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    Work injuries are primarily compensated through Workers’ Compensation. In Pennsylvania, this exclusive remedy is an alternative to a lawsuit, with rules in place to make employers pay for their employees’ work injuries without the worker needing to sue in court or prove who caused the accident. Instead, the focus is on getting injured workers the medical care they need, plus replacement wages, all on the employer’s dime.

    Our attorneys exclusively represent workers in these claims – that is all our practice does. As such, we are allowed to call ourselves Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists, a title that not every law firm can claim. And we can put our decades of experience and practice to work for you.

    For help with your claim, call (267) 651-7945 for a free case evaluation with Cardamone Law’s Workers’ Comp lawyers today.

    When to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in East Stroudsburg, PA

    It is never too early to get a lawyer after an injury. From the day of the accident, you might begin to face difficult pushback from your lawyer, and it is important to document everything, protect yourself, and get the medical care you are entitled to. Our lawyers can help you do that.

    In the earliest stages of your work injury case, your first problem might be getting medical care in the first place. Some businesses are reluctant to let injured workers actually leave work, and they may ask you or a staff nurse to bandage you up and get you back to work when what you really need is a hospital. While our lawyers will likely not be able to come to your workplace and tell your employer to let you go, we can help you fight to get your hospital care covered in the days after the accident.

    Workers’ Comp kicks in after you have been out of work for 7 days, so there is a short timeframe before you will need a lawyer to help you get the benefits you deserve. Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers can help you track your medical care, document your injuries, and report your accident to your employer early in the process to get your case moving forward. You must give your employer notice of your injuries within 120 days of the accident, so you should certainly have a lawyer by that point.

    If you delay in calling a lawyer, you might find yourself facing court filings or denials before you know it. At that point, you should call us and get help with your case, or those denials could become the final decision. Our attorneys need to file timely appeals and petitions in order to get the outcome changed, and delays can mean losing your right to appeal.

    What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in East Stroudsburg, PA?

    Workers’ Compensation is not a lawsuit. The payments you get from your case are technically not “damages” but benefits you are already entitled to as an employee under the Workers’ Compensation Act. This Act has four main areas of benefits that our lawyers can help injured workers and their families receive:

    Medical Benefits

    The cost of surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy, mental health therapy, and other care to treat a work injury can be quite expensive. In many cases, your income might not even be enough to cover this care if you had to pay for it out of pocket, even with discounts and coverage from your health insurance. As such, your employer and their Workers’ Comp insurance carrier are required to pay for your medical care for you.

    As long as you received your injury or developed a health condition or illness while working within the scope of your job duties, your employer should be required to pay for your treatment through Workers’ Comp.

    Lost Wages

    The wage-loss benefits you receive might not pay you for your entire wage while you are out of work, but you should still receive significant compensation for your lost earnings.

    In most cases, Workers’ Comp pays 66 2/3% (or 2/3) of your lost wages. In cases of total disability where you cannot work at all for a limited period, these wages should continue until you are able to return. In cases of total loss of function in a body part or actual amputation/loss of the body part, calculations are different.

    When calculating this 2/3, your average weekly wage from before your injury is used. Pennsylvania has a maximum benefit cap, so if your wages are over $1,987.50 per week, the maximum benefit for 2024 is 2/3 of that, thus $1,325 in weekly compensation. If your wages are $993.75 per week or lower but over $736.10, then you get 2/3 of that higher-end value instead – $662.50 – potentially resulting in up to 90% wages in benefits. For wages of $736.10 or lower, your benefit is also 90%.

    This is less than 100%, but it often evens out given the fact that your medical care – which would often be far more expensive than 1/3 of your income – is covered.

    Specific Loss Benefits

    As mentioned above, benefits are paid differently for total loss injuries or actual loss injuries – i.e., injuries that result in total loss of function or actual amputation. This includes things like the amputation of a thumb, total crushing of your leg, or loss of an eye.

    Instead of paying wages while you recover, these benefits are determined by a “schedule” within the Workers’ Compensation Act. On this schedule, the law provides 2/3 of your average wages for a set number of weeks, depending on the injury. For example, an index finger is 50 weeks, a foot is 250 weeks, and an eye is 275 weeks.

    Death Benefits

    If a loved one died in an accident at work or because of a work-related injury or illness, our lawyers can help your family receive benefits for their death, covering lost wages and reasonable funeral expenses.

    Call Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Help in East Stroudsburg, PA

    Contact Cardamone Law today by calling (267) 651-7945 for a free case assessment with our Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists.

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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
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    "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
    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.
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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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