We have often discussed the importance of winning a case before the Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ). This is because the WCJ is the “ultimate finder of fact.” Determinations of credibility made by a WCJ cannot be challenged on appeal. Indeed, appellate courts can only change the decision of a WCJ if there has been an “error of law.” Given this great power held by the WCJ, it is critical that an injured worker’s case be litigated as well as possible before the WCJ.
We say this to point out that it really does matter what PA workers’ comp attorney an injured worker selects. Certainly, one can simply search on the internet and find many attorneys from which to choose. But, therein lies the difficulty – how should an injured worker in Pennsylvania choose his or her workers’ compensation attorney?
To try to bring some common sense to this situation, we have added a page to our website, intended to help an injured worker make this important selection. Obviously, we would like an injured worker to call us, but whether you do or not, these are some things an injured worker can consider when making this important decision.