Can get my money back or at least not pay any more money than I already have?
2 attorney answers
I agree with Mr. Schaffer's answer. You can call the Industrial Commission, visit a local office, or go online to their website to learn the procedure. Also, you can file a complaint with the Ohio State Bar Association. I suggest you look at whatever fee contract you signed as, unless the agreement as you understood it was in writing, you may have a harder time enforcing whatever was said beyond the terms of the written agreement. That said, I agree to start with the Fee Dispute process where you can present this issue before a hearing officer.
There is a fee dispute process if you believe the fee is not appropriate. This will require that you file a request with the Industrial Commission of Ohio for a hearing on the issue of the appropriateness of the fee. The matter will then be set before a hearing officer where you will be allowed to present your evidence regarding the fee. The hearing officer will then issue a decision as to whether the fee was appropriate.