Work Accident Solicitor Costs
Hiring a solicitor to front your work accident claim
When claiming for a work accident, your solicitor costs are made up of two types of expenses.
Solicitor's legal fees
The first type is the solicitor's legal fees. This is a charge for the amount of time spent on your case by your solicitor, which is normally calculated at an hourly rate. Your solicitor will also gather evidence from your employer relating to your work accident to strengthen your claim.
Legal expenses that are incurred by your work accident solicitor when making a claim
These involve disbursements, which are sums of money your solicitor makes no profit on, but pays out on your behalf for expenses, such as the cost of obtaining notes from your hospital and GP, and obtaining a medical report via a medial consultant.
It is important to know that you are entitled to receive compensation for your solicitor’s costs from your employer as well as compensation for your injury. These solicitor costs will include both your solicitor's fees and the disbursement expenses your solicitor has incurred on your behalf.
If you are successful with your work accident claim, your employer pays their own solicitor's fee, whereas if you are not successful with your claim, your solicitor will usually set up some form of insurance so you don’t have to pay your employer's legal fees. So if you go through all of the necessary steps of claiming back your financial losses and find an expert solicitor you should be fully compensated, including your legal and solicitor fees.
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