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Is Hiring a Workers Compensation Attorney Expensive?

Many people worry that it will be expensive to hire a workers’ compensation attorney.  They may worry that they will call or meet with an attorney and then find out that they are going to be charged a lot of money for asking a few questions.  You may worry that your experience with an attorney will be like the one the woman has in this cartoon:

So, what should you do? The workers’ compensation insurance company probably already has attorneys giving them advice.  To be treated fairly, you need to talk to an experienced attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation.  How can you afford to do that if it is already a struggle just to pay your bills?

Will it cost any money to consult with an attorney about my case?

At our law firm, the answer to this question is “No”.  It costs you nothing to talk to or meet with one of our attorneys about your workers’ compensation case.

We know how difficult it can be to get by after an injury at work because our firm has attorneys that specialize in workers’ compensation cases.  We also know that you have questions that need to be answered.  That is why our attorneys provide free consultations.

Sometimes, you may just have a couple of questions to ask about your case.  We are glad to provide a free consultation to help out with that.

Other times, you may be considering hiring an attorney to work for you and make sure you receive the benefits you should.  Before you actually hire an attorney, you are going to want to talk to them.  You want find out what the attorney knows about workers’ compensation.  You need to know how the attorney will be able to help you.

It should not cost you any money to do what you need to do.  This is another reason we provide free consultations.  It allows you to get the information you need before you make the decision about hiring us to help you with your workers’ compensation case.

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It will not cost you any money up front.  We want to help people.  We know that it would be difficult for many of our workers’ compensation clients to pay money up front.

That is why we always use contingency fee agreements in a workers’ compensation case.  If you do decide to hire us, you will sign a document saying that we are your attorney.  That document provides that the only time you pay us an attorney’s fee is when we are successful recovering money for you.

We have found that there are at least three reasons that this type of attorney’s fee agreement is good for our clients:

  1. You do not pay us any money up front to start working on your case
  2. You do not pay us by the hour as we do work on your case
  3. You do not pay us an attorney’s fee at all unless we are successful in recovering money for you on your case.

We believe that working on a contingency fee gets better results for our workers’ compensation clients.  You only have to pay us if you win.

Also, working on a contingency fee allows us to help you out even if you do not have the money to pay us at the time you hire us.  You can hire us now so we can work for you. Then, you pay us later if we are successful on your case.

What about other costs on my case?

To prove your workers’ compensation case, you often need to have evidence.  You may need get your medical records.  Medical providers usually charge for this.  You may have to pay for copies of transcripts if you have a deposition or go to court.  Court reporters charge for this.  Doctors often charge money to complete paperwork that you may need to prove your case.

We can help you do that.  If we make the decision to take your case, we believe in it.  We will advance the costs associated with getting the information necessary to prove your case.  Hopefully, this will help you recover from your injury without having to worry about paying more bills.  Then, you can pay us the money we have advanced for these costs when your case is over.

What if I have other questions about workers compensation?

Georgia’s workers compensation system can be very confusing.  You have to worry about getting the treatment you need and paying your bills while also worrying about not missing any deadlines that could cause you to lose your right to receive workers compensation benefits.

If you have questions, I would recommend that you try to get answers.  To find out more about how to schedule a time to talk to me about your workers compensation questions, just read this short article.

Jason Perkins is an attorney who specializes in representing injured workers.  He regularly publishes videos and write blog articles about Georgia’s workers compensation system and issues that are important to injured workers and their families. To be notified of Jason’s new workers compensation videos, subscribe to his Georgia Workers Compensation Video Series channel on YouTube by clicking the subscribe button below.

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