Yes. Unlike many other practice areas, your attorney in your WC claim will not be paid until you get paid. Once the claim is settled, your attorney is entitled to up to 1/3 of the total amount of your settlement, plus whatever costs they paid on your behalf during the life of the claim. S.C. Code Ann. Reg. 67-1205 All fees and costs must be approved by the Commission by filing a Form 61, which the client is asked to review and sign.