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    In and around Breinigsville you can find some of the biggest employers in Lehigh County and throughout the state.  Whether you work in a warehouse, a hospital, in agriculture, or anywhere else in the area, you are likely covered by Workers’ Compensation.  This should pay your medical expenses and cover your lost wages while you cannot work, but getting your employer to accept your claim might be hard.

    Our lawyers work to get claims accepted.  We also fight insurance carriers who deny claims or file in court to have your benefits cut off.  Work with us to help protect your benefits and get you and your family the ongoing wages you need after a serious work injury.

    For a free review of your potential case, call Cardamone Law’s Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists at (267) 651-7945 today.

    What Does Workers’ Comp Cover in Breinigsville, PA?

    The Workers’ Compensation system covers the same benefits throughout the Commonwealth, with benefits paid to injured workers to cover both medical bills and lost wages.  However, benefits might be paid a bit differently for “specific loss” injuries and in cases of death.

    Medical Benefits

    Injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention can cost a lot of money to treat.  If every worker were required to cover their own expenses out of pocket, many would likely go bankrupt.  To alleviate this, Workers’ Comp is required to cover all medical bills linked to a work-related injury.

    This means covering your emergency treatment, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, mental health therapy, medication, medical devices, follow-up visits, and other care.  Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers can help you understand what limits might be placed on this care – such as a requirement to use a doctor that your employer chose for the first 90 days of care – and other restrictions.  However, this coverage is intended to be quite broad, so most of your care should be covered unless you make specific choices to go outside the Workers’ Comp system for care.

    Lost Earnings

    If you cannot continue to work – whether for a limited period, a long term, or a permanent basis – Workers’ Comp is supposed to cover replacement wages.  These “wage-loss” benefits should pay you 2/3 of your average wages, with a cap at the statewide average weekly wage.  Additionally, if your pay is below a certain limit, then your percentage of benefits goes up and caps out at 90% instead.

    In 2024 numbers, wage-loss benefits cap out at $1,325 per week (the statewide average) for earners making $1,987.50 per week or more.  If you make down to $993.76 per week, you receive 2/3 of your wage as benefits.  If your wages range from $736.11 to $993.75 per week, your benefit is $662.50 per week.  If you make under that lower range, you receive 90% of your wages as a weekly benefit.

    Wages are not paid at 100% for Workers’ Comp to account for the fact that you are receiving medical benefits and that you do not have to prove your employer caused your injuries.  In fact, you can even receive these benefits if the accident was your fault (though it must be accidental).

    Specific Loss Benefits

    In cases where your injury is an amputation or loss of function in a body part, the wage-loss benefits work a bit differently.  While benefits usually pay as long as you cannot work, many people with amputations do go back to work even though you are not technically “healed.”  Some people who lose something like a finger or toe might be able to even return to work more quickly than expected without facing much lost time at work.  To account for this, the Workers’ Compensation Act sets a number of weeks’ worth of benefits you receive for specific injuries.

    For example, the loss of a leg pays 410 weeks of benefits, and the loss of a forearm pays 370 weeks of benefits.  These benefits are 2/3 of your normal wage.  Other specific loss payments can be found in the “schedule” of benefits under § 306 of the Workers’ Comp Act.

    Death Benefits

    If your loved one died in a work accident or later succumbed to injuries from a work accident, your family could be entitled to benefits.  These usually cover a reasonable amount for funeral and burial costs, plus ongoing benefits for the family.  The amount you receive depends on how many dependents your family has.  These benefits are paid based on percentages of the deceased worker’s wages assigned to the number of children or dependents.

    Usually, this pays benefits to widows/widowers and children, but you can also get benefits paid to other family in some cases.  For example, if the worker took care of their parents, the parents might receive these benefits instead.  If the worker had no spouse and their children were put in the care of a different guardian, the benefits could go to the guardian to continue to provide for the deceased worker’s children.

    Proof Needed for a Workers’ Comp Claim in Breinigsville

    When you file your claim, you need to prove a few things – and you importantly do not need to prove who was at fault (with some caveats):

    Proof of Fault

    Workers’ Comp does not require proof of fault like you would need in a lawsuit or in many insurance claims.  This coverage system pays benefits regardless of who caused the workplace injury, and you do not need to prove that your employer – or any other party – was specifically at fault before you get benefits.

    However, they will investigate fault if the insurance carrier believes that you caused the accident intentionally or that drug use, alcohol use, or criminal activity was involved.  These are grounds for denial.

    Proof that Injury Was Work-Related

    Workers’ Comp only covers work-related injuries.  This means injuries that happened because of work tasks or working conditions.  Preexisting injuries made worse by work accidents also count in many cases.  However, injuries at home, on the weekend, or during your commute to/from work typically do not get covered.

    Proof of Disability

    If you cannot prove that your injury keeps you from working, then you likely cannot get wage-loss benefits.  If you can return to work at full capacity, they will not cover your lost wages.  If you can return only at partial capacity, you might still get some partial coverage.

    Call Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Breinigsville Today

    If you were hurt at work, contact the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Cardamone Law by calling (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
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    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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