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How do I ensure my mileage and out of pocket expenses are paid?

You are entitled to reimbursed for mileage and out of pocket expenses if it is related to treatment for accepted body parts. It is important that you keep very good records of every time you go to the doctor, pick up prescriptions or receive any other medical treatment. You are not reimbursed for mileage related [...]

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What is a Medicare Set Aside (MSA)?

There are special rules for when a MSA is required on a case, but it is always required when an injured worker decides to settle their right to future medical care while having a right to Medicare. The goal of an MSA is to protect Medicare (tax payers) from paying for medical treatment that was [...]

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What if there is no recovery?

If there is no recovery, there is no fee.

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Do I get to pay the fee at the end of the case?

Yes, except in the rare case where some part of the case results in an early settlement or award from a judge. All attorneys fees in workers’ compensation cases must be approved by a judge.

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How much do Workers Compensation attorneys charge?

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 [...]

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How does a Workers Compensation case get settled?

There are two basic types of settlement: Stipulation with Request for Award; and Compromise and Release.

Stipulation with Request for Award is an open medical settlement. There is a “stipulation” or agreement about the percentage of permanent disability; the temporary disability paid; and that the insurance company will provide medical care for specific body parts [...]

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Should I settle my case with the Insurance Company?

You should not settle directly with the insurance company without consulting with a workers’ compensation attorney. Most workers’ compensation attorneys will be willing to review a proposed settlement without charge to make sure that it is fair. All settlements are also reviewed for adequacy by a judge. Before settling, you need to make sure that: [...]

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