Doylestown is the county seat for Bucks County, located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2 ½ hours south of New York City and 1 hour north of Philadelphia. Not far from New Hope and Peddlers’ Village, Doylestown is home to the Mercer Museum, the Moravian Tile Works and the Michener Museum. Situated in Central Bucks County, and extending into Buckingham and Furlong, Doylestown is a shopping and cultural mecca. The area is home to the highly-ranked Central Bucks School District.
The Bucks County Courthouse is located in the center of Doylestown, at Main and Court Streets, though a new courthouse, part of the “Bucks County Justice Center,” is currently being constructed a block or so away. Originally, the county seat, and the courthouse, were in Bristol, then Newtown, before finally ending up in Doylestown.
Though the region’s many farms have now dwindled in number, making room for the numerous housing communities, and industry is fairly light, there is a vibrant workforce in the city. From national franchises, to locally-owned businesses, from shops and restaurants, to manufacturers and distributors, to buyers and sellers, Doylestown is home to a wide range of occupations.
Injured workers in Doylestown have access to excellent medical treatment at Doylestown Hospital, as well as at St Mary Medical Center, in nearby Langhorne. The area also has many therapy, diagnostic testing, and medical supply choices. Orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and pain management specialists are all plentiful in the region.
Workers’ compensation hearings for Doylestown residents, and for most residents of Central and Upper Bucks County, are held at the Bucks County Courthouse. Since workers’ comp cases are technically “administrative” legal cases, rather than “civil” legal matters, the hearings are held before a Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ), instead of a Common Pleas Judge. Most workers’ compensation cases in Doylestown are heard by WCJ Bruce Doman.
Cases in Lower Bucks County, in areas like Levittown, Langhorne, Croydon and Morrisville, are heard at the Bristol Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office. Bucks County is one of the few counties in Pennsylvania splitting workers’ compensation offices into more than one hearing location. Now that the Northeast Philadelphia Hearing Office is closed, forcing all Philadelphians to the Center City office, the only other split location in Southeastern PA is Montgomery County, where hearings are held in both Malvern and Dresher.
Over the years, we have represented many residents of Doylestown, and its surrounding areas. Many different types of workers have used our services, including county employees, teachers, auto mechanics, police officers, clerical staff and retail employees. A large reason why our firm is chosen is simple – we do not handle any type of legal matter other than Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases. That is all our attorneys do, every day of the week.
As a result, our attorneys are intimately involved in the PA workers’ comp system, and familiar with how the process runs in Doylestown and the entire Bucks County area. While our primary offices, in Trevose/Feasterville and Allentown are not terribly far from the area, we routinely meet clients at the Bucks County Bar Association building, on State Street in the center of Doylestown. Call us today at (215) 638-7500, or on our toll-free line at (800) WORK-HELP, or send us an e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free, no-obligation, appointment.