Reading, Pennsylvania

Reading, PA, the county seat for Berks County, is the fifth most populated city in Pennsylvania. The development of the entire area likely stems from the region being the birthplace of the now-defunct Reading Railroad, making the city thoroughly connected. The trains brought anthracite coal from the Pennsylvania Coal Region to cities along the Schuylkill River. Of course, the region is more than just trains. Not only is industry widely spread, Berks County is third among all Pennsylvania counties in revenue from agriculture.

Industry remains thriving in Reading, where both East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Carpenter Technology Corp. continue to show growth. Other top employers in the area are the Berks County Government and the Reading School District. Though times have changed greatly from when Reading Railroad ruled the rails, the region has managed to change well with the times.

The Philadelphia Phillies’ minor league affiliate (AA), now known as the Fightin’ Phils, plays at First Energy Stadium in Reading. The area is also home to the Reading Royals, the minor league affiliate for the Washington Capitals hockey team. Long a hotbed for art and culture, the city houses the Reading Symphony Orchestra.

Injured workers in Reading have access to well-respected medical facilities, such as Reading Hospital and Medical Center, and St Joseph Medical Center. Since the city has a population of over 80,000 people, there is a wide selection of doctors, occupational health clinics, therapists and medical equipment facilities

Hearings are usually held where the injured worker lives, so residents of Berks County have their cases heard at the Reading Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office, located at the Reading State Office Building, 625 Cherry Street, Suite 150, Reading PA, 19602-1151. Among the Workers’ Compensation Judges (WCJs) at this location are WCJ Terry Knox, WCJ Brian Puhala and WCJ James Stapleton.

Our firm has represented injured workers throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania since forming in 2004. We limit our entire practice to just representing folks with regard to PA workers’ compensation matters. We have represented injured workers in Berks County for many years, not only at the current Court location at the Reading State Office Building but also at the Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office’s prior location at the Berks County Bar Association Building.

We understand the region, and strive to meet the needs of injured workers in the Reading area. There is never a fee to sit down and talk to us, to see if we can help with your case. In fact, there is never a fee to just represent an injured worker. Unless we get results for you, there is no fee.

The workers’ comp insurance companies have attorneys available to them. Adjusters can always have their questions answered, and can always get guidance from their attorneys. We believe residents of Reading, and injured workers throughout Central and Southeastern PA, deserve no less.

Call us at our Trevose office [(215) 638-7500], Allentown office [(610) 740-1002] or on our toll-free number [(800) WORK-HELP]. Or e-mail us at gneiman@bnlegal.com or dbrilliant@bnlegal.com and asks us for a free consultation. There is no obligation when you meet with us, so you truly have nothing to lose.

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