Florida Supreme Court Rules on Worker’s Comp Lawyer Fees

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Decision by Florida Supreme Court Regarding Attorney Fees In A Worker’s Comp Case

Workers’ compensation advocates are thrilled with the Supreme Court ruling in April regarding attorney’s fees in a workers’ comp case.

The law regarding attorney’s fees for a workers’ comp case was a sliding scale based on percentages. Regardless of the number of hours an attorney worked on a claim, the attorney received a maximum of 20% of the first $5,000 in benefits obtained on behalf of the injured worker and 15% of the next $5,000 in benefits. The case at hand challenges the Florida Legislature replacing the “reasonable” standard with the sliding scale of percentages. […]