Philadelphia, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: Please if you can let me know now that its taken so long what can i do to further .

9/19/18 i got stuck by a forklift with no brakes. I got a lawyer its been 8 1/2 month gone by i only received 9 weeks of pay i saw my lawyers doctor and i have ankel deformity and torn ligaments . i got and MRI also from insurance I'm still in pain and there taking along time for treatment. We went to court tue insurance adjuster told the judge the mest up but im still here waiting for treatment,back pay ,and temp disability. Now a lawyer took over for the adjuster my lawyer told me PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT COULD BE GOING ON WITH MY CASE . THANK YOU AO MUCH I NEED GUIDANCE.

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Richard Alan Jaffe

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I am very sorry to hear about your work injury and the difficulty that you have been having since that time, however, as you are apparently represented by an Attorney and are already involved in litigation, the individual that would best be able to answer your questions is the Attorney currently representing you.

If you are not happy with the status of your Litigation, or your current Attorney, you are certainly free to seek counsel elsewhere. If so, it would be my recommendation that you promptly contact an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Law. Otherwise, it is my recommendation that you immediately contact your Attorney to find out the status of your case and hopefully he/she can address all of your concerns.

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Timothy Belt

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Kingston, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The only one that can really answer your questions would be your lawyer. There are many issues that come up in a workers' compensation case, and if the case has to go all the way to decision, the process can take a year or more from the date the petition is filed until the decision is received. I would suggest that you call your lawyer and request a status report and a projected time line.

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Glenn Neiman

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I agree with Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Belt. Cases take varying times, depending on the facts of each case. Every litigation is different, since every case has different facts. The only one who can answer this question is your attorney. I will note, unfortunately, it is not unusual to litigate a case for a year or more before a decision is reached. Good luck!

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