How Does A Workers Comp Lawyer Get Paid?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions posed on the internet regarding workers compensation cases in Massachusetts. Fortunately, the answer to this question is relatively simple, and, in most cases, the injured workers does not pay anything out of pocket.
The attorney’s fees in workers compensation cases are located at M.G.L. Chapter 152, Section 13A. Most of the fees payable to an employee’s attorney are known as the “statutory fees.” These are fees that are generated when a workers comp claim becomes active in litigation at the Department of Industrial Accidents. Litigation can arise from an employee’s attorney filing a claim on behalf of the injured employee. Or, in the alternative, an insurer may initiate litigation by filing their own complaint for discontinuance or modification of an employee’s benefits.