How much do lawyers charge for workers compensation claims?
Georgia Law regulates attorneys’ fees in workers’ compensation claims. An attorney may not charge more than $100.00 in a workers’ comp claim without obtaining approval of the fee from the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. Attorneys who represent employees in workers’ comp claims work on a “contingent fee basis” which means they will only receive a fee if they recover benefits for the injured worker. The amount of the fee is limited by law to 25% of weekly benefits or settlements recovered by the attorney. No fee can be charged for recovery of medical care or reimbursement of medical expenses.