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    Workers in and around Lebanon are employed in many different industries, but they mostly share one thing in common: they should be covered by Workers’ Compensation if they get hurt at work.  Most employees in Pennsylvania are required to have their employer cover their injuries, paying for their medical bills and most of their lost wages if they cannot work because of the injury.

    However, insurance carriers often try to cut off funds to injured workers, and employers might participate in these denials as well.  Because of this, you should always have a lawyer on your side to fight to get the benefits you deserve and help you keep yourself and your family taken care of after a work injury.

    For a free evaluation of your potential case, call the Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists from Cardamone Law today at (267) 651-7945.

    Industries Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Lebanon

    As mentioned above, most employees should be covered by Workers’ Comp.  The Workers’ Comp Act broadly defines employee (or “employe” as it is written in the statute) and only carves out a few types of workers.  For example, real estate agents often are not covered, and neither are federal employees (e.g., Post Office workers) or anyone who works as an independent contractor.  Nonetheless, this leaves many industries where workers are required to be covered under a Workers’ Comp policy.

    Construction

    Many construction workers are contractors and subcontractors, meaning they might not be covered in every case.  Even so, many “contractors” should technically be classified as “employees” instead.  Moreover, many people who might think of themselves as “contractors” as a job title might actually be employees at a contracting firm or construction firm, putting them under the coverage requirement.  In any case, injured construction workers should speak with our Workers’ Compensation lawyers to see if they should be covered in the event of an injury at work.

    Agricultural Workers

    There are many farms around Lebanon, and many agricultural workers should be protected by Workers’ Comp in the event of an injury at work.  There are some exceptions that allow employers to carve out certain part-time or seasonal workers from coverage, but these thresholds are usually based on total pay for the year and should leave most workers covered.  There are also rules for how to calculate benefits for part-time and seasonal workers, allowing you to get decent benefits even if you only work in farming for a few months out of the year.

    Manufacturing

    There are a few manufacturing plants in the area, where workers often face exposure to high temperatures, dangerous chemicals, and moving machinery.  All kinds of injuries and conditions can be acquired in these jobs, from amputation injuries to cancer.  Even so, any injury that happens because of work tasks should be covered.

    Healthcare and Nursing Homes

    Doctors, nurses, hospital workers, and others in the healthcare industry face the risk of simple everyday injuries at work all the time, such as slip and falls.  They also face other potential injuries due to their exposure to various chemicals and tools in the workplace, such as needles and scalpels.  Healthcare workers also face an unusually high rate of assault, especially at inpatient facilities like nursing homes and psychiatric hospitals that treat conditions that might cause patients to become rowdy or hostile.  These injuries should be covered in many cases.

    Transportation and Shipping

    Truckers, delivery drivers, package handlers, loaders, and others in the transportation and shipping industries deal with shipping, moving cargo, and driving as their primary job tasks.  These kinds of tasks are prone to injuries from physical exertion – especially back injuries – and all kinds of potential injuries from truck crashes.  Even if your job requires you to travel off site, you can likely still claim Workers’ Comp as long as you meet the necessary employment requirements and your injury happened while working.

    Retail, Warehouse, and Grocery Workers

    Workers in retail, warehouses, and grocery stores often spend a lot of time moving products, stocking shelves, picking orders, going up and down ladders, or even operating forklifts.  All of these tasks face the risk of repetitive stress injuries, back injuries from lifting or carrying.  There is also a risk of injuries from slipping or falling in areas that are not properly clean and dry or in areas missing proper handrails, lighting, or other safety features.

    Getting Workers’ Compensation for an Injury at Work in Lebanon, PA

    When you get hurt in an accident, you can usually sue the parties responsible.  However, Workers’ Comp places a limit on an employee’s ability to sue their employer.  In exchange, Workers’ Comp pays for medical bills and lost wages without the victim being required to prove fault.  This allows injured workers to receive benefits for all kinds of accidents at work, even ones that their employer might have caused, and even injuries they caused themselves by accident.

    When you file a claim for Workers’ Comp, it goes through your employer.  The employer then gets in touch with their insurance carrier and, together, they make a decision about whether to accept your claim or not.

    Employers and insurance companies often deny claims on a few common grounds.  First, they might argue there is not enough proof that the accident was work-related and that it instead happened on the weekend or during your commute.  Instead, they might agree that the injury was work-related and agree to pay for medical bills, but they might deny the claim that the injury keeps you from working and refuse to pay you for your lost earnings.  Along with these grounds, employers might altogether deny benefits by saying that you were not an employee and that you should be subject to independent contractor rules.  Our lawyers can seek to have a lot of these decisions, and more, overturned by negotiating for a better settlement with the insurance carrier or even filing petitions with an administrative law judge.

    Call Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Lebanon, PA for Help with Your Case Today

    After a work injury, call for a free case review with the Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Cardamone Law: (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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