Typically speaking, most Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee contract. This is a contract that states the attorney’s office is entitled to up to a maximum amount of 25% of any recovery in the claim in exchange for representation.
The injured worker typically does not have the funds to pay for an attorney up front because they are hurt, can not work and are either receiving reduced income benefits from workers’ compensation or are not receiving any income at all and therefore would be denied access to legal representation if they were not able to obtain representation on a contingency fee basis.
In addition to the attorneys fees there can be expenses. Expenses are the money spent up front by the attorneys office for postage, copying costs and any other typical charge that would be required to bring the claim forward.
Most contingency fee contracts are written where the attorney will not receive any money for attorneys fees if he is not successful in obtaining benefits or a settlement in your claim.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, serving Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Bulloch, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Glynn, Camden, Brantley, Appling, Tattnall counties , who provides free information to the injured and the families of injured workers. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711.