Workers' compensation cases are handled on a statutory contingency fee basis.
Maryland workers' compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. The contingency fee percentages are fixed by statute and by a body of law known as COMAR, The Code of Maryland Regulations. The idea here is that the more the injured worker recovers, the lesser percentage that the attorney recovers in terms of an attorney fee. As a general rule of thumb, whatever an injured worker receives for a permanency award in worker's compensation, the attorney is going to receive 20% or less of that award.