Will I Have To Pay To Make A Compensation Claim?
Will I Have To Pay To Make A Compensation Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim a compensation payment. You may be wondering whether you have to pay to make a claim.
In fact, most compensation claims are settled without the need to go to court. As part of the agreed payment made to you, the other party will cover all of your legal costs.
This means that you can bring a successful compensation claim without needing to pay. If your claim does go to court, we will discuss the likely cost with you. If the court awards you compensation, then the other party will usually be ordered to pay your costs.
Full Protection From Legal Costs
(1) Legal Expenses Insurance
We can apply for Legal Expenses Insurance for you to cover the costs of your case. This will provide total protection for you against any Legal Fees. If you were to lose your case in Court then the Legal Expenses Insurance will cover all of the costs and protect you. If you were to win your case then there is a modest premium that you pay from your settlement to cover the insurance policy costs. This means that if you do not win you do not have to pay anything. We therefore can provide a “Risk Free” way to pursue your claim for compensation.
(2) Legal Aid
We can make an application for Legal Aid on your behalf. If your case has merit and you qualify financially then you can apply for Legal Aid to cover the costs of your case. This will also cover any costs that may arise if you were to lose your case, and therefore gives full protection to you in any circumstances.
(3) Majority of Cases Settle
In the vast majority of cases they will settle “out of court” and any legal costs will be covered by the insurance company. If you are to be liable for any costs then we will let you know before these arise. This means that you are protected at all times and have peace of mind.
(4) Free Consultation
We provide a Free Consultation so you can discuss your case with us and get the right advice about any potential legal costs – if you have any concerns just call us now!
Why Choose Us?
At McGee Solicitors, we have experience in bringing successful compensation claims across a range of personal injury situations.
- Car accident compensation claims
- Whiplash compensation claims
- Claims for accidents at work
- Children’s accident claims
- Slipping and tripping accident claims
- Medical negligence compensation claims
- Other personal injury claims
We offer a free initial consultation so that you can discuss what has happened with an expert Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor and ask any questions you may have.
If you would like to take up the offer of a free initial consultation to discuss your accident compensation claim, ring us on 028 90 394 131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and we will be happy to talk through your options with you.
“If there was a rating system for Solicitors/Law Firms you would be 10/10! Thanks again to Michael McGee for the successful outcome of my Personal Injury Claim. I never thought that it would have realised the amount that you secured on completion of the case. All the way you remained contactable and reassured me throughout, I am so grateful for this as being injured can be stressful enough without added anxiety.”
Our Accident Compensation Claims Service
We understand that bringing a claim for compensation for injuries can be difficult and you may be reluctant to start the process. Our solicitors always aim to make everything as stress-free as possible for you and to support you throughout. We are open and friendly and will make sure that we are available to speak to you to update you on your claim and to talk through any queries you may have.
McGee Solicitors are known for our excellent client care as well as for our successful track record in obtaining compensation for accidents and injuries. We provide:
- Free initial consultation
- 100% compensation paid to you
- Full protection against legal costs
- Legal expertise
Unlike some law firms, we guarantee you will keep 100% of your compensation meaning we will not make any deductions from this.
How Your Compensation Claim Can Be Funded
We know that the financial aspect of bringing a claim is often of concern. We work to ensure that you have a range of options available to you so that you can be sure that your case will be funded in the way that best suits your needs.
Options include the following, and we are always happy to discuss your situation and advise you on the best course of action.
Legal expenses insurance
Legal expenses insurance for compensation claims provides cover in case your claim does not result in a payment. If you are not awarded compensation, the insurance policy would cover the cost of your legal fees. If you win, then you will pay a modest sum to cover the insurance policy premium. While this is not a ‘no win no fee’ accident compensation agreement, which is not a legal option in Northern Ireland, it is a way of bringing a claim without financial risk to yourself.
You may be entitled to Legal Aid to bring your claim. We can advise you whether this is an option and, if so, we will apply for accident compensation Legal Aid on your behalf. This would cover your costs should your case not be successful. If you win your case, the other side will generally be required to pay your legal costs.
Out of court settlement
We are usually able to settle most cases out of court. Once we have put a strong case together, we will negotiate on your behalf with the solicitor representing the other party, which is generally an insurance company. As part of the settlement, your costs would be paid along with your compensation. If there is any element of costs that you would be liable for, we will always let you know about this before they are incurred.
We know that in bringing a claim, the issue of costs can be a source of worry. Our team always aim to ensure that you are protected from risk as far as possible and we will provide you with as many options as we can.
We are happy to discuss costs at the outset during a free initial consultation. If you have any concerns, we would encourage you to ask us and we will answer honestly so that you are fully aware of the situation.
The Compensation Claim Process
If you ask us to represent you in a personal injury compensation claim, we will assess your claim and give you our honest opinion of its strengths. We will gather evidence in support of your case. Asking our medical experts to provide reports in respect of your injuries, to include a prognosis for the future.
We will put your case to the other side and ask them to settle your claim. Our solicitors have extensive experience in negotiating. We are often able to achieve substantial sums in compensation without the need for a court hearing.
Should your case go to court, we will make sure that you have an expert in your type of personal injury to represent you and that you are thoroughly prepared for the trial.
“Michael & Stephen were extremely thorough with fantastic attention to detail throughout my entire time with them. Michael was so informative and kept me in the know about everything that was going on. He is the best in the business for road traffic accident claims for sure! Thanks again!”
Contact Our Accident Compensation Solicitors In Northern Ireland
If you have suffered injuries in an accident and you would like to ask us about how to proceed and what happens next, we will be happy to hear from you. Our experts will explain the process. We can also let you know the potential amount of compensation that you might receive.
We are very often successful in the claims that we bring. Guaranteeing that you will keep 100% of your compensation if you are awarded damages.
Why Choose Us?
- - Solicitors On Your Side
- - FREE No Obligation Enquiry
- - Exceptional Customer Service