Sebastian, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Nebraska

Q: If I dont agree to settle my WC case, how is my attorney compensated. They work on contingency? Is there an accounting?

I have been declared total permanently disabled. And recieve a weekly payment.

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: In a contingent fee case, the attorney is generally paid either from the settlement or from the award at trial. If the matter goes to trial and no compensation is awarded, then the attorney would not be paid attorney fees, although the client might still be responsible for some court costs (expert witness fees, deposition fees, etc). The exact terms of person's contingent fee agreement depend on the terms in written contingent fee agreement that they signed at the beginning of the representation.

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