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How much does a workers’ compensation attorney cost in New Jersey?

New Jersey law has set the amount for an attorney’s fee in workers’ compensation cases. However, the cost differs from case to case. Workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy in New Jersey for an employee who suffers a work-related accident or illness. It is no-fault insurance that employers must carry to cover their employees in case of accidents, diseases or deaths that arise out of and in the course of their employment. The injured worker may seek wage compensation, disability benefits, and payment of medical bills by filing a petition with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Although employees can represent themselves in their workers’ compensation claims, it is best to have an experienced attorney handle their cases. New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct require attorneys to be competent, diligent, and prompt in their representations, which is necessary because legal actions can be time-consuming and involve complex legal issues. Therefore, it is best to hire a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney to protect your rights. Under New Jersey law, an attorney’s fees cannot exceed twenty percent of the judgment the judge of compensation awards the injured employee. It is also a contingency fee because workers’ compensation attorneys receive their fee only if their clients prevail in their compensation cases. The attorney may also receive fees in excess of the judgment ordered at the compensation hearing. If the injured employee receive compensation at hiring the attorney but before the hearing, the attorney be able to get the amount the client agreed to in the fee arrangement contract.

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