In most of the cases I handle, the fee is contingent on the
outcome of the case. In other words, if we lose, you owe nothing.
(Most lawyers handle these cases this way). Therefore, you will
not be risking anything and I have an incentive to get the most
money possible for you. Also, I will not take the case if I think
we are going to lose. I don't work for free, although I will talk
to you (or reply to e-mail) without charge. Occasionally, you will
be asked to reimburse expenses of litigation, win or lose.
In worker's compensation cases, the law requires that lawyers not charge their clients until the case is over, and only when the worker's compensation commission approves the fee. Therefore, all lawyers basically charge the same by law for worker's compensation cases.