How Do We Charge for Workers' Compensation Cases?

If you have been injured on the job, then workers' compensation may provide some much-needed financial relief. In the state of Mississippi, there have been more than 729 claims and 592 cases in 2015 alone, according to the United States Department of Labor. These cases paid out more than $17 million.

Although workers' comp can help people avoid overwhelming debt, filing for benefits is not always straightforward. Many claims are denied, but a workers' compensation attorney can explain the eligibility requirements and guide you through the process.


If you are planning to file for benefits or if your claim was denied, then contact Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. for advice. A Mississippi workers' compensation attorney will evaluate your case and explain your options. Call us today at (601) 869-0696 to schedule a consultation.

Until then, read on to learn how we charge our clients for workers' compensation cases:

How We Charge for Workers' Compensation Cases

At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., we cap our fees in order to ensure that you receive a satisfactory payout. While there are many ways to charge clients for workers' comp cases, we believe that a capped fee approach is the most transparent. We cap our fees in these cases at 25 percent of the recovery that you receive, plus the expenses that the firm incurs.

Our attorneys can help you avoid settling for an amount that is less than what you deserve. We can also help you gather evidence to demonstrate your eligibility for benefits.

Pain and Suffering Damages

As the Office of Workers' Compensation outlines, workers' comp payments can compensate victims for their loss of wage-earning capacity. Unfortunately, they do not cover pain and suffering damages, but this does not necessarily mean that calculating a fair payout is a straightforward process.

Many victims lose their ability to return to work, and as a result, they fall into insurmountable debt. If this is the case, then your attorney can try to prove your loss of future wages, and the benefits may cover this. However, this is not always easy to prove and may require medical records and expert witness testimonies.

Also, your employer - or his or her insurance company - may attempt to deny your claim. There are several reasons why a person may not qualify for benefits, but if you were wrongly denied, then a lawyer may be able to help.

A Mississippi workers' compensation attorney from Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. can help you gather evidence to support your claim. Depending on the nature of your case, we may be able to recover compensation for the loss of future wages.

If you were injured on the job and would like to apply for workers' comp benefits, then contact a Mississippi workers' compensation lawyer from Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. We can help you avoid mistakes and aggressively fight for the maximum payout. Call us today at (601) 869-0696 to schedule a consultation.

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