Workers’ Compensation attorneys charge a contingency fee, which means that you do pay any attorney fees unless you recover income benefits or settle your claim. Under Georgia law, an attorney may not charge you a fee in excess of 25% of your settlement. Additionally, an attorney is not allowed to charge a fee in excess of $100.00 without approval from the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
It is very important that you hire a lawyer that devotes a large amount of his practice to handling worker’s compensation claims. Many lawyers simply cannot resist the temptation of working on files that they can bill hourly on and receive fees right away. For example, if you hire a domestic lawyer who also dabbles in workers’ compensation claims, he or she may devote more of his time to the divorce case that he can bill an hourly rate on. This means, your case may take to the back burner.
My law practice is exclusively devoted to Georgia and South Carolina workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. This means that I do not receive a paycheck unless I am actively working on your case.
Remember, you do not want an attorney doing on the job training with your workers’ compensation claim. When you hire a lawyer for a workers’ compensation claim, make sure this lawyer actively practices in the area of Georgia Workers’ Compensation.
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