Contingency Fees For Workers' Compensation Cases

Workers' Compensation laws are an important means for employees to recoup medical expenses and lost wages after suffering a job-related injury or illness. Unfortunately, obtaining such compensation isn't always a straightforward process. Employers and insurance companies are quick to dispute claims, and it's common for injury victims to require the services of a lawyer in order to get their fair due.

This creates a secondary worry. Many workers are concerned that the compensation needed to pay their medical bills and personal expenses will be eaten up by lawyers' fees. They may be pleased to learn that Connecticut has clearly defined limits and laws regarding the fees workers' compensation lawyers are permitted to charge.

Most people find working with an attorney can be a net positive. At Cummings Law Firm, your case will be handled by a Lawyer, not an assistant. We have handled thousands of claims and know the process. We work closely with both you and your doctors to make sure you get the medical attention you need. We know how to fight back against insurance companies that offer paltry settlements and pursue maximum compensation for our clients. Whenever possible, we will seek additional financial restitution through third-party personal injury claims.

If you or a loved one has been hurt at work, call us. We can help.

How Workers' Compensation Fees Work

Lawyers are required by law to provide a written fee agreement at the time an injured worker engages their services. Moreover, all fees charged in such agreements are subject to the approval of a workers' compensation commissioner, whose job is to ensure the fair treatment of workers.

In all workers' compensation cases, attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that they do not collect any fees unless your case is successful. And, when benefits have been awarded on your behalf, their fees will typically be limited to 20 percent. There are some instances where attorneys are permitted to charge up to 25 percent — but the worker must agree to such arrangements, and they are contingent upon a number of restrictive factors.

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To learn more, reach out to Cummings Law Firm today at (203) 754-7779. You can also contact us online. Based in Waterbury, we serve all Workers' Compensation District's in Connecticut. Initial consultations are always free.