If you have suffered a serious injury and believe that injury has been caused by your Employer’s negligence you may be entitled to compensation for Work Injury Damages. This is different than Workers Compensation. Thresholds apply with respect to who is entitled to commence proceedings for Work Injury Damages.
You should discuss with your lawyer whether you may be entitled to Work Injury Damages, what entitlements you may be able to claim and what the legal costs will be.
In Work Injury Damages Claims, legal costs are regulated which means that the amount the Workers Compensation Insurer has to pay towards your legal costs will not be determined by the amount of legal work necessary to bring your case to a conclusion. Rather the amount the Workers Compensation Insurer has to pay towards your legal costs will largely depend on the value of the claim.
The higher the value of the claim the more the insurer will generally speaking have to pay towards your legal costs. The amount the insurer has to pay towards your legal costs is often referred to as “Party/Party” costs.
Solicitor/Client costs are the actual costs your lawyer charges you and this is based on the amount of time and work it takes to bring your case to a conclusion and in accordance with any Cost Agreement you have with your lawyer.
Clients are often anxious about how much they may have to pay in legal costs and Catherine McKay understand this. This is why at McKay Compensation Lawyers, legal costs are capped in Work Injury Damages Claims so that no how much work is needed to be done to bring your matter to conclusion, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your costs will not exceed the capped amount.
When you first meet with your solicitor Catherine McKay, she will provide you with a Cost Agreement and will explain it to you in simple language so you can feel confident that you will only ever be paying legal costs that are fair and proportionate to the amount of compensation you ultimately receive.