How Can I Afford to Pay a Lawyer?
Ginsberg Law Offices represents work injury clients under a “no fee unless you win” contingency contract. This means that you pay us at the end of your case, only if we are able to negotiate a settlement. If your case does not settle or if your injury turns out to be minor and you return to work, you owe no fee. Our contract provides that you will pay 25% of any settlement we can negotiate on your behalf.
If your case does not settle, or if we lose, you will owe us no attorney’s fees. A contingency fee contract does not mean that we work for free. It means that we are of the opinion that your case is likely to generate a reasonable settlement and we am willing to wait until the end to get paid for my efforts.
All fee contracts in Georgia workers’ compensation claims must be approved by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. The fee contact we use here at Ginsberg Law is regularly approved by the State Board. Still, you should read each and every word of my fee contact before signing it – if you have questions about how we are paid, please ask.
Note that Georgia workers’ compensation law does allow claimant’s lawyers to take 25% of their clients’ weekly benefits in addition to 25% of their settlement. Except in very, very rare instances, we do not include this double fee provision in my fee contract. In ouir view, it is hard enough for my clients to survive on $400 to $500 per week (typical weekly benefit payment amounts) without giving up 25% of that payment to their lawyer. At Ginsberg Law Offices, the fee comes from your settlement and not your weekly checks.
At all times we will provide to you zealous, professional representation and we will do our best to maximize your benefits under the Georgia workers’ compensation laws.