The Official Partner of the American WorkerSM
All calls are confidential and there are no fees until we win.
Free Case Review Call Us (267) 651-7945
Close
No Recovery No Fee Guaranteed
The Official Partner of the American WorkerSM

Covington Township Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Table of Contents

    Claiming Workers’ Compensation benefits can help you on your road to recovery after an accident at work.  It can also help your family continue to receive income while you cannot work, and if the breadwinner in your family passed, Workers’ Comp can even continue providing you with replacement income after your loss.

    Whether you work in Covington Township or live there and work nearby, our attorneys can help you with your claim.  Our lawyers take cases from injured workers and specialize in helping them file claims with their employers, appeal denials, challenge benefit values, and take your case before an administrative law judge as needed to get them the benefits they deserve.

    For a free evaluation of your claim, call our Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists today at Cardamone Law by dialing (267) 651-7945.

    What is a Workers’ Compensation Claim and How is it Different from an Injury Lawsuit in Covington Township?

    Workers’ Compensation is what is known as the sole remedy for injured workers in Pennsylvania.  This system was instituted to make claims easier for workers after an on-the-job injury by making it possible to get benefits without having to prove fault like you would have to in a lawsuit.  It also means lawsuits against your employer are blocked, and there are also some other big differences between how these claims work versus how lawsuits work.

    Why Workers’ Comp?

    It used to be that workers would get injured while doing their jobs, and their employers would fight tooth and nail to avoid being held liable for their accidents.  In many cases, it became impossible to hold a coworker liable or to show a link between what your employer did and how your injuries happened.  In many accident cases, the worker is the one who caused the accident, making a lawsuit impossible anyway.

    Enter Workers’ Compensation.  Instead of requiring you to prove fault like in a lawsuit, Workers’ Compensation rules require employers to cover their employees’ injuries any time the accident was work-related.  This skips the need to prove fault and allows for coverage in situations where the worker was at fault, the employer was at fault, some other third party was at fault, or even in accident cases where no one was at fault.

    Workers’ Comp Benefits vs. Lawsuit Damages

    Workers’ Comp is designed to cover all medical expenses tied to your work injury.  Lawsuits also cover these damages, but it is harder to get them in the first place because you need to prove fault first.

    Workers’ Comp also covers replacement wages when a worker cannot work.  They typically get 2/3 of their normal weekly wage covered, with the trade-off that they do not need to prove fault first.  In a lawsuit, you might be able to recover a higher percentage of your wages, but that is only if you can prove fault in the first place.  For many low-wage workers, the percentage you can claim through Workers’ Comp is actually increased up to 90%.

    Workers’ Comp does not cover pain and suffering damages, but you may be able to claim these in an outside lawsuit.

    Workers’ Comp Claims vs. Lawsuits

    As mentioned, your employer is statutorily required to cover your injuries regardless of who caused them with Workers’ Comp.  There is a rule barring recovery when the worker caused their own accident through drug or alcohol use, intentional actions, or illegal activities, but this probably would not be covered in a lawsuit, either.

    In lawsuits, you cannot file a suit against your own employer, leaving Workers’ Comp as the only route to recover if your employer was at fault.  It also is the only route if you were entirely at fault or if other “judgment-proof” people or entities would not be able to pay in a lawsuit, which would be common in a lawsuit against a coworker who might not be in a financial situation to cover your medical bills and lost wages.

    The law does let you file lawsuits against third parties, such as manufacturers, drivers, or customers, that could allow you to claim additional damages to supplement your Workers’ Comp claim.  However, those claims often come with subrogation, where your employer’s Workers’ Comp carrier can take back some of those lawsuit damages from you.  All in all, with the higher rate that injury lawyers charge for lawsuits, you could ultimately get more coverage working with our Workers’ Compensation lawyers, who are limited to charging 25% of your winnings as fees.  Contrast this with the common rate of 33% that lawyers charge for lawsuits.

    Initiating a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Covington Township

    Whether you live in Covington Township and work somewhere else or your job is here, our lawyers can help you with your claim.  We practice throughout Pennsylvania, helping workers file their claims and get their benefits.

    A claim starts with you telling your employer.  You always need to notify your employer about on-the-job injuries and tell them you want to file a Workers’ Comp claim so they can get the claim started with their insurance carrier.

    You also want to make sure that your employer has all of the info they need, including medical records, accident reports, and statements from coworkers (if you have them) to prove that the accident really happened, and that it was work-related.  From there, the insurance carrier will likely take over, requesting any additional proof or information they need.

    Our lawyers can step in and handle any discussions with the insurance carrier or your employer, helping to protect your claim.  Claims are often denied because of missing or insufficient proof, which our lawyers can help find and provide.  This usually requires locking down proof that the accident did actually happen at work or while performing work duties and that it did actually result in injuries that made it impossible to return to work for some time or permanently.

    Call Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Covington Township, PA Today

    For a free case evaluation, contact Cardamone Law’s Workers’ Compensation lawyers at (267) 651-7945.

    Awards & Recognitions

    Philadelphia workers comp lawyer
    Philadelphia workmans comp lawyer
    Bucks County workers comp lawyer
    best workmans comp lawyer philadelphia
    Philadelphia Workmans Comp Lawyer
    Top 10 Attorneys Award Pennsylvania workers' comp lawyer
    Philadelphia workmans comp lawyer
    Philadelphia workers compensation lawyer
    best bucks county workmans comp lawyer
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Philadelphia workers' comp lawyer
    Workmans comp lawyer
    best workmans comp attorney
    best Philly workmans comp lawyer
    Bucks county workmans comp lawyer
    best Philadelphia workmans comp lawyer

    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
    Google Reviews
    "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
    Google Reviews