What is the Best Way to Find a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Work injuries and illnesses can cause stress for workers. Some workers’ compensation cases are simple, but others are more complex. If a hurt employee wants to file a claim, they will need proper legal guidance from a lawyer to get the compensation that they deserve.

Many scenarios arise in workers’ compensation cases. An injured worker may have to transition from short-term to long-term disability, or they may need to receive Social Security benefits if they are unfit to return to work. An injured worker may not know exactly what they will need to receive benefits. A workers’ compensation lawyer can overlook an employee’s claim and guide them in the right direction.

What Should I Research?

Often, a family member or close friend may know a trusted lawyer, but it is in the worker’s best interest to do their own research, even with references. Some lawyers have not practiced in the correct field or have any experience with workers’ compensation claims.

When doing research, a worker should make sure that the lawyer is verified and licensed in the state. If there any concerns, such as disciplinary actions, a worker should find another lawyer. An employee can also check the State Bar webpage to research a possible candidate to get more background information.

What Questions Should I Ask?

Workers’ compensation lawyers normally do not charge for consultations. During a consultation with an attorney, a worker should ask the right questions regarding the lawyers background. An employee should get information about the practice and their success rate. Also, an injured worker could ask about certain scenarios related to their case, such as if the case must go to court and if the lawyer has significant court experience.

The attorney should have the right questions for they employee as well. They will also look over the claim, the injury, and medical history. They may also determine what options would be best and if the evidence is stronger in the client’s favor or the employer’s favor.

Should I be Concerned About Attorney Fees?

Fees may differ from lawyer to lawyer. Most workers’ compensation lawyers will not charge until their client receives payments. It is best during the preliminary period for a worker to ask the attorney what fees they are liable for, whether the claim gets accepted or denied.

Do I Always Need a Lawyer After a Work Accident?

It is important for a worker to consult with an attorney after an accident, even if the case seems minor. Sometimes, work injuries may be more severe than one might realize, so it is important to speak to a lawyer about options. A lawyer will examine the case and determine the best course of action.

Chester County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Wusinich & Sweeney, LLC Help Injured Workers After Serious Work Accidents

If you were recently injured at work, contact one of our trusted Chester County workers’ compensation lawyers at Wusinich & Sweeney, LLC. We understand how hard it is to find the right lawyer, and we will address all of your concerns. Complete our online form or call us at 610-594-1600 for a free consultation. Located in Exton, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Downingtown, West Chester, Exton, Coatesville, Phoenixville, Malvern, Lyndell, Wagontown, Uwchlan Township, Parkesburg, Chester Springs, Lancaster County, Reading, and Morgantown.

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