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Reasonable expenses and how much you should plan on reimbursing your lawyer.

statementOur clients always want to know how much they will get from a settlement. Attorney fees are fixed by statute and depend on how the case is resolved. You can expect to pay 15% of the first $25,000 and 10% on the remainder for a disputed case.

Reasonable expenses must also paid back. Here are some of the charges that are common. Watch out for attorneys who refuse to itemize what has been spent on your case.

Medical Records

A subpoena will be sent to medical providers allowing for copying of records. It can costs hundreds of dollars if a copy service must be used and a chart is large. This expense is paid by your lawyer who will get reimbursed at the end of your case.

Witness Fee

Deposition testimony is often needed to get your case settled or win at trial. Doctors charge between $800 and $2,400 per hour as a witness fee. It is important to make sure that your doctor supports your case before scheduling his or her deposition.

Vocational Expert

A vocational expert will be hired to perform an analysis of your skills, qualifications, and training. This will be used to establish whether or not you have a wage earning capacity. It is common to pay several hundred dollars for a written report and even more for sworn testimony.

Court Reporter

A court report must be hired to make a transcript of a deposition. It can cost between $300 and $400 for an average transcript.

Redemption Fee

The State of Michigan requires a $200 redemption fee be paid for each settlement. You will be responsible for $100 and the employer/insurance company also pays $100.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
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