If you want to claim compensation for an injury, you may want to know more about personal injury fees.
It’s important to note that you’ll only be able to receive compensation if you can prove that the injury was caused by third-party negligence. Certain parties owe you a duty of care. For example, employers, road users and those in control of public places shouldn’t unreasonably risk your safety. Therefore, you may be able to claim for a slip, trip or fall in a public place, an injury at work or an injury from a road traffic accident.
This guide will explain the potential costs of making a personal injury claim, the different types of insurance that could help with this and the benefits of using a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor from our panel. This guide will answer questions, such as “what is a success fee in personal injury cases?” and “who pays legal fees in a personal injury claim?”
However, if you’d like more information about personal injury fees, you can always contact our advisors. They can answer any questions or queries, providing you with free legal advice. They can also tell you quickly and easily if you’re eligible to claim.
Additionally, they can connect you to a solicitor from our panel who could accept your claim. Furthermore, please bear in mind that, should you contact us, you are under no obligation to use the services of our panel.
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Please read on to learn more about the fees associated with accident claims.
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This guide is specifically designed to help you understand the personal injury fees you may have to pay as part of the claims process. With the different types of counsel you can agree to, it can be difficult sometimes to fully understand how much you could receive if your claim were successful.
Furthermore, you may be wanting to know what, if anything, will be deducted from your compensation. This guide will provide transparency. It will clearly explain the types of fees and expenses you could expect if you claim using a No Win No Fee agreement.
Additionally, if you have other queries about personal injury fees, you’re more than welcome to contact our advisors for free legal advice. They can answer any questions you have about compensation awards and confirm the timeframe of when you could receive your compensation if your claim is successful.
An understandable question you may have when looking to make a personal injury claim is, “will there be any upfront fees?” One of the benefits of making a claim using a No Win No Fee agreement is no upfront solicitor fees. This is one of the reasons that claiming through this method can be so financially beneficial.
Further benefits of using this method will be described below. Whether you pay any upfront fees will partly depend on how you choose to seek compensation. Some lawyers or solicitors will request that their work be paid as the case goes along; others, such as our panel, will not request this. Their legal costs are paid for using the No Win No Fee method.
Personal injury fees, such as your lawyer’s fees or the costs of claims proceedings, can be covered by specific insurance policies. There are two that could help if you want to make a personal injury claim.
- Before The Event (BTE) insurance – This is insurance you already have before the prospect of legal proceedings arise. For instance, you could have home insurance that covers some of the costs of the claim. However, it’s important to inform your insurer of the claim as they need to keep a detailed record of the proceedings.
- After The Event (ATE) insurance – This insurance policy can help cover the costs of litigation and claims. Once agreed upon, the solicitor usually purchases it on your behalf. It’s designed to cover you if your claim is unsuccessful.
Your solicitor can also use ATE insurance to claim the costs of any disbursements, such as medical report fees, if your claim is unsuccessful.
This section will highlight the personal injury fees that could be deducted from your compensation if your claim is successful. If you claim under a No Win No Fee agreement, you don’t pay any solicitor fees if it loses.
However, your solicitor will request a success fee in the event of a successful claim. This will be discussed with you and agreed upon at the beginning of the claim. It aims to cover their work. Legally, the success fee cannot be greater than 25% of the overall compensation figure.
Furthermore, if your solicitor requests that you take out After The Event insurance to cover you if the claim isn’t successful, this premium may also be taken out of your compensation.
If you have any further questions about personal injury fees, please refer to our advisors, who are available 24/7 and offer free legal advice. They can be reached using the details above.
You could understandably be concerned about the personal injury fees that can be part of the claims process if you use the services of a solicitor. This is where No Win No Fee claims can help. There are benefits to making accident claims using this type of agreement, including:
- No hidden fees. All potential fees will be clarified and agreed upon at the beginning of the claims process.
- Not paying your solicitor’s fees upfront or during the claims process.
- Only paying your solicitor’s fees once a settlement has been agreed and the compensation has come through.
- Your solicitor’s fee coming out of your compensation amount. This means you only have to pay them if your claim is successful.
