Attorney Brenda Moses discusses fees for Virginia’s workers’ compensation lawyers.
We are often asked how much our attorneys’ fees are. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission determines how much claimant’s attorneys can charge, which means that across the state, all claimant’s attorneys should cost about the same. You should expect a contingency fee, which means that you don’t pay unless your attorney obtains benefits for you. This allows essentially everybody to be able to afford an attorney, since you don’t pay for the consultation, and you don’t pay unless your attorney can get you medical, wage replacement or permanent impairment benefits, or a settlement. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is currently awarding up to a twenty percent attorneys’ fee.