If you are having problems obtaining financial assistance for a workers’ comp injury, or if your employer refuses to even acknowledge the injury, it is best to hire a workers’ compensation attorney to assist you. The attorney can file a workers’ compensation action with the state’s commission. That commission has the power to award settlements in the case.
As for attorney fees, a workers’ compensation attorney does not make a lot of money from his or her clients, which is why most workers’ comp attorneys do a large volume of these cases. The law limits what amount a workers’ comp attorney can charge. Most states limit this to a small percentage of the compensation that the employee would get in a workers’ compensation lawsuit.