Re: Workmen's Compensation and Lawyers Fees
So you think you hired a lawyer without signing a retainer agreement (contract) come on.
I noticed I did not get the full amount. I called my lawyer and he said I signed an agreement (new to me)
He get's 20% of any benefit obtained on your behalf in litigation.
he would get 20% of the back workmen's comp and that he will be receiving 20% of my weekly payments. I feel that I was not informed verbally in regards to this. He kept saying 20% and I assumed he meant for the back compensation.
I feel someone trying to screw their lawyer out of his rightful fee for obtaining benefits they never would've gotten without his help is hardly a credible judge of ethics.
I just feel that this is unethical and I did not have informed consent.
You're obviously trying to screw the lawyer after he helped you - You dam well knew when you signed that retainer what his fees where and now you're playing word games trying to get around them.
Next time, handle your claim without a lawyer, see how that works for ya.
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