Workers’ Compensation Attorney Fees
Typically, attorneys’ fees in a workers’ compensation case are based upon a contingency fee arrangement between the attorney and the injured worker. A contingency fee arrangement is an attorney agreement to provide legal services to the injured person and is usually only paid in the event the injured worker is successful in their case. Attorney fees are typically paid near the end of the case. If you receive no compensation, then the attorney is paid no money for their time and effort.
In North Carolina, the North Carolina Industrial Commission determines the attorneys’ fees paid to the attorney. The North Carolina Industrial Commission must approve all settlements to injured workers and approve the fees that are paid to the attorney.
Most attorney-client retainer agreements specify a percentage of the total payment of the claim that is to be paid to the attorney. The percentage paid to the attorney in most workers’ compensation cases is 25%. Our contingency fee agreement is 25%.
Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you have suffered work-related injuries, illness, or disease there is a good chance that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Additionally, if a third party’s negligence caused your injury, a good workers’ compensation lawyer can help you recover additional compensation.
Contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today to learn more about your case and what we can do to assist you. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. You can call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online.