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    Commonwealth Court Finds Receipt of Pension and SSD Benefits and Not Looking for Work Doesn’t Mean Voluntary Retirement

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    by Michael Cardamone | August 16, 2022

    In an Opinion dated August 9, 2022, Justice Jubelirer for the Commonwealth Court, held that the mere receipt of Social Security Disability benefits, and a pension, and not looking for work, wasn’t enough, given the “totality of circumstances” test to find that Claimant had voluntarily retired such that his wage loss benefits should be suspended. […]

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    Act 111 Relating to Pennsylvania Work Comp Impairment Ratings Can Be Retroactively Applied

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    by Michael Cardamone | August 16, 2022

    In a Commonwealth Court Opinion handed down today, written by Judge Dumas, (No. 1010 CD 2021), the Court affirmed a Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and WCJ Decision that granted Employer’s Petition to Modify based on an IRE (Impairment Rating Evaluation) done per Act 111 for an injury that pre-dated the passage of Act 111. The […]

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    Waziry vs. WCAB – Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Finds Jurisdiction in Pennsylvania Based On Extraterritorial Provisions of the Act

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    by Michael Cardamone | April 12, 2022

    In an unreported opinion, dated April 12, 2022, the Commonwealth Court, in Waziry vs. WCAB, No. 859 C.D. 2021, found that the Workers’ Compensation Judge’s conclusion that Pennsylvania had jurisdiction of this injury that occurred in Delaware, based on the fact that employment was “principally localized in Pennsylvania”, was correct. This judgment reverses the WCAB […]

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    How Do I Know If I’m Getting A Fair Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

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    by Michael Cardamone | March 31, 2022

    Let us review your case and we’ll advise. All we do is Work Comp so we’ll figure out, based on the facts of your case, whether any offer is fair. There are so many things to consider- the average weekly wage of the injured worker, their age, their education level, their level of disability, whether […]

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    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Defines Standard for Injured Traveling Employees In Allentown, Pennsylvania

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 18, 2021

    In a unanimous Decision, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in an Opinion written by Justice Munday, dated November 17, 2021, Jonathan Peters v. WCAB (Cintas Corp.) defined the standard for injured traveling employees (an employee with no fixed place of work) under the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Act. They noted that courts have consistently held and […]

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    Fatal Claim Petition Denied For Failure to Show Dependency under Section 307 of the Act in A Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case!

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 5, 2021

    In an unreported Opinion of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, dated October 29, 2021, the Court affirmed the Decision of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB) which affirmed a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s (WCJ) denial of a Fatal Claim Petition. (Timothy Walton vs. Iddings Brothers, LLC, No. 75 C.D. 2021). Stephanie Mesen, Claimant, widow of Timothy […]

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    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Course of Employment- Commonwealth Court Weighs In- Lombardi vs. WCAB

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 2, 2021

    In a recent unreported Decision, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania found in favor of the injured worker, who was not yet on the clock, and on her way to eat breakfast in an office building where she worked, when she tripped and fell and fractured her forearm and wrist. In Lombardi vs. WCAB (UPMC Health […]

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    Checklist for Pennsylvania Compromise and Release Agreements In Work Comp Cases

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 19, 2019

    When you settle a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation case via Compromise & Release- the name of our form for global/lump sum settlements, there are many issues to consider. What is Compromise and Release? But before we dive into those issues, lets understand what Compromise & Release means in a PA Work Comp case: When you settle […]

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    Can I Still Have a Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Case if I’m Not Injured in Pennsylvania?

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 12, 2019

    Can you still have a case in Pennsylvania if you are not injured at work in Pennsylvania? The short answer is Yes! Jurisdiction For A Work-Related Injury PA There are a few ways for Pennsylvania to have jurisdiction for a work-related injury. First, of course, if you are injured in the course and scope of […]

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    Cardamone Law Highlights 2018 – PA Work Comp Cases, Settlements and More

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 14, 2018

    2018 has been a great year for us. We revamped our website, filed for a trademark of our tagline, sponsored a few events, won record-breaking workers’ compensation settlements in PA, and helped a lot of injured workers and their families. While there are still 6 weeks left in 2018, we wanted to share some highlights […]

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    How Long Will My Pennsylvania Work Comp Case Take?

