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Richard Alan Jaffe

Richard Alan Jaffe

Aggressively fighting for injured workers for 30+ years
  • Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

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 33 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 - 2018. 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 14 years in a row between 2006-2019. 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 - 2020 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 2016-2020 as seen in U S News and World Reports.

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Public Benefits
  • Car Accidents
Video Chat and 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© 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
Current
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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
67 Questions Answered

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.
Q. Workmans comp settlement severe tbi
A: I am sorry to hear about the issues that you are having with your Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits, however, as it appears that you are represented by an Attorney these questions would best be posed of him or her as they would be in a much better position to address your concerns. Please note that you do not have to settle your Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits and should discuss all of your options with your current attorney. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your current representation you are always free to seek alternative counsel. We wish locked with your case and hope that it results in a favorable Decision and/or settlement.
Q. Does WorkComp cover travel to work & going home from the job?
A: I am sorry to hear about your injury, but it would be impossible to answer your question without further information. In general injuries going to / from work are not covered by Workers Compensation but with every rule, there are exceptions to the “going coming” rule. It is my recommendation that you promptly contact an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in PA Workers Compensation Law to discuss your rights and possible remedies. The initial consultation should be free of charge and most Attorneys will accept cases on a Contingent Fee Agreement.
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1500 John F Kennedy Blvd
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: (215) 496-9607
Fax: (215) 496-9609
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