How am I going to put food on the table? Do I need an attorney to help me?
The stress of dealing with a disabling injury is bad enough. To have to worry about how you are going to feed your family makes the entire problem infinitely worse. How do you find answers to these questions? This website is designed to provde you with the information you need to make intelligent decisions on the many questions you must have. Take a look to the left to see the free books, library articles, and answers to frequently asked questions we offer.
With over 60 years of combined experience, the partners at Fenner & Boles are among the select group of insiders who have intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Social Security, long-term disability, and worker’s compensation disability systems.
Credibility Matters. Experience Matters.
A lawyer's word is his bond. It is your lawyer's credibility that could mean the difference between winning and losing a difficult case. Many people erroneously believe that a deceptive lawyer is more likely to win than one who is honest. You know how you can spot a phony from a mile away? So can a judge.
What about experience? Would you feel comfortable letting a doctor just out of medical school perform surgery on you? As time passes, we all develop “tacit” knowledge gained from good and bad experiences. Have you ever tried to give “life lessons” to your kids? Good luck. This type of knowledge cannot be explained no matter how hard you try. I could write the greatest book on bike-riding ever and you could study it diligently but you would have no idea how to ride until you got up there and fell a few times.
Over the years, a good lawyer develops a “sixth sense” for such things as determining whether someone is lying, anticipating a defense to your case, assessing you as a witness, evaluating the skills of the other lawyer and considering the impact of the judge’s viewpoint. This sense is the result of honing litigation skills over many years. You don’t want your case to be the one in which your lawyer is learning the ropes.
The team of experienced attorneys at Fenner & Boles is committed to protecting the rights of injured workers throughout Pennsylvania. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, our firm has been serving the community for more than 30 years. During that time, we have appeared in court thousands of times and deposed over 1,000 physicians.
Additionally, because each Philadelphia workers' compensation lawyer at our firm is dedicated to practicing law with integrity. the independent rating agency Martindale-Hubbell® has rated the firm AV Preeminent®, the highest possible, which reflects the firm's stellar reputation in the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia legal communities.
Why do we provide so many free services to injured workers?
If the insurance company accepts your claim voluntarily, at no charge we will monitor your claim, protect your rights and provide advice designed to keep you out of court. Only if you need us to represent you in court or to settle your claim will you be charged anything, and we get paid only if we succeed in helping you. In fact, we will handle your case even if there is no prospect we will receive any fees. This can occur, for example, when you are not missing time from work but need assistance in getting the insurance company to pay your medical bills. Even if you are out for an extended period of time, we will provide you with free advice along the way, including advice on how to handle Independent Medical Evaluations, how to deal with claims representatives, and how to handle unpaid medical bills.
Why would we do this? Our practice is built almost exclusively on word of mouth. Satisfied clients tell other people about our firm, particularly if they have not been charged any fees.
This website is filled with information that consumers can use to understand their rights and obligations in claims for Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability benefits. We also provide information you need to determine whether you really need a lawyer. For specific advice, give us a call. We’ll help you no matter what.
Highly Rated Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Both of our attorneys, Diane Fenner and Gregory J. Boles, are board-certified specialists in the field of workers' compensation. This distinction authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sets us apart and demonstrates our superior level of dedication and experience to this field of law. Our attorneys are also Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. Moreover, Attorney Gregory J. Boles has been included in the list of Pennsylvania SuperLawyers® since 2007.