Hello There, Guest! Login Register
Index    |     Search    |     Members    |     Help

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
what can a attorney recieve from your backpay?
#1
I finally recieved my back pay from workers comp not my settlement. I recieved $30,000 plus $6,000 in penalties. My attorney recieved $12, 600 by the judge. Now here is the thing, he said that he is to get 20% of my back pay and also that my weekly checks will go to his office and put into a iota account which will be 20% of my weekly checks. do anyone know if this legal? He is ripping me of, I am living in the state of louisiana can someone give me some advice. I sit to late to change attorneys?
 
Reply
#2
no it's not too late to change. you can switch anytime.
atty fees are controlled by the comp court.
you can contact the Office of work comp
http://www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/PR_Contacts.asp
for detailed information about atty fees.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
Reply
#3
Yes it is legal, in Kansas the wc attorney receives 25%.
 
Reply
#4
if he fought for you and got it for you he earned it for you
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......







 
Reply
#5
[quote=jayne]
if he fought for you and got it for you he earned it for you
/


Please dont talk stupid to me about this question. yes he did do work for me to get my back pay and was also awarded 12,600 by the workers comp judge and still want 20% of what I get especially my weekly payments and back he is already paid why be greedy?
 
Reply
#6
it is his job....I am not talking down or stupid to you.....did you read the paper work you signed? if you get nothing he gets nothing .....he gets 20 % of what you get back and forward.....he will also get a % of your settlement...
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......







 
Reply
#7
Your state legislators sets the amount the work comp attorney's receive in your state.

If you don't like this then contact them and tell them why. Learn to advocate
and testify before your state legislature for a change in the law.

My attorney receives 25% of any money, TTD or settlement I receive.
If not for my attorney I would not have received my total knee replacement and would not be able to walk today.

My attorney has earned every penny of the 25% is paid.
 
Reply
#8
It's up to the attorney and your agreement made with him. Many attorneys will collect their percentage from all settlements and BENEFITS you are paid due to the work they did to get those benefits for you.

Think of it this way. Without your attorney, you may have received zero dollars.

Congrats on your backpay.
Let Go, and Let God......
 
Reply
#9
My attorney takes 20% of his amount out of all my checks. It's the agreement I signed. He will also get 20% of my settlement.

You asked if this was legal, and you asked if he was ripping you off. You got the answers but I don't think you like the answers. It is legal if that is the agreement you signed and as you see, some other people here pay upwards of 25%.

I know it sucks to have to give up any money when you have not had it in so long, but the attorney did his job, and this is how he gets paid. It's not being greedy, it's his paycheck.

Glad you got your back pay.

Good luck,
Dina
 
Reply
#10
jayne Wrote:it is his job....I am not talking down or stupid to you.....did you read the paper work you signed? if you get nothing he gets nothing .....he gets 20 % of what you get back and forward.....he will also get a % of your settlement...

I know that he gets a % of my settlement most attorneys get payments after the case is settled. He wants money out of every thing that I get. I did read the papers and also I am letting another attorney aslo look over them. Thanks for the advice hopefully I can change attorneys I just dont trust him.
 
Reply
  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Backpay after Full Commission Appeal VA Bussy 2 4,023 11-10-2013, 02:31 AM
Last Post: Bussy
  workmans comp backpay jthom08 1 6,805 07-27-2009, 10:00 AM
Last Post: 1171
  backpay!!! palmtreesandparakeets 37 28,322 07-14-2008, 02:53 AM
Last Post: katicabogar
  Has anyone hired another attorney to fight Dr. reports or Attorney mishandeling Confusedd 17 15,276 02-26-2008, 04:05 PM
Last Post: Still in Limbo
  State Attorney or Private Attorney? jdx4 13 10,927 01-22-2008, 08:50 AM
Last Post: Still in Limbo
  Are you as a work comp. client allowed to recieve any income from your part time job maddog0620 8 6,196 08-24-2007, 09:22 AM
Last Post: Timothy Belt
  backpay ssdi screwup halftrak 3 3,123 06-21-2007, 07:55 AM
Last Post: capricorn

Forum Jump:


Browsing: 1 Guest(s)