Were you injured on the job? Are you unsure what to do next? Is your employer or the insurance carrier treating you unfairly?
You've come to the right place.
For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC has successfully represented thousands of injured workers in Philadelphia and across the Delaware Valley. We understand that knowing what to do after a workplace accident can be difficult and confusing. That's why we're here. We can walk you through the entire workers' compensation process, including:
Attorney Jaffe is dedicated to working hard on behalf of his clients and obtaining money and benefits to cover their losses. He is a Certified as a Specialist in the Practice of Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law. With more than 1,000 cases' worth of experience, attorney Jaffe has extensive knowledge of workers' compensation:
From helping injured workers file their initial Workers' Comp claim to appealing denied claims, we take an aggressive and principled stand to protect the rights of those injured on the job. We're familiar with common tactics employers and insurance companies use to deny you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today - any delay may affect your legal rights. Call 866-800-3332 for a free consultation.
What should I do if I get injured on the job?
If you get hurt at work or develop a work-related illness, you should:
Whether you are in the beginning stages of filing a claim or you need help appealing a denied claim, Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer Richard A. Jaffe can advocate for your best interests and fight to get you the benefits you’re entitled to.
What workers’ comp benefits can I get?
The type of benefits you get from workers’ compensation will depend on the specific details of your case and your unique circumstances, such as what kind of work injury or illness you sustained, your medical evaluation, your expected recovery time, and what type of treatment you require.
You may qualify for:
If you need help getting the benefits you deserve, contact Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney Richard A. Jaffe right away.
My workers’ comp claim was denied. What should I do now?
If you sustained a work injury or illness and your workers’ comp claim was denied, you may file an appeal. While you are not legally required to hire an attorney to help you, an experienced workers’ compensation a lawyer can:
If your employer and/or insurance company denied your workers’ comp claim, contact the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe right away to schedule a free consultation. Workers’ compensation lawyer Richard A. Jaffe can help you through the appeals process and fight to get you the benefits you’re entitled to.
How much does a Philadelphia workers’ comp lawyer cost?
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, we work for injured workers on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no fees unless we win. We also handle all upfront costs, such as paying for medical records and transcripts. If we make a financial recovery for you, our fees will be deducted from the compensation you’re awarded. We also offer all potential clients a free consultation.
You may have questions about whether you need an attorney on your side through the Workers' Compensation process. You may wonder if the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC is the right law firm for you. We hope the information on this page and throughout the website can help you make the decision that is in your best interests.
Many Pennsylvanians who were hurt on the job have come to Richard A. Jaffe for help. They started with a free consultation and often ended with a favorable settlement. Visit our verdicts and settlement page to read about some specific case results.
Richard A. Jaffe's successful track record has earned him the respect of his peers. He has been named in the exclusive list published by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers each year since 2006. In client testimonials, Richard A. Jaffe has been described as a hard-working attorney with integrity and knowledge of all aspects of the law - a person who truly wants to help people.
He also has an insight into the process that many other Workers' Comp lawyers in Philadelphia don't have. Richard A. Jaffe used to represent insurance companies. While working for "the other side," he saw first-hand how insurance companies handle claims involving injured workers. When he represents an injured worker today, he brings this valuable experience to the table. It allows him to be a better lawyer for injured workers.
For most workplace injuries, the Workers' Compensation system provides the sole source for financial recovery. However, if your injury was caused by the carelessness or negligence of a third party, you can file a personal injury claim in a court of law and seek special damages, including pain and suffering, loss of future income and your spouse may also have a claim for loss of consortium.
But many Pennsylvanians injured on the job might not even realize they could be entitled to receive damages above and beyond a standard Workers' Compensation claim.
To determine whether you have a valid third-party claim, you want a knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive workplace injury lawyer. We can help you make the right decisions about your case, and get you all the benefits and damages to which you are entitled under state and federal law.
