In a longshore case, an attorney can collect a fee only if successful in prosecuting the case for the claimant. 33 U.S.C. § 928. In the overwhelming majority of successful cases fees and costs are paid by either the employer or the employer’s insurance carrier. Under the LHWCA, an attorney may not collect a retainer …

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