The Cost Of Hiring A Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer
For those people that experience a work injury, they may never even consider hiring a lawyer. But suddenly, the insurance company denies payment for medical bills or lost time from work. At that time people then consider hiring legal representation, but are concerned about the cost of hiring a Boston workers compensation lawyer.
You don’t have to worry about paying any upfront fees to hire a work injury lawyer. This is called a contingency fee. That allows all people, no matter their financial means, can hire a lawyer and have access to justice in the court system. After all, how otherwise could work injury victims afford a lawyer if they are not working and making money due to a work accident?
This means that under Massachusetts workers compensation law that the attorney only gets paid if he gets you the benefits you are owed. The attorney also advances all case expenses such as the cost of obtaining medical bills.
If for example the insurance company denies a claim for benefits you are seeking, your attorney will file a claim for you at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. If your attorney is successful, then it is the insurance company, and not you, that pays your attorney his fee.
If the lawyer is able to lump sum settle your case, then by law his fee would either be 15% or 20%. That is the contingency fee. The lump sum settlement must be presented to, and approved by, a judge in order to be valid and enforceable.
Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer
If you got injured on-the-job and have questions or concerns about your workers comp claim, contact the Law Office of Christopher Earley today. We will give you a free consultation and present you with the legal options that are available to you.