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Cardamone Law Defeats Large Pennsylvania Hospital

Following a work injury, and according to workers’ compensation case laws, after you deem able to work again, your employer can ask you to return to work. The new work offered could be lighter than you used to handle, with reduced hours, too. These modified work responsibilities intend to reacclimatize you to the work environment and help your transition become smoother.

However, there are cases when you cannot take on even these lighter duties.

Can your employer force you to come back to work? If you refuse, can they reduce your compensation benefits?

Not if Cardamone Law has anything to do with it!

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The Case:

Our client was a nurse at a large Pennsylvania hospital when she injured her foot at work. The injury led to surgery and a long recovery. Due to the injury, and the subsequent healing process, it was difficult for our client to resume her usual responsibilities at work. Therefore, when she was somewhat healed, she was asked to come back to work and handle some modified tasks – a desk duty to be precise.

While the work itself was doable, our client was unable to commute due to her injury. She experienced numbness, pain, and other symptoms, and was unable to drive long distances – hence, she was unable to commute to work.

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When her condition was made clear to her employer, they decided to go to litigation. Attorney Michael Cardamone, owner of Cardamone Law, a powerhouse boutique firm for injured workers, obliged.

The Verdict:

During the course of the trial, Attorney Michael Cardamone, successfully proved the seriousness of his client’s injury. It was demonstrated that while the job was doable, the travel was not.

It took 14 months of litigation, two expert medical depositions, and testimony from our client, as well as an employer witness to prove our case.

Judge Donald Poorman issued his well-reasoned Decision, denying the Petition to Modify work comp Benefits, finding that the claimant was credible, as was her doctor, in demonstrating that she was unable to get to the job due to her work-related injury.

Cardamone also successfully asserted that the accepted diagnoses should be amended to comport with the diagnoses of claimant’s treating physician, who was in a better position to render such opinions having treated claimant over a period of time.

Medical Exam for Injured Workers

It is important to note that while your employer and their insurance provider can compel you to attend an Independent Medical Exam following your work-related injury, you are free to get your own diagnoses too from an expert your trust. If you are honest and open about your injuries and any pre-existing conditions, it’s more likely that an IME will end up in your favor. But do not do it alone. As soon as you receive a notice asking you to take an IME, lawyer up immediately.

Why Choose Cardamone Law?

You hear a lot of chatter on TV these days that “size matters”. We agree – smaller is better.

We give our cases more attention than what you’ll get from a large firm with their hands dipped in all kinds of cases and litigation. We give your case the focus it needs to see it come to fruition. We comb through each and every detail of every case. We cross our Ts and dot our Is.

We are the workers’ compensation case experts that prove that you don’t need 5 million dollars to try a case. And, we’re fully equipped financially if we do need to spend a lot of money.

Our files don’t get passed around to rookies for every event/hearing. We carefully work on our cases with our two highly experienced lawyers, and an “of counsel” lawyer. We defeated million and billion dollar companies on a routine basis.

If you are looking for Philadelphia work comp attorneys who do not shy away from a good fight, give us a call today: (215) 206-9068. We are happy to offer you a free-of-charge and free-of-obligation consultation any time.

Awards & Recognitions

Pennsylvania Workmans Comp Attorney
Philadelphia Workmans Comp Lawyer

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.
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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
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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