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What Fees Do You Have to Pay in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you’ve been hurt on the job in New York, you may know that you have a right to pursue benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation laws, but you may also have substantial concerns about the costs of filing such a claim. What will you have to pay? Will you have to come up with money up front to pay your attorney? Are there other fees involved?

The Fees Incurred in a New York Workers’ Compensation Case

The first and most important thing to understand about the cost of filing a workers’ compensation claim is that you’ll never have to come up with money out of your pocket to pay your lawyer directly. Your attorney won’t be billing you an hourly rate. Instead, the amount of the fees due to the attorney will ultimately be decided by the workers’ compensation judge and/or the workers’ compensation board. The total fees paid to your attorney will vary, depending on how much your lawyer secures for you in workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ compensation cases, like most personal injury claims, are generally handled on a contingency basis. That means that, if your attorney successfully gets benefits for you, you will pay a percentage of your award to your attorney for the services provided. That percentage is closely regulated in New York, as well as other states.

The Fees You Pay in a New York Workers’ Compensation Claim

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About The Author

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.