For OWCP cases, attorneys can only charge reasonable hourly rates. Contingency fees are expressly prohibited, so if an attorney asks for a percentage of your award, run away! Fortunately, attorney’s fees go through a approval fee process and require the client’s consent. However, the client is responsible for paying the attorney, not OWCP, even if you win. At the Boettcher Law Firm PC, we provide our clients with highly detailed monthly billing statements so there are no surprises. The hourly rate largely depends on the complexity of the case, the likelihood of success, and where the case sits in the administrative process. For example, ECAB hearings require significantly more work than filing a reconsideration letter. If you want to know how much it would cost to pursue your case, contact us and tell us about your case!