There is no up front attorney fees in workers compensation cases. Worker’s Compensation Attorney Fees are paid on a contingency basis. What this means is that there is NO attorney fees if there is not a recovery for you. The attorney is paid only if you receive compensation. The percentage of attorney fees is regulated by the State of Michigan as follows: 15% of the first $25,000 recovered, then 10% of the balance if the case is actually litigated and then settled before trial. 10% if the case is not litigated and a settlement is reached while your Michigan workers compensation benefits are being paid.