What Are The Typical Fees In a Worker’s Compensation Case?
Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 1:59 pm
Worker’s compensation fees are set by statute and we can’t deviate from that. In 2014, the law says the fee is 20% of the first $25,000, then 15% of the next $10,000, and then 5% of anything after that, up to a cap of $12,000.00. Money awarded to a client for medical expenses are not figured into these fees.
Injured Workers Are Not Required to Pay Any Attorney Fees or Expenses Up Front
With so many workers living paycheck to paycheck, a work injury can cause uncertainty and worry. How will you pay bills? How you will you continue to provide for your family? On top of that, you may be wondering how you can afford to pay a lawyer to help with your claim. Workers’ compensations attorneys in Kentucky are paid on a contingent fee basis. The easiest way to understand contingent fees is to simply realize that any payments to your attorney are contingent on them obtaining compensation for you. In other words, if your lawyer does not either win your case at trial or negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, you do not have to pay anything. Further, you do not have to pay any fees to your lawyer out of your own pocket. The fee is simply taken out of the amount of compensation you obtain.
If you are injured while on the job, you will most likely be entitled to compensation from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. There is a wide range of injuries that qualify for workers’ comp benefits, including many that some people assume are not compensable. At Lawrence & Associates, we are dedicated to helping injured workers get the compensation they need after an on-the-job accident. We know the tactics that insurance companies use to try to minimize the value of claims, and we work hard to overcome those tactics. Our goal is to help you get the medical care you need to recover as much as possible. We also help workers who have received disabilities from their accidents, as well as families who should receive survivor(s) benefits when they lose a loved one due to a work accident.
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Common Types of Work Injuries….
- Back injuries and herniated discs
- Head injuries and spinal cord injuries
- Meniscus tears and other knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries and rotator cuff damage
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Exposure to toxic substances, including chemicals and mold
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries
- Construction accidents, including scaffolding collapses, falls and injuries caused by heavy equipment
- Broken bones