What Are The Costs Of Making A Common Law Claim
This type of action can be lengthy and complex requiring witnesses such as medical experts and lay witnesses as well as a lot of work investigating and preparing the application.
You can expect to incur costs such as:
- Lawyer/Barrister fees
- Specialist report fees
- Witness costs
- Investigation costs (ASIC searches etc.)
- Court fees, amongst others; and
- In the event you do not succeed the defendant’s legal costs
The employer/insurer will expect to be repaid any workers compensation payments made during the workers compensation period out of any judgment sum. Generally if a matter settles this is taken into account during the negotiations.
You can generally expect to have your legal fees and associated expenses (court fees, specialist report costs etc) paid by the defendant if you are successful in a court action, but sometimes not all.
If your claim does not succeed you can expect the defendants to ask that you pay the costs of their defence.
The vast majority of claims do not go to trial for a wide range of reasons, however, the work still needs to be done just in case.
We believe that the inability to afford a lawyer can cause stress and place an unnecessary strain on your family relationships when you should be focusing on recovery.
A workplace injury can have a devastating effect on your finances which might affect your ability to pay legal fees, therefore Anvil Legal offers our No Win No Fee Solution* to eligible clients.
What Can You Do To Protect Yourself Now
While the information in these pages is relevant to your claim you could speak to a lawyer obligation free and at no cost instead of spending the next week looking around the web for more concise information.
It’s easy, you can call us on 08 6143 5200 or fill out an enquiry form here and we would be happy to discuss your claim, at no cost to you, over the phone or at your free appointment.
We guarantee that you will not have to pay for your consultation and if you are eligible for our No Win No Fee Solution* (as most work injuries are) we can continue to help you through the life of your claim without you having to pay for our legal advice out of your own pocket.
If you have already spoken to other lawyers about workers compensation and they haven’t been able to take on your claim please give us a call to see if we can help you.