How Are Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Paid?

A question often asked is how Powell Law’s attorneys are compensated for representing injured workers who apply for workers’ compensation benefits. For over a century, the attorneys at Powell Law have litigated on behalf of Pennsylvania workers seeking these important benefits to which they are entitled under Pennsylvania law. At Powell Law, a consultation with our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys is FREE!

Like the majority of states, Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis. An attorney who successfully helps an injured worker obtain benefits receives a percentage of the workers’ comp settlement or award. If benefits are not recovered, there is no payment of any fees to the workers’ compensation attorney. Properly litigating a workers’ compensation matter so that injured workers receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled is the first and foremost priority of the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Powell Law.

However, regardless of the outcome, clients are required to pay the costs of the workers’ compensation case. These costs include:

  • Copies of records and reports;
  • Photocopies and other office expenses;
  • Legal research costs;
  • Court costs, such as filing fees;
  • Fees for depositions; and
  • Fees for investigators and expert witnesses.

Legal fees in a workers’ compensation case must be approved by a workers’ compensation judge, whose award of benefits typically contains provisions regarding the approval and payment of fees. If the case is settled, the settlement agreement will contain provisions regarding the approval and payment of fees. Of course, the settlement agreement must be approved by a workers’ compensation judge.

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits requires the guidance and assistance of experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, like those at Powell Law. For 113 years, our attorneys have represented all types of workers in workers’ compensation cases. Our decades of experience make us the clear and obvious choice for representation in workers’ compensation matters in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. At Powell Law, we effectively assist clients throughout the entire workers’ compensation claims process. Consult an experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney. Contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE!


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