If you work for a hotel, motel or resort in Pennsylvania, perhaps the most significant obstacle you face after a work injury is the "sham light duty" return to work offer.
Hotels and Hotel chains are notorious for having overly aggressive "return to work" programs. Typically, the employer insists you see only the doctors they recommend -- even if they have not met their obligations under the Act to give them any right to do so -- and then push those doctors to release you to return to work as soon as possible, often long before you are ready. What is worse, in the hotel industry, it is then common for hotel managers, housekeeping directors or other supervisory personel to then all but ignore any stated "light duty" restrictions.
We have had clients with very substantial restrictions -- such as limited weightbearing on an injured foot -- ordered to "just do what you can" by supervisors who then expect them to do all of their normal duties, without regard to the fact that this is prolonging or worsening the injury. Often, the employers just don't care -- they want you back to work, period, and once you get there, your recovery and good health, or lack of it, are no longer their concern. We frequently see workers get MUCH WORSE, rather than getting better after a work injury, because thier employer and the employer's chosen doctor pushed the injured worker back to work too soon in the expectation of saving themselves from expensive workers compensation obligations.
Sometimes the way too early "return to work" ploy is made even worse -- as when the employer then looks for any possible excuse to end the employment, often with the injured worker still struggling physically from an injury and under circumstances where the workers compensation rights are far from secure.
If you have suffered an injury while working for a hotel, motel, hotel chain or resort in Pennsylvania, call Attorney Tim Kennedy for help, right now: $9484)453-8144.
I had a serious work related injury. I hired Tim after speaking with him and feeling completely at ease with his professionalism and demeanor. My case became complicated over time. Throughout the process I always felt that Tim had my best interest in mind. With every phone call or email, Tim was very informative and proactive, always explaining things in a way I could understand. He worked hard for me in his dealings with my employers insurance company. He did this so much so, the insurance company actually fired their own attorneys in the middle of litigation. In the end, Tim was able to negotiate a substantial settlement, including taking the burden off of me of an excessive amount of unpaid medical bills. I would highly recommend Tim.
- B (Workers Compensation client)
I truly love, respect and appreciate Attorney Timothy James Kennedy for his highly professional, unselfish(going above and beyond), highly dedicated approach in working with me and my unfortunate circumstances and my unfortunate legal dilemma... and will with every opportunity be highly recommending his legal services to all family, friends and strangers found in-need of such services!
Attorney Timothy James Kennedy is not only a true professional, he is a loving, caring, sharing human being who not only cares about his cases and reputation, but cares also for the lives and the families of those he so-caringly and so humbly represents!
He will always be appreciated and will never - ever - be forgotten. I, on behalf of myself and my family, appreciate the fact that he was willing to stop by and become "The Good Samaritan" in our lives!
- Michael (Workers Compensation Client)
Timothy is a really great lawyer. He knows what to do, and how to handle really sticky situations. When I first came to him, I had very little to back me up, but we mainly him lol pulled through and got the job done with GREAT results. If I could back in time I would still pick him as a lawyer 1000 times more. He took his time, talk to me like I was a person and not a dollor sign, and made lawyer jargon understandable english for me. I truely felt comfortable with him handling my case, and I never doubted him since the very first meeting. I also like that he gives his personal direct number to get in contact with him whenever you may need him, and he always responds if not that same day, the very next. The only bad thing I would have to say is its a shame I would have legal trouble to work with him again lol.
-Trina (Workers Compensation Client)
Highly knowledgable in the law with excellent people skills..I highly recommend Mr. Kennedy.
- Workers Compensation Client
Mr. Kennedy was most informed concerning how to handle my workmans comp claim. Also, his staff was excellent in keeping me informed of negotiations. I can not say enough about Mr. Kennedy and his staff !!!
-Marvin (Workers Compensation Client)
When hiring a lawyer you need to be sure that they are knowledgeable,trustworthy,responsive and most of all have very strong confidence in their abilities to fight for your rights. Mr. Kennedy is one of the most confident people i know. He is determined and aggressive. I guess i can also say he is feared by others. Mr. Kennedy made me feel as we were friends by always keeping me informed and also asking me for my input as well as cared for my opinion. He told me that he would have no problem getting me the amount that i felt i deserved. He then said i will do better than that were gonna go high and mabey hit a homerun. When he called me with news of the final judgement i was shocked he said i not only hit a homerun for you, it was a grandslam. His work is so impressive he can be considered to be the best in PA.
-Jake (Workers Compensation Client)
Mr. Kennedy goes above and beyond to answer all questions and concerns and does so in an easy to understand manner. He worked very hard on my case as I'm sure he does on all of his cases. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and would not hesitate to refer him to someone in need of his services. Thank you, Mr. Kennedy.
-Maria (Workers Compensation Client)
As these testimonials reflect, we work very hard to satisfy our clients and to ensure the best results in handling their claims. Call us now to let us explain how we can help you advance your rights and interests, so that you too can become a satisfied client.