Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Lawyers

Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C.

409 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

Phone(215) 546-0011

Website https://www.larrypitt.com/
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Law Firm Overview

Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. is a workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.
Practice areas encompass workers’ compensation claims and administrative hearing representation for those in a variety of industries and fields of work; personal injury including vehicle accidents, product and premises liability, assault injuries, and medical malpractice; and Social Security Disability benefit claims and appeals.

The firm is led by founder Larry Pitt, Esq., who has more than 35 years of experience, and is comprised of more than 25 associates, legal assistants, and support personnel to serve clients and manage their cases. The knowledgeable litigators have breadth and depth of understanding in complex areas of public sector law and offer comprehensive and practical legal counsel.

Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. provides ethical and strategic representation and is dedicated to protecting clients’ rights and pursuing their best interests.



Languages: English, Spanish

Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Mental Impairments; Physical Impairments; Workers Compensation Benefits; Death Benefits; Specific Loss and Disfigurement; Common Workplace Injuries; Bending or Lifting Injuries; Crane Accidents; Forklift Accidents; Heavy Machinery Accidents; Hit by a Falling Object; Ladder and Scaffolding Injuries; Occupational Disease; Repetitive Stress Injuries; Work-Related Heart Attack or Stroke; Work-Related Loss of Vision or Hearing; Work-Related Mental Stress.


Areas of Law Description

- Workers' Compensation

Our team of lawyers can help clients receive the monetary compensation for their work-related injury or illness. We aid clients in Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania.


- Personal Injury

Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. has a full service Personal Injury group comprised of experienced civil litigators. If you have questions about personal injury, insurance issues, the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, or tort protection, we can help.


- Social Security Disability Insurance

Here is a partial list of conditions that can make you or someone you know eligible for Social Security Disability benefits: Back Problems, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Lung Disease, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cancer, Kidney Disease, and Psychiatric Problems. If you have a condition not on the list but believe you should receive Social Security Disability benefits, contact the law firm of Larry Pitt and Associates.



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Larry Pitt, Esq. Mr. Larry Pitt, Esq.
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Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation


Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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 Contesting a Workers’ Compensation Denial

After a work injury, you expect that your medical bills will be taken care of, and that you will receive financial compensation for your lost wages. But that is not always the case.

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 Violence Against Teachers and Workers' Comp

Approximately 80 percent of teachers in the U.S report being victimized at least once within the current or past school year, according to a national survey by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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 Seasonal Workers More Likely to Be Injured on the Job

Many Americans seek temporary or seasonal work to make extra money, especially just before the holidays. These workers range in age from teens to elderly people.

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 Workers at Risk for Spinal Injury

Construction and transportation industry workers are at risk for spinal injury, according to researchers at the University of Sydney. According to their study recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, work-related spinal injuries occur most frequently in these two high-risk industries.

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 Danger of Dropped Objects

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that more than 50,000 workers are injured or killed in struck by falling object accidents in the U.S. each year. Many are aware of the importance of fall protection for workers, but the importance of fall protection for objects has been relatively overlooked.

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 Combustible Dust Investigation

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a call to action, requesting that companies, regulators, inspectors, safety training providers, researchers and workers submit answers to 11 fundamental questions pertaining to combustible dust in the workplace.

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 Reporting an Underground Business

Underground businesses are those that do not comply with applicable state and federal laws. Such businesses often disregard safety rules, putting workers at risk of injury and death.

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 Pennsylvania Worker Suffers Dog Bite Injuries

A Penn Township delivery driver was recently hospitalized after being attacked by dogs. The United Parcel Service (UPS) worker was delivering a letter to a homeowner when three German Shepherds mauled the woman, leaving her with multiple dog bite injuries.

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 NSC Features Work Injury Statistics

The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization that works with businesses, government agencies, elected officials, and the public to prevent accidental injuries, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.

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 Truck Driver Injuries

Truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. In 2016, they had more workplace fatalities than any other occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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 Pennsylvania Impairment Rating Bill Becomes Law

Governor Wolf has signed H.B. 1840, a law that will reinstate impairment ratings for injured Pennsylvania workers. The proposed law has been the subject of much controversy since before it was passed by the House earlier this year.

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 Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

When a worker is killed in a workplace accident or dies from a work-related illness, the loss of the provider’s wages can financially devastate the spouse, children, and loved ones left behind.

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 Standing for Long Periods Can Lead to Long-Term Muscle Fatigue

For many jobs, the hazards are obvious. For example, law enforcement officials, members of the military, and firefighters face inherent and understood hazards.

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 Reporting an Occupational Illness in Pennsylvania

Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, Pennsylvania employees are eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits not only for injuries sustained at work, but also for occupational illnesses.

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 Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Workers’ Movements

A few years ago, major tech companies were working on introducing wearable devices into the mainstream.

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 Older Workers and Injuries on the Job

Many older workers are foregoing retirement and choosing to work into their 60s, 70s, and even later in life. Baby boomers are a substantial part of the current workforce and according to U.S. government estimates, older workers will make up 25 percent of the labor market by 2024.

