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Philadelphia, PA Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone Wins Case Against Large Philadelphia Employer

Pennsylvania Work Comp Attorney, Michael W. Cardamone, of The Cardamone Law Firm represents injured workers across Pennsylvania. In July 2011, he filed a Claim Petition for a client who injured his right arm and hand in a work-related accident.  The Employer, a large Philadelphia manufacturing company, denied his claim. The Petition was assigned to a Work Comp Judge and the first hearing was held in October 2011 at which Claimant testified.

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In support of his client’s case, Cardamone also deposed his client’s treating physician- an orthopedic surgeon. In opposition to the Claim Petition, the Employer’s attorney deposed a panel physician who claimed the employee could work with restrictions. The medical experts disagreed as to the nature and extent of the injury.

The Employer also presented lay testimony from two witnesses- a director of risk management, and Claimant’s supervisor. Cardamone then presented rebuttal testimony from Claimant to refute portions of the Employer witness testimony.

The evidentiary record closed in August 2012.  Briefs were submitted thereafter, summarizing the facts and the law, and the Judge’s Decision was issued November 20, 2012.

Cardamone was successful in arguing to the Workers’ Compensation Judge that 1) Claimant’s testimony was credible in that he was unable to perform the work assigned to him after his initial surgery, 2) that the work assigned to him went beyond the restrictions of the Employer’s own physician, 3) that Claimant’s doctor was more credible than the panel doctor where the experts disagreed, and 4) Claimant’s testimony was more credible than the Employer’s witnesses.

The Workers’ Compensation Judge awarded wage loss benefits from March 9, 2011 to the present time and ongoing, in addition to payment for all medical treatment, 10% interest on past due wage loss benefits, and Cardamone’s litigation costs of over $5,000.00.

The case was vigorously defended (as evidenced by his 30 page written argument) by the Employer’s attorney who practices at a top defense firm in Pennsylvania.

If you need guidance with a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation situation, call Michael Cardamone at 215-206-9068 7 days a week or email Michael@cardamonelaw.com

Free Consults; High Success Rate

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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
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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.
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
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