You can't just charge compensation loses to experience. You have to fight the battle even if it means charging a case against your employer. But how will you be sure you'll win the fight? Well, compensation solicitors are of great help.
How will you choose compensation solicitors?
This is the first question that will certainly come to mind when you want to file a case against your employer. Yes, you need these experts for you to be able to win your case. The problem is there are hundreds or even thousands of them who offer their services. It is quite hard to distinguish the better person or entity to help you with your case. Why not bear the following five tips in mind?
1. Look for a qualified expert. By qualified, we mean, you should look for one who has expertise in the said case. Remember that lawyers specialise in certain areas of law. You need one who knows the whereabouts and what ifs for your claims. They should have enough background in compensation battles.
2. Know if they will charge you anything for their services. There's a CFA - otherwise known as the Conditional Fee Agreement - that you and your lawyer will sign prior to filing the case against the company. The CFA will usually say that all claims for fees and expenses made by the lawyer should be charged against the company you are suing. Meaning to say, you are not obliged to pay any amount to them.
3. Learn if there are still out-of-pocket expenses after the CFA. Some lawyers may include a certain clause on the CFA that covers this particular expense. For instance, they will say that you should be in-charge of overtime costs of their staff. Well, when you find a clause such as this in the CFA, never consider hiring that expert. You should only pay them when they help you win your case.
4. Know more about the options of the solicitor. He has two. Will he go to court or will he rather settle with your employer? Whilst considering both options, make sure that the lawyer asks for your opinion. There are those who do it their own way just to make sure they abide by the law. But as their client, you have all the right to tell them if you'd rather settle or go to court.
5. Know what happens in case you lose. Will the lawyer charge you for all their expenses? Will they offer their services for free? Ask them these questions. Find out if they're willing to insure your claims to offset it against the chances of losing the case.
Using a compensation solicitor can be of great help to your case. But the success of finding one depends upon you. Since this is more of a legal battle, make sure you're given the chance to understand everything about it. Raise all your concerns before you sign the CFA and other contracts with the expert. Doing so will help you find the best compensation solicitor in town.