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Can I afford an attorney to represent me in my Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted by Katie Phipps | Nov 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

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.

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Katie Phipps

For more than 17 years, Katie had a successful practice at two of South Carolina's largest workers' compensation defense firms. During that time, she realized her favorite part of the job was helping Pro Se claimants navigate the settlement process. As a lawyer for the insurance carrier, she ofte...


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