How Much Do Long-Term Disability Attorneys Charge?
“A contingency fee agreement shall not include in the fee payable to the solicitor … any amount arising as a result of an award of costs or costs obtained as part of a settlement.” — Solicitors Act of Ontario
We take one-third of the claim – a practice, that is widespread in the industry. Some lawyers will "double dip" and take more fees in conjunction with other lawyers' referrals. This is not a practice we do not endorse.
When retaining a disability lawyer, you should be extremely clear about the direction you would like to take on your case. This requires a written statement of your expectations for hiring the lawyer, the terms of engagement, and correspondence establishing the engagement structure. Misunderstandings may occur – such as in the case of "double dipping", thus, claiming disability may run you short of money in the long run. Our lawyers will do our best to to ensure that you do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses.
LTD Claim Denied?
If your Long Term Disability Claim has been denied, you may look for a disability loan to help offset your costs while away from work. This can be disastrous if you do not have legal representation. Your LTD Claim may not come through if you do not have professional legal representation. Contact us today for a free consultation: (905-940-5554)
An LTD Claim Lawyer will help with:
- Client Goals and the Specific Services that the Client will receive
- Procedures and Representations
- Next Steps & Case Management Outlines (e.g. documents, notes, third party statements)
- Expected time required to complete an LTD Claim (Denied Long Term Disability) Case
- Limits to Legal Representation
LTD Claim Denied: Fees for Representation
Your lawyer should always be up-front about the fees required to complete the task. An estimate may be provided before the retainer is signed, however, there may be significant "roadblocks" in your case. If you are looking to hire a lawyer for your LTD Claim (Denied Long Term Disability Insurance) case, now is the time.
A forecast, which has been developed over six years using data from more than 300,000 of the company’s group benefits clients, predicts that by the end of 2017, an uptick in the Canadian economy will help boost long-term disability rates by 2.1 per cent in comparison to last year. When a long term disability lawyer retains a client, there should be transparency surrounding fees, disbursements, and other such arrangements in order to ensure a responsible transaction of services. There may be a retainer which your lawyer will take , including regular payments in conjunction with goals or milestones in the case. Your lawyer should also be up-front about hourly or flat fees, including how often bills will be procured in the interim (or, notice of a deferred structure). We recommend your lawyer handle disbursements directly, but in some cases a lawyer will allow you to pay the disbursements up-front. Beware of high-interest charges. We always do our best to ensure that you have the most secure future – with the finances we claim aimed at working for your health.
Switching LTD Claim Lawyers
In the case where you would like to withdraw from your representation, there may be charges for file transfers – in the event that the client would like too retain the information. This should be clear at the onset when signing a retainer. Your lawyer should explain the terms of your retainer to you, such that you understand the scope of the relationship you have with them. If a lawyer withdraws from the agreement, there may be consequences legally for them. We recommend you instruct your lawyer as best you can to fight for you in order to secure your future. We pride ourselves in providing personalized service, including extensive interviews and preparation for all clients and their witnesses. We believe preparation is key to effective and successful litigation. Contact us today for a free consultation: (905-940-5554)