If an employee`s lawyer is able to negotiate and obtain a lump sum compensation agreement for his client and the transaction is approved by a judge in the Department of Industrial Accidents, the lawyer receives a certain percentage of the lump sum. This percentage is set by the Workers` Compensation Act and is either 20% or 15%. Reconciliation: When a worker is aggrieved in the workplace and the employer`s insurance agency refuses to pay compensation or pays less than the aggrieved worker, the worker can retain a lawyer who asserts a right. The first step in a worker`s right to work pay is conciliation. If the insurance company agrees to pay benefits in conciliation, the Workers` Compensation Act stipulates that the insurance company pays the worker`s lawyer a certain predetermined amount. There are many law firms that offer compensation services to employees. Most of these companies have very little experience in this complex area of the law, but still charge a quota fee of 1/3. At Reeves, Aiken and Hightower, LLP, our lawyers are experienced lawyers with more than 22 years of experience. However, in these very difficult economic times, we offer a 25% reduced legal fee when a case is resolved before requesting a hearing. Of course, the decision to decide or go to court is always made by the client.
The following document is our company`s retention agreement for your audit. It is a page and, we hope, very simple. If you are considering a law firm, make sure you can understand its agreement and ask if they offer a similar reduced tax without going to court. Also look at their registration information and how many years they actually applied the Workers` Compensation Act. Compare our lawyers to other firms. Then we`ll sit down and discuss your case in person. After that, you are in the best position to choose the most qualified lawyer to protect your interests. The lawyer for an aggrieved worker may request that the reasonable and expected costs be retained for the representation of the injured worker, but only if the worker and the lawyer consent.