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 5, 2018

    Want to hear a lawyerly answer? It depends! It’s true. Litigation can vary. If a petition is filed, and isn’t settled, the usual time frame for litigation is about 10 to 12 months.  Why is it this long? Under the Rules, each party will have approximately 90 days for presentation of their evidence.  That’s 6 […]

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    Cardamone Law Settles Over Half Million In Work Comp Cases For Clients in July and August 2017

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    by Michael Cardamone | September 6, 2017

    Cardamone Law, a top Pennsylvania Work Comp firm with offices in Eastern and Central, PA, settled well over $500,000.00 in the past 2 months for its clients. Cardamone Law is one of the only firms in Pennsylvania that dedicates 100% of its practice to Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation for injured workers. Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlements have […]

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    How Do You Win A Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case?

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    by Michael Cardamone | October 3, 2016

    The key for injured workers is having a Certified Pennsylvania Work Comp Lawyer Specialist– an attorney who only handles workers’ compensation cases and only for injured workers. Pennsylvania Work Comp Law is complicated and having a specialist is critical. On a more micro- level, the key element is presenting credible lay and medical evidence. Lay […]

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    How Do I Settle My Pennsylvania Work Comp Case?

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    by Michael Cardamone | May 3, 2016

    I get asked this question all the time. Remember, it takes two to tango. You cannot settle your PA Work Comp case on your own. The work comp carrier and/or employer must agree to the terms of the settlement. Generally speaking, you will want to first hire an experienced, Certified PA Work Comp Lawyer. If […]

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    What Happens At Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Hearings?

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    by Michael Cardamone | March 24, 2016

    Sounds like a typical lawyer answer, but it’s true- the answer is that it depends. Some hearings are for a brief discussion between the attorneys and the Work Comp Judge, called a “Pre -Trial” where no testimony is taken. Other hearings involve presenting evidence such as deposition transcripts and updating the Work Comp Judge as […]

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    Cardamone Law- PA Work Comp Settlements

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    by Michael Cardamone | August 27, 2015

    Cardamone Law has settled millions of dollars of workers’ compensation cases for injured workers in the past year. We’re a unique firm dedicated 100% to injured workers with 100% of our practice being Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law. Many of our settlements were over $200,000.00.  We focus on each case and maximize the outcomes. Attorney Cardamone […]

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    Philadelphia Workers Comp Attorney – Injured Worker Case Law Update Regarding Pension Offset

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    by Michael Cardamone | September 30, 2014

    In Stepp v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (No. 2270 C.D. 2013, filed September 10, 2014), the Commonwealth Court decided whether an employer may take an offset against a claimant’s workers’ compensation benefits under Section 204 (a) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act for pension benefits funded by its wholly-owned subsidiary. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. […]

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    Pennsylvania Work Comp Law- Marazas v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Vitas Healthcare Corporation)-Can An Employee, After Quitting, Be Considered In The Course And Scope Of Employment When Injured On The Premises Before Leaving?

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    by Michael Cardamone | August 13, 2014

    Yes. Why? Pursuant to this Decision from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, dated August 11, 2014, even though the injured worker quit, the Employer directed him to clean out the truck before leaving, and after he did that, he tripped on a pallet jack causing a fall and resultant injury. The reasoning of the Court […]

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    Cruz vs. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board- What Is The Proper Allocation Of The Burden of Proof Between An Employer And A Workers’ Compensation Claimant Regarding The Injured Employee’s Legal Eligibility Under Federal Immigration Law To Obtain Suitable Employment When The Employer Seeks To Suspend Disability Benefits?

