Florida Workers’ Compensation Fees

  • By Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt
  • 2012

Recently, an injured employee from Miami, Florida called seeking advice about an injury she suffered in Broward County, Florida. After speaking with this very nice woman for a few minutes, I realized one of her main concerns was how she was going to pay for an attorney’s services. Apparently, following the filing of the workers’ compensation incident form by her employer, she began receiving letters from attorneys offering their services. When she called one of the attorney’s offices she was told she would have to pay a fee to speak with a live attorney, but that in doing so this attorney would be able to get her all kinds of benefits. I advised her that we never charge a consultation fee and we don’t make promises without even speaking to a potential client. I explained how we work on a contingency fee basis; that means we don’t take any money from a client as an up-front charge and we only get paid if we win your case.