No Win No Fee Solicitors agreements explained Personal Injury* Solicitors based in Dublin
What are No Win No Fee Solicitors?
If a Solicitor in Ireland takes your case on a No Win No Fee basis it means that if you lose your case you pay no fees to your solicitor. However, on the other hand, if your case is successful either by negotiation or in court, then you will be responsible to pay your solicitors fees.
How much will it Cost?
Depending on the complexity of your case your Personal Injury fees will vary. Ask for a Section 68 letter and a fee estimate from the beginning.
Do you need to be in Dublin?
The answer is no, as we deal with clients with Personal Injuries from Cork to Dundalk from Wexford to Westport from Limerick to Sligo and from Galway to Waterford. In other words we deal with clients who live all over the country.
Do No Win No Fee agreements apply only to Personal Injury cases?
The answer is no, as no win no fee solicitors also may apply no win no fee agreements to Medical negligence, accidents at work, employment law cases etc
Do we offer these types of agreements?
The answer is YES.
Solicitors can enter into no win no fee agreements with clients, however, they are strictly prohibited from advertising no win no fee services.
How does a No Win No fee Agreement work?
A No Win No Fee Agreement means that your Personal Injury solicitor takes upon his firm the costs and fees of the taking on of a personal injury claim for you. If you lose your claim then you pay nothing to your personal injury solicitors. If you win then agreed fees can be paid to your solicitor. In the event that you lose your personal injury claim then under the terms of a No Win No Fee agreement then you will not be liable to pay your experienced personal injury solicitor. BUT you may possibly become liable for the fees and costs of your opposing insurance company’s legal team in the case of them winning and you losing your personal injury claim. Understandably this may be a serious concern for you; however most personal injury solicitors will be happy to fix you up with an insurance policy that will cover you for any such costs, fees or expenses if you should lose. Of course no Personal Injury solicitor will take on a No Win No Fee agreement when they think they might lose! If they do lose then they will have to write off all the time, effort and expense to their firm! But should they take it on then they will be doing everything they possibly can to win your personal injury claim. Simply get your Personal injury solicitor to explain to you what a No Win No Fee agreement is and how it might work for you in solving any possible funding problem that you might have.
For more information on no win no fee and how solicitors may use it in Ireland see here.
One of the more controversial subjects in Personal Injury is the subject of No win No Fee agreements. No win No Fee Solicitors agreements are sometimes referred to as No Win No Foal agreements or Contingency agreements. After an accident and having taken care of the most important thing, your medical condition, often the first question you ask yourself is how can I afford to take a Personal injury claim as the legal fees and legal costs may be too much for me?
So do not hesitate to get an answer and call now for your consultation or fill in the enquiry form (online claim) with your name and telephone number and we will get back to you shortly or at your convenience to fully explain No Win No Fee Solicitors agreements to you.
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Will I have to pay the full bill if my case wins?
What if I lose my case?
We will explain how everything works
Fair access to the Law for all
Many people feel strongly about how and why legal services should be made available to the general public. It is probably a fact that most people who are involved in an accident cannot afford to hire a Personal Injury Solicitor to help them with a Personal Injury Claim for the pain and suffering as a result of the accident. Does this make fair access to the law for all people? In some countries there are instruments like legal aid to help people in these circumstances; but legal aid unfortunately in most countries is only available to fund lawyers in criminal cases only. Litigation is not generally covered by legal aid. Included in Litigation law are Personal Injury and Medical Negligence claims. This where No Win No Fee agreements may be of use to you in making your personal injury claim.
So do not hesitate to find out more about No Win No Fee agreements and call now for your consultation or fill in the enquiry form (online claim) with your name and telephone number and we will get back to you shortly or at your convenience to fully explain No Win No Fee Solicitors agreements to you.
There are many articles in the Irish Times and indeed in other newspapers on the why it was set up and the advantages and disadvantages of the Injuries board process. The Irish Times has lots of articles on the subject. Originally it was set up to make the injury claim easier and cheaper for the claimant to make a claim for compensation.
As your No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitor we will explain in detail about the Injuries boards’ publication of the Book of Quantum, which gives approximate values for specific personal injuries. The values do not apply to Medical Negligence injuries. For example a broken arm may be worth a certain figure. However the Book of Quantum is a bench mark for the value of an injury. Of course, it does not take into consideration the circumstances and the trauma of the personal injury or the resulting pain and suffering.
In order to reduce the legal fees and legal costs it was made possible to file with the Injuries Boards without the aid of an Injuries solicitor. All you need is to fill in the assessment form and send it in to the injuries boards with a standard medical report which is filed in by your GP or the medical professional who is treating you. You should also bear in mind that the Statute of Limitations in Ireland is two years from the date of your accident unless you are a minor (under the age of eighteen).
By not needing a personal injury solicitor to file a claim for compensation it was thought that this would save on legal fees, legal costs and other charges. As well as it would standardise the awards for compensation. However, there are serious flaws in the system of filing a personal injury claim.
- Without a No Win No Fee Personal injury solicitor to help you complete your injuries board assessment form you risk getting your accident claims rejected for inaccuracies. You will probably only find this out many months after submission. Any inaccuracies in the assessment form, such as the wrong insurance company or the wrong address will have your assessment rejected. This could cause you serious problems with the two year Statute of Limitations if the reply from the Injuries Boards is late.
- The award from the Injuries board is not binding on you or your third party insurance company. Either you or the Insurance Company can accept or reject the assessment if you think it is too low or the insurance company think it is too high. If after many months you have to resurrect witnesses and the critical evidence of the accident that can be much more difficult. Memories fade and go away and witnesses may be more difficult to find so that a Personal injury Solicitor Dublin on board from the beginning makes perfect sense.
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