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How much does it cost to hire a Workers' Compensation Attorney?

Let’s face it, nobody likes the thought of having to hire a lawyer. The very idea of calling a lawyer or making an appointment can be very stressful. If you are like most people, you’ve never needed to hire a lawyer and have no idea what’s involved. You probably have a number of questions and concerns, but for most people, the # 1 question is: “How much will it cost?”


In California, hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer is actually fairly painless. In a nutshell, we only get paid if we are successful. There is never any money up front to cover costs or expenses and you’ll never receive a bill from us. It costs you nothing to hire us and we only get paid if we recover permanent disability benefits for you. In California, your attorney can't directly charge you for his or her services.

Our Recommendation


If you have been injured on the job, or if you have a medical condition or disability which you believe was caused or aggravated by your work activities, immediately file a report of injury with your employer. If the claim is then denied or if you have any questions or concerns, contact us for a FREE consultation to discuss your rights, benefits, and options.

Attorney Fees are set by Law


Not only do we only get paid if we win, but our fees are controlled by law and are the same for every lawyer in every California work comp case. Attorney fees are range from 12-15% of the amount recovered in benefits. These fees are determined by the Worker's Compensation Judge at the conclusion of your claim.


Some Attorney Fees are paid by the Insurance Company


Not every dispute in a work comp claim involves money payable to you. For example, the insurance company may be voluntarily paying your temporary disability benefits but refusing to approve surgery, an MRI or a referral to a medical specialist. This would be strictly a medical dispute. If we file a claim for the disputed medical issues and win, the insurance company will pay our attorney fees, not you.


Free Consultation to discuss your Benefits


At Riley & Associates, you can call us anytime with questions about your claim or to see if you might need a lawyer. We will gladly schedule an appointment to meet to discuss your case. We will explain the work comp system , what benefits you might be entitled to and whether or not you need a lawyer. There is never a charge for this service or information.


Contact Riley Law Offices Today!


Our Redding workers' compensation lawyers are ready to evaluate your specific case and work for the assistance you need to cover. Call us at (530) 222-9700 or e-mail us to schedule a free initial consultation.