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How Much Do Workers Comp Lawyers Charge?

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How Much Do Workers Comp Lawyers Charge?

How much do Workers’ Comp lawyers Charge? Workers’ Comp attorney’s work on a contingent fee, meaning that they will not be paid if no recovery is made (unless the parties agree in advance to a minimum fee of $500). This percentage is governed by law.

Attorney fees are set and regulated by the state of Michigan. For settlements that involve a redemption hearing the attorney fees are 20% of the first $100,000 recovered, then 15% of anything over $100,000 if the case is actually litigated and then settled before trial. This is a based on the net amount of the settlement after expenses are factored out.

If there is a Voluntary Payment (form) that is agreed to between the parties, then the attorney fee is 30% of the net amount after expenses are deducted from the gross amount of the settlement.

There are other scenarios’ if a claim is successful at trial, settled after a trial or appeal. It also makes a difference if it is settled prior to the Magistrates decision. The main settlements are by Redemption or Voluntary Payment.

Expenses involve the following, and are not limited to:

  • medical records,

  • depositions,

  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME),

  • vocational experts fees, and

  • court reporter fees, etc.

There are NO fees charged on future benefits.

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  • No fee unless we win your case

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  • $1,000,000's recovered in benefits

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