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    Construction accidents can leave workers with permanent disabilities or at least take them out of work for a few days while they recover.  During this time – and even into the future – expensive medical care could be needed, but it should be covered by your employer if you were hurt on the job.  All the time you are unable to work should also be paid for through Workers’ Compensation benefits.

    Our attorneys fight for injured construction workers, seeking to get them the coverage they need under their employer’s Workers’ Compensation.  However, employers and Workers’ Comp insurance carriers are often reluctant to approve claims and pay out what could be months or years of benefits.  When that happens, our lawyers can step in, fight denials, negotiate settlements, and seek to get your benefits paid.

    For a free case evaluation with our Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists, contact Cardamone Law by dialing (267) 651-7945.

    Workers’ Compensation Specialists for Injured Construction Workers in Allentown

    Some of our attorneys have special certifications, allowing us to call ourselves Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists.  Lawyers usually cannot advertise themselves as specialists in any area of the law, but through additional training, testing, and experience, our construction accident lawyers have earned that right.

    This certification means that we know how to handle Workers’ Comp claims, and we know how to make the filings needed to challenge denials and seek out benefits from reluctant insurance companies.  Whether your employer is denying that your injury was work-related or trying to kick you off their benefits by calling you an independent contractor, our attorneys can seek to have your benefits paid.

    Our lawyers focus our practice on Workers’ Comp claims because that is often the best and only route to compensation.  When construction accidents involve the victim making a mistake that injures them, there is often no way to sue anyone else for the injury.  However, Workers’ Comp still covers these workers in many cases.

    Additionally, the law prevents employees from suing their employers.  When a lack of safety gear, training, proper staffing, or other safety requirements is what caused your accident, there is typically no one to hold responsible except for your employer.  When lawsuits against them are barred, Workers’ Comp becomes your only route to compensation.

    What Does Workers’ Comp Pay for a Construction Accident in Allentown?

    When you get hurt at work, you can often file a claim with your employer for Workers’ Compensation to cover two main areas of damages: medical benefits and wage-loss benefits.  In some cases, benefits are paid differently to cover amputations and similar losses or loss of function injuries.  In the case that a loved one died in a work accident, death benefits might also be available.

    Medical Costs

    Medical costs should be covered for all expenses from a construction injury, from emergency treatment to rehabilitation and physical therapy.  This should include the cost of covering treatment for your physical injuries as well as for mental health issues related to the injury.  Medical benefits are also supposed to cover the cost of medical devices, medication, scans, tests, and more.

    With many construction accidents, there is an acute injury that needs to be treated immediately, as well as a recovery period.  This might not involve much additional follow-up care, but that care should also be covered.

    With others, there is an initial accident that leads to ongoing injuries with long-term recovery expenses or an ongoing disability that needs ongoing care.  This could result in benefits lasting for years to cover your medical care.

    Wage-Loss Benefits

    Benefits are paid under Workers’ Comp to injured construction workers to cover around 2/3 of their normal wages.  In cases where workers make below a certain threshold, the percentage of your wage that is covered goes up, capping off at 90%.  There is also a cap set at the average weekly wage across the state, a number that changes from year to year.

    These benefits should be paid if your injury keeps you out of work for at least 7 days, and if the injury keeps you from working for at least 14 days, those first 7 days’ wages are also paid.  The amount paid can also be modified if you are able to return to work part-time or at a reduced wage, helping make up for the difference in wages until you can return to work at your full capacity.

    Specific Loss Injuries

    If you lose a finger on a table saw or need a leg amputated after an injury after being run over by a backhoe, the injury may be permanent.  In these cases, your injury will certainly heal over, but you will never recover function in the lost body part.  Because recovery works differently in these situations and many people with total loss of function in certain body parts are often able to eventually return to work, § 306 of the Workers’ Comp Act specifies a “schedule” of benefits paid for each type of injury.  If you lost a body part or lost function in a body part, our lawyers can help you understand what benefits you should be entitled to.

    Death Benefits

    If a construction accident took the life of someone in your family, the rest of your family could be entitled to Workers’ Comp death benefits.  These are designed to help support your family now that your loved one is gone, providing lost wages and funeral/burial benefits at certain levels.  Larger families with more dependents often receive higher benefits, but talk to an attorney about what specific amounts should be paid to your family.

    Call Our Construction Accident and Injury Attorneys in Allentown

    If you or a loved one was hurt in a construction accident, call Cardamone Law’s construction accident attorneys for a free case analysis at (267) 651-7945.

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    Cardamone Law Has Negotiated Some of the Largest Workers’ Comp Settlements in Pennsylvania

    $6 Million
    We Assisted Another Firm in Reaching Settlement
    $2.2 Million
    Spinal Injury
    $897,000
    Lower Back Injury
    $650,000
    Lower Back Injury
    $550,000
    Neck Injury
    $425,000
    Leg Injury
    $375,000
    Knee Injury
    $325,000
    Ankle Injury
    $6 Million
    We Assisted Another Firm in Reaching Settlement
    $2.2 Million
    Spinal Injury
    $897,000
    Lower Back Injury
    $650,000
    Lower Back Injury
    $550,000
    Neck Injury
    $425,000
    Leg Injury
    $375,000
    Knee Injury
    $325,000
    Ankle Injury

    Client Testimonials

    "Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mike and Shirley!!"

