As a Memphis workers’ comp lawyer, this might be the most common question I get:
How much will a workers’ comp lawyer cost?
Clients are usually surprised to find out it’s very easy and cheap to hire a workers’ comp attorney. In Tennessee, my fee is limited to 20% of the person’s past-due workers’ comp benefits.
So if your injury happened 6 months ago, for example, and you finally got benefits today, your lawyer would get 20% of the 6 months when you weren’t receiving your benefits. They don’t get any of your future benefits, and you keep 80% of your past benefits. And remember, 80% of something is a lot more than 100% of nothing.
Here’s another possibility: If you’ve been denied benefits the first time around and your lawyer helps you get the compensation you need, he may be able to force insurance company to pay the attorney’s fee. That means you’re out nothing.
In some cases you might not even need a workers’ comp attorney. Right now, many states – including TN – are restricting what workers’ comp lawyers can do. The best way to find out is to contact a qualified workers’ comp lawyer who can talk with you about your situation and let you know how to proceed.
Our Memphis firm is experienced in workers’ comp law and would be happy to answer your questions. Contact us today online or just call us at 901-327-1212.