Legal Toolkit Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

What to Expect About Workers' Compensation


Worker's Compensation attorneys work on "Contingency", meaning that, in exchange for the work they do to help you secure compensation or disability, they will ask for a percentage of whatever your monetary award is from the case. The percentage that they can take is capped by statute in Pennsylvania at 20%.


Attorneys charge for expenses incurred on behalf of clients. Worker’s compensation attorneys may pass on costs related to court filing fees, the cost of court reporters, expert witness fees, medical report fees, and other significant expenses associated with handling your case. If a claimant is successful in the litigation they can be reimbursed those costs by the employer.


Attorneys are required to provide clients with a written fee agreement. Fee agreements help to clarify what you will be charged for, when you are expected to pay your invoices, and what you should do if you have a concern about fees.