When quizzed about their biggest concerns when making a personal injury claim, the majority of people tend to respond that they are most worried about money, and with good reason. With the vast majority of personal injury claims not counting for legal aid, claiming compensation in Gelligaer can become something of a major gamble. Get it wrong and not only will you miss out on the compensation which could have been vital in helping you get back on your feet, but you could also be left with a major bill which you’re unable to pay. So how do you make sure that claiming compensation doesn’t put you on the bread line.
Paying for compensation in Gelligaer
Legal fees can be extremely expensive, and it’s not hard to see why. Lawyers are highly trained and professional individuals, so they expect to be paid as such. Those fees become even higher if you go to court. These cases can drag on for several years and since by definition long cases are those with the most doubt, the risks grow the longer the case takes. This is why it’s always a good idea to have an idea about firstly how much the fees will be and how you are going to pay.
Some law firms suggest that people take out personal injury claims insurance to protect them in the event that they lose their case. This does provide a sense of reassurance, but like all insurance policies, the devil will be in the detail and you’ll overlook this at your peril. There may be all sorts of exemptions counted into the policy and premiums can be high. If you’re not careful you may still find yourself having to pay some or all of your compensation.
No win, no fee*
Another option is called no win, no fee*. This essentially shifts the risk of claiming compensation onto your law firm, so if you lose they will waive their fees and take the hit themselves.
This appeals to people because it feels like a shot to nothing, but you should always keep an eye out on how the firm might try to claw back any advantage. A common approach might be to try something such as hidden fees which are counted no matter whether or not you win, while some will cover themselves by pumping up success fees to a much higher level meaning those who win their cases end up paying the bills of those who don’t.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re fully transparent about the way we work and provide this reassurance. When you work with us the only time you will ever have to pay will be if you win, so claiming compensation in Gelligaer needn’t feel like a major risk.
To find out more about how we can claim compensation in Gelligaer, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.