Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers
Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers: What are the attorney fees? What are My Rights? It usually does not take long during the interview process with a potential new workers compensation client for the question of attorney fees to come up; and I understand the concern. People hear about attorneys taking fees of 1/3 to ½ of a recovery in different types of cases, and are worried that they will not be left with much if they hire an attorney.
In Alabama, attorneys are limited to a fee of no more than 15% of any settlement or recovery, plus reimbursement of reasonable expenses. Unlike automobile accidents or other torts, workers compensation lawyers in Alabama cannot use a sliding fee scale, and they cannot collect more than 15% plus reasonable case expenses.
At this point, we often are asked “what are case expenses.” Clients are worried that in order to make up for the low fee we receive in a comp case, we will try to make more money by padding our expenses. While I cannot speak for other attorneys, at Powell and Denny, we try to keep our expenses to a minimum. Case expenses generally consists of the costs we have to pay for necessary items, like medical records (doctors don’t send them to us for free), filing fees if a suit is filed, deposition costs and the like. Moreover, in the vast majority of cases, the court has to approve our fee and expenses; if the court believes that case expenses are unreasonable, the court will attorneys to charge you for them.
This is something to keep in mind; unlike other personal injury type actions, most workers compensation case go before the court-even if the case settles, and the court oversees our fees and expenses to ensure that the injured worker is being protected.
If you work in the Metro Huntsville region*-or anywhere in the North Alabama and Tennessee Valley area- you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation system, please do not hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Huntsville Job Injury attorneys at POWELL AND DENNY and schedule a free consultation and let us see if we can help.
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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 9 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 5 years, have been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs) and Powell and Denny, P.C.-has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by The American Registry.
Mr. Denny is AV rated by Martindale Hubbard (the highest rating possible) and Mr. Powell has been rated as Superior by The National Registry
* area includes Ardmore, Elkmont, Harvest, Toney, Normal, Capshaw, Athens, Tanner, Harris, Madison, Trinity, Hillsboro, Decatur, Priceville, Hartselle, Somerville, Valhermoso Springs, Laceys Springs, Chase, Maysville, Brownsboro, Garth, Trenton, Hollytree, New Market, Roseboro, Owens Cross Roads, New Hope, Woodville, Grant, Morgan City, Pine Dale, Holland Gin, Triana, Belle Mina, Mooresville, Meridianville, Hazel Green and everywhere in between.
+ Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers from Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Athens, Decatur, Town Creek Ardmore, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Ashville, Anniston, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Centerpoint, Leeds, Tarrant City, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Adger, Tuscaloosa, Cordova, Alabaster, Pelham, Harpersville, Opelika, Phenix City, Montgomery, Clanton, Calera, Enterprise, Monroeville, Mobile, Evergreen, Alabaster, Pelham, Trussville and towns and cities in between.
Huntsville Workers Compensation Lawyers