How Much Does a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Cost?

When you’re dealing with an injury on the job and you can’t work, the last thing you might want to think about is finding—and paying for—a lawyer.

We understand that.

That’s why the workers’ compensation attorneys at Levine Benjamin Law Firm are determined to make your life easier, not harder.

Like any insurer, workers’ comp claims adjusters sometimes try to avoid paying what injured people deserve. And employers worried about higher insurance rates sometimes stand in your way.

We fight those battles for you, so you can focus on your health.

And you might find getting a lawyer for a workers’ comp case much more affordable than you thought.

Since 1964, Levine Benjamin has been proud to help families coping with health and financial worries in Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids and all across Michigan.

From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.

What would you like to do?

What Does a Workers’ Comp Attorney Cost?

Most of the time, you don’t pay any attorney’s fee until you start receiving the workers’ comp benefits you deserve.

This is because most workers’ comp attorneys work on a contingency basis—meaning your lawyer will start working on your case without being paid and only collect a fee once your case is resolved.

After that, the attorney’s fee typically falls between 10% and 30% of your workers’ comp settlement.

The exact final cost is influenced by these factors:

  • The severity of your injury
  • The amount of work that went into proving your case
  • A judge’s decision
  • Laws that differ in each state

At Levine Benjamin, we understand costs are a real concern when you can’t work.

That’s why we provide a FREE consultation to help you understand your case and the potential benefits you could receive.


An attorney gathers your evidence, makes sure you meet deadlines and prevents the insurance company from shortchanging you.

Why Work with a Workers’ Comp Attorney?

It’s very unlikely that a workers’ comp insurer will immediately offer you all the money you deserve.

Insurance adjusters will quickly try to offer you a cash payout to settle a case. It may seem like a good idea just to take it.

But remember, the insurance adjuster isn’t working for you. They’re looking out for the insurance company first.

Adjusters often take advantage of people’s lack of knowledge about workers’ comp law.

But when they see you’ve got an attorney by your side, they’re much more likely to offer a fair settlement.

A lawyer can do all of this:

  • Make sure you meet all the deadlines in the workers’ comp system.
  • Make sure the insurer isn’t shortchanging you on your lost wages checks.
  • Get you reimbursed for every cost related to your injury—like travel to doctor’s appointments.
  • Gather the evidence you need to fight a workers’ comp denial.
  • Make sure you’re getting the medical care you should receive.
  • Deal with insurance adjusters—so you don’t have to.

At Levine Benjamin, we can even help you get other kinds of benefits that you might be eligible to receive, like Social Security Disability.

We have extensive experience helping clients through the maze of workers’ comp.

In fact, we’ve helped more than 80,000 people get the disability income they need.

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