If You’re Hurt At Work, Let A Philadelphia Workers’ Comp Lawyer Help You
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe fights for injured workers
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:
- Common Accidents at Work
- Common Workers Comp Injuries
- Occupational Diseases
- Workers Comp FAQs
- Infographic about Workers Comp
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:
- Pursue medical attention from a licensed medical professional and follow their directions for treatment and care.
- Report the injury or illness to your supervisor in writing and obtain a copy of the accident report.
- Document everything relevant to your work injury or illness and initiate the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- You are not legally required to hire an attorney to help with your claim, but you do have the right to be represented by a lawyer to help you through the claims process.
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:
- Medical benefits, which may cover the cost of your hospital bills, medical treatment, prescription medication, orthotics, in-home or visiting nurses, modifications to your home or vehicle, and physical rehab.
- Wage loss benefits, which are typically two-thirds of your average weekly earnings.
- Permanent Partial Disability benefits if you have been left with some level of impairment due to your work injury or illness.
- Vocational rehabilitation if your work injury or illness requires you to change jobs or careers.
- Death benefits for the dependents of a worker whose death was work-related.
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:
- Make sure all the necessary forms and paperwork are filled out correctly and submitted on time.
- Find evidence to build a strong case that supports your claim.
- Represent you during appeals hearings.
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.
Why Hire Richard A. Jaffe to Handle My Workers Comp Claim?
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.
Philadelphia Third-Party Claim Lawyer
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.
Elements that May Indicate Third Party Liability in a Workplace Accident
A third-party claim may arise from a variety of circumstances:
- You may have been injured in a car accident caused by another motorist while traveling for your job.
- You could be injured by a dangerous or defective product, such as a tool, machine or piece of equipment, or slip and fall on someone's property while performing your job.
- You may be injured by the wrongful acts of another subcontractor on the job.
How We Investigate On-the-Job Accidents in Philadelphia
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.