Our firm is dedicated to representing clients primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and personal injury.
Can I afford to hire an attorney? Yes! Chiaf Law is happy to review your case with you at no cost. There is no fee unless there is a successful recovery. We will only be paid out of the amount of money you receive from your claim.
Be sure that you ask as many questions as you need to understand exactly how the fees are paid. Call us at 1-800-375-3228 with any questions you may have.
In personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability claims, you can hire an attorney on a contingency fee basis. This means that you must be found eligible for benefits before your attorney can be paid.
In personal injury claims, the fee is a small percentage of the recovery, agreed upon by the client and attorney. In workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims, you must be granted benefits before the attorney can be paid.
If you are awarded disability insurance benefits, the Social Security Administration will withhold 25% of the past due benefits (up to a maximum of $6,000) and pay the attorney directly. In both types of cases, you are responsible for reimbursing your attorney any out-of-pocket expenses he may have incurred during the pendency of your case. (These are usually minimal expenses for postage, copy charges and sometimes doctor’s reports.)
Joey Chiaf attended Oklahoma City University Law School, obtaining his juris doctorate in 1983. He has emphasized personal injury and workers’ compensation in his practice of law. Joey is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and Lawyers for Working Oklahomans. He is active in pursuing the rights of injured workers in the state of Oklahoma. He actively supports church activities with his wife and two daughters.
John Chiaf attended Oklahoma City University Law School, graduating in 1953. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association. He practices in the area of personal injury, family law, criminal law, wills and estates, probate and insurance claims. John has made his home in Oklahoma City for over fifty years with his wife and family.
Terry Hart is a graduate of the Oklahoma City University Law School. She practices in the area of Social Security disability law. Terry is a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.
Rochele Sinder has an associates degree in paralegal studies from Metropolitan College. She has worked for Chiaf Law for over 10 years in the areas of Social security, personal injury and workers’ compensation.