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Lancaster Workplace Injury Lawyers

Lancaster Workplace Injury Lawyers

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    What Are Common Workplace Injuries?

    Almost all injuries or illnesses sustained during the course of the employment are covered under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. These include:

    Slips, trips, and Falls

    Slips, trips, and Falls

    Falling Objects

    Falling Objects

    Toxic Exposure

    Toxic Exposure

    Lifting Injuries

    Lifting Injuries

    Crashes and Collisions

    Crashes and Collisions

    Cuts and Abrasions

    Cuts and Abrasions

    Strains and Pulls

    Strains and Pulls

    Vehicle-related Accidents

    Vehicle-related Accidents

    Exposure to loud Noise

    Exposure to loud Noise

    Workplace Violence

    Workplace Violence

    How Do I Know If My Injury Is Work-Related?

    Your injury or illness will be considered a work-related accident if it happened during the course of your employment. In typical cases, it refers to the time you spend at work, actively involved in work-related tasks, and not during a lunch break, per se.

    Yet, in specific cases, if the cause of the injury happened during the course of employment even if the actual injury didn’t, it may still count as a work-related injury. A Lancaster workers compensation lawyer will help clarify the rules further.

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    How Do I Know If I’m Covered By PA Workers’ Comp Law?

    By law, all Pennsylvania workers are covered under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act — a comprehensive law that gives injured employees access to a wide range of compensatory benefits till they are able to rejoin the workforce. This coverage extends to nonprofits and unincorporated businesses, too. If you have questions about your coverage, talking to a Lancaster injury attorney can help you with the latest information.

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    How Long Will My Case Take?

    It varies. Most work-injury claims are short lived as workers return to the job after the injury is healed. In serious injury cases, the claims may take several months or years to fully play out. However, when litigation is involved, a workers’ compensation judge can take up to a year to come to a decision on a particular petition. The good news is that our firm is able to reach a settlement for our clients rather than letting a Judge decide your fate in the vast majority of cases.

    Since each case is different, your Lancaster workers’ compensation attorney can better guide you with the specifics.

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    When Should I File A Work Injury Claim?

    The best lawyers in Lancaster, PA all agree that you should file your work injury claim as soon as possible. The first order of the business is to seek medical attention right away. Immediately afterward, however, it’s best to explore your legal options and try to initiate a workers compensation claim. If 120 days pass without you notifying your employer of your workplace accident, you may not be allowed to file a compensation claim then.

    Yet, these rules can be contested and depend on various factors. Therefore, it’s ideal if you talk to a specialist injury lawyer at our law firm in Lancaster PA to determine your chances of success.

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    What Compensation Benefits Can I Get?

    There are four kinds of major compensation benefits you are entitled to in case of a workplace injury or illness. These include:

    Medical Expenses

    Medical Expenses

    Your employer's workers' compensation insurance pays for reasonable, necessary, and causally related medical treatment for the legally accepted injuries including ER visits, office visits, PT, surgery, medications, etc.

    Lost Wages

    Lost Wages

    Most will receive 66.66% of their pre-injury average weekly wage, in weekly or b-weekly checks. Some will receive 90% of their pre-injury average weekly wage if they are low wage earners, and there is a maximize weekly amount for each year.

    Specific loss Benefits

    Specific loss Benefits

    These are additional benefits awarded to the injured worker for things like amputations, the loss of use of a body part for all practical intents and purposes, or disfigurement of the head, face, or neck.

    Death Benefits

    Death Benefits

    If the injury results in a fatal accident, the deceased worker’s dependents are entitled to receive one-time lump sum death benefits.

    Depending on the injury and its severity, your Lancaster workers compensation attorneys will try to maximize your benefits to ensure you have access to all the resources you need to get better and back on your feet.

    Call Cardamone Law and Ask About Your Options

    Awards & Recognitions

    Pennsylvania Workmans Comp Attorney
    Philadelphia Workmans Comp Lawyer

    Cardamone Law Has Negotiated Some of the Largest Workers’ Comp Settlements in Pennsylvania

    $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
    & Hundreds More Cases
    $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
    & Hundreds More Cases

    Client Testimonials

    "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