How to Find the Right Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorney

June 17, 2015

After you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident you will likely have many questions swirling around in your mind. After filling out the forms at work and seeing the company’s approved doctor, you know that it might be a smart move to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney to make sure that you get everything that is coming to you, and that your rights are protected.

But with so many lawyers out there, how can you choose the right Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney for your needs?

First: Get referrals from people you trust. Ask your colleagues, your friends and local professionals for a referral to a good workers’ compensation lawyer right here at home. Hiring locally means that they will be familiar with the issues that pertain to the workers’ comp. system in Pennsylvania.

Next: Search the online law firm directories. There are dozens of directories where you can search for a lawyer based on their name, location, or their area of specialization. Some of these directories also contain client reviews, so take a look and see what previous clients had to say about working with that lawyer.

Finally: Type the lawyer’s name into a search engine. Look to make sure that they are not embroiled in any local controversy, or that a previous client is not suing them for malpractice.

Narrowing down the list

Once you have developed a list of possible candidates, visit their website and ask yourself some questions:

  • Do they practice workers’ compensation?
  • Is it an area of law that they seem to be focused on, or is it just one of several areas of practice?
  • Do they have positive client reviews on their website?
  • Have they written any blogs or articles about workers’ comp that demonstrates their knowledge of the topic?

At Larry Pitt & Associates, we have practiced workers’ compensation for more than 30 years. Our lawyers know exactly what it takes to build a successful strategy to help Philadelphia workers get the compensation they need to protect themselves and their families. If you have suffered workplace injury and you need to hire a lawyer, you are welcome to contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates to discuss your case. We are proud to represent clients throughout the state, including in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.