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Timothy Belt

Timothy Belt

The Belt Law Firm, PC
  • Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • Pennsylvania
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Biography

Attorney Timothy D. Belt is the son of Reverend James and Patricia Belt, and he has resided primarily in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area since 1985. Tim graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School and is a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of the Ozarks. Tim graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 1999 and shortly thereafter began practicing law in the Wilkes-Barre area.

Tim’s practice focuses on workers compensation, social security disability, unemployment compensation and auto injury claims. Tim is a frequent speaker in regard to workers compensation issues to business and union organizations.

Tim is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association, and Wyoming/Sullivan County Bar Association

Education
Villanova University
Law
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Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
The Belt Law Firm, PC
- Current
Attorney
Fendler & Associates, PC
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Attorney
Marshall, Denehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin
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Attorney
Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn
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Certifications
Workers' Compensation Law Certified Specialist
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. This is extremely complicated and Covid related. At beginning of pandemic all persons over 60 laid off for months
A: That is indeed a complicated set of facts. It sounds like your doctor has indicated your condition is related to a work related chemical exposure. As such, this may be considered a work injury. If you have not already provided notice to your employer of a work injury, you have 120 days from the date of exposure to do so. I would suggest that you contact a local workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible to review the details of your claim, since you may be entitled wage loss and medical benefits in regard to your work injuiry.
Q. Verbal and sexual harassment at a union job. Terminated after filing sexual harassment complaint.
A: In regard to bullet point 4 only, assuming you reported the injury within 120 days, and a period of less than 3 years has past since the date of injury, you may still have a claim for workers' compensation benefits which may provide payment of medical as well as wage loss benefits despite your termination. I would strongly suggest that you contact a workers' compensation attorney to review your claim as soon as possible.
Q. work injury took 17 days before management gave me a form for an accident report
A: Assuming your employer is not self insured and has actual insurance, the change in ownership will not change the carrier's obligation to make proper payment for an accepted claim. Whether or not this is an accepted claim is a different question. It sounds like the employer and possibly the carrier are playing games. I would suggest that you contact a workers' compensation lawyer sooner rather than later to review the documents and status of your claim. Almost all workers' compensation lawyers provide a free initial consultation.
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The Belt Law Firm, PC
100 West Broad Street, Suite 303
Hazleton, PA 18201
Telephone: (570) 535-3343
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
The Belt Law Firm, PC
100 West Union Street
Kingston, PA 18704
Telephone: (570) 714-3343
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed