Is A Lawyer Worth It And Other FAQs

You likely have many questions. Workers' compensation claims are complex. It can be difficult to know who is on your side and where you should go to for answers.

At Richard D. Director Law Offices, we focus on educating our clients. We want you to be informed about your legal rights and the steps you need to take to get the compensation you need.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

State law does not require you to have a lawyer to file a workers' compensation claim. Some employers may even discourage you from doing so. So why do you need a lawyer? There are a number of benefits, including:

  • Knowledge of the workers' comp system. From deadlines to eligibility requirements, it takes a lot of knowledge to successfully navigate workers' compensation, particularly when insurers are actively fighting against you.
  • Someone on your side. Insurers and their attorneys do not act in your best interest, they act in theirs. Your attorney is someone who will fight for you.
  • Maximizing your benefits. Do you know the true cost of your injury? Are you being compensated fully? With over 40 years' experience, we know when insurance companies try to save their bottom line by underpaying, delaying or denying claims. We know what medical evidence you will need and how to appeal a case when necessary.

How Do I Know If My Injury Is Covered?

This is a good question we often receive. Generally, it depends on your status as an employee and whether your injury is work-related. However, there is gray area. For example, if your job duties caused an existing injury to get worse, you may still be covered by workers' compensation.

Also, keep in mind workers' comp is not based on fault. You don't need to prove anyone acted negligently to get workers' compensation. Of course, exceptions exist, such as if you intentionally injured yourself or were under the influence of drugs or alcohol when injured.

What Benefits Can I Get?

The answer depends on your injury, but you can learn more about the types of benefits available.

What Do I Do If I've Been Denied On My Claim?

It is important that you know your rights. A denial may not be the end of the story. You can learn more about appeals and denied claims.

How Much Does It Cost To Speak With An Attorney About My Case?

We do not charge for an initial consultation. We also do not accept a legal fee unless we get you benefits. To learn more and schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation, email us or call 484-619-2949 to reach our Whitehall, Pennsylvania, office.