How Much Does My Attorney Get Paid?
Your Attorney gets paid a percentage of money moved to you as a result of their litigation efforts.
For example, if the insurance company owes you benefits retroactively for a number of weeks, and we are able to get that money that is owed paid to you, we get 15% of that amount as our fee. If we are able to get the judge to direct that payments continue to be made to you, we get 1/3 of the first week of payments as our fee. If we secure a SLU lump sum payment, we get 15% of that amount as our fee. If we classify you as a PPD or PTD we get ten (10) times the rate of your recovery as our classification fee (this fee is usually not paid at once, but rather over time, so that only a small amount is deducted from each of your compensation checks). If we settle your claim on an S-32 agreement, 15% of the settlement amount goes to cover our fee.
- Who Pays My Attorney?
The fee is automatically deducted from your compensation check after a Hearing when you receive it from the insurance company.
- When Does My Attorney Get Paid?
When we accepted your case and you signed the OC-400 retainer agreement, you accepted to allow us to recover a percentage of the money moving to you as a result of our litigation efforts as our fee. If we do not move any money to you, you do not owe us any fee.
- Do I Have to Pay Anything Out of Pocket?
No. There are no copy fees, consultation fees, or any other out of pocket expenses. The only fees received are the ones previously mentioned.
- What Is Included In My Attorney’s Fees?
Medici Law, P.C. will represent you at every stage of your legal proceeding before the Workers’ Compensation Board. This representation includes Appearing at Hearings on your behalf, Conducting Depositions of Medical Providers and Independent Medical Examiners, communicating with the Insurance Carrier on your behalf, negotiating settlements and stipulations on your behalf and with your consent, advising you in accordance with the governing rules of New York Workers’ Compensation Law, drafting all pertinent documents, including Summations, Appeals and/or Rebuttals, and Full Board Review requests. Representation before the Appellate Division or at any time that the claim leaves the realms of the Administrative Proceeding upon its exhaustion is outside the scope of this agreement. Our representation of your claim will cease upon the signing of any Section 32 Settlement, claim disallowance, and/or written agreement by both parties.