JOHN BENA III ATTORNEY AT LAW
 1212 Hancock Street, Suite 120
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Telephone: 617-770-4705
Or Email

info@johnbenaiiiattorneyatlaw.com

"No professional fee will be charged for discussing your initial questions and concerns" 

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Attorneys' Fees

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR ATTORNEY BE EXPERIENCED

There truly is no substitute for experience. General legal experience is not always helpful. If you have a legal problem involving complex medical issues which will be the subject of a formal hearing, you really do need a lawyer who has been there many times before. The Department of Industrial Accidents and the Social Security Administration have there own unique procedures, legal requirements, rules of evidence and the like. You need the help of a lawyer who appears on a regular basis before the types of judges who decide such cases. Not all lawyers are experienced in trial issues--and experience is critical at trial, given its fast paced, dynamic and unpredictable aspects.

It is equally important to have counsel who is comfortable and conversant with the often sophisticated medical questions involved in your case. Attorney Bena has been litigating disability cases for twenty-five years. He has cross-examined numerous medical specialists, often on complex medical conditions, including surgical cases, shoulder and back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, exposure to toxic chemicals,
disability due to depression, as well as many other medical and emotional conditions.


NO PROFESSIONAL FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR DISCUSSING YOUR INITIAL QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING OF SERVICE TO YOU.

JOHN BENA, III
ATTORNEY AT LAW
1212 HANCOCK STREET
SUITE 120
QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS 02169

TEL: 617-770-4705
EMAIL:info@johnbenaiiiattorneyatlaw.com






                      

ATTORNEYS' FEES


With all of the concerns that face you following an injury, it is good to know that both the Workers' Compensation and Social Security laws contain provisions making it less painful to hire a lawyer. The worst time to think about paying a professional is when you have lost your income as a result of a disabling medical condition.

The Massachusetts compensation statute provides for the payment of an employee's attorney in one of two ways. If your attorney brings or defends a formal claim before the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and you win, the insurance company must pay your lawyer a fee set by law. You may be required to contribute a relatively small amount of any cash award you receive from the claim, as a contribution to the fee due your attorney by law. However, you will pay no legal fee, other than from funds you receive as a result of the claim. If you do not win, your attorney will not be paid.

The second way your attorney is paid is if and when you settle your case. Settlement is not always a prudent way to resolve your rights and some cases never settle; however, should you decide to settle your case, your lawyer will be entitled to a percentage of the gross settlement (before liens, expenses and other deductions) in an amount between 15% and 20% depending upon the terms of the settlement agreement.

Attorney Bena will sit with you and discuss your fee obligations completely (and also provide you with a written detailing and explanation of any fees) BEFORE you enter any obligation for attorneys' fees. You may be required to pay necessary expenses, should your case require litigation or further investigation. All such matters will be discussed with you and subject to your informed agreement.

Social Security has different provisions for the payment of your attorney, taking fees from past due amounts, assuming you win your case. A further detailing of Social Security fee arrangements can be obtained by calling or emailing Attorney Bena, or by visiting the Social Security Administration website.




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