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 28, 2014

    In this Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Decision, the Court held that the Employer bore the burden to prove that the loss of earning power of its employee, David Cruz, was due to his lack of United States citizenship or other legal work authorization in order to obtain a Suspension of his workers’ compensation disability benefits. […]

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    Case Review: Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Subrogation, Medical Expenses, and Reimbursement

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 19, 2014

    In a Commonwealth Court Decision dated June 30, 2014, the Court affirmed the Order of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board which affirmed the Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision that $29,995.59 of work-related medical expenses were not directly payable to Claimant. See Evans v. WCAB (Highway Equipment And Supply Company) No. 2252 C.D. 2013. Claimant had filed […]

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    Wetzel v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Parkway Service Station)- Does An Injured Worker Abandon His Employment When Injured On Employer’s Premises While Trying To Stop A Criminal From Leaving The Premises After An Attempted Robbery?

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    by Michael Cardamone | June 4, 2014

    No. The Commonwealth Court, in a well reasoned Opinion dated May 27, 2014, (No. 1693 C.D. 2013)  has ruled that the Decedent in this case did not abandon his employment when trying to stop an individual from leaving the premises after an attempted robbery when he was run over by the criminal. The Court reversed […]

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    The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC/MyPhilly WorkersComp Attorney Wins Big Workers’ Compensation Case For Injured Bus Driver

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 25, 2014

    Michael W. Cardamone, owner of The Cardamone Law Firm, and a Certified Pennsylvania Work Comp Specialist, has secured a significant victory for an injured worker, injured while in the course of employment as a bus driver. The litigation spanned over a year and involved medical expert depositions and lay testimony. With the victory, Cardamone’s client […]

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    Pennsylvania Work Injury Attorney, Michael W. Cardamone Of The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC Wins Big RSD/CRPS Case For Injured Worker

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 21, 2014

    Michael W. Cardamone, known by the trademark MyPhilly WorkersComp Attorney, of The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC has secured a significant victory for his client in a case involving Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Cardamone filed a Petition to Review to expand the accepted diagnoses on the Notice of Compensation Payable (“NCP”) which listed his […]

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    Reviews For The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC/MyPhilly WorkersComp Attorney- Work Comp Attorney Michael W. Cardamone

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 3, 2014

    If you are an injured worker looking for reviews of Pennsylvania Work Comp Attorney Michael W. Cardamone, here is a link for you from the Avvo Legal Ratings Web Site- these reviews are from practicing attorneys who are familiar with Attorney Cardamone: Philadelphia, PA Workmans Comp Attorney

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    Philadelphia PA Workers Comp Attorney Michael W. Cardamone Of The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC Wins Utilization Review Litigation For Injured Worker

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    by Michael Cardamone | December 21, 2013

    Certified Pennsylvania Work Comp Specialist, Michael W. Cardamone of The Cardamone Law Firm won a Petition for Review of a Utilization Review for his client. The central issue in the case was whether chiropractic treatment was reasonable and necessary. In this context, the burden of proof is on the employer to establish that the challenged […]

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    How Does A Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judge Decide My Case?

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    by Michael Cardamone | December 12, 2013

    The main issue for the Pennsylvania Work Comp Judges is credibility. When writing a Decision which decides a particular issue- for example, whether a work injury took place, the extent of disability, whether a recovery has been reached, whether the injured worker has an earning power, or whether medical treatment is reasonable and necessary- the […]

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    Reichert V. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board- Does An Employer, Under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law, Fail To Meet Its Burden Of Proof In A Labor Market Survey Under Section 306(b)(2) When It Fails To Establish The Absence of Open And Available Jobs At The Pre-Injury Employer?

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 21, 2013

    Unfortunately for injured workers the answer is no.  In this Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Decision, handed down on November 8, 2013, the Court held that an employer does NOT have the burden to prove the non-existence of available work at its own facility as a necessary element of the modification petition. Rather, a claimant may […]

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    Philip Payes v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case Regarding Mental-Mental Cases and Abnormal Working Conditions

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 4, 2013

    In Payes v. WCAB, decided October 30,2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found that the Commonwealth Court erred by not accepting the well-supported facts by the Workers’ Compensation Judge establishing the existence of an extraordinarily unusual and distressing single work-related event experienced by Appellant (injured worker) resulting in his disabling mental condition, where such single and […]

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    If I Settle My Pennsylvania Work Comp Case, Will I Have To Resign From My Job?

