If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, the last thing you should be worrying about is how much your personal injury compensation claim will cost. And yet one of the first questions most people ask their solicitor when thinking about making a claim is how much they will have to pay.
It’s one of the main reasons why many people decide not to pursue a claim, even if they have a good chance of receiving compensation, because they worry that it will cost them a lot of money.
If you have been injured in an accident where someone else is at fault, you have the right to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
In order to help, director Darren O’Sullivan gives you the five things you should know about the cost of making a personal injury claim:
1. At Novum Law, we always offer a completely free initial consultation. After this meeting, we will advise you if you have a good case for making a claim.
2. We offer our clients ‘no win, no fee’ agreements (also known as conditional fee agreements). This means you have no unexpected charges during the course of your claim. There is absolutely no financial risk to you and in the unlikely event your case is unsuccessful, you can walk away without having to pay a penny.
3. At Novum Law, our fees are only paid at the end of a successful claim and do not come out of your compensation.
4. The only items that will be deducted from your compensation will be an insurance premium and we sometimes take a ‘success fee’ which will be a small percentage of your compensation. This only applies if your case is successful and it is not paid until you have received all your compensation at the end of the case.
5. If your insurance company offers to provide you with a ‘claims handler’ to deal with your case, you still have the right to instruct your own specialist personal injury solicitor. We strongly advise you do this. Only expert personal injury solicitors have the in-depth knowledge and expertise to build your case and help you receive the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.