We Aren’t Paid Unless You Collect
We have all seen the television lawyer ads for Alabama workers compensation or Social Security Disability cases. The lawyer appears on T.V. and tells the viewing audience that at their firm-there is no charge for their services in a workers comp or disability claim unless you win. The impression they want to make is that they are willing to forgo being paid unless they obtain compensation for their clients, but the truth is they don’t have a choice.
By law, an attorney who represents an injured worker in an Alabama Job Injury claim, or someone seeking Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, cannot charge a fee by law unless they recover (by settlement or verdict) in favor of their client.
By law, a lawyer can charge no more than 15% of the total monetary recovery-plus reimbursement for reasonably fees and expenses. MOREOVER, the fee and expenses being requested by the attorney have to be authorized by either a Judge in an appropriate venue or an Ombudman with the Alabama Department of Labor before the attorney can be paid.
The same is when it comes to how attorneys who handle Social Security Disability claims are paid. By law, an attorney who is representing a disabled client is allowed to charge up to 25% of the backpay they help their client receive-or $6,000.00-whichever is less, unless that case has to be appealed to Federal Court; in this circumstance, while an attorney’s fee is still limited to 25% of his client’s backpay-the $6,000.00 limitation is not in place.
At Powell and Denny, both Mr. Powell and Mr. Denny have 30 years of experience handling Alabama workers compensation claims and claims for Social Security Disability benefits. When we talk with potential clients, we explain the law and how we are paid for our services. We have published blogs on the question of how an attorney is paid in an Alabama Workers Comp claim or in a disability claim because we want to give people as much information as we can so they can make an educated decision in what law firm to hire.
If you hire one of the lawyers at Powell and Denny to represent you or a family member in a claim for Alabama workers compensation benefits, or for Social Security Disability benefits, we aren’t paid unless you collect. It’s the law.
If you have questions about your right to Alabama Workers’ Compensation benefits, or Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, don’t hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced attorneys at Powell and Denny today to schedule an in-person free consultation, or to schedule a virtual appointment via Zoom for your convenience.
Powell and Denny: We Work When You Can’t
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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 8 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 4 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
+ 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.
We Aren’t Paid Unless You Collect