Many people wonder what the cost of claiming in Northumberland is going to be if they decide to make a claim for compensation. This is a logical thing to wonder, and it is something that you should try to ascertain before you actually start the process to ensure that you won’t be left out of pocket.
Options for paying the cost of claiming in Northumberland
When it comes to personal injury claims there are often two different ways of covering the cost of your solicitor. This will depend very much on the firm that you are using and what their policy is. Make sure you understand what it is that they are expecting of you when it comes to payments so that there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim.
One option is to agree a set fee from the beginning. A solicitor may look at your claim and determine that they are prepared to spend a set amount of time on working on your case. From this they will determine what the likely cost is for their time and energy. They will then provide you with a bill for this which you will pay.
There are two downsides to this approach. In the first instance they may want you to make the payment up front. This means that you will have to be out of pocket before you even see a penny of compensation. Given that your injury may require you to take unpaid time off work, or cover the cost of private treatment you may already be financially disadvantaged.
The second downside is that if you agree the fee this is what you will pay. While it could mean that you only pay a relatively small fee for a large amount of compensation, it also means that even if your claim is not secured you will have to pay. No matter what the outcome, your solicitor will get paid.
At Accident Advice Helpline we don’t take that approach. We work on a no win, no fee basis which means that we only get a fee if your claim is a success. We take our pre-agreed percentage fee directly from your compensation, so you are never out of pocket, and do not have to worry about the cost of claiming in Northumberland, or anywhere else.
Speak to the team at Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to find out more about our process and how we can help you secure compensation phone us today. You can call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or try 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Even take our 30 second test on our website.
Date Published: 12th August 2015
Author: David Brown