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Bucks County Workers Compensation Lawyer

Bucks County Workers Compensation Lawyer

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    Workers’ Compensation is often a confusing process, with employers and insurance companies making it much harder to get the benefits you need. When you are seriously hurt and unable to work, your Workers’ Comp benefits are supposed to be there for you – and our lawyers are here to help you get them.

    Our attorneys exclusively focus our practice on Workers’ Compensation cases, representing injured workers in their claims, appeals, court filings, and settlement negotiations. Working with a lawyer is statistically shown to increase your chances of succeeding in your claim, and our firm constantly works to make that claim true.

    For a free case assessment, contact the Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists at Cardamone Law by dialing (267) 651-7945 today.

    What Kinds of Work Injury Cases Do We Handle in Bucks County?

    Our attorneys can help you with all kinds of work injuries and illnesses that qualify for Workers’ Compensation. Before we start listing injuries, it is important to understand when injury cases qualify and when Workers’ Comp is going to be your absolute best route to recovery.

    Types of Injuries Workers’ Comp Covers

    Since Workers’ Compensation covers any work-related injury or illness, the list of what should be covered is quite long. However, there are some very common injuries we handle, such as injuries from falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, cuts, head injuries, back injuries, and sprains/strains.

    Some accidents are more serious and might result in a combination of injuries, potentially affecting your ability to work or even care for yourself. These injuries are often totally disabling and can result in ongoing benefits for a fully disabled worker.

    In the case of amputation or total loss of function in a particular body part, benefits might be paid out as “specific loss” benefits, which pay a set benefit depending on the injury. For example, payment for a lost hand is rated at 2/3 of your wages for 335 weeks, and loss of a leg is rated at 2/3 of your lost wages for 410 weeks.

    Why to File for Workers’ Compensation Instead of Suing for a Work Injury in Bucks County

    As mentioned above, Workers’ Comp is a no-fault benefit for injured workers. This means you do not need to prove that the injury was anyone’s fault to get benefits. In many injury cases, fault will be a huge factor, and it is often difficult to pin a “freak accident” on any one person’s or business’ fault, ultimately ending up in a loss in court. With Workers’ Compensation, your benefits are paid no matter who was at fault or even if no one was at fault.

    Additionally, these benefits can often be paid faster than a lawsuit. When you file a lawsuit, it can take months of litigation before payment is ordered and then more months of appeals before the compensation is finally issued. With Workers’ Compensation, benefits might be approved and paid within a few weeks or months of your initial filing if your claim is accepted. Working with a lawyer can increase the chances that your claim will be accepted, avoiding the need for long litigation in many cases. Additionally, if your claim is disputed but we can negotiate a settlement, payment may be issued faster as well.

    Lastly, depending on the specifics of your case and the contingency agreement you might have, hiring a Workers’ Compensation lawyer is often cheaper than a personal injury lawyer. Workers’ Comp attorneys can be paid a maximum contingency fee of 20%, whereas a personal injury lawyer will often charge at least 33% of your settlement.

    Work-Related Injury Requirement

    Injuries must be work-related to qualify for Workers’ Comp. The technical legal requirement here is pretty simple: the injury must have happened during the course of your job. Injuries that happen on the weekend, at home, on your lunch break, or even on your commute to and from work usually cannot be covered.

    If you already had a preexisting injury or condition and it was made worse by an accident that happened at work, that still usually qualifies as a work injury. The most common example is someone with a bad back or previous back injuries who pulls something lifting a box at work. This new, acute injury might have exacerbated an old injury, but it is still a new, work-related injury that should qualify for coverage.

    Another complex situation is work-related illness or occupational disease. Some industries have a higher incidence of poisoning, lung disease, cancer, and other serious illnesses. Suppose you can prove exposure to these particular chemicals or conditions at work, show the increased incidence of this illness in your field of work, and show that your injuries actually stemmed from this exposure. In that case, your illness should be covered as well.

    How the Injury Happened

    Workers’ Comp is a no-fault system, which can help get workers the money they need in cases where fault would be hard to prove.

    Many people think they might try to sue their boss if they were injured at work, but Workers’ Compensation rules actually bar most workers from suing their employer. Even when a lawsuit is allowed, it is often hard to prove that your employer was actually responsible for the accident.

    In many Workers’ Comp cases, the injured employee is the party that caused their own injuries by accident, but the law still allows them to get Workers’ Comp benefits. There is a limit to this, however: you cannot claim Workers’ Compensation if you caused the accident while drunk, high, or in the process of an illegal act or if you caused it intentionally.

    Sometimes, employers and insurance carriers will try to deny your claim on these grounds. Still, our Workers’ Compensation lawyers can fight these denials and seek to have your benefits paid in full.

    Our Bucks County Workers’ Comp. Specialists Can Help

    If you were hurt at work, call (267) 651-7945 for a free case assessment with Cardamone Law. Our Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists handle Workers’ Comp cases exclusively.

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

    $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
    & Hundreds More Cases
    $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
    & Hundreds More Cases

    Client Testimonials

    "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.
    Google Reviews
    "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.
    Google Reviews
    "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.
    Google Reviews
    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
    Google Reviews
    "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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