are many types of personal injury you can discuss with who ever your legal team is for these kinds of accidents; Road Traffic Accidents. You may be a victim of a car accident or an accident with a lorry or a bus or a bike. Whatever your accident you will need no foal no fee legal advice for sure. Falls. A wet floor or a worn carpet make cause you to suffer a head injury that might give rise to a head injury claim Slips Trips. Something that should not be where it is may result in a successful claim. Work accidents and injuries Holiday accident Medical negligence Personal injury law is complicated enough and that is why you need good advice from a law firm to give you the best chance of making sure your personal injury claim is successful. As previously stated the Law Society of Ireland regulates all law firms in Ireland and they specifically do not allow a law firm to calculate fees as a percentage or proportion of any award when a claim is successful from a road accident or a car accident for example even surgery claims and dental negligence.
Although in other parts of the world, like North America where it is normal that the injury lawyers charge a pre arranged percentage or proportion of the award for a successful holiday accident claim for injuries suffered on holiday. Indeed on all documentation and your experienced personal injury solicitor’s Dublin websites the following disclaimer must be shown “In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement” This means that your legal fees if for arm injuries or neck injuries and cosmetic surgery claims and clinical negligence or road traffic accidents and any other kind of compensation claims are based on the time involved in your personal injury claim and the level of work involved so ask a solicitor about no win no fee arrangements and solicitors fees for a claim for personal injury areas like employment law you will need to ask about and their fees or other charges.
For example, a partner costs more than a legal executive. when pursuing your claim for an award or settlement. All personal injury claims for compensation, except for medical negligence claims, must be submitted to the injuries board in Ireland. The injuries board was set up some years ago and was previously called the PIAB. The Injuries board was set up to make the filing of personal injuries claims simpler. It was also set up to try and regulate the cost of submitting personal injury claims. It is not necessary to hire an injury solicitor to submit a personal injury claim for compensation.
It was also set up to put a lid on the amounts awarded in personal injury claims for compensation. This was done by the injuries board publishing what is called a Book of quantum. The Book of quantum evaluates the award of compensation awarded as compensation per specific injury. That is to say for example the Book of quantum will put a value on a broken leg that was suffered in a road accident or a slip, fall or trip. There is, however, some grave disadvantages of submitting a personal injury claim.
1.Any error made in completing the claims documentation will neither be corrected nor communicated to you by the injuries board for many months that take the injuries board to reply to you. This is very problematic as the Statute of Limitations in Ireland is two years and this delay could seriously compromise your personal injury claim.
2.You or the insurance company that is defending your personal injury claim are NOT obliged to accept the recommendation of the injuries board. This means that if you decide or the insurance company decide to take your claim for personal injury further then you will need the help of a fee solicitor Dublin It is, therefore, a recommendation that you hire a solicitors firm from the beginning as they will be able to first make sure that your documentation is correctly completed and if the personal injury claim goes further they will be able to get together the evidence and the witnesses in a timely fashion. Many months after your accident this may be difficult to do as witnesses may have gone to ground, memories may not be so good so get a good solicitors firm