Christian Michael Petrucci’s Answers

Christian Michael Petrucci

Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 4
  1. How do I get Federal Worker's Comp to pay a medical bill?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert Alan Huber
    2. David J McAuliff
    3. James V. Monaghan
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. Brett Elliot Blumstein
    5 lawyer answers

    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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  2. 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 3 months ago.

    1. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    2. Karl P. Voigt IV
    3. Lawrence R. Chaban
    4. Jenifer Dana Kaufman
    5. Christian Michael Petrucci
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    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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  3. Workers compensation. injured approximately two weeks ago. Nurse Case manager assigned today. Can I say no? In PA.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Robert L. Cullen
    2. Ronald Lee Calhoon
    3. Timothy James Kennedy
    4. Glenn Neiman
    5. Robert Alan Huber
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    I agree with attorney Cullen. You can and may wish to refuse the rehab nurse's services, but the claims adjuster may decide to deny the claim as a result. I would hire an attorney sooner, rather than later, and have the attorney walk you through the process.

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  4. I have a mediation hearing in 1 week and I am not happy what I am hearing from my lawyer.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Timothy Patrick Brennan
    2. Irena Shiloh
    3. Richard Alan Jaffe
    4. Robert Alan Huber
    5. Robin Jean Gray
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Every WC case should be evaluated differently. It seems that your attorney may have been speaking to you about what the "average" settlement in Pennsylvania is. While two to three years is rather low even in speaking about averages, no case should settle simply because many cases fall into a certain range. Since you have a mediation coming up, you may want to spend some time asking the mediating judge the relevant factors. Your attorney should be able to elaborate. As for the SSDI issue,...

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  5. Im looking for a workers comp lawyer that I can trust and not tell me what I want to hear. andy 2156517773

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Glenn Neiman
    2. Robert Alan Huber
    3. Richard Alan Jaffe
    4. Levi Samuel Wolf
    5. Christian Michael Petrucci
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    6 lawyer answers

    I think most of the attorneys on this board will not simply tell you what you want to hear. I agree that hiring someone certified as a specialist, which is a new classification of lawyers, is a good place to start.

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  6. How will Switching Drs while receiving Workmans compensation effect my case?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Glenn Neiman
    2. Robert L. Cullen
    3. Gary Charles Martin
    4. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    5. Thomas James Pivnicny
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I would agree with my colleagues. You do need to discuss this with an attorney right away as each situation is vastly different. That being said, I would note that it is generally a good idea to treat for medical necessity. If a doctor is helping your condition, keep seeing that physician. If not, getting a second opinion is often beneficial. Your attorney should be able to help minimize any negative perception irrespective of your decision.

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  7. Won supersedes hearing

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Alan Jaffe
    2. Timothy D. Belt
    3. Levi Samuel Wolf
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    4 lawyer answers

    Unless, as Richard pointed out, this is a hearing following an "Employee Challenge," your payments should not have stopped to begin with. Checks should resume immediately, but you may need an attorney to push the issue.

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  8. After settling Work Comp claim, can you also get Pain and Suffering from the WC carrier's insurance company

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James V. Monaghan
    2. Robert L. Cullen
    3. Richard Alan Jaffe
    4. Christian Michael Petrucci
    5. David J. McCormick
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    8 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, pain and suffering damages are not an element of a workers' compensation award. I would contact a workers' compensation attorney right away and not attempt to negotiate with the carrier unrepresented.

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  9. Is there a firm/person who wants Social Security case referrals?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2. Matthew Louis Solomon
    3. Howard J. Bernstein
    4. Richard Alan Jaffe
    5. Walter Walkenhorst III
    6. ···
    13 lawyer answers

    I have been handling a good deal of Social Security cases for over 15 years. Feel free to contact me at (215) 545-0330.

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  10. I fell at work and am current;y on workmans comp. I am told i have a 3rd party suit but, can you tell me who is at fault?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Thomas Jr.
    2. Christian Michael Petrucci
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
    3 lawyer answers

    Each situation is very fact specific. If your attorney does not handle third party cases, you should ask for a referral to an attorney who does. Both attorneys should work together to identify the responsible party.

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