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Tim Kennedy is certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers' Compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
If you have been paid workers' compensation benefits soon after a work injury in Pennsylvania, chances are they are being paid under a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable (NTCP or TNCP).  This is a way for an employer and insurance company to recognize a work injury claim on a temporary basis, without actually admitting any legal responsibility to the injured worker and without accepting any binding obligation for the work-related injury.

Within ninety (90) days from the start of the worker's disability or wage loss for the injury, the employer/insurer can simply issue another piece of paper, a Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation, to avoid any obligations to the injured employee and to place on the injured employee the burden of filing a petition and litigating his or her rights in court, over a span of months during which the employer and insurance carrier will pay no benefits and may attempt to literally starve the injured worker into abandoning his rights.

In some cases, the injured worker will get the Notice Stopping along with a Notice of Compensation Payable -- ideally one confirming an ongoing right to wage loss benefits, but far more often claiming a "medical only" injury and agreeing to pay only for limited medical treatment.

Since there is a 90 day deadline for the filing of a Notice Stopping, the insurer in some case will simply issue the Notice Stopping for no other reason than that the ninety days is nearing an end -- regardless of the evidence and even if all of the medical support confirms the injured workers' ongoing injury and disability. 

This is abusive, underhanded, and entirely inconsistent with the purposes of the Workers' Compensation Act, but employers and insurers get away with such tactics every day. But there are ways to fight back. It is time to call a tough lawyer who is a certified specialist in Pennsylvania workers compensation law.

The insurance company's ploy in filing a "Notice Stopping" before the end of ninety days is both a way to deny rights to the injured claimant and a way to control who will have the legal "burden of proof" in the fight over the employer's workers compensation obligations. Insurers stop benefits with a "Notice Stopping" as a way to either force the injured worker to prove thier ongoing work-related injury or to abandon their rights.

The best defense against a Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation is a good offense. Meaning that the injured worker who gets early advice from a skilled workers compensation attorney can build up the evidence in support of his or her claim to prevent the insurer from stacking the deck. Then, when the time comes for the insurer to issue a Notice Stopping, they have no choice but to recognize that the evidence is not on their side, to recognize that the claimant has a tough attorney who will fight to get the injured worker every available remedy, and to recognize that stopping benefits in a well-documented claim can often be a mistake for the insurer.

If you have not had good, strong advice from a skilled workers' compensation carrier early in your claim, it may be almost inevitable, in all but the most medically clear cases, that the employer and insurer will resort to a Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation before thier ninety days runs out.

Even then, all is not lost. An aggressive attorney can take steps to minimize the period you will be without benefits, to strengthen what evidence is available and to press to secure your rights by presenting your claim promptly to a Workers' Compensation Judge in a manner that is convincing to the Judge and in a way that will compel the defendant attorney and adjuster to restore your compensation rights promptly.

If you have recieved a Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation, or if you  are getting benefits unde a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable and therefore at risk of losing your benefits at any time, whenever the insurer or employer may decide to mail out a Notice Stopping, call The Law Offices of Timothy Kennedy.  Mr. Kennedy will discuss with you how his early involvement in your claim will cost you nothing and will help you to secure and advance your right to the protections and the benefits of the law after a work injury, whether your goal is simply to get the time off and medical care you need to get back to work or if you seek to secure a lump sum cash settlement for the effects of your work injury. We can help.  Call 484-453-8144.

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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 / my, un-fortunate circumstance(s) 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, ser-vices!!!
"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) appreciates 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.
                - Current 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.
                -Tim Kennedy
                (484) 453-8144

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