Tom Sennett has been handling workers’ compensation cases (and other matters) for more than 25 years. When he first began practicing, most of his work was on behalf of employers and insurance companies, so he knows how they think. He has special insight on how insurance companies approach workers’ compensation claims, the tactics they use to try to defeat valid claims, and the methods they use to intimidate injured workers. He now handles cases on behalf of injured workers and uses his inside knowledge and experience to win cases for his workers’ compensation clients.
He graduated from Cornell University in 1978 where he studied history, played rugby, and worked his way through school tending bar, where he would dispense not just drinks but advice. His studies included courses on the history of our great nation, and he was moved by the noble role our courts could play in protecting the rights of the less fortunate. He earned his law degree from Villanova University in 1982, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and a proud member of the Garey Hall Rugby Club.
Tom has handled cases in Pennsylvania as far west as Pittsburgh, and still handles matters in State College, Harrisburg, Scranton, Allentown, Reading, and Lancaster, although most of his cases are in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.
Tom is well known for his “house call” policy. Don’t worry if you can’t get to his office, he will come to you. Tom knows that any time you need to engage a lawyer, that alone is stressful, but on top of that, Tom often finds that the work injury makes it hard for the client to travel, and the client does not need the additional hardship of coming to an office when dealing with the already stressful issues of being out of work and in pain.
Tom no longer plays rugby, having hung up his cleats long ago.