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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
When a Workers Compensation insurance company tries to stop paying benefits, an employee hurt at work has to act quickly to defend his or her rights.

If a Termination, Suspension or Modification Petition has been filed against you in a Pennslvania claim, or if your checks have simply been stopped, you need to immediately contact The Law Offices of Timothy Kennedy to learn how to protect and advance your workers' compensation rights.

If it has been less than ninety days since you first lost time from your pre-injury job due to a work injury, chances are that any benefits you received were paid under a "Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable" (NTCP) -- a widely abused mechanism that allows employers and insurance carriers to treat clearly compensable work injuries as if they were still in question for up to ninety days.  During that time, employers or their insurance carriers can act entirely on their own to stop benefits, pushing onto you the burden of proof to establish you have a right to compensation. To learn more about the NTCP and how you can protect yourself from a sudden loss of benefits, see here.

If more than ninety days have passed since the first date of disability, and the workers' compensation insurance carrier has issued an NTCP but failed to file a "Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation" and "Notice of Compensation Denial", or if your claim has been accepted by a regular (non-"temporary") Notice of Compensation Payable, your rights are far more secure under the Act. In such cases, the burden of proof falls to the insurance carrier and employer to show a change in your disability status before benefits can legally be stopped. In such cases, they will be required to file a Termination, Suspension or Modification Petition. They may elect to file all three. Each has a somewhat different burden of proof for the employer/insurer, and each must be confronted in a different way by the injured worker and his or her attorney. In any case, you need advice and help from a skilled lawyer, preferably one who is a Certified Specialist in Pennyslvania Workers Compensation Law.

There are also times when an employer or insurer may simply take "self-help" and stop an injured worker's benefits simply by failing to release checks when due, without pursuing their legal obligations and entirely in violation of the worker's rights under the Act. These are the easiest transgressions to solve, but typically this too will require the involvement of a skilled attorney.

When a workers' compensation carrier files a Termination, Suspension or Modification petition (referred to collectively as "change of status" petitions), the first thing they will do is request "supersedeas", putting the injured worker's right to benefits in immediate jeopardy.  Follow this link for more on the supersedeas standard.

Even without a petition, the employer and insurer will stop or reduce benefits if you have returned to work, even if you have been forced back to work before you are ready. If you are under pressure for a return to work, call us immediately to discuss your options and how best to preserve and advance your rights, both to secure ongoing benefits for the present and to preserve your potential for a large lump sum settlement relating to your injuries.

Regardless of the status of your claim or the mechanism used by the insurance carrier and employer to stop or attempt to stop your benefits, you need to act quickly whenever your benefits are under threat. If you do not already have a skilled lawyer advising you and helping to strengthen your case, you are way overdue. But even if the insurance carrier and its skilled and experienced lawyers and advisors have already taken the time to stack up their evidence to support a stoppage of your benefits, it is usually not too late to act. An energetic and aggressive workers' compensation attorney can help you secure the evidence you need to fight back, help to preserve your right to benefits, and help to give you the leverage you need to prevent the insurer and employer from stopping your benefits until you are either properly recovered and ready to return to work or, often better, until the employer and insurer are ready to settle your claim for a large lump sum appropriate to compensate you for your loss of earning capacity due to your injury and resulting limitations.

Call attorney Tim Kennedy today at 484-453-8144 to discuss your claim and exactly what the employer and insurance carrier may be trying to do. We can help defend against an immediate loss of benefits, help protect and advance your rights and help position you and your work injury claim for an appropriate lump sum settlement.
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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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