How Can I Afford a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

October 8, 2013

If you were injured on the job and need to apply for workers’ compensation, you may be considering whether to hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help you along the process. There are many advantages to hiring a workers’ compensation attorney, but you may have questions about how much one can cost. This is an especially important issue if your workplace injury caused you to miss time from work and incur medical bills. Here are some reasons why hiring a lawyer to represent you during your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case can be cost-effective and result in a positive outcome.

The employer and/or their insurance carrier will be represented

While you are not required to have an attorney, the insurance company representing your employer will have its own lawyer presenting its view of your entitlement to benefits.

What are free consultations?

Before you actually hire a lawyer, you can call our firm for a free consultation. This means you get an initial call free, with no strings attached. You discuss your case and situation with an attorney at our firm, and both parties figure out whether you need a lawyer and if they are the right fit for you.

How affordable is a lawyer?

We collect attorney fees from clients on a contingency fee basis. When you hire a lawyer, the two of you agree on a method of payment at the beginning. Some key points to contingency fee agreements are:

  • How much — You pay a percentage of the benefits you receive from your case
  • When — Fees are taken out of your weekly or bi-weekly workers’ compensation checks, never out-of-pocket
  • Contingency — You only owe your lawyer if you win your case and receive benefits

Therefore, anyone can afford an attorney for their workers’ compensation case, and having one can increase the chances of a good outcome. Call our firm today for a free consultation in Pennsylvania.