    I called Shirley when I was scared and didn’t know what where my next dime was coming from after I was out with my work injury. Shirley was very kind and helpful guiding me every single step of the way. Mike was not your typical lawyer was not pushy but very responsive to all my gazillion questions. He helped me get my settlement quickly and settlement check in a very timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone! Mike helped calm all my fears and anxieties as I was trying to navigate one of the hardest and most stressful times in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mike and Shirley!!

    - Jen Thompson
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    "Tienes un equipo impresionante a pesar de ser una compañía pequeña, los resultados fueron excelentes!"

    Yo le daría 10 estrellas en vez de 5 , Michael Cardamone es una persona genuina y un gran abogado, al principio de mi caso, yo estaba en la oscuridad y no sabia que pasos tendría que seguir porque Workers comp ,solo me cubría en esos momentos los beneficios medicos .Después, me eliminaron el puesto , no sabia como manejar mi situación (estaba con una cirugía y también sin trabajo,) grasias a Mike, el me dirigió por el camino correcto, me dieron una muy buena cantidad por mi caso. El fue muy comprensivo porque le hice muchas preguntas por email y siempre me las contesto a tiempo, brindando seguridad ,sabia que estaba en las manos correctas! Shirley y Francisco también fueron de gran ayuda con los recordatorios y servicios de traducción en Español. tienes un equipo impresionante a pesar de ser una compañía pequeña, los resultados fueron excelentes! se los recomiendo a todos. Muchas grasias Cardamone law!

    - Marisol Rodriguez
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    "Best Law Firm around!"

    "Cardomone law is absolutely fantastic! They are very responsive and helpful and they will fight to get you what you deserve. Shirley is also very helpful whenever you have any questions! Best Law Firm around!"

    - C. Edwards
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    "Michael and Shirley are very dedicated...and getting the maximum amount favorable to my case"

    "Cardamone Law Firm were very helpful to me since day one. Michael and Shirley are very dedicated to my case giving me updates, answering my questions, being honest with my case, and getting the maximum amount favorable to my case. Thank you so much for your service and dedication and helping me to achieve not only your case but to guide and refer me in other needs too! You guys are the best law firm friendly and dedicated. I will recommend to anyone."

    - A. Ortiz
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    "Michael won my workers comp case after my employer insurance denied my claim."

    "Exceptional firm. Highly recommend this law firm. Michael won my Workers Comp case after my employer insurance denied my claim. Him and his staff were always at my reach for legal and emotional support. Am so happy I hire them. Thanks Michael and Ms. Shirley."

    - Carlos P.
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    "[They] did an excellent job in getting me financially compensated in a fairly short amount of time."

    "I recently had a work related injury and was receiving Workers' Compensation (medical benefits only). Soon after I was fired, so I contacted Paul Silver at Cardamone Law Firm who did an excellent job in getting me financially compensated in a fairly short amount of time. Paul and his assistant Shirley always responded to any questions I had about the case in a very short amount of time. Thank you for helping me with this difficult case."

    - Robin C.
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    "Highly recommend."

    "Cardamone Law was great with helping my husband with his Workers Comp issues. Mike and Shirley were the best with letting us know what was going on every step of the way. Highly recommend."

    - Danielle P.
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    "Mike Cardamone is amazing"

    "Mike Cardamone is amazing. He is "hands down" one of the best lawyers I've ever had the privilege of knowing. He is very kind, understanding, knowledgeable in his field, always very thorough and helpful. He was extremely professional and someone who truly cares about his clients. I felt completely at ease with him. He was a pleasure to work with, explained everything in detail, as well as answered all my questions with knowledge and care. If you want someone you can trust, who communicates every step of the way, will fight for you and make sure you win your case, he is it! I will refer all my family and friends to him. Thank you so much Mike, for everything. I appreciate all your hard work and dedication in helping me."

    - Allie M.
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    Without a doubt YOU are the best!!!

    "Without a doubt YOU are the best!!! Every person who is in the horrible position of being injured at work should have someone as kind, compassionate and knowledgeable as you on their side. You never once made me feel like I was one of a hundred other clients. I always knew you had my back! You answered calls and emails at all hours. You fought every fight for me so I only had to worry about getting well. Behind your nice, calm face there’s a pit bull ready to take on any employer or judge. I can never thank you enough."

    - L. Edall
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    "Best Workers' Comp Lawyer!"

    "Michael is simply the best! He was there for me from day 1 till the end, and we won the case!! He is always available to help. I had a gazillion questions and he would answer them one by one. He's a great lawyer and I feel lucky to have found him online from reading other outstanding reviews about him. Believe me, they're true!"

    - Faith B.
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    "Great Attorney"

    "Great attorney, handled case quickly and efficiently. I would recommend him and would use him again. He was always available to answer any questions we had. Thank you, Mr. Cardamone."

    - H. Anderson
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