Employers engaged in manufacturing put a great deal of pressure on workers to PRODUCE. That is the nature of a "production" job. Whether high-tech or low-teck, manufacturing jobs tend to involve a lot of repetitive use of the hands and arms, in addition to long and difficult shifts in fields where the worker is in no way free to work at his or her own pace. When a worker engaged in manufacturing develops an injury, whether from a specific work event or from the cumulative trauma of repetitive strain, that injury tends to get worse before it gets better, as the worker tries to "work through" his or her symptoms and keep up the pace of production. Employers generally show little sympathy, and most employers engaged in these fields have elaborate systems intended to discourage workers from pursuing their rights. Some have on-site medical clinics whose purpose is not really address worker injuries, but instead to allow the employer control over documenting worker complaints and how symptoms and injuries are recorded. Those responsible for employee health and "human resource management" or "risk management" at such employer facilities often follow their own, hightly perfected plans for bullying injured workers into acting against their own interests. Such employers often have well-planned systems for skirting the workers' compensation system. Those systems are always directed at saving the employer money, saving the employer from proper responsibility for work injuries that are intended to be the employer's responsibility under the law, and getting rid of employees with problem health conditions that make them unfit for the work at hand.
Such employers often act well outside what is proper or permitted under the Workers' Compensation Act, all the while attempting to convince the injured worker they know the law better than the worker does.
They DO know the law better than the injured worker, but that does not mean they are honoring the law or applying it fairly, by any means. Most often, they are using the parts of the law that serve them, and ignoring the parts of the law that give them obligations to an injured worker. They may, for example, try to force an injured worker to pursue medical treatment ONLY with the medical providers they control and ONLY for medical issues they chose to consider, thus applying one of the major controls of the Workers' Compensation Act. At the same time, however, they may be completely ignoring their obn duties under the Act, failing to formally admit or deny any work injury while still exercising control over the way the injury is documented in medical treatment records.
More often than not such employers take advantage of their better knowledge of the law to distort it to their own ends, particularly where an injured worker has not spoken with a tough and knowledgeable workers compensation lawyer.
Call Tim Kennedy today. There is no charge for consultation. Let us tell you how we can help you. Let us explain for you your rights, and what your employer is, and is not, allowed to do when you have a work injury.
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.