ATTORNEY FEES: How is a San Diego Workers Compensation Attorney Paid?

The lawyer fees are set by statute as contingency on the outcome of the injured workers' case.  This means the attorney does not get paid until there is a offer of settlement on the case.  The lawyer fee generally ranges from 9% to 15%, but an attorney can petition for higher fee, such as 20%, depending on the complexity and difficulty of the case.  Each case is different as each person has different job duties and injuries on the job.

Remember, everything in a workers compensation case has to be approved by the San Diego Workers Compensation Appeals Board, including attorneys fees; and the attorney is paid via a separate check from the work comp insurance company.