Compensation awards can consist of two potential heads of claim:
- General damages is compensation that relates to the physical and psychological damage caused by the incident.
- Furthermore, special damages relate to the financial losses you’ve suffered due to the injury.
Financial losses you may be able to recover under special damages include:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs (to and from hospital appointments, for example)
- Private healthcare costs if the NHS couldn’t cover them
- Adjustments to your home, such as requiring a care bed, for instance
Additionally, it’s important to note that you won’t receive any compensation for the claim at all unless you receive compensation for general damages. This is because, by not receiving it, it has been deemed that the third party in question wasn’t liable for your injuries.
The Judicial College can give a greater indication of the amount of compensation for general damages you could receive. The Judicial College analyses previous payouts, comparing them to the severity of the injury. Therefore, they’ve created compensation brackets which you can see in the compensation table below. However, please remember that this is only an indication of the compensation you could receive, as every claim is different.
|Type of Injury||Severity||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Brain||Moderate (iii)||£40,410 to £85,150||Cases in this bracket are for if the injured person suffers concentration and memory issues due to the injury, with their ability to work reduced and where there is a small epilepsy risk.|
|Psychiatric Damage Generally||Less Severe||£1,440 to £5,500||Psychiatric damage that is less severe than more complex injuries. The compensation is partly based on how much the injury affects your daily routine and ability to sleep.|
|Neck||Severe (i)||In the region of £139,210||Neck injuries in this bracket include ones associated with incomplete paraplegia or permanent spastic quadriparesis.|
|Neck||Minor (iii)||Up to £2,300||Cases in this bracket are for neck injuries where a full recovery is made within three months. This is usually for issues like soft tissue injuries.|
|Back||Moderate (i)||£26,050 to £36,390||Injuries in this bracket include lumbar vertebrae compression/crush fractures causing a substantial risk of osteoarthritis leading to constant discomfort and pain.|
|Arm||Loss of One Arm (i)||Not less than £128,710||Injuries that lead to the loss of an arm, amputated at the shoulder.|
|Leg||Less Serious (i)||£16,860 to £26,050||Leg fractures where an incomplete recovery is made. This is also for serious soft tissue injuries which can cause functional restriction and some lower limb nerve damage.|
|Leg||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,790||Cases in this bracket include multiple or complicated fractures or severe crushing injuries, usually to a single limb.|
|Foot||Modest||Up to £12,900||Injuries in this bracket include simple metatarsal fractures, puncture wounds and ruptured ligaments.|
|Toe||Severe||£12,900 to £29,770||This bracket includes severe crush injuries that cause amputation of one or two toes (not including the great toe) or injuries that lead to only partial amputation.|
If you’d like our advisors to value your claim for free, why not reach out?
Don’t just rely on a personal injury calculator for a compensation quote. We are here for you 24/7, give free legal advice, can tell you if you’re eligible to claim and can even provide you with a compensation estimate in just one phone call. Furthermore, they can put you through to a specialist personal injury solicitor from our panel to help you receive compensation.
They will clarify the personal injury fees before you agree to their services and, if your claim is accepted, their solicitor fees will be taken from your compensation upon your claim being completed. However, you are not obligated to use their services if you call us. Contact us using the details below at a time that works for you to see if you can claim.
- Call us on 0800 408 7825
- Contact us via our form on our site.
- Please write to us using the Live Chat feature on this page
Please use the sources below to learn more about making a personal injury claim.
The Department for Transport provides road traffic accident statistics for Great Britain.
If you’ve suffered from a foot injury and would like medical guidance, please refer to the NHS webpage.
Has the accident you’ve suffered led to a broken bone? If so, please refer to this NHS guidance for medical advice regarding the injury.
View this guide on our website to see if you can claim compensation for a broken forearm.
Have you suffered from a head injury? If so, and you want to see if you can claim, please read this article on our website.
If you’re wondering, “Do I get paid if injured at work?” read this article for answers to your question.
For free legal advice and to have any queries about personal injury fees answered, please contact our advisors at a time that works for you using the contact details above.
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