Charlotte, NC asked in Workers' Compensation for North Carolina

Q: WC Clincher with an advance payment will weekly WC checks continue? And when will I get a copy of settlement I signed?

Im not sure of the process and when I ask questions of the Paralegal or Attorney ( if they are in the office ) answers seem to slightly change. Ive felt out of the loop the whole time and unsupported. I never received a copy of our original Attorney/ Client contract. I asked multiple times. Then I was finally emailed a blank attachment. Now I go in the office and sign on the clincher docs...3 copies and I ask for a copy. I was told after everyone signs ( Attorney had gone to Fla and forgot to sign before she left ) I will get mine upon settlement. The advance of 1000.00 came I went in, no stub for my records, I signed stub which Atty office kept. I was harried and for got to read stub. Lawyer is accessing 25 % & 900.00 fees. I dont know what the fees are for. She is putting the 100.00 emp vountary term payment in escrow?

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Mr. Douglas A. Petho
Mr. Douglas A. Petho
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: The number one complaint clients have with their attorneys is a lack of communication, either by failing to return phone calls were not properly explaining the process. Attorney's fees and workers compensation claims are set by the industrial commmission at 25%. I do not know what the $900 is for but it may be for expenses. I would ask for an itemization of those expenses. I would also recommend setting an appointment too meet in person with your attorney to discuss these concerns.

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