Unemployment lawyers in Pennsylvania have struggled for years to overhaul unemployment compensation appeals hearings. Unlike Social Security Disability (SSD) attorneys, unemployment lawyers are not statutorily authorized to collect a contingency should they prevail at a hearing. For example, many unemployment hearings have a claimant who is owed approximately $2,000 to $4,000 in back benefits. Unemployment lawyers have to be privately retained by you, the claimant. The normal cost of a good unemployment attorney is between $800 – $1200, depending on the specifics of your case. Considering the cost of losing your benefits, representation by unemployment lawyers is always a smart move.
KM&A represents both businesses and employees and has a perspective that firms which solely represent one side do not have. We also evaluate each case for unlawful/wrongful termination issues as we are an aggressively employment law firm. KM&A fully understands both sides’ techniques, strategies and tactics. We are able to interpret changes in cases dynamically and intuitively and structure our approach accordingly.
If you have any questions or just want to learn more about unemployment benefits, please call and we will be happy to discuss your problems or issues free of charge. We have always focused on not just legal advice, but custom tailored, practical advice. We have a highly specialized and experienced team to effectively represent you at the appeal hearing. To get a free consultation and evaluation by our team of unemployment lawyers, call KM&A today at (412) 626-5626 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Reasons You Want an Unemployment Lawyer
Our DIY society tries to apply this plan to the legal system, but this can be detrimental to your unemployment hearing. The legal system builds a foundation on years of law and procedure. Showing up to an unemployment hearing solo immediately places you at a disadvantage. An unemployment lawyer creates a strategy, knows how to present it, stays focused, and uses his or her experience to best serve you.
An unemployment lawyer prepares you and your case for the hearing, developing a legal strategy that will best serve you. That strategy incorporates plans of action for challenging your employer’s witnesses and guiding you through questioning. A lawyer minimizes the risks of the unknown and has your back.
The hearing kicks off with a speech–a speech that can make or break your case. These speeches can take up to an hour or more to outline every legal point, introduce the right evidence, and avoid any statements that might damage your argument. Meanwhile, there may be objections to some points in your speech, and you must know how to quickly and correctly respond. An unemployment lawyer has experience in this and protects you from saying something that might mean that you lose your UC benefits.
A focused argument for your UC benefits will have a better success during the hearing than rabbit trails of random stories somewhat related to the situation at hand. An unemployment lawyer stays on task, bringing the conversation back to relevant facts and legal points. The goal is to win you potentially over a year of PA UC unemployment benefits. This requires focus.
Despite the many articles on the internet about unemployment benefits appeals and hearings, nothing can truly prepare you for walking through the system. Each situation can be so unique. An unemployment lawyer has dealt with hundreds of unemployment hearings, and they can take you through the ropes. Nothing will surprise them about the process.
What Reasons Do People Seek Unemployment Benefits?
- Lay offs
- Termination without good cause
- Voluntary quit with good cause
- Wrongful Termination
- Pressured to leave
- Promised unemployment benefits