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Timothy Belt

Timothy Belt

The Belt Law Firm, PC
  • Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • Pennsylvania
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Biography

Attorney Timothy D. Belt is the son of Reverend James and Patricia Belt, and he has resided primarily in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area since 1985. Tim graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School and is a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Ozarks. Tim graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 1999 and shortly thereafter began practicing law in the Wilkes-Barre area.

Tim’s practice focuses on workers compensation, social security disability, unemployment compensation and auto injury claims. Tim is a frequent speaker in regard to workers compensation issues to business and union organizations.

Tim is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association, and Wyoming/Sullivan County Bar Association

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
The Belt Law Firm, PC
- Current
Attorney
Fendler & Associates, PC
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Attorney
Marshall, Denehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin
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Attorney
Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn
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Education
Villanova University
Law
- present
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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Certifications
Workers' Compensation Law Certified Specialist
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
391 Questions Answered
Q. Hi I have a Work Comp case currently the questions I have, what do you do when you haven't talk to your attorney
A: Call them up and demand a meeting. If they refuse, you have a right to take your file and go to another firm. The claim is yours, not the attorney's.
Q. C & R does not state anywhere the defense has paid Medicare over 30,000 in medical. how can I push to include on pag 1
A: I believe I responded to you before. It is up to you. You can sign the agreement and take the risk in regard to the medical issues, or you can try to renegotiate the terms. If unable to renegotiate the terms, you can move forward to decision and take the risk that you will lose. I would suggest that you talk with your lawyer about your concerns. If you do not trust your lawyer, you can replace him/her.
Q. Do I contact Disciplinary Board of Supreme court of PA, or Attorney General. Or both? Or who can review the work comp
A: First, your lawyer cannot settle without your agreement, so if you want to take the risk that you may lose in taking your claim to decision, you do not have to settle. Second, all terms of the settlement should be within the C & R agreement. Read it carefully. If it says that Medicare will be reimbursed, than Medicare will be reimbursed. If it has a dollar amount for future Medicare payments with an approved Medicare Set Aside (MSA) then that will also be funded through the agreement. Whether or not the employer specifically accepts liability does not really matter if the agreement indicates that they will make the payments. If you do not understand the agreement, you can take it to another attorney and have them explain it to you. Finally, in regard to whether or not you can prove your case, no one here can answer that without reviewing the full record. However, the standard is not whether it could have happened at work, but rather whether it did happen at work. To establish that it did happen at work, in most cases you need a doctor willing to state, "within a reasonable degree of medical certainty", that it did in fact happen at work. Anyone that has been practicing workers' compensation for any period of time has come across medical providers who are unwilling to testify or that testify in a manner that does not meet the legal standard. I suspect from what your lawyer is telling you that is the case with your claim. As to the disciplinary board, I have no reason to believe from your statement that your lawyer is doing anything wrong. They are providing you with their legal opinion. If you do not like their legal opinion, you are free to fire them and obtain another lawyer.
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Contact & Map
The Belt Law Firm, PC
100 West Broad Street, Suite 303
Hazleton, PA 18201
Telephone: (570) 535-3343
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
The Belt Law Firm, PC
100 West Union Street
Kingston, PA 18704
Telephone: (570) 714-3343
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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