27 Sep How much are solicitors’ fees for personal injury claims in Dublin?
Our Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors in Dublin are often asked about legal fees. Here, we will attempt to answer some of the most common questions we are asked.
How much does it cost to make a personal injury claim in Ireland?
It is important to note that no solicitor’s fees may be calculated as a percentage of any award or settlement you receive. Any fees calculated by your solicitor must be calculated as a representation of any work carried on your case.
The cost of dealing with a claim is different for every case, as it is dependent upon a number of factors. Firstly, your personal injury case will usually be required to be brought through the Personal Injuries Board (PIAB). If you do not receive a satisfactory outcome, your case will then proceed to the Courts, and for each there are different costs to consider.
For more information on how the PIAB works, click here.
For more information on how the Irish courts work, click here.
How much does it cost to take a case through the Injuries Board in Ireland?
Initially, there are two costs when taking a case to the PIAB. Firstly, the application fee for the Injuries Board, and secondly the cost of obtaining a medical report. You can choose to take your case to the Injuries Board yourself. If you decide to engage the services of a personal injury solicitor there will be a potential cost as outlined above.
How much your solicitor will charge is dependent on the number of hours they put into your case. It is very important to have an upfront discussion with your solicitor about all costs and how they are calculated.
How much does it cost to take a personal injury claim to court in Ireland?
If your case proceeds to court there may be more costs, including any solicitor fees as well as well as any further expert reports, such as from medical specialists, engineers, mechanics, etc.
If your case is successful you would usually recover all costs from the other side.
No win no fee Solicitors Dublin explained
No win, no fee means that your solicitor will not charge you legal fees if your case is unsuccessful. It’s important to note that you may be liable for the other side’s legal defense or any costs such as medical fees for reports, or other costs for expert’s reports, etc. If your case is successful in court or settled out of court, you will then have to pay legal fees.
It is perfectly legal for an Irish solicitor firm to take on a client on a no win, no fee basis, and many solicitor firms do. However, it is prohibited by Solicitors Advertising Regulations set down the Law Society of Ireland for Irish Solicitors or Irish solicitor firms to advertise their services on this basis.