A third-party claim may arise from a variety of circumstances:
When you hire us to help you pursue full and fair compensation for a work-related injury, we will carefully investigate the facts to determine whether the actions of a third party caused or contributed to your injury. We will gather, assess and preserve all relevant evidence, prepare and file all necessary documentation to initiate and prosecute your claim, and act as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings.
We take all types of workplace injury claims, from sprains and strains to serious and catastrophic loss, such as brain or spinal cord trauma, paralysis, broken bones, burns, scarring or permanent disfigurement, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent individuals and families who have lost a loved one in a job-related accident.
Hundreds of thousands of people live, work and visit Philadelphia's vibrant and historic downtown area every day. With so much to offer - from famous attractions such as Independence Hall and the Free Library of Philadelphia to the city's central business district - it should come as no surprise that accidents can happen at worksites anywhere, anytime. Rely on an experienced workers compensation lawyer to protect your rights. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC.
As one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods, those who live and work in South Philly are familiar with beloved attractions such as Geno's Steaks, the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, and many other landmarks. For people injured on-the-job, however, life can be a constant struggle even in a vibrant area of Pennsylvania. Count on us to fight for the Workers' Comp benefits you deserve.
Once a rural township featuring countless farms and gardens, Southwest Philadelphia is a place where more than 80,000 people live and work. As one of the city's most diverse and busiest neighborhoods, Southwest Philadelphia also is a place where disabling accidents can happen. Our law firm can help you pursue Workers' Compensation benefits or appeal a denied Social Security Disability (SSD) claim.
As home to the Philadelphia Zoo, Memorial Hall and the Mann Music Center of the Performing Arts, West Philadelphia is no stranger to visitors, residents and commuters alike. Most workers across West Philly go to their jobs every day without worrying about an on-the-job injury. But accidents can happen fast. When they do, it's important to get legal help. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC handles Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) claims throughout Philadelphia.
Lower North Philadelphia
Residents, visitors and commuters who work in Lower North Philadelphia are treated to a variety of museums, breweries and historic architecture every day. For those who work on the Lower North Side, an on-the-job injury may be the last thing on your mind. But accidents can - and do - happen every day. Rely on an experienced Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) attorney to make things right.
Upper North Philadelphia
A largely working-class neighborhood that's home to one of the city's most diverse population bases, the Upper North Side supports many busy small businesses and other companies. But with so many people in such a small area at once, workplace accidents can happen without warning. Rely on an experienced Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability lawyer to fight for you. Contact the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC today.
Bridesburg Kensington Richmond
With neighborhoods such as Port Richmond historically known as working-class neighborhoods, the Bridesburg Kensington Richmond area has a rich history dating to colonial times. Accidents on-the-job can happen in a matter of seconds and leave injured workers worried about wages and medical bills. Contact a Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer who can protect your rights. Talk to us at the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC today.
From the Cheltenham Mall and Cedarbrook Plaza in West Oak Lane to Roxborough's Ridge Avenue, thousands of people live and work in Northwest Philadelphia. But on-the-job accidents can happen no matter where you work. Demand the Workers' Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits you deserve. The knowledgeable, experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC is ready to help.
Germantown Chestnut Hill
Located just miles from Center City, Germantown and Chestnut Hill represent two of Philadelphia's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. But with so many businesses occupying such a small and busy area, workers may be at risk of injury due to an on-the-job accident. Contact the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC if you were injured or disabled and need help with a claim for Workers Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Olney Oak Lane
One of the most diverse areas in Philadelphia, neighborhoods such as Olney, Oak Lane and Fern Rock have a history as working-class, family-oriented communities. While those who work in North Philadelphia may never expect to be injured at work, accidents leading to injuries, disabilities and death area real risk. Rely on an experienced Workers Comp and Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer to fight for the benefits you deserve.
