We receive many questions about attorney fees. At The Law Offices of Lori A. Gaglione, there is no charge for your initial consultation. And if we take your case, you do not pay us unless we are successful in winning your claim. Once we win, our fee depends on your back pay. In most cases, the fee will be 25% of your back pay up to a maximum fee of $6,000.00. The fee can be higher if, and only if, the claim must be appealed to the Appeals Council or the Federal Court. But even then, it will never exceed 25% of your back pay, as a matter of law.
We will not charge you costs unless we win your case. In every case, we will need to obtain information from your doctors. This includes medical records, and in some cases, medical examinations. They will charge us for everything we request. We try to keep your costs down as best we can. We will advance the costs in your case, but when your case is won, you will need to pay us back. This reimbursement of costs is governed by the rules of the Florida Bar. It is also explained in your Fee Agreement. But it is most important for you to know: there are NO COSTS UNLESS WE WIN.