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How much does a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer charge?

A workers’ compensation lawyer in New Jersey does not charge an hourly fee. Rather, a lawyer charges a contingency fee, meaning you do not owe your attorney any money unless you receive a settlement or an award. The lawyer receives a percentage of your award or settlement. New Jersey caps the fee at 20 percent of the award or settlement.

Moreover, a workers’ compensation judge may order your employer’s insurance company to pay part of your attorney’s fee when you receive an award at a hearing. Typically, the judge will order the insurance carrier to pay 60 percent of the fee.

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