|Workers’ Compensation Representation Member Benefit|
Workers’ Compensation Representation Member Benefit
SUMMARY: This is a reminder that NTEU entered into an arrangement with a firm to provide representation to NTEU members in workers’ compensation
matters at reduced rates.
This is to remind you that several years ago, NTEU entered into a formal arrangement with the law firm of Shapiro, Shapiro and Shapiro, L.P.A., (Shapiro), based in the Cleveland, Ohio area, to provide reduced rate representation of NTEU members in workers’ compensation appeals under the Federal Employees Compensation Act. Shapiro represents federal workers’ compensation claimants nationwide.
Shapiro will discount its regular hourly fee by 25% for any NTEU member who presents a valid membership card and enters into a representational agreement with them. Under the 25% discount, Shapiro’s current publicized hourly fee will be reduced by 25% for NTEU members. In addition, NTEU members will not be charged a retainer fee and will be required to pay attorney fees or costs of litigation to the firm only if there is a recovery. If there is a recovery, NTEU members will be responsible for the discounted attorney fees and costs but in no event will members be required to pay attorney fees and costs that exceed 20% of the recovery.
NTEU members are free to retain the services of other firms practicing in this area, but they should compare those firms’ fee arrangements with that offered by Shapiro to NTEU’s members.