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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 14. Attorneys and Representatives
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§10775. Reasonable Attorney's Fee.

In establishing a reasonable attorney's fee, the workers' compensation judge or arbitrator shall consider the

(a) responsibility assumed by the attorney,

(b) care exercised in representing the applicant,

(c) time involved,

(d) results obtained.

Reference will be made to guidelines contained in the Policy and Procedural Manual and workers' compensation judges and arbitrators shall at all times comply with Labor Code section 5313 by setting forth the reasons or grounds for applying the guidelines in any fee determination.

Through its power to grant reconsideration on its own motion, the Appeals Board shall exercise authority to ascertain the extent to which these guidelines are followed.


Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4903 and 4906, Labor Code.


1. Amendment exempt from OAL review pursuant to Government Code section 11351 filed 12-19-90; operative 1-1-91 (Register 91, No. 7).

2. Amendment of first and penultimate paragraphs filed 12-19-2002; operative 1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).


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