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ttd question - Guest - 05-08-2007 09:24 PM
Say they approve my claim tomorrow. I know if they do, I will get back pay. My attorney will get a portion of that. Will he get a portion of my check every week? from what I was reading from michigan laws that they dont get anything future, just current. Is my ttd considered current or would the following weeks be considered future?
RE: ttd question - e3mrk - 05-08-2007 09:52 PM
Depending on your State Your Attorney should get His percentage from the Lump Sum Payment,You Weekly Checks should be all Yours.
RE: ttd question - Guest - 05-08-2007 09:59 PM
this is what i found on michigan law, attorney fees.
" An attorney bases his fee on all of the workers' compensation benefits recovered and may not base the fee on benefits that are paid in the future. The attorneys charge a percentage fee on what they recover."
Thats why I ask if the TTD weekly checks are considered future payments.
Thanks for the help
RE: ttd question - Babebahn - 05-08-2007 10:48 PM
Hmmmm, in California my attorney did get some of my TTD payments, at least that is what i was told.
RE: ttd question - red1030 - 05-08-2007 11:05 PM
I was trying to figure this out tonight...and I can't come up with anything for you. In New Jersey, the lawyer does get a percentage on TTD payments when he or she has to go to court to get them. However, also in New Jersey, the judge may award the lawyer fees of 20% to the employer and IC versus the IW. This is what our lawyer is shooting for.
RE: ttd question - capricorn - 05-09-2007 07:10 AM
morning prncess..........from what i have learned if you get your checks on your own and then hire an attorney they get nothing out of your check. if the attorney gets you your checks they get whatever the % is in your state. let me know what happens after you talk to your attorney about the hearing tody.
RE: ttd question - MJC - 05-09-2007 09:04 AM
In my state my attorney is entitled of 10% of my weekly check.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â My check goes to the attorney and then they send me a check.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Take care!
RE: ttd question - e3mrk - 05-09-2007 09:35 AM
I am in Ohio and My Attorney only received His pound of Flesh from the original Lump Sum Payment,I get and keep all Money received in My Weekly Checks and He gets none of those.
Other States may be different.
RE: ttd question - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 05-09-2007 09:45 AM
Prncess, in a general rule, in Mich, Indiana, ILL, and such, that if an Attorney goes to a Hearing (Court) they get their Percentage of the TTD backpay. That in a general sense is better, so when you settle, they don't tap that on at the end, for they then been paid for that part. But if the percentage is lower, then they do tap the balance on the end.
RE: ttd question - Guest - 05-09-2007 09:49 AM
But what about the weekly checks, bad boy?