PA Workers’ Compensation Attorney Kenneth Saffren
Kenneth Saffren, a partner of Saffren & Weinberg — a general practice and workers’ compensation law firm located in Jenkintown, PA — is one of the leading workers’ comp attorneys practicing throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kenneth’s main practice areas include workers’ compensation, social security disability, and personal injury litigation. He is a member of both the United States District Court of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as PHN Epsilon Roe.
On average, Kenneth attends 10-12 hearings per week for clients with workers’ compensation cases. As a result of his dedication to helping injured workers, Mr.Saffren was named to the Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Worker’s Advocacy List in 2017.
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Schedule a Free Consultation with Kenneth Safren. He brings justice to clients who have suffered at the hands of hospitals, insurance companies and doctors. Contact Kenneth Saffren today for a free consultation. He will assess your case and advise you of your legal rights.
Kenneth Saffren is the Workers’ Choice for Workers’ Comp Lawyers
No one goes to work expecting to get hurt on the job. But, despite all the safety training and protocols, accidents do happen. People are injured at work every single year in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. There is a myriad of reasons why work injuries happen, such as:
- a co-worker’s negligence
- poorly maintained equipment
- or a defective product
Workers’ compensation benefits (also known as workmans’ comp benefits) is a state-run insurance program that provides compensation for medical expenses and lost wages if an employee is hurt on the job or has contracted a work-related illness. By law, employers located in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Kenneth Saffren, the top Workers’ Comp attorney at the Saffren & Weinberg law firm, leads a team of talented and experienced workers’ compensation lawyers. Kenneth and his team have extensive experience and will fight to get their clients the benefits they are entitled to under the law for all workers’ comp claims.
Kenneth Saffren’s Workers’ Compensation Facts
You may have some questions about Workers’ Compensation. Let Kenneth Saffren answer all of your legal inquiries related to workers’ compensation and work-related injuries. Here are some facts:
- An injured worker must report the accident to their employer as soon as they can to avoid the delay or denial of your claim.
- Injured workers have up to 120 days to report the injury for compensation.
- In New Jersey, the employee must notify his or her employer within 14 days of the injury.
- You can sue your employer if the employer failed to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
- By law, Pennsylvania employers provide workers’ compensation coverage for all employees.
- You can sue a third party, such as a product manufacturer or contractor.
- You can sue your employer only if the workers’ compensation appeal fails.
You cannot file a claim if you:
- Were under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
- Received a self-inflicted injury (e.g. a fight at work).
- Were injured while committing a crime (e.g. stealing from work).
- Violated company policy (e.g. did not get the mandated number of hours of sleep).
- Are covered under the federal labor laws (e.g. a longshoreman and railroad workers).
An employer is not obligated to create a position for you when you return to work and cannot perform the duties of your old job. The employer can give you light duties until you are fully recovered to return to your old position. It is illegal for an employer to harass an employee who has filed a claim.
Lost wage benefits equal two-thirds of the injured employee’s average weekly wage. Workers’ compensation can affect your social security, pension, severance pay, medical treatment bills, and unemployment compensation. Workers’ compensation begins on day one of employment. Medical benefits begin from day one of the workplace injuries. Benefits can be terminated when the employee returns to work or has reached maximum medical improvement (treatment will no longer help the employee.)
How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?
Ken Saffren deals with workers’ comp cases and has seen hundreds of workers’ comp settlements in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Work accidents create a lot of issues for people hurt on the job. Workers’ compensation provides several types of benefits.
Lost Wages Benefits: Lost wage payments are determined by your benefits status:
- Permanent Disability: Total Disabled are those unable to work due to permanent injuries.
- Partial Disability: Partially Disabled and can work. This status allows you to be paid up to 500 weeks (450 weeks in NJ) if returning to work at a lower paying job.
Disability benefits and lost-wage payments are equal to two-thirds of your average weekly pay. You must miss seven days of work before this benefit is payable. Time is of the essence, so if your claim is accepted by the insurance company, you will receive the first compensation check within 21 days of absence from work. Compensation payments are made by your employer or insurance company up to 90 days.
Specific Loss Benefits: This applies if you have lost all or part of your hand, arm, leg, foot, sight, hearing or have a permanent disfigurement on your head, face or neck.
Death Benefit: If an injury results in death, the family of the deceased is entitled to benefits.
Medical Care: Medical bills, including surgical and medical services, devices and prostheses and rehabilitation, are covered by an approved physician or health care provider. You may seek treatment for 90 days. If you become sick or an illness is aggravated by employment, your disability must occur within 300 weeks of your last employment where you were exposed to the hazard.
Kenneth Saffren’s Approach to Helping Injured Workers
Located in both Philadelphia and New Jersey, Kenneth Saffren’s highly experienced and well-educated workers’ compensation team at Saffren and Weinberg will clearly explain all there is to know about worker’s compensation, breaking down an injured worker’s overwhelming personal injury situation and ensuring that the goal is to win each client fair compensation.
Kenneth Saffren has extensive experience with the following types of workers’ compensation situations:
- Burns and/or scars
- Car accidents
- Carpal tunnel
- Eye injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Head injuries
- Hearing loss
- Heart attack or stroke
- Loss of limb
- Neck injuries
- Back Injuries
- Recurring trauma
- Pre-existing conditions
Kenneth Saffren is dedicated to helping injured workers receive fair and legitimate repayment for workers’ compensation claim. Kenneth Saffren is committed to building a person-person relationship of trust with you and will do everything in our power to get what is right for you.
Get a Free Consultation About Your Claim with Kenneth Saffren Today
You are being faced with a significant challenge, and we want to hear about your situation to help you determine the best course of action. The workers’ compensation cases that Kenneth Saffren handles are done so on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not get paid until you either start receiving benefits or choose to settle your case. He also ensures that the insurance company does not interfere with your benefits during the process. Please contact Kenneth Saffren at his Philadelphia office at (215) 309-9577, or his New Jersey office at (856) 424-4144, or email him to begin a relationship with a winning attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation.
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