So, I just got a check from the work comp ins. for monies owed to me for several years. The total was only about $1400. My lawyer kept the entire check, saying his expenses thus far are around $4,000. He also says that if my case is not settled in the forseeable future that he will then charge me the difference, around $2,000. Can he do this? I thought they could only bill me if I received money? It now puts me in a situation that if I dont settle I will have to pay the lawyer anyway.
I havent even been offered a settlement from the ins compmany. I am 7 yrs into my catastrophic injury, on permenant and total disability. This lawyer has only been with my case for 2 yrs. I think he is being a sleeze ball. But I dont want to change my lawyers around cause I think it would look bad if I get a different lawyer. My first lawyers would never have charged something like this. I dont mind paying my fair share for services, but if I am not even getting money, how can he charge?