One common question that injured employees ask is how much it costs to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. Attorney fees differ greatly from law firm to law firm. It’s a good idea to understand what your lawyer may charge you to handle your case.
Like most personal injury law firms, workers’ compensation attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means you do not pay the fees up front to handle your case. Instead, they receive a portion of the benefits you receive, usually between 10-20%. For employees and their families who are already dealing with extensive medical costs and lost wages as a result of a work-related accident, not having to pay an attorney up front can make a significant difference.
Some attorneys need to charge additional fees to cover work that is outside the scope of handling the case. For example, a lawyer may charge an additional fee for requesting or making copies of medical records, the cost of an independent medical exam or a second opinion, travel expenses if your lawyer must travel for any reason related to your case, and filing fees. Always discuss fees and costs with your lawyer up front before signing any agreement.
Contact us today to learn more about our costs and fees and how we can help you get the workers’ comp benefits you deserve after a work related injury.