We accept referrals from lawyers all over the country. As you may have discovered, there are not many lawyers who handle federal workers’ compensation and disability cases. The main reason for this is that the federal government specifically prohibits contingency fees in federal workers’ compensation cases. Any attorney representing federal employees must charge an hourly rate, and these fees must be paid directly by the injured worker. As a result of these statutory restrictions, most injury lawyers do not handle federal workers’ compensation cases.
Our firm began handling personal injury, state workers’ compensation and social security disability cases and these cases still represent a majority of our practice. However, we have been able to use our long history in handling injury cases and apply it to the federal arena.
We represent clients nationwide before the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP). All hearings before the OWCP are done telephonically and all filings are done electronically, which allows us to represent your clients regardless of state jurisdiction.
Because all work is on an hourly basis, we cannot offer referral fees on federal workers’ compensation and disability referrals. We routinely work with referring lawyers on personal injury, state workers’ compensation and social security disability cases and we offer referrals on those cases. But we cannot do so on federal workers’ compensation.
We would be happy to discuss any issue of federal workers’ compensation with you or your client. Thank you for considering us as a referral source for your injured and disabled federal workers.