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Timothy Belt

Timothy Belt

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

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

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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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Education
Villanova University
Law
- present
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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Certifications
Workers' Compensation Law Certified Specialist
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
383 Questions Answered

Q. I was given a doctors note to be off work due to carpal tunnel caused by my job. It's been 20 days and I have not heard
A: The employer and/or it's workers' compensation carrier only have 21 days to accept or deny your claim. If they fail to do so, you will need to file a Claim Petition and prove that you suffered an injury in the course and scope of your employment resulting in wage loss. This is a complicated process, so I would suggest that you obtain the services of a workers' compensation attorney in your area.
Q. Can my employer withhold overtime work due to being on light duty for workers comp?
A: They do not have to let you work overtime, but you may be entitled to temporary partial disability wage loss benefits through workers' compensation to make up the difference. I would suggest that you talk to a local workers' compensation lawyer about your rights and options.
Q. Hello, I was attacked at work and got bitten, I’m a CNA. I want file for emotional distress/pain and suffering.
A: I am sorry to hear of your injury. Assuming this is a Pennsylvania case, your potential benefits would likely be confined to workers' compensation which would only cover related wage loss and related medical bills. If you suffered a psychological injury as a result of this attack, treatment for that condition may be covered by workers' compensation. Workers' compensation does not provide for any payment in regard to pain and suffering or emotional distress. I would suggest that you contact a local workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible to review your claim.
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Contact & Map
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
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)