Are Insurance Companies Responsible for Your Attorney’s Fees?

By: Admin

Lawyer's Fees

Florida’s injured workers forced to litigate their cases may now be entitled to have their attorney’s fees paid by the insurance company if the injured worker wins their case. In one case, the Florida Supreme Court found that the attorney representing a man by the name of Mr. Castellanos should be able to be paid more than $1.53 per hour, which is what the Judge of Compensation had awarded him. In 2009, the Florida Legislature decided that an insurance company that forces an injured worker to litigate their case in order to receive benefits did not have to pay reasonable attorney’s fees if they won their case.

This law caused many injured workers to not be able to find attorneys to represent them in claims against the workers compensation insurance companies that were denying their benefits. This is great news for injured workers in Florida, as injured workers who are being denied medical care and/or lost wages may now be able to make the insurance company pay their attorneys’ fees if they win their cases. Injured workers do not usually have the money to hire an attorney to represent them, but insurance companies never have a problem hiring an attorney to try to deny benefits to an injured worker.

If you are in need of an attorney to represent you in your workers compensation case, the attorneys at Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre are happy to speak to you about your case. Call us at 407-841-7699 or email us at


On September 29, 2015, a serious auto crash changed our lives forever. Injuries sustained by my husband and I resulted in a long hospital stay and several subsequent surgeries. Two years later, we are both still dealing with injury related issues. Within a few days of the crash, we asked a relative about getting an attorney and they recommended Tom DeLattre (Wieland Hilado & DeLattre). Tom returned my husband’s call that same day and arranged to meet with us at the hospital. He explained the process and assured us that he would handle the auto insurance companies. He explained that our job was to work on our recovery. He was always available for questions and would return calls on weekends and while on vacation. We are very happy with the fair settlement that Tom DeLattre worked out with the insurance companies. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or other family members.

– L. Newsome

My husband and I wanted to express our gratitude for your efforts and dedication for my case. It was good to know I was represented by a knowledgeable lawyer. During our first interview I was impressed of your knowledge in worker’s comp cases and I really appreciate your sincere advices, helping me to make the right choices. We will definitely recommend you to anyone in need of your type of services.

– Ivette M. and Antonio H.