An attorney is paid only if they are successful in recovering for their clients in worker’s compensation claims. Generally, there are no fees taken from the medical expenses or temporary total benefits if the case is uncontested. If the case is contested and a hearing is necessary before a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commissioner, the Commissioner may award the attorney up to 10% of your temporary total benefits as an attorney fee.
The Commissioner may also award an attorney fee which is based upon a sliding scale between 10-20% of the amount you are awarded in permanent disability benefits.
These attorney fees are paid by the insurance company but are deducted from any Award.
If the attorney is not successful in making a recovery for you, you will owe the attorney nothing.