How Do Lawyers Get Compensated on Personal Injury Claims?

When you’re injured, your mind is suddenly filled with questions. Are you entitled to compensation for your injuries? Do you need a lawyer? How much will a lawyer cost? Where do you turn for help? Who can you trust? How do I afford a lawyer?

At Burchell MacDougall LLP, we only charge a fee at the end of your case when we recover money for you, whether it be via settlement, mediation or trial. We work on what is known as a contingency fee basis. In other words, our fees are dependent on us getting you compensation. If we win your care, we collect a percentage of the award as payment. If unsuccessful, no legal fees are paid.

We adopt this fee arrangement to give you an immediate peace of mind and it allows anyone, no matter their financial circumstances, to pursue a claim when they have been injured. We understand that you are struggling financially as a result of the impact of the accident. This approach allows you to have someone you can trust protecting your interests, answering your questions and managing your claims.

We’ll interview you, and learn about your life and the impact your injury has had on you and your family and we will compile information from accident and police reports, and your medical records. And we will cover the upfront costs of obtaining these records.

Having a lawyer to manage the legal aspects of your claim and deal directly with the insurance company on your behalf will allow you to focus on your recovery. And you can be comforted in knowledge that, when we take on your case, it’s because we believe you have a right to be compensated and you can feel confident we will use all of our resources to get you the best result possible.

The compensation you receive will depend on the complexity of your injury, as well as the long-term impact it has on your life. Your damages could range from temporary loss of income, to a diminished ability to do your job, to a complete inability to return to employment.

But damages can go beyond your job, and may also include compensation for a partner who took on the role of caregiver, as well as home management for daily tasks you are no longer able to do.

If you have been hurt by the fault of another, it is important that you understand what your options are. A free consultation with Burchell MacDougall LLP can be the first step in that process.

This article is for information only and is not intended to be legal advice. If you have any questions or would like further information, you should consult a lawyer.