ICA has no statutory authority to grant attorney’s fees and costs unilaterally. However,
the statutes do allow ICA to fix a reasonable contingent fee when the disabled worker
and his attorney are unable to agree and either party files an application requesting
ICA to set the fee. In this situation, ICA provides for deduction of the fee from
the award and payment of the fee directly to the attorney. The fee in this situation
cannot exceed 25 percent or continue for more than 10 years from the date of the award
(5 years for unscheduled PP awards).