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

Delaware County Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Table of Contents

    Workers throughout Delco face the risk of a work injury. When you are trying to do your job and support yourself and your family, but you get injured in the process, your employer should be the one to step up and pay for your medical care and cover your lost wages. The Workers’ Compensation system is there to enforce that exact process, and our attorneys are here to make that process work for you.

    If you were hurt at work and face injuries that make it hard to return to your job, our lawyers can help you make sure your claims are filed correctly, appeal any denials, negotiate with the insurance carriers, and fight to get you your full benefits. We can also seek to protect you as you recover by fighting retaliation and helping you return to work only when you are ready.

    For a free case assessment, call Cardamone Law’s Workers’ Compensation attorneys at (267) 651-7945.

    How Injured Workers Get Paid in Delaware County, PA

    When you get hurt at work, you might want to sue your boss for what happened. However, that is usually not possible, which is where Workers’ Compensation comes in.

    Workers who get hurt at work often do so in an accident caused by someone other than their employer, which means their employer cannot be sued. In many cases, the injured worker is actually the one to cause their own injuries completely by accident. This means that a lawsuit would usually not be successful and would get you nowhere – but lawsuits against your employer are also barred unless you qualify as an independent contractor.

    As such, Workers’ Compensation was instituted as an alternative to lawsuits. It is essentially a no-fault system where the employer is required to pay for a worker’s medical bills after a work-related injury and to cover a portion of their lost wages while they are kept from returning to work because of that injury.

    In these cases, your employer files your claim with their insurance carrier, and these two parties make the decision about whether to pay you. If they refuse, that is where our Workers’ Comp lawyers can really help.

    How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Helps Injured Workers in Delco

    Our attorneys can help in your case in a few major ways.

    First, we can review your case and help you understand your chances of getting your case accepted. Strong cases that have a clear connection between the accident and your work tasks are simpler to prove. In addition, injuries that are clearly disabling are easier for an insurance company to accept. However, when the facts are not especially clear or the injuries you faced are harder to prove, our lawyers may have an uphill climb to get the insurance company to accept your claim.

    Second, we can take your case to court. While you can certainly file appeals and petitions with the court to advance your case without a lawyer, our attorneys have experience and skills that we can put toward your case. In fact, some of us have special certifications that allow us to call ourselves Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists, showing an advanced level of understanding and specialization in Workers’ Comp law. This often gives us the edge in being able to handle your case for you.

    Third, we can help you plan and execute on your case. Especially if you are seriously injured, knowing your filing deadlines, dealing with your employer, and following through on doctor’s appointments can be a difficult schedule to keep, let alone a difficult set of tasks to accomplish. Our lawyers can help manage your case and keep it on track, simplifying the process for you.

    Fourth, but certainly not the final thing we can do, is negotiate on your behalf. In many cases, insurance carriers are willing to settle cases rather than having to fight the case in court. We can help you understand the proper value of your benefits so that when it comes time to accept or reject a negotiated settlement, you can rest assured that your lump-sum settlement has enough money to provide for you.

    What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Provide After a Workplace Accident in Delaware County, PA?

    Injured workers are usually entitled to two major areas of benefits in a successful Workers’ Comp claim: coverage for their medical bills and coverage for their lost wages. The family of a deceased worker can also claim death benefits if their loved one was killed in a work-related accident.

    Medical coverage should provide payment or reimbursement for all medical care received because of your work-related injury. Whether the accident required emergency medical care and a short healing period or a long-term recovery process including physical therapy and rehabilitation, all care should be covered. This should also cover mental health therapy, medication, and other needs.

    When you cannot work as a result of the work injury, your other bills and expenses do not stop. As such, your employer must also provide you with ongoing wages until you recover or your benefits cap out. For most injured workers, this comes in the form of a weekly check for 2/3 of your average wage before the accident. However, some workers will have wages that qualify them for up to 90% of their wages instead of 2/3. Additionally, some permanent injuries like amputation or loss of function in a body part have “specific loss” benefits where wages are paid for a set number of weeks instead of being determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Suppose your injury is not totally disabling and you are actually able to return to work. In that case, you might still be able to get “partial disability” benefits if you are still working at a reduced capacity. These are usually paid at 2/3 of the difference between what you made before the accident and what you make now.

    If your loved one was killed in a work accident, then the death benefits your family receives should include a payment for burial expenses as well as benefits that go up depending on the number of dependents in the family.

    Call Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Delaware County, PA Today

    Call (267) 651-7945 for your free case analysis with Cardamone Law’s Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists today.

    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