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I graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1992. Since that time, I have practiced solely in the areas of workers' compensation, social security disability, and related state and federal disability law. This was further limited to just Pennsylvania workers’ compensation matters over the last several years. In addition to Pennsylvania licensure, I am also licensed to practice in the state courts of New Jersey, and am admitted to practice in Federal District Courts in both states. On various occasions, I have been a speaker at public information seminars, as well as seminars sponsored by The Bucks County Bar Association and National Business Institute, on workers' compensation topics. I have also participated in The People's Law School curriculum, teaching a class on workers' compensation. Most recently, I was invited to join the faculty of LawLine.com, a prestigious legal education provider. I am an active member of the Bucks County, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Away from the office, I serve as President of the homeowners’ association of a 400-residence development.

Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    No fee unless we obtain results.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
Professional Experience
Education
Temple University
J.D.
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Temple University
B.B.A. | Business Law/Management
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
Speaking Engagements
Interplay Between Workers' Compensation And Heart & Lung Claims, Doylestown, PA
Bucks County Bar Association
Certifications
Certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law
Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
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64 Questions Answered

Q. Why did the workmans adjuster got replaced with a lawyer.thank you
A: I agree with Mr. Belt. That suggests they are preparing litigation against you to lower or stop your benefits. Consult with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law.
Q. Please if you can let me know now that its taken so long what can i do to further .
A: I agree with Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Belt. Cases take varying times, depending on the facts of each case. Every litigation is different, since every case has different facts. The only one who can answer this question is your attorney. I will note, unfortunately, it is not unusual to litigate a case for a year or more before a decision is reached. Good luck!
Q. my dr told me to be off and they are dyeing my work comp I can not return till I PT what do I need to do to fight this
A: The answer is that you need to consult with an attorney, preferably one certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, asap. A Claim Petition will need to be filed and litigated. An attorney can explain in more detail how this will work based on the facts in your case. Good luck!
Q. Unpaid Medical Bills
A: Assuming you had an attorney represent you in the settlement (and this is yet another reason everyone should seriously consider doing so), call your attorney. If you did not have an attorney, yes, you may need to litigate this issue. Either way, you may need to consult with an attorney, whether your previous one or another, to see what options you have.
Q. Does workers comp pay for time off work for physical therapy
A: Generally speaking, if the treatment is available outside your work hours, but you miss work to have the treatment, you would not be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the time/wages you lose. You should meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law to get advice specific to your case. Good luck!
Q. R-shoulder labrum tear: light duty Can I be made to go against my restrictions or do a job that causes pain or a ....
A: The short answer is NO, you should not be made to work beyond the restrictions placed upon you. The longer answer is that you should immediately contact an attorney certified as a specialist in PA workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, so you can have someone in your corner, to protect your rights. I am sorry this happened to you, but do not let yourself be a victim more than is necessary. Good luck!
Q. I injured my dominant shoulder on the job. Do I have to accept literally cleaning bathrooms, break room, fridges.
A: Generally speaking, as long as a job is within your physical capabilities, and you are qualified to perform the necessary tasks, a judge or court will not look kindly if you elect to decline a job. That said, every situation is different and you should consult with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, for advice specific to the facts of your case. Good luck!
Q. What happens if your Employer doesn't report your work-related injury to the State Worker's Comp Board?
A: As Mr. Palutis indicated, an employer is required to report a work injury to the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. This is to be done by a specific form, Employers’ Report of Injury. Failure to report the injury could lead to penalties for violating the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. Regardless, an injured worker should not wait for the employer to act. Meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law and get advice specific to the facts of your case. Good luck!
Q. Can the insurance company schedule an IME with a dr that is I’ve 90 minutes from my home?
A: The scheduling of an IME is basically whatever a judge would find reasonable. Often, the judges give great latitude to the insurance companies on this, but every situation is different. This would vary depending on the type of injury, where you live and where they want you seen. Talk to an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board. Good luck!
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