How Much Does a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Cost?

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Hurt at work? You may be wondering if you should hire a workers’ comp lawyer to help you seek important workers’ comp benefits, such as medical care and lost wages. You may also be wondering if you can afford one.

The answer to both of these questions is yes.

My firm has helped thousands of injured employees fight for maximum workers’ compensation benefits and fair settlements on a contingency fee basis, meaning no upfront costs, no hourly fees – and no attorney’s fee at all if you don’t get a monetary recovery for your injury.2

Read on to learn more about hiring a workers’ comp attorney on a contingency fee basis. If you’re ready to have your case evaluated for free, call 1-866-900-7078 right now.

What Does Working on a Contingency Fee Basis Mean?

A contingency fee payment arrangement means if your lawyer is successful, they’ll collect a percentage of what they recovered for you as an attorney’s fee. The percentage charged by workers’ compensation lawyers can vary significantly depending on the laws of the state in which you file your claim. Some lawyers may collect 25% of the total recovery amount, while other lawyers may collect 40%.

At my firm, we handle workers’ compensation cases in multiple states and each state has different rules and regulations governing the legal fees that an attorney may charge for handling your claim.

For example, our fee rate is 25% of all sums collected for claims arising under North Carolina law.2 This fee is subject to the approval of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the state body that oversees all North Carolina workers’ compensation claims. And we will only take your case if we believe we can get you a better result than you would without us.

Bottom line: We won’t take your case if we don’t think you will come out ahead – after hiring us.

Regardless of which state laws apply, when we handle your claim there are:

  • no upfront costs and
  • no hourly fees

for you to worry about. And if you don’t get compensation for your injury, you don’t pay us an attorney’s fee. Guaranteed.2

Hiring a James Scott Farrin lawyer on contingency fee basis means no upfront costs, no hourly fees, no attorney fee unless we win & the attorney is paid a percentage of the compensation won.

If you’ve been injured at work, I urge you to call my firm at 1-866-900-7078 as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.

Do I Need an Attorney for My Workers’ Comp Case?

If you have been seriously injured at work, I highly recommend that you hire an attorney for your workers’ compensation claim. Experienced workers’ compensation lawyers can provide you with advice and assistance in determining the best course of action to take when filing a claim, appealing a denial, or negotiating a settlement.

Additionally, a workers’ comp attorney will negotiate and communicate with the insurance company and can help protect your rights throughout the entire process.

At my firm, our goal is to help you pursue as many benefits as possible, as quickly as possible.

The benefits of hiring a workers' comp attorney from the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.

What Should You Look for in a Lawyer?

In addition to asking whether an attorney works on a contingency fee basis, there are other factors you should consider when choosing the right lawyer for you.

An attorney’s or firm’s experience and track record should also be taken into consideration when choosing a lawyer. After all, it’s not just about what an attorney charges but how much they may be able to put in your pocket at the end of the day.

Research the case results of any workers’ compensation attorney you are considering hiring – either by looking at their website or by asking about them on the phone. You want to make sure that the firm you hire has experience with helping injured workers seek workers’ comp benefits and fight for the maximum possible settlement when the case calls for it.

Also, check to see what former clients have to say about the attorney and firm. See what they have to say about the working relationship and communication style of the professionals they dealt with throughout their workers’ comp cases.

Why Hire the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

Experience icon of a lawyer surrounded by five stars. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has been helping people injured at work for more than 25 years. We have extensive experience in workers’ comp law, and we know how to build your case.
Gold icon of a human brain. My firm invests the resources necessary to handle your workers’ compensation case from start to finish. Our experienced workers’ comp team will help you navigate the complexities of the workers’ comp system, deal with your employer and their insurance company, and fight for you to receive everything you may deserve for your workplace injury or illness.
Gold icon of two people shaking hands. We care about our clients and always put them first. A key part of that is explaining the legal process and communicating with you often so you always know what’s happening with your case. But that’s not all.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Has an Award-Winning Workers’ Compensation Team

Best Law Firm US News 2023Our firm was named to the 2023 “U.S. News – Best Lawyers” ‘Best Law Firm’ list.3 This was our eighth year in a row being honored on the prestigious list. We received the highest possible ranking for workers’ compensation.

And six of our attorneys were listed on the Best Lawyers 2023 “Best Lawyers” list for their work in workers’ compensation.3

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Has “Other Side” Experience

Several of the attorneys at my firm have worked for insurance companies and defense firms, and they now use this other side experience to fight for the rights of injured workers. We understand the delay and denial tactics some insurance adjusters may employ, and we also know how to counter these practices.

Turn to our experienced workers’ compensation team to handle your case. Call 1-866-900-7078 today or contact us online for a free case evaluation.


Frequently Asked Questions 

What Are the Cons of Not Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer?

If your work injury or illness is significant, the risks to not hiring a workers’ comp lawyer to assist in your case could include:

  • Receiving insufficient wage loss benefits (in terms of amount or length of time)
  • Being denied a second medical opinion
  • Being denied payment for medical care
  • Encountering insurance company delay tactics
  • Feeling coerced into returning to work too soon
  • Being presented with lowball settlement offers

How Much Is a Lawyer Consultation Fee?

At my firm, there is no lawyer consultation fee. We provide you with a free case evaluation.

Some other firms may charge a lawyer consultation fee. The cost of this fee can vary greatly, depending on the type of legal service required. Usually, a lawyer consultation fee is based on an hourly rate, and the amount can range from about $50 to well over $500 per hour.

How Much Does a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Cost if We Lose?

If we lose and do not recover compensation for you in your workers’ comp case, you will not owe us an attorney’s fee.2 There are also no upfront costs or hourly fees to ever worry about.

Our contingency fee arrangement for workers’ compensation cases allows injured workers who may not have the funds to retain a lawyer at the outset of a case to hire quality legal representation when they need it most.2

About the Author

Margo K. Carnahan is a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. She has 11+ years of experience as an insurance defense attorney and has worked on a wide variety of liability and workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina. Margo has an inside perspective on claim valuation from the insurance company side, and her empathy for accident victims drives her to be kind and compassionate with her clients. She is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina.