Your legal costs are paid up-front by the attorney (i.e. the attorney does not charge you for work done) who only collects if you are successful in winning compensation.

Personal injury and sometimes other attorneys usually handle claims on a “contingent” or percentage basis depending on the type, difficulty, and expense of the case. Contingent fees can range from 20 percent for worker’s compensation claims to as much as 40 percent for difficult or complex cases. Contingent fee agreements usually must be in writing and include provisions for out-of-pocket expenses, which typically are paid by the attorney but paid back from any recovery, in addition to the fee for the attorney’s services.

See also…

Injury and Worker’s Compensation