Q How Much Does Filing a Workers' Comp Claim Cost?
Filing a workers' comp claim is free, and should be one of the first things you do if you’re injured on the job.
However, a worker’s comp attorney may have costs that vary depending on a number of factors, including:
a) whether you can get a quick resolution to your workers' comp claim,
b) whether you're able to collect benefits and the amount you collect, and
c) the amount of legal expenses involved with negotiating a settlement or arguing your case before your state's workers' compensation board.
Most workers’ comp lawyers will charge a contingency fee. Workers' comp lawyers who ask for a contingency fee will take a percentage from your total settlement or financial award, plus expenses. The maximum contingency fee by law (in Kansas and Missouri workers' comp claims) is 25%.
If you recover no money, you don't owe the lawyer anything. Most lawyers will waive all the expenses if you don't receive any money.
Make sure you understand all the details about billing and what you'll owe. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.