What does contingency fee basis mean?

How you can hire the workmans comp lawyer of your choice without any upfront payment.

TV advertising for legal services is out-of-control. You cannot watch more than five minutes of daytime television without a different commercial being shown.

Many of these TV lawyers don’t even practice workmans comp and will refer you to another law firm. Referral fees are paid and you might not even know that it happened.

Workmans comp cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay unless you win. The fee should be the same for any workmans comp lawyer you hire.

Contingent Fees

A lawyer can only charge 15% of the first $25,000 and 10% on the remainder of any settlement. A flat 10% fee will be charged if you are currently receiving workmans comp benefits and want to settle your case. A case settled after trial has a fee of 20%.

Sometimes the insurance company will back down and agree to pay benefits on a voluntary basis. You pay a 30% fee on just the benefits currently owed.

Cases that cannot be settled must proceed to trial. You pay a 30% fee on any wage loss benefits awarded. No fee should be charged on future benefits after the case is finalized.

No Win No Fee

Don’t let cost prevent you from hiring a great workmans comp lawyer. We offer free advice and have represented some individuals for years without any payment.

To speak with a workmans comp lawyers in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. Our goal is to help you recover the most amount of money possible.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workmans comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

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