From Lexington Park's Rhawn Street and Roosevelt Boulevard shopping centers to Frankford's rich manufacturing history, Northeast Philadelphia residents are no stranger to hard work. But many workers may be unsure about what to do after being injured on-the-job. Contact the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC. Our experienced legal team can guide you through all aspects of your Workers' Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSD) claim.
Far Northeast Philadelphia
Once known for its farmland and rural atmosphere, Far Northeast Philadelphia now is known for neighborhoods ranging from Ashton-Woodenbridge to Bustleton which have slowly developed into busy commercial and residential areas. If you work in Far Northeast Philadelphia, you may sustain a workplace injury or a disabling accident that requires legal help to protect your rights. You can rely on an experienced lawyer at the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
People who work outdoors are at an elevated risk of certain types of injuries. You may have been struck by an object or piece of equipment while at work on a farm in Chester County. Accidents that happen outdoors or in rural areas can be especially dangerous because of the distance from healthcare facilities.
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, we understand that the relationships between agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting workers and their employers can make pursuing a workers' compensation claim difficult. Our legal team handles these cases with the care and empathy they deserve.
The manufacturing industry is a major employer throughout much of eastern Pennsylvania, particularly in the Lower Bucks portion of Bucks County. From sprains and strains caused by overexertion to accidents involving equipment and chemicals, manufacturing accidents can result in serious injuries.
If you were hurt on the job at a factory, you should be compensated fairly for your recovery. Let the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe advocate for you.
Trade, Transportation and Utility
Trade, transportation and utility workers face significant dangers as they work to get people what they need, when they need it. During long shifts, it's easy to get overexerted and suffer a sprain or strain. Accidents involving work vehicles are also quite common.
Throughout the Philadelphia area, injured workers turn to the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe to get the compensation they need to move forward. Schedule your free consultation today.
Construction workers are among the most at risk of being seriously injured on the job, especially on the many construction sites in and around Philadelphia. Besides the overextension and associated aches and pains that come from doing heavy, physical work, there's always the risk of falling from scaffolding or being injured by heavy materials or equipment.
Dealing with a workers' compensation claim on a construction site can be tricky due to the multiple entities involved. You need an experienced attorney to advocate for you. You need Richard A. Jaffe.
In the healthcare industry, you put your own health on the line in order to serve those who are already sick or injured. Health workers put in long hours at Philadelphia's many hospitals, often leading to overexertion and associated injuries. There's also the hazards inherent in a medical environment, such as needle sticks, exposure to dangerous substances and trip hazards presented by medical equipment.
Collecting workers' compensation benefits from a hospital or other medical facility can be a difficult process. Attorney Richard A. Jaffe has the experience and drive needed to get you the compensation that will help you move on.
Public administrators put in a great deal of important work to keep our municipalities running smoothly, and in any industry requiring long hours, there's always the risk of overexertion. While we may not think of public administration as a high-risk field, the truth is that even sprains and strains can seriously affect a person's ability to do his or her job. Accidents involving government-owned vehicles are also a constant threat.
Workers' compensation claims involving municipal governments and agencies can be exceptionally difficult. Get an experienced workers' compensation attorney on your side. Call the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe.
Working in hospitality comes with its share of hazards, especially in a major tourist destination like Philadelphia. There's the risk of tripping and falling on misplaced belongings or being struck by an object in a poorly maintained building. Hospitality workers often have to work long shifts on their feet, leading to sprains, strains and other injuries that can seriously impact their ability to do their jobs.
If you've been hurt working in the hospitality industry, the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe can help you get the compensation you need to move on. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Accountants, attorneys, engineers and other professionals may have specialized training and expertise, but injury doesn't discriminate. Many professionals put in lengthy hours on their feet, leading to overexertion, sprains and strains. If you frequently have to travel to meet with clients, there's also the risk of a work-related car accident.
As a professional, you provide a much-needed service, and if you've been injured on the job, you need an attorney with the same degree of professionalism. You need the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe on your side.