Make the Most of Your Time with a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer from Larry Pitt & Associates

October 11, 2016

As you search for the right workers’ compensation lawyer to represent your claim after a work-related injury, you may feel a bit confused about how to proceed. If you have never hired an attorney before, or if you have never filed a workers’ compensation claim, you are likely to have many questions about your case. Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys offer a free consultation to new clients in order to get the details of your case, answer any questions you may have about the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim and let you know if they want to take your case.

What questions should I ask?

Before you sign an agreement with a workers’ compensation attorney, here are a few questions you might want to ask:

  • What portion of your practice is dedicated to workers’ compensation cases?
  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • Will you represent me if my case goes to a hearing?
  • Do you return phone calls quickly?

How do I know if I really need to hire a Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer?

If you have sustained a serious workplace injury that required surgery or a hospital stay, more than three days away from work, if you are facing a dispute with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer or the state workers’ compensation board, or if you think it might make sense to settle your claim, these are all valid reasons for hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Even if you think your case might not need a lawyer, you can schedule a consultation and ask questions about your case. An attorney will listen to the facts of your case and then let you know if it makes sense to hire a lawyer or if it is something you can pursue on your own.

How does a workers’ compensation attorney get paid?

Workers’ compensation lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that most do not charge legal fees until they have recovered compensation for you. In the initial consultation, the attorney will explain how the arrangement works, what percentage of your settlement they will charge, and any other incidental fees that they charge to cover expenses.

Do your homework and come to your consultation prepared to share the details about your injury, know who your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is, the name of the doctor who has been treating your workplace injury. Of course, the lawyer will tell you what to bring to the consultation, but it pays to be prepared.

Finally, trust your instincts as you interact with the attorney. If they feel like someone you can trust, someone you can develop a working rapport with, then it will be easy to move forward and hire them to represent you.

If you have sustained a serious workplace injury, you may want to speak to one of our Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys today. At Larry Pitt & Associates, we protect your interests and we fight for fair compensation for workplace injuries. Please call 888.PITT.LAW or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your case today. We proudly serve clients throughout Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.