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Richard Alan Jaffe

Richard Alan Jaffe

Aggressively fighting for the rights of injured workers for 35+ years
  • Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Biography

One of Philadelphia’s best known and well respected Workers’ Compensation attorneys, Richard A. Jaffe has been representing injured workers and other disabled individuals for over 35 years. He concentrates his practice on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane Law School, he is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He started the firm in 1994 and since then has aggressively fought for the rights of the injured worker in hundreds of cases in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area. He is an active member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of PaAJ, is a Sustaining Member of NOSSCR, and is on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group for 2005 - 2021. Effective May 1, 2013 Richard is Certified as a Specialist in the Practice of Workers Compensation Law by the PA Bar Association's Section on Workers Compensation as Authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Richard has been named to the PA Super Lawyer list 16 years in a row between 2006-2021. Effective May 1, 2013 Richard was Certified as a Specialist in the Practice of Workers Compensation Law by the PA Bar Association's Section on Workers Compensation as Authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 - 2021 in the fields of Workers Compensation. The Law Offices of Richard A Jaffe, LLC has also been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in the USA for Workers Compensation in 2016-2021 as seen in U S News and World Reports.

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Public Benefits
  • Car Accidents
Video Conferencing
  • RingCentral
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Workers Compensation Cases : 20 % Social Security : 25% or $6000 which ever is less
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner / Memeber
Law Offices of Richard A Jaffe, LLC
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Associate
Margolis Edlestein
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Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (1981) | Major: Sociology ; Minor : Psychology
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers In America
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers In America
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
SuperLawyers
Super Lawyers
PA Super Lawyer List
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
PA Super Lawyer List
Super Lawyers
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
Richard was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 - 2017 in the fields of Workers Compensation
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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PA Bar Association's Section on Workers Compensation as Authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
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Certifications
Certified as a Specialist in the Practice of Workers Compensation Law
PA Bar Association's Section on Workers Compensation as Authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
PhillyWorkInjury.com
Blog
PhillyWorkInjury.com Blog
Legal Answers
69 Questions Answered
Q. question: the workers compensation judge made a favorable decision for me. what should happen in my case now. are ther
A: I am assuming based on your question that you are already represented by an Attorney, therefor I believe this question should be posed to your Attorney who would be in the best position to answer same. Good luck.
Q. I was given a doctors note to be off work due to carpal tunnel caused by my job. It's been 20 days and I have not heard
A: I am sorry to hear about your recent work injury. Assuming you provided prompt Notice of your injury to your Supervisor or Employer their Workers Compensation Carrier has 21 days to either acknowledge or deny your Claim in accordance with Section 406.1(a) of the Act. If it has now been 21 days and you still have not heard from the Workers Compensation Carrier, it is my recommendation that you promptly contact an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation Law to discuss your rights and remedies. The Initial Consultation should be Free of Charge, and most Attorneys will accept your case on a Contingent Fee Agreement.
Q. What do I do if a doctor says they cannot do anything for my work related back I jury
A: I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your back from a work-related injury. Unfortunately, your question does not provide enough information for me to respond. If you are treating with your primary care physician and he is telling you this because he does not want to treat a work-related injury, that is one issue, however, if the issue is that the doctor with whom you are treating is unable to provide you with any treatment for said injury that would be a different response. It is my recommendation that you promptly contact and Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Law to discuss your rights and remedies. The initial consultation will more than likely be free of charge and most Attorneys will accept your case on a Contingent Fee Basis.
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1500 John F Kennedy Blvd
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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