How much does it cost to hire a workers’ compensation attorney?

June 28, 2024


Brent Eames

Work accidents resulting in injuries are very common. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation claim process can be complicated. Too often, injured workers are taken advantage of by insurance companies and employers, because they are too nervous to seek legal advice or representation. A very common fear of injured workers is the associated costs of hiring a top workers’ compensation attorney. One of the most common questions we receive from potential clients is how much does it cost to hire a workers’ compensation attorney? Fortunately, this is a very easy and straightforward question to answer, because it should be unform all across the state of Illinois. Keep reading to learn more from top workers’ compensation attorney in Chicago, Brent Eames, on the topic of attorney’s fees in Illinois workers’ compensation cases.

In Illinois, workers’ compensation attorney’s fees are regulated by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Under the Act, attorneys are paid on a contingency basis. This means that there are no hourly fees, and there are no retainers required. The only way a work comp attorney gets paid is if he or she secures a recovery on your behalf. If there is a recovery, then the attorney’s fees are paid as a percentage of the recovery. The best part for injured workers is that attorney’s fees are capped at 20% of the recovery. This is much lower than a typical personal injury case, where fees are generally 33% or higher. On top of this protection, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides even more protection in the form of a cap on attorney’s fees. The fees cannot be higher than 20% of 364 weeks of permanent disability benefits.

On top of everything else, at Eames Law Group, we offer free initial consultations. It is never a bad idea to call Brent Eames at Eames Law Group to discuss your work injury and get a better understanding of what your rights should be. There is no risk to call.

At Eames Law Group, we practice exclusively in injury law and injury claims for plaintiffs and injured workers.  We handle both personal injury cases for car accidents, as well as workers’ compensation claims.  Eames Law Group, Ltd. never stops fighting for our clients, and we will aggressively push cases to trial in order to obtain justice when insurance companies attempt to trample on the rights of our clients.  If an insurance company has denied your work comp claim or refused to pay work comp benefits, you owe it to yourself to contact one of the best work comp attorneys in Chicago, to discuss your rights.  Our firm has been elected to state leadership positions in the area of work comp law, and frequently lectures to other attorneys regarding law, and trial strategies in Illinois work comp cases. If you have been injured, you should immediately contact Brent Eames for a free consultation to discuss your options.

The content of this blog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship, nor constitute legal advice. If you wish to discuss any further aspect of the material contained herein, please contact an attorney at Eames Law Group, Ltd. 

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