When an injured worker hires an attorney for a Georgia workers’ compensation claim, the lawyer is required to file a signed contract with the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC). The contract is governed by OCGA 34-9-108 and Rule 108 of the SBWC.
Every workers’ compensation contract has to include the following required provisions.
Rule 108 provides:
The SBWC will approve an attorney’s fee if the attorney can show that it was his efforts that caused the client to get the money. To get the fee approved, the attorney must submit an approved contract and show that he caused the money to be paid. There is no fee on the medical expenses only on money that is paid directly to you.
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