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Christian Michael Petrucci

Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. How long does it takes to get a workmens comp injury settlement? It's been six months so far.

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Lawrence R. Chaban
    2. Mark Alan Buterbaugh
    3. Alexander J. Palutis
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. Robert Alan Huber
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    Your situation is very fact specific and there are a lot of questions I would ask based on the information you provided. You should make an appointment to meet with your attorney and go over all the specifics. A settlement is a mutually agreed-upon event. There is no way to force your employer into a settlement. Moreover, I am not convinced that if you are actively getting injections and need significant, ongoing treatment that a settlement would even be appropriate at this time. Your...

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  2. Should I accept settlement ?

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Eric A Shore
    2. Robert Alan Huber
    3. Terence Sean McGraw
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. Brian L. Yorke
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    Your lawyer is the best individual to answer this question. However, your lawyer can only tell you whether the amount of money being offered is "fair" for a workers' compensation claim with the specific facts and legal challenges of yours. Only you can decide whether you are in a position to "move on" and start the next chapter of your life, given the dollar amounts and your prospects of where your next income stream will come from. One question you may want to ask your lawyer in particular...

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  3. If my doctor releases me to sedentary work and my job doesn't offer a position, what happens?

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    2. Glenn Neiman
    3. Lawrence R. Chaban
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. Richard Alan Jaffe
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    it is your employer's obligation to offer you available employment within your medical restrictions. If they do not, you remain receiving your weekly compensation benefits.

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  4. The judge approved my compromise and release settlement when will I get my settlement check

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Richard Alan Jaffe
    2. Glenn Neiman
    3. Christian Michael Petrucci
    4. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    5. Robert Alan Huber
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    To some extent, the issue depends on whether the judge singed a bench order. Some insurance companies agree to be bound by a short order that the judge signs immediately after approving the agreement. If a bench order was signed, the payment could be made in as few as three or four days. If not, the normal wait time is about ten days to two weeks. In some unusual circumstances, insurance companies feel entitled to wait up to thirty days, which I would suggest to you is inappropriate. If...

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  5. How long does it take to get a response from the PA Workers Compensation Appeal Board?

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Glenn Neiman
    2. Christian Michael Petrucci
    3. Robert Alan Huber
    4. Terence Sean McGraw
    5. Lawrence R. Chaban
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    If you mean what is the average time it takes for the Appeal Board to issue a decision following a hearing, it would not be unusual to wait for over a year. Recently, I have seen two decision issued within the six to eight month range.

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  6. Can I settle workers comp after ime says I'm fully recovered says they want to terminate benefits

    Answered 19 days ago.

    1. Robert Alan Huber
    2. Jenifer Dana Kaufman
    3. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. Geoffrey Hillsberg
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    Not only can you settle your case after an IME doctor says you are fully recovered, that is usually the most common time in a case for settlement negotiations to take place. You should contact your attorney to discuss the possibility of making a settlement demand should you decide that settlement is in your best interest.

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  7. Do I haVE TO PAY THE TAXES ON THE ATTORNEY PORTION OF A WORKMANS COMP SETTLEMENT

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Timothy D. Belt
    2. Christian Michael Petrucci
    3. Robert Alan Huber
    4. Thomas Stoddard Cook
    5. Gilbert Earl Fisher
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    thankfully, no. However, there has been a bill kicking around the state legislature the last few years seeking to tax legal services. Please consider contacting your state representatives to oppose this measure.

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  8. How do I get Federal Worker's Comp to pay a medical bill?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert Alan Huber
    2. David J McAuliff
    3. James V. Monaghan
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. Brett Elliot Blumstein
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    As you can tell from the responses, Federal Workers' Compensation is a different body of law from Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation. I would agree with my colleague that attorney Zeelander is one of the few attorneys in this area who handles Federal Workers' Compensation cases.

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  9. What happens if my employer does not pay my medical bill has WC Insurance and it goes to collections against me and my credit?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    2. Karl P. Voigt IV
    3. Lawrence R. Chaban
    4. Jenifer Dana Kaufman
    5. Christian Michael Petrucci
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    Every instance is unique, so first I would recommend speaking with an attorney about your situation. However, generally, the requirement that an injured worker treat with a designated or “company doctor” is governed by Section 306(f.1)(1)(i) of the Workers’ Compensation Act. The Section provides a number of rules in setting up the panel. Employers rarely meet those rules. Prior to the panel list being effective, the employer must ensure that the list complies with 306 (f.1) and must show...

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  10. How long after the comp and release hearing will i recieve the written approval from judge

    Answered 17 days ago.

    1. Timothy D. Belt
    2. Robert Alan Huber
    3. Glenn Neiman
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. Thomas Stoddard Cook
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    Some judges will actually sign an order at the hearing, called a bench order which will authorize payment immediately. The written decision is often posted and mailied within a day, or two. If more than a week has gone by, you should have your attorney call the judge's offic .

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