Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How much is this going to cost me?

I often hear this question when new clients come to the office for the first consultation. This question is often asked in both personal injury cases (auto accidents, slip and fall, defective products) as well as workers' compensation cases.

If you felt the need to contact a personal injury attorney, we can just go ahead and assume that you have suffered enough. Our initial consultation is free, and if we determine that you have a case, you won’t pay us a cent unless we get you good results. Our fee is based on a percentage of your settlement or judgment.

In Pennsylvania workers' compensation cases, our fee is set by statute at 20% of whatever benefits we obtain for you. Also, we will cover any litigation costs that are necessary to win your workers' compensation case. An average workers' compensation case could cost up to $5,000.00 to litigate. If we are successful, the workers' compensation insurance company will pay those litigation expenses, above and beyond any award you've won.

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