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SECTION 225
Fees for representing employees
Workers' Compensation (WKC) CHAPTER 67, ARTICLE 9
§ 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 or the alternative dispute resolution association. 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 so determined shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor. Any person, firm, corporation, organization, or
association who shall solicit the business 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 or
family leave 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 or family leave benefits, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.