Attorney's Fees


The Workers’ Compensation Act provides that the Court shall order the insurance company to pay an attorney’s fee to an attorney who has successfully represented an injured worker before the Court. The Act further provides that when the Court awards an attorney’s fee to be paid by an insurance company, the attorney cannot charge any additional fee to an injured worker for services rendered in connection with the particular court case. Typically, attorneys do not charge injured workers for any work, including work done without Court involvement, except in cases of settlement. The Workers’ Compensation Act limits attorney’s fees in settlements to 20% of the settlement.

Read full text of statute » 28-35-32 and 28-33-25
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