Ars 23 1069 sets a limitation on how long they can receive payment for a workmen comp case when payment is on a contingency fee basis.Is my attorney obligated to tell me about the time limitation that are set in place by ars 23 1069?
The statute only applies if you have terminated your attorney and there is a fee application. If your attorney has ongoing representation then the attorney has an obligation to handle future petitions to reopen, petitions to rearrange, annual reporting of income, supportive care disputes, and as such the attorney continues to collect the fee.
I agree with Eric. However, if you ask the attorney a question regarding the statute and the fee procedure, the attorney should provide you an accurate response to your question.
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