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    Workplace injuries can leave you unable to return to work on a full-time basis.  Many employers are willing to work with their workers, especially if you were injured while working for them, but their insurance carriers might not be.  This could mean that your inability to work is downplayed, or the fact that your injury was work-related is called into question.

    Our attorneys help injured workers get the benefits they deserve and fight against employers and insurance carriers keeping you from getting the payments you need.  We can take claims to court, negotiate with insurance, and try to reach a settlement that covers your benefits in full.  We can also guide you through the process of reporting your injury, getting treatment, and appealing denials.

    For help with your case, call our Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists at Cardamone Law by dialing (267) 651-7945.

    Taking Your Workers’ Comp Claim to Court in Easton, PA

    When insurance carriers and employers deny claims, the best recourse is often to get help from a Workers’ Comp lawyer and take your case to court.  Petitions can be filed with administrative law judges in many cases to get orders to reverse the carrier’s denial or otherwise get your benefits paid.  Often, our lawyers will also be there to help you fight the carrier’s petitions.

    For example, one common issue is when the employer or their carrier seeks to have your benefits terminated.  They will file the petition in court asking for termination, and the judge will have to hear out their claim and your defense.  This might happen if they discover evidence that leads them to determine your injury was not work-related or something similar.

    When a case goes before an administrative law judge, the judge will often take briefs and hear arguments.  In many cases, evidence will be presented to prove the facts at issue.  For example, the judge might need to see accident reports, medical reports, and other evidence to determine that the injury was indeed work-related or that your injury is indeed serious enough that you cannot currently work.

    Judges have wide authority to grant petitions for either side that can greatly modify your Workers’ Comp benefits, but the parties can also typically negotiate the terms on their own.  Judges do not typically interfere with the agreements the parties come to on their own, which might be faster than going through hearing after hearing and appeal after appeal.

    On the topic of appeals, it is also important to remember that a loss at the administrative law judge stage is not necessarily a complete loss; these judges’ verdicts and decisions can be appealed in many cases.

    Negotiating Settlements for Workers’ Compensation in Easton, PA

    As mentioned, the two sides in a work injury case can often come to an agreement on how benefits should be paid and administered.  This often means overriding the typical way that benefits are paid and accepting an alternative pay structure.  Because of this, you usually have to give up any further claims, so it is vital to have our attorneys help you understand what you are signing away and what you are getting in exchange when you settle your Workers’ Comp claim.

    First, you typically give up any further right to appeal or modify the agreement.  Once the agreement is signed, that is the end of your case, and you cannot usually go back to a judge or the insurance company and ask for more money.  Because you only get one shot at this, it is important to make sure your settlement has enough money in it.

    Second, you must go over what structure you want for the settlement.  Most settlements are “global settlements” in that they settle both the total cost of medical care as well as the ongoing wage-loss benefits paid to the injured worker.  If you were to receive these as ongoing benefits, the medical care costs could change and fluctuate over time, and the wage-loss benefits will only continue at their full value as long as you are still unable to work because of the injury.

    By settling for a lump sum, you instead get all of that money at once, so it is important to make sure it is enough.  If the future of your condition is uncertain, it is possible it might get much worse and end up costing far more to treat.  In cases like these, your settlement might not have enough to cover the medical care costs.

    It is rare for an insurance carrier to settle the case in part, but it is possible to settle as to medical bills or wage-loss benefits but continue receiving benefits for the other.  However, “global settlements” covering all elements of the case are far, far more common.

    What Injuries Are Covered Under Workers’ Comp in Easton

    Workers’ Comp is meant to cover any and all injuries you could receive as part of your job.  The goal here is to get injured workers benefits without the need to sue their employer, saving both sides from legal fees and helping get workers their benefits without requiring proof of fault.  This ultimately leaves more injuries covered.

    You can get benefits for injuries that happen during your job tasks, even if they were off-site.  There is no requirement that you be physically present at some designated spot to get Workers’ Comp, and many workers – such as drivers or workers who travel from site to site – could be injured anywhere they were working and still get coverage.

    Both acute injuries and work-related health conditions should be covered.  This means that things like mesothelioma, asbestosis, and various cancers should also be covered.  However, proving they were work-related might be harder.

    One important type of injury that Worker’s Comp covers is self-inflicted injuries.  As long as the injury was caused by accident – as opposed to being intentional or caused through drug or alcohol use – you should still be able to get coverage for accidents that you caused at work.  Even so, insurance carriers are often unwilling to cover these injuries, so you might need to consult with our attorneys for help getting the claim approved.

    Call Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Easton, PA

    For help with your potential case, call our Workers’ Compensation 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
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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
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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.
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    "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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