When it comes to making a claim for compensation, knowing the legal costs associated with bringing a claim forward is very important. Some personal injury lawyers operate on fixed fee and hourly rate basis, meaning legal fees are paid at the ongoing expense of a client, whether the lawyer wins your claim at the end or not. Other personal injury lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which typically means that the firm’s legal fees are not paid by the client unless the claim resolves successfully at the end of the process.
Shine Lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay our legal fees at all unless we win your claim at the end.
No Win No Fee Legal services covered
All Shine Lawyers personal injury legal services are eligible for No Win No Fee representation.
- Asbestos claims
- Medical negligence claims
- Motor vehicle accident claims
- Personal injury claims
- Product liability claims
- Public liability claims
- Spinal injury claims
- Workers compensation and workcover claims
No Win No Fee office locations covered
All Shine Lawyers personal injury legal services across all of our office locations are covered by our No Win No Fee Guarantee.
This includes our legal services in:
- Gold Coast – Helensvale
- Gold Coast – Bundall
- Gold Coast – Robina
- Hervey Bay
- Sunshine Coast – Maroochydore
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Strathpine – Westfield
How compensation is calculated
Compensation is calculated differently depending on your claim type and the facts of your particular claim. Everyone is different and no two cases are the same, but depending on the nature of your claim, compensation may include:
- Medical or professional expenses
- Financial loss or loss of earnings
- Damage to or loss of property
- Physical or psychological pain and suffering
When compensation gets calculated, in most instances, a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the incident, and your actual life path since the incident.
How legal fees are calculated
Before settlement, we’ll calculate our fees which will include costs for professional services and in certain cases, disbursements. Disbursements cover external expenses including medical reports and court fees. The professional fees are essentially the time required for a lawyer and legal team to work on your case. In so doing, we charge for phone calls, faxes, photocopies, emails, postage and so on.
The whole process is very transparent and we are happy to explain the costs associated with our services and exactly what no win no fee will mean to you.
As part of our service we offer an obligation free first consultation, which means you can get legal information and ideas around cost up front.