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    Workers in and around Chambersburg, PA often need to file their cases as Workers’ Compensation claims after a workplace injury.  Laws preventing lawsuits against employers typically make this the sole remedy for injured workers, but the system can be confusing at best and challenging at worst.

    Our attorneys handle work injury claims through Workers’ Compensation for injured workers across the Commonwealth, working to get them the benefits needed to keep moving forward after an injury.  Focus on your recovery and allow our attorneys to handle the ins and outs of a Workers’ Comp claim on your behalf.

    For a free case assessment, call the Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists from Cardamone Law right away at (267) 651-7945.

    Why to File Through Workers’ Comp After a Work Injury in Chambersburg

    If you were hurt at work, your only option for recovering damages might be to file a Workers’ Compensation claim.  Many work injuries involve accidents where no one is liable in a lawsuit, and even where lawsuits might be allowed, it might be difficult to sue the right parties.  As such, our Workers’ Compensation lawyers focus on helping victims pursue the compensation and benefits they should be entitled to under the Workers’ Compensation system.

    Lawsuits are typically not allowed against an employer.  This means that if your employer did cause your injuries at work, you cannot sue them in most cases.  Instead, you are entitled to file your claim through Workers’ Comp to get benefits.

    Workers’ Comp pays benefits for any work-related injuries, whether they were accidental or caused by someone’s negligence.  However, the question of who was at fault does not come into the case except to bar claims where the victim intentionally injured themselves or caused the accident through being drunk or under the influence of other drugs.

    What this means is that you can get compensation through Workers’ Comp even if you caused your own accident.  You would never be able to sue anyone for an injury you caused by accident, but Workers’ Comp still allows those claims to go through.

    While you cannot sue your employer, you might still be able to sue other people/companies for certain injuries.  However, proving that they were involved might be difficult and require evidence that you do not have.  Additionally, those lawsuits could take time and result in much more expensive cases and legal fees that outweigh any additional benefits or damages you might claim through those cases.

    Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Specialist for a Chambersburg Work Injury Case

    Lawyers are not typically allowed to advertise themselves as “specialists,” but some of our attorneys have special certifications in Workers’ Compensation law that allow us to do this.  Our firm exclusively handles Workers’ Compensation cases, making that the core focus of our practice.  We have also sought official certifications requiring additional testing and experience in this field to qualify to call ourselves Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists.

    Other law firms without this certification do not have the same training and experience that we do, and we put all of that training and experience to use in our clients’ cases.  By having this certification, we have proven that we know what we are doing, that we know how to file and carry out many of the legal actions involved in these claims and appeals, and that we have the technical understanding to fight insurance carriers and employers who deny workers the benefits they are entitled to.

    What Benefits Does Workers’ Comp Cover in Chambersburg, PA?

    Workers’ Compensation covers two major areas of benefits: medical expenses and wage-loss benefits.  In addition, there might be special benefits paid to workers who lost a limb or lost function in a body part, as well as benefits paid to the families of workers killed on the job.

    Medical Benefits

    If you were hurt at work, then any medical care to treat that injury should be covered under Workers’ Comp.  The cost of treatment can often grow quickly, even for somewhat moderate injuries.  Workers – especially those making minimum wage or below-average wages – can easily become unable to afford these medical bills, especially if they are no longer working.  As such, Workers’ Comp should cover this cost in full.

    This coverage includes the cost of medical treatment at a hospital, as well as approved treatment under your treatment plan to continue to improve your condition through medication, follow-up visits, physical therapy, mental health therapy, and other services.

    Wage-Loss Benefits

    If your injury reduces your power to earn money going forward, Workers’ Compensation is supposed to make up for that.  While benefits do not include full reimbursement for your lost wages, most workers will recoup 2/3 of their lost wages.  Low-wage workers can even recoup up to 90%, depending on various income thresholds that are set annually.

    There is also a cap on these benefits, capping your weekly Workers’ Comp wage-loss benefits at the state-wide average weekly wage.  In 2024, this limit is $1,325.

    These benefits should continue until you can return to work, reducing if you can return to part-time work.  Benefits usually stop when you are fully recovered.

    Specific Loss

    If your injury involves the loss of function in a body part or its total loss/amputation, then it might be considered a “specific loss” injury.  This includes things like the loss of a thumb, the loss of a hand, leg amputation, and other such injuries.

    The understanding here is that your injury will heal over, but the loss is permanent, and you will never “fully recover.”  At the same time, employers do not want to pay benefits forever, as many amputees go on to work despite the amputation and live fruitful lives.

    The result is a set number of weeks of benefits paid for the injury based on a “schedule” contained in the Workers’ Comp Act.  For example, loss of a hand pays 2/3 of your wages for 335 weeks, and amputation of a foot pays the same rate for 250 weeks.

    Death Benefits

    A loved one can never be replaced if they died in a work accident, but Workers’ Comp can pay your family to help you keep going.  This can include burial/funerary expenses as well as ongoing wage benefits for family members.

    Call Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Chambersburg, PA Today

    For assistance in your case, reach out to the Workers’ Comp attorneys at Cardamone Law 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
    Google Reviews
    "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
    Google Reviews
    "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
    Google Reviews
    "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.
    Google Reviews
    "[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.
    Google Reviews
    "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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