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Montgomery County, PA Work Injury & Workers’ Comp Lawyer

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    Many injured workers in more remote parts of Pennsylvania hire our attorneys to assist them due to conflicts of interest or perceived alliances between their local Worker’s Comp lawyers and the insurers and/or employers in their area. When we represent you, our loyalty is 100% with you, the injured workers who need help filing Workers’ Compensation claims.

    Our founding attorney, Michael Cardamone, grew up in Montgomery County, went to grade school at St. Rose in North Wales, and currently resides in Montgomery County, in addition to having a Blue Bell office. We assist injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and do not decline cases because of a long drive to a hearing. All cases are important to us.

    For free case assessments on your Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp injury, call our experienced Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Lawyers at (267) 651-7945.

    How to Start Your Work Injury Claim in Montgomery County, PA

    Work injuries are usually filed through the Workers’ Compensation system in Pennsylvania. This system is meant to provide benefits to injured workers for all of their medical bills and about 2/3 of their lost wages, all without the need to prove fault. This is different from a lawsuit or an insurance claim under liability insurance in that fault is not proven and the benefits paid are a bit different. To initiate your claim, you start by notifying your employer of your injury.

    Your employer needs to be notified of the injury within 120 days of its occurrence, or else your claim can be totally denied.

    When you notify your employer, they will ask for information about the accident and how it happened as well as what injuries resulted. You will need to have a doctor examine you and document the injury to help you prove that it exists in the first place and that it was work-related. Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers can also help you fill out any forms or reports with your employer.

    From there, your employer files the claim with their insurance carrier. The claim might be denied or challenged at this stage, often denied on the grounds that they think the injury happened outside of work, that they do not think the injury is serious enough to keep you out of work, or that they simply do not believe the injury exists. From there, our lawyers can step in to help you appeal the decision, negotiate with the insurance carrier, and even petition the courts to intercede and overturn these rulings and decisions in your case.

    Do You Sue or File a Workers’ Comp Claim for a Workplace Injury in Montco, PA?

    Workers are often a bit intimidated by the Workers’ Comp system because it is very specialized and inaccessible, with employers and insurance carriers often keeping information locked down aside from the posters and disclosures they are legally required to post at work. The thought that you might be able to take your case to a personal injury lawyer or file an insurance claim might seem simpler, but in reality, it is often not an option at all for a work injury case.

    Our attorneys are Certified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Specialists, a title awarded only to lawyers who have proven experience and knowledge about how the Workers’ Comp system works. We devote our practice solely to Workers’ Comp cases because it is often the only option that injured workers have to get paid for their injuries. Under the Workers’ Comp Act, lawsuits against your employer are often barred altogether, and even when they are allowed, they are exceedingly rare.

    Bar on Lawsuits

    Injured workers are not allowed to sue their employer except for cases of intentional injury, cases where your employer does not have the required insurance, or cases where the worker is actually an independent contractor instead of an employer. Workers can sometimes sue third-party defendants, such as equipment manufacturers, but these lawsuits are often drawn out and provide little more than what you would receive through Workers’ Comp to begin with.

    Filing for Workers’ Comp

    Instead, the law wants you to file through Workers’ Comp. This is a no-fault system where workers can get benefits even in cases where a lawsuit would be impossible to win. For example, you cannot sue an employer, but you also cannot sue anyone if the injury happened in a complete accident or in an accident where you were responsible. Workers’ Comp still pays benefits in all of these situations, giving injured workers access to benefits where a lawsuit would fail 100% of the time.

    Difference in Cost

    In most cases where you file through Workers’ Comp, your attorney’s fees can be paid through a contingency fee where we will not be paid unless you get paid. We are capped at 20% of your winnings, compared to personal injury lawyers, who often charge at least 33% of your case for their services.

    How Much Does Workers’ Comp Pay in Montgomery County, PA?

    Workers’ Comp pays you for all of your medical care. The cost of this will, understandably, vary from case to case, but your employer’s insurance is required to cover all necessary care, no matter what it costs. They are also required to pay you a portion of your lost wages, which is one of the most readily calculated areas of benefits.

    Your “wage-loss benefits,” as they are called, will pay you back for a portion of your average weekly wage from before the injury. This average is calculated based on averages long-term averages and accounts for seasonal work, so it might ultimately be more than what you were getting paid immediately before the accident. Our attorneys can help you understand where this value comes from if you have any doubts that it was calculated appropriately in your case.

    The portion you receive in weekly benefits usually equals 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage. This weekly benefit does have a cap, which is valued at $1,325 for 2024. If your weekly wages range from $736.11 to $993.75, then you should receive $662.50 per week in benefits – potentially more than 66 2/3%. For earners making under $736.11, you should get 90% of your weekly wage.

    If your injury involves an amputation or complete loss of function in a body part – e.g., a severe finger or a paralyzed leg – then you received “scheduled” or “specific-loss” benefits. These pay 66 2/3% of your wages for a set number of weeks, depending on the specific injury. The “schedule” for these injuries can be found in § 306 of Article III of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Act.

    Death benefits are also available to the dependents and spouse of a worker killed because of work conditions, work injuries, or a work-related illness.

    Contact Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Montgomery County, PA Today

    Cardamone Law’s Workers’ Compensation attorneys represent injured workers. Call us at (267) 651-7945 as soon as you can for a free evaluation of your case.

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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
    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