Workers’ Compensation Attorneys usually charge 15% of the amount of the benefits you receive. This, except in very rare cases, does not include ongoing temporary disability and medical benefits paid voluntarily by the insurance company. In most cases, the fee on a Stipulation with Request for Award is 15% of the dollar value of the permanent disability; for a Compromise and Release the fee is 15% of the dollar amount of the entire settlement. You do not need to pay the workers compensation attorney anything to start your case. The attorney fees get paid at the end of the case, in most instances. You might be able to find an attorney who will charge less than 15% but you will probably get what you pay for.