There is no cost to meet with our office to discuss your workers’ compensation case. We do not charge a fee unless you retain our office and we are able to recover benefits on your behalf. This means, if you retain our office and during the life of your claim we do not recover any disputed or new benefits, you will not owe us anything. This means that we will monitor your case and make sure to advise you on important issues.
Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney fees are handled on a contingency basis. No fee is owed unless we are able to recover additional workers’ compensation benefits or a settlement. Before October 1, 2013, attorney fees would be paid on a contingency basis of 25% of the first $4,000 and 20% thereafter. After October 1, 2013 dates injuries, the law changed to 20% of workers’ compensation. In the case that there is no money paid directly to you, whether it be wage loss, permanency or a settlement, and in a situation where we recover medical or rehabilitation benefits on your behalf, we are allowed to have the insurance company pay our hourly fees.
Insurance companies spend lots of money to hire defense lawyers to represent them. Hiring a lawyer gets someone in your corner that understands the system and makes sure that no one is taking advantage of you.
Following a work injury, there is no bad time to meet with a workers’ compensation lawyer. All meetings are private and confidential. An attorney can help you with even the smallest of cases and assist in monitoring your claim and making sure there are no issues. Waiting until there are issues may not always be in your best interest.
Meeting with a workers’ compensation lawyer for an initial consultation is free with no obligation to sign.