In TPD claims, it is very important for you to understand from the outset how your legal costs will be calculated. If you don’t know how much your lawyer will be charging you, then how can you decide if it’s worth engaging them? For example, if your TPD cover is $20,000 but your lawyer is quoting you $10,000 in legal fees, is it even worth engaging that lawyer?
Our clients find our fee structure beneficial for two reasons. Firstly, you don’t pay anything unless and until we win your claim. Secondly, we fix our professional fees when we first meet you. In other words: you know from the start how much you pay if your claim is successful.
One important thing you need to understand about this is that with our firm, you don’t pay anything unless we win. This applies not just to professional fees, but also to expenses. For example, if we have to get medical evidence to support your claim, a specialist report can cost anywhere between $2,500 to $5,000. You don’t pay this unless we win.
When you engage us, we will fix the amount which will charge you if the claim is successful. This amount will be recorded in the agreement which you and us sign at the beginning of your TPD claim.
The benefit of this arrangement is that there will never be any doubt as to your legal costs. Please note: this arrangement applies in TPD claims. In personal injury claims (such as slip and falls, workplace accidents, car accidents and medical negligence claims) we also work on a no win no fee basis but our fees are not fixed. You can read more about how that works here.