No. Paying a personal injury or worker’s compensation lawyer out of your own pocket is unusual. Personal injury and worker’s compensation cases are handled by the Pistiolas Law Firm on a “contingency” fee basis. We only get paid if we get you a settlement, mediation, arbitration, or even a jury verdict, which typically happens through a “contingency fee.”
In order to provide legal representation to injured workers and injured people of all income levels, “contingency fees” are used. Only the wealthy would be able to afford an attorney if personal injury or workers’ compensation lawyers required their clients to pay attorney fees out-of-pocket. Lawyers are needed to protect the rights of injured workers and those from all walks of life who have been harmed in ways that should never have happened. At the Pistiolas Law Firm, we take great pride in defending the rights of injured workers and others who have been injured due to safety violations that occur on construction sites, in car accidents, and in many other dangerous circumstances.
As citizens of the United States, we have the right to pursue those who violate safety laws and regulations that result in serious and fatal injuries in court. Injured workers and their families would have no recourse if someone or a corporation violated an established safety rule on a construction site and resulted in an unnecessary injury.
Employers who flout established safety rules and practises frequently result in unnecessary injuries. The Pistiolas Law Firm has successfully represented numerous clients in their pursuit of justice to hold individuals and corporations accountable for the needless injuries of workers and to obtain compensation for the losses of the workers and their families.
So How Does My Attorney Get Paid? We only get paid if you receive compensation as a result of a settlement, mediation, arbitration, or trial verdict as your attorneys for an injury caused by a safety violation. Our lawyers are forced to only accept cases that they believe they can win in court because of the “contingency fee” system. If you want to pursue a case in the United States legal system, you’ll have to fork over money for things like depositions and expert witnesses. These are expenses that we, as your lawyers, bear on your behalf. After a settlement, mediation, arbitration, or trial verdict in your favors, you pay us a percentage of that result, as well as any out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the course of the case. (There may also be a “lien” on any final compensation depending on the type of case and insurance involved.). Our out-of-pocket costs will be incurred if we fail to win the case at trial (Not the client). Personal injury and worker’s compensation cases tend to be extremely fact-dependent and complicated. Pistiolas Law Firm has a 24-hour call back policy for all clients, which includes keeping you informed of the benefits and drawbacks (as well as costs) of each stage of litigation. We are here to help. Call us now at 844-414-1768 and let us help you today.