Q How much does it cost to hire a NJ workers' compensation lawyer?
If you were hurt at work, the idea of hiring a workers' comp lawyer may seem impossible. You may think that you won't be able to afford the steep hourly rates that many lawyers charge. Fortunately, there is an alternative for injured workers in New Jersey.
Workers' Compensation Attorneys Don't Charge Unless you Win
NJ workers' compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means your lawyer only gets paid if you win your case. If you lose, you pay nothing whatsoever. In this arrangement, your lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage (up to 20%) of the money awarded to you. As a general rule, attorney fees are split so that the insurance company pays 60% and the injured worker pays 40%.
For example, imagine that you were awarded a $50,000 settlement. Your attorney may receive up to 20% of this award, which is $10,000. Of this $10,000, the insurance company would pay $6,000 and the other $4,000 would be deducted from your settlement.
Essentially, it is always in your best interest to contact a NJ workers' compensation lawyer. Having a lawyer on your side will often make a significant difference in how your case is handled. Don't let your concerns stand in the way of getting the medical care and compensation you deserve.
The Cost of Hiring A Lawyer is Well Worth Your Quality of Life
At Manfred F. Ricciardelli Jr., LLC, we understand how stressful life can become after a serious injury. You may be out of work, overwhelmed with medical bills, and in unbearable pain. We're here to help get you back on your feet.
We invite you to come in for a free, no-commitment consultation at our office. We'll answer your questions and determine the best course of action for your case. To get started, call 973-285-1100 or fill out our online contact form today.