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 Muscle Strain

Muscle strains occur in all types of work environments, most commonly in the manufacturing, industrial, and construction industries. They occur when a muscle tears or rips due to excessive force, repetition, awkward posture, and other workplace environmental factors, such as slip, trip and fall hazards.

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 High Wind Hazards

As we have seen with the recent hurricanes in the south, high winds can destroy everything in their path. While many employees spend their workdays in the predictable calm and quiet of their cubicle or office, others are exposed to these unpredictable forces of nature.

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 Scaffolding Injuries in Philadelphia: Construction Company Cited for Fall Protection Violations

A Philadelphia construction company owner has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for fall protection violations.

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 Coming and Going Rule in Pennsylvania Workers Comp Claims

Most workers in Pennsylvania are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (“the Act”), which allows employees to recover medical expenses and lost wages resulting from their work-related injuries and illnesses.

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 Workers’ Comp Check Late

When you are recuperating from a work-related injury, you rely on your workers’ compensation checks to pay your bills, keep a roof over your head and food on the table. If your workers’ compensation checks do not arrive on time, or if the amount is incorrect, that just adds to the stress with which you are already dealing.

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 Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Falls from Heights

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Workers who fall from heights can suffer serious, sometimes fatal injuries.

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 Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Comp

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) into law in April 2016. Under the MMA, marijuana may be used to treat a variety of serious medical conditions.

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 Burden of Proof in a Workers’ Compensation Case

In any legal matter, a burden of proof must be satisfied. Filing a claim for workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania is no exception. For any claim that is made, the injured worker must establish their right to wage loss and medical benefits.

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 Workers' Compensation for Eye Injuries Common Among Welders

Welders have a very physically demanding and risky job. They face many safety and health risks, such as exposure to flying metal particles, chemicals and extremely high temperatures.

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 U.S. Meat Workers Face High Risk of Serious Injury

If you were injured while working at a meat facility in Philadelphia, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Act. To ensure your eligibility, report your injuries in writing to your employer within 120 days.

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 Wood Dust Safety

Wood dust is a known human carcinogen, according to the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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 Suffering a Devastating Crush Injury at Work

Construction sites may be among the most dangerous places to work, but any workplace has hazards, both obvious and unseen.

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 Proposed Changes to Hours-of-Service Rules

Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules are among those adopted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to establish safety standards that apply to commercial motor vehicle drivers. The HOS rules limit the amount of time commercial drivers can be on the road.

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 Long Hours Put Workers at Risk of Accidents

More than 400 million people worldwide work 49 hours or more per week, according to recent International Labor Organization (ILO) statistics.

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 Implications of OSHA Rule for Manufacturers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has implemented a new respirable silica standard which applies to the general industry, including manufacturing.

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 Women Accused of Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Movement

When most of us think of sexual harassment in the workplace, we usually think of a man subjecting a woman to unwanted sexual advances.

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 Pennsylvania Home to First LGBTQ Commission

The pressure to conform to social norms is felt by everyone.

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 Accidents at Amazon Warehouses

A news investigation into workplace accidents at Amazon warehouses revealed a culture of apathy regarding worker injuries. Many workers have come forward with stories of how they were mistreated by Amazon after sustaining workplace injuries. Some of them were even left homeless and unable to work after being fired from the company.

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 Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

Every day millions of workers drive for work, including delivery drivers, traveling nurses, home attendants, salespeople and consultants. Workers in Pennsylvania who are injured in a car accident while in the course and scope of their duties are generally entitled to workers’ compensation.

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 Foot Injuries on the Job and Workers' Comp

Foot injuries are common among many workers in the U.S., including those in the construction, healthcare, transportation and hospitality industries.

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 Worker Injured at Philadelphia International Airport

A ground crew worker was listed in critical condition after being seriously injured at Philadelphia International Airport. According to police, the 60-year old man was caught under a pushback tug for a departing flight.

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 Tow Truck Drivers and Mental Stress

Tow truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Over one million truck drivers will be involved in a serious crash at some point in their career, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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 When to Settle a Workers' Comp Claim

The decision of whether to settle your workers’ compensation claim depends on the circumstances of your case.

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 Seatbelts on Ambulances to Protect First Responders

Recently, ABC News reported that technologically advanced seatbelts, designed to keep first responders safe, will soon be rolled out.

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 What Is a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable (NTCP) in Pennsylvania?

Injured workers in Pennsylvania are required to report their work-related injuries to their employer within 120 days from the date of the injury or diagnosis of a work-related disease.

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 Construction Opioid Deaths

Construction is one of the most hazardous industries in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that approximately 150,000 construction workers are injured on the job each year.

