Q: Can a lawyer quit your case after getting a settlement on loss of wages in PA?
A: Short answer is yes. Many lawyers view the fee from the wage loss settlement to be payment to handle the ongoing medical benefits, but this is not universally true and there is nothing that would prevent the attorney from ending the relationship at a later date with approval from the judge.
A: If you have ongoing issues with the medical portion of your claim, you would hope (and expect) that the attorney that was paid from your wage loss settlement will continue to represent your interests; but you would be surprised at how many lawyers will not. Check your fee agreement. Depending on what the ongoing issue is (and the costs that may be associated with your case) you may be able to find someone to represent you on principal (or the potential of payment based on an unreasonable contest by the insurer/employer)
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