If We Don’t Win, We Don’t Collect Any Fees!
One of the reasons so many people do not hire an attorney when they have been harassed in the workplace or wrongfully terminated by their employer is that they do not think they can afford the costs and fees associated with doing so. The idea of having legal representation can seem daunting and expensive when you need it the most, especially when you are struggling to get by because of your employer’s malfeasance. But you can get the get the legal help you need to resolve serious workplace issues.
Most people have seen “No Recovery, No Fee” attorney advertising for personal injury matters. We also believe that nobody should have to suffer sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other employer mistreatment without getting the legal help they need to get the resolution to their matter that they deserve. For this reason, we are proud to represent our clients on a contingent fee basis in employment cases. A contingent fee schedule is simple: the client agrees to pay their attorney a percentage of the total amount recovered in the case instead of a flat fee or hourly rate.
There are a number of advantages to a contingent fee agreement.
- If the attorney cannot win the case and recover money for their client, the attorney does not get paid either.
- The best possible outcome and greatest case settlement for clients and their loved ones is the attorney’s highest priority.
- Clients do not have to worry about paying for attorney services when money is tight. Clients will receive the representation they need and they will only have to pay their attorneys’ fees once they have recovered compensation for their damages.
- Attorneys carefully consider cases before taking them, which discourages frivolous litigation or pointless lawsuits. The attorney is not going to commit time and resources to a case that is not likely to be successful. If the attorney takes your case, this means they believe your case is valid and they will do everything they can to fight to win it!
Under traditional fee structures, you are also charged for costs and expenses pertaining to your case. For example, you may need to pay for court filing fees and court reporters, copies of documents and records, hiring expert witnesses for your case, meetings with doctors, and other expenses in preparing your case. Usually, most attorneys will bill those costs to you monthly as the case proceeds. However, attorneys on a contingency fee will usually advance these costs on their clients’ behalf and then only bill them at the end of the case, so long as there is a recovery for the client. If the case is not successful, the client may not have to pay any costs advanced by the attorney.
If you have been sexually harassed at work, discriminated or retaliated against, wrongfully terminated, or otherwise illegally mistreated by your employer, get the help you need by contacting Harris Grombchevsky LLP at (888) 427-8064 today!