Hamilton NJ Workers’ Compensation Attorney Fees
With Offices in Hamilton and Pennington, NJ
It is important for you to have a solid understanding of the fees involved in filing a workers’ compensation claim. This includes any attorney’s fees. In fact one of the first questions injured workers tend to ask when exploring their legal options in a workers’ compensation case is, “How much is this going to cost me?” If you have been injured on the job, you are probably incurring significant medical bills. Moreover, you might not be receiving a weekly paycheck while you recuperate from your injuries. That’s why it is important for you to minimize your expenses while you explore your legal options and wait for benefits through workers’ compensation. You should never let the fear of paying attorney’s fees stop you from filing a workers’ comp claim. Remember that you’ve got nothing to lose because you only have a limited responsibility for payment of any legal fees in workers’ comp cases.
Cohen & Riechelson is a highly respected law firm with a rich tradition in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience handling workers’ compensation cases in Mercer County, including Hopewell, Lawrence, and East Windsor. Additionally, our litigation team includes a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney so we definitely know what it takes to get a victory in the courtroom. Call CR now to explore your legal options for getting compensation.
No Upfront Fees in Mercer County NJ Workers’ Compensation Cases
We do not charge any upfront legal fees when we begin representing you in a workers’ compensation case. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys handle workers’ comp cases on a contingency basis. This means that we only get paid after we have won your case and secured benefits for you. Additionally, we will front all of the costs for your workers’ compensation case. We only get paid after we collect money for your claim. You really have nothing to lose by retaining our law firm to represent you in your workers’ compensation case.
Attorney Fees After Winning a Workers’ Comp Case in Princeton, NJ
All workers’ compensation claims must be reviewed and approved by a special workers’ compensation court judge. Even a cash settlement offer must be approved by the workers’ compensation judge. When the judge reviews the terms of your settlement or judgment, they will also determine the amount of legal fees owed to your attorney. New Jersey workers’ compensation court judges typically set attorney fees at 20 percent of damages awarded in the workers’ comp claim. Additionally, the total amount of attorney fees that you are responsible for may also be offset by your employer. That’s because in most workers’ comp cases, the employer will be responsible for paying 60 percent of your attorney fees. These numbers will probably be the same regardless of whether your workers’ comp claim involves permanent disability benefits or temporary disability benefits.
In certain instances, the injured worker is not responsible for any attorney’s fees. If your employer’s insurance company prematurely stops payment of income benefits or medical benefits, you may need an attorney to file a motion for reinstatement of workers’ comp benefits. When the motion is successful and your benefits are reinstated, your employer will actually be responsible for paying all of your attorney’s fees.
Free Consultation with Trenton NJ Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
The workers’ compensation lawyers at Cohen & Riechelson will fight to get you compensated for your job-related injuries. Call us anytime to discuss your case, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a no-obligation meeting at our offices in Hamilton or Pennington.