How much is it going to cost me to hire an attorney on my workers’ compensation claim?

No matter what attorney you hire on your Georgia workers’ compensation claim, the fee is going to be the same.  All lawyers who handle these types of claims will charge you 25% of the income benefits that they obtain on your behalf.  This amount is regulated by state law.  This fee only applies to money that your attorney gets for you.  If you are already receiving benefits prior to hiring your attorney, or if the benefits are started voluntarily by the insurer, then your attorney doesn’t get any part of that.  Attorneys usually earn their fee out of a settlement at the end of your case.  However, you shouldn’t worry about having to pay a percentage of your settlement to your attorney.  This is because an experienced workers’ compensation attorney will get you significantly more in settlement than the insurer would pay you if you were unrepresented.