2013 New York Consolidated Laws
WKC - Workers' Compensation
Article 9 - (200 - 242) DISABILITY BENEFITS
225 - Fees for representing employees.


NY Work Comp L § 225 (2012) What's This?
 
    §  225.  Fees  for  representing  employees.  Claims  of attorneys and
  counsellors-at-law for services in connection with any  contested  claim
  arising  under  this article shall not be enforceable unless approved by
  the board. If so approved, such fee or fees shall become a lien upon the
  benefits ordered, but shall be paid therefrom only in the  manner  fixed
  by  the  board.  Any  other  person, firm, corporation, organization, or
  other association who shall exact or receive any fee or gratuity for any
  services  rendered  on  behalf  of  an  employee  except  in  an  amount
  determined  by  the  board shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person,
  firm, corporation, organization, or association who  shall  solicit  the
  business of appearing before the board on behalf of an employee claiming
  benefits  under this article, or who shall make it a business to solicit
  employment for a lawyer in connection  with  any  claim  for  disability
  benefits  under  this  article, or who shall exact or receive any fee or
  gratuity  or  other  charge  with  respect  to  the  collection  of  any
  uncontested  claim  for  disability  benefits,  shall  be  guilty  of  a
  misdemeanor.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. New York may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.