Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Mark R. Schmidt resolved the claim of a 29 year old cable technician

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Mark R. Schmidt resolved the claim of a 29 year old cable technician injured in a car accident while traveling between customer locations. The injured worker was disabled for approximately 1 month, and had undergone a brief course of physical therapy. The insurance company denied his claim, alleging he did not suffer any injuries. Thinking it was a “small claim” that he could handle himself, the claimant filed his own petition, and tried to fight the insurance company on his own. At the time of the first hearing, and the numerous requests the insurance company’s lawyer made (to obtain a Defense Medical Exam; to secure “discoverable” medical and work history records etc.) the claimant realized the procedure is more complicated than it seemed. The Judge allowed him time to find an attorney – but claimant was concerned the claim was so small many attorneys may not see a “big enough fee” to want to get involved.

Claimant was eventually referred to attorney Schmidt, who assured him that the amount of fee involved was not a factor in his consideration. When an injured worker has a valid claim – they should be able to be represented, even if the case is “small”. Schmidt accepted the case, and fought the insurance company. By the time all evidence was presented, the insurance carrier realized they had little to no chance of success – and offered to even pay attorney Schmidt’s fee – over and above the claimant’ benefits – if they could end the litigation quickly. Since claimant was fighting to ensure his medical bills were all paid – and he was not even responsible to pay his own lawyer’s fee – it was an easy decision to make.

Insurance companies OFTEN deny even the smallest claims – knowing many attorneys simply won’t accept such cases – and the complicated procedures all but ensure a “lay person” can not handle it on their own. The complexities are exactly the reason why the Bar Association has created a Specialty Certification for Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. At Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias, we sincerely believe every injured person has the RIGHT to be represented by an experienced attorney – even if there may be NO fee to recover. We believe in “doing the right thing”. If you have been injured at work – call us for a Free, no obligation consultation to learn your rights and options, at 610-892-9300, or online at www.PAhurtatwork.com or www.SKR.legal

Mark R. Schmidt settles the case of a 61 year old convenience store clerk from Havertown for $100,000

The claimant was injured while lifting a case of beverages to place on the shelves, when he felt a sharp pain in his back and fell. Despite the incident being witnessed by the store owner, the insurance company denied the claim.

Mark R. Schmidt settles the case of a 39 year old welder from Wilmington Delaware, injured while working in Kennett Square Pennsylvania

Workers’ Compensation is one of the few fields of law that offer a Specialist Certification for lawyers who meet the strict requirements, which include years of practice dedicated to workers compensation claims, Continuing Legal Education and written testing.

Work injury lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim of a 25 year old solar panel installation foreman from Brookhaven, Delaware County

The insurance company fought his right to any workers’ compensation benefits, and fired him for ‘made up’ reasons – but likely just because he sought to protect his rights. Attorney Schmidt was unconcerned, and fought – and WON the claim.

Workers’ Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim of a 56 year old swimming pool laborer from Malvern, Chester County

The insurance company defined his injury as a sprain or strain, but the real injury was more severe. Workers’ Compensation lawyer Mark R. Schmidt settled the claim successfully!

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist lawyer Mark R. Schmidt resolved the claim of a 29 year old cable technician

The injured worker was disabled for approximately 1 month, and had undergone a brief course of physical therapy. The insurance company denied his claim, alleging he did not suffer any injuries.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issues a decision on a “Question of First Impression

The Court addressed an issue of First Impression more than 100 years after the Workers’ Compensation Act became law demonstrates the need to be represented by an attorney who focuses their practice on this unique and highly specialized field of law.

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