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 CNAs in Nursing Homes Injured More

While police officers, correctional officers and construction workers are all at high risk of sustaining workplace injuries, there is one industry that stands out as the most hazardous. Surprisingly, certified nursing aids (CNAs) sustain more injuries than workers in any other profession, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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 Workers’ Compensation and the Loss of a Body Part

Workers’ compensation is a complicated program that was designed to support people who are injured on the job while they recover; or provide disability to workers who have injuries from which they will never fully recover. In some cases, workers’ compensation pays death benefits to the family of a worker who has died because of a work-related injury.

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 Proving Traumatic Brain Injury

If you experience a head injury at work – even one that seems minor – and you do not seek medical attention immediately, you run the risk of being denied your Workers’ Compensation claim. It is essential to report such injuries right away, and to then seek medical attention, even if you are not sure if it is warranted. Some of the symptoms from concussions and even serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can take days or even weeks to develop.

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 Proposed Penalty Increase for Construction Worker Misclassification

Employers must generally classify new-hires as either employees or independent contractors. The distinction is important because in Pennsylvania, employers are not required to have workers’ compensation insurance for independent contractors and misclassification as such can cause a worker to be denied workers’ compensation benefits to which he or she was entitled.

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 Recent Insurance Subrogation Ruling in Pennsylvania

With few exceptions, Pennsylvania workers are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides injured workers with compensation for injuries they sustain at work, regardless of who was at fault. In exchange for this expedited, no-fault recovery, employees give up their right to sue their employer.

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 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Not all work injuries occur from one-time accidents; some develop over time. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a type of repetitive motion injury that results from repeated use of the hand in the same manner, usually over the course of several months.

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 Providing Dedicated Counsel to Injured First Responders/EMS Workers Throughout Pennsylvania

Emergency medical services (EMS) workers, including first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, police officers, firefighters and nurses, have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. While risking their own lives to keep others safe, they are regularly exposed to job-related risks and hazards.

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 Fighting Hard for the Rights of Injured Pennsylvania Workers Impacted by Scarring and Disfigurement

Workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania includes benefits for scarring and disfigurement. If you were scarred or disfigured in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to medical, lost wages and specific loss benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act).

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 Preventing Workplace Violence in Mental Health Facilities

Workplace violence continues to be an increasingly alarming problem, especially in the health industry, which accounts for three-quarters of all assaults. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four times more reports of workplace violence in the healthcare industry than in any other.

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 Types of Workplace Accidents

Most workplace injuries and occupational illnesses are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. If you sustained an on-the-job injury or contracted an illness at work, you may be entitled to benefits that include reimbursement for your medical bills and lost wages.

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 Work-Related Hand Injuries/Protection

Workers in various industries may suffer work-related hand injuries. According to a National Safety Council (NSC) chartbook, there were 119,810 hand injuries and 36,540 wrist injuries that required workers to take time off from work in 2014.

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 Compensation for Workers with Caught In/Between Injuries

Caught in/between accidents can occur in many different situations. Construction workers, factory workers, industrial workers, and others who operate heavy machinery are at high risk of being injured in caught in/between accidents.

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 Dedicated Representation for Victims of Workplace Violence in Pennsylvania

Nearly two million workers report being the victim of workplace violence each year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Workplace violence can occur in many different industries and in a variety of ways.

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 FELA – “Workers’ Compensation” for Railroad Workers

The romantic images that come to mind when we think of trains and tracks heading toward distant horizons are intriguing. But there is a very harsh reality associated with railroad work. Railroad workers face many dangers every day, dealing with the risk of serious bodily injury or death on a constant basis.

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 Pennsylvania Crane Manufacturer Cited

Three workers were fatally injured when a 300-ton crane collapsed at a global crane manufacturer’s facility in Shady Grove.

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 Best Practices for Lockout/Tagout Procedures

It is not uncommon for workplace equipment, machinery, and vehicles to require maintenance or repair.

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 Workers’ Compensation Reform in PA and House Bill 1840

Proposed House Bill 1840 was recently passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is now before the Senate.

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 Lifting Injuries Common in Nursing

It has long been recognized that nursing professionals face many challenges in their work. A lot rides on their shoulders.

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 Common Police Officer Injuries

Police officers face many unique job hazards. As such, their rate of injury and illness is more than double that of other professions in the country.

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 Pennsylvania Opioid Epidemic

Pennsylvania has the third highest percentage of injured workers who become long-term opioid users in the United States.

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 Light Duty Work May Affect Workers' Comp Benefits

As an injured worker in Pennsylvania, you may be offered light duty work by your employer.

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 Eye Injury Prevention

Thousands of work-related eye injuries occur each year and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), they cost more than $300 million a year in medical expenses, lost productivity and workers’ compensation.

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 Heart Attack and Workers’ Compensation

Pennsylvania workers who suffer work-related heart attacks may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

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 Best Practices for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Although some workers are excluded from state workers’ compensation benefits, such as independent contractors and federal employees, most Pennsylvania employees who are injured on the job or who develop an occupational illness are entitled to workers’ compensation.

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 Heavy Machinery Safety

Heavy machinery poses a safety risk for equipment operators and other workers, especially in the construction industry.

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