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Timothy Belt

Timothy Belt

The Belt Law Firm, PC
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 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 Area
    Workers' Compensation
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
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Legal Answers
403 Questions Answered
Q. Accept 2nd settlement?2.5 yrs of week amount PT work.Herniated disc 1.5 yr ago.Concerned over low amount/future issues.
A: By way of general information, workers' compensation is not like personal injury where you can obtain additional money for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life or loss of opportunity. Workers' compensation awards-assuming there is not a death, loss of use of a body part or facial scar-are confined to related wage loss and related medical. So, the fact that you have pain or that your relationship with your child is impacted is awful, but it does not add any money to your settlement value.

As to whether your settlement offer is fair, no one on here will be able to answer that. We have not reviewed your medical records. We do not have access to the transcripts from the testimony. We do not know who the judge, employer, insurance company or opposing attorney are. All of these things, and many more, matter in determining the value of a case. You have an attorney. I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your attorney to sit down and go over your concerns. Your attorney should know all of the details of your case and will be in a position to explain why this offer is good or bad. Good luck! ... Read More
Q. I collected workers comp due to covid but the manager that disobeyed higher ups and put me in a covid inffested area
A: If the manager works for a seperate company, you may have a cause of action against him and possibly his employer. I would suggest that you contact a local attorney to review your options.
Q. Police officer hurt in line of duty, car accident. 2 years Heart\Lung. Failed suicide. Approved pension denied by Chief.
A: This is a complicated fact pattern, and you really should meet with a workers' compensation attorney in your area. From the limitted information available, you certainly appear to have a workers' compensation claim. You should know that taking the pension may reduce the amount you receive from workers' compensation, so it may be in your best interest to put of taking the pension until after the workers' compensation is settled.
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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
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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