Workers’ Compensation Attorneys usually charge 15% of the amount of the settlement amount. The fee on a Stipulation with Request for Award settlement is 15% of the dollar value of the permanent disability percentage. If you settle by 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 directly from the insurance carrier, and you are never required to write a check for attorney fees. You might be able to find an attorney who will charge less than 15% but you will probably get what you pay for. In some cases, an attorney may charge if the attorney is able to get retroactive temporary total disability due. This occurs if the insurance carrier incorrectly stops your benefits. Expect in rare circumstances, our firm, and other request a 10% fee instead of a 15% fee, since this money is for wage loss and you will need money to pay bills and rent/mortgage.