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    by Michael Cardamone | October 10, 2013

    It depends. Many employers in Pennsylvania require a resignation from the pre-injury employer as part of a global Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlement which is called a “Compromise & Release“. While a resignation has no bearing on whether the settlement will be approved by the Work Comp Judge, (the Judge has no jurisdiction over the issue), […]

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    Information On Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Settlements and Medicare Set Asides

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    by Michael Cardamone | October 3, 2013

    A Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside is a financial arrangement which allocates a certain portion of a Workers’ Compensation Settlement for future medical care. The Medicare Set Aside funds must be used up before Medicare pays for the work-related injury or illness. What is the purpose of a Medicare Set Aside? The purpose is to […]

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    PA Workers’ Compensation RSD And Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Attorney, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 31, 2013

    If you have a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation case involving Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, feel free to call or email Attorney Michael Cardamone of The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC for a Free Consult 7 days a week at (215) 206-9068 or Michael@Cardamonelaw.com  Hehas significant experience with these insidious conditions, how to handle […]

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    Should A Fatal Claim Petition Be Denied When Decedents Death Did Not Occur Within 300 Weeks of The Work Injury?

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 12, 2013

    We get this question all the time, should a fatal claim petition be denied when decedents death did not happen within 300 weeks of the injury at the workplace? Unfortunately, the answer to this is yes, pursuant to a Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Opinion in Whitesell v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Staples, Inc.), No. 205 […]

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    Eleazar Ortiz v. WCAB- Does An Employer In Pennsylvania Have To Show Job Availability To Suspend An Unauthorized Alien’s Temporary Total Disability Benefits Under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act ?

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    by Michael Cardamone | June 20, 2013

    No! In Eleazar Ortiz v. WCAB, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania held that Claimant’s status as an undocumented alien does not preclude the award of temporary total disability benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. However, if an employer wants to suspend a claimant’s TTD, it does not have to show job availability under a […]

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    Alfred Napierski v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Scobell Company, Inc.)- What Must Claimant Show For A Reinstatement Of Benefits After A Bad Faith Refusal Of An Available Job?

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    by Michael Cardamone | March 18, 2013

    In January 2013, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, in Napierski v. WCAB (Scobell Company, Inc.), held that once a claimant has refused an available job in bad faith, his employer’s obligation to show job availability ceases. The claimant “must live with the consequences of [his] decision”, meaning he cannot remedy the situation by “subsequent action” […]

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    Statutory Employer And Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation- The Expansion

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 27, 2013

    The purpose of the Statutory Employer language in the Pennsylvania Work Comp Act is to extend coverage under the Act to subcontractors’ employees injured at work- ie, construction site. In a landmark case called Six L’s Packing Co. v. WCAB (Williamson), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in May 2012, overruled three decades of precedent by expanding “Statutory […]

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    If My Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Case Goes To Court, How Does It Work?

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    by Michael Cardamone | January 14, 2013

    Some cases never go into litigation. An injured worker in Pennsylvania may receive work comp benefits, then return to her pre-injury job with no drama or litigation. But many cases do end up in court. There may be a dispute over the amount of the compensation due, the nature of the work-related injury, a disagreement […]

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    How Does Settlement Work In Pennsylvania Work Comp Cases? Lecture By Lawline Faculty Member Michael Cardamone of The Cardamone Law Firm Free Consults For Injured Workers At 215-206-9068

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    by Michael Cardamone | December 28, 2012

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    Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlement Amounts

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    by Michael Cardamone | December 15, 2012

    Attorney Michael W. Cardamone represents injured workers across Pennsylvania. In 2012 he negotiated the following settlements on behalf of his clients. Note that in addition to the lump sums listed below, Mr. Cardamone prevented the insurer or employer from reducing his client’s checks in many of the cases, netting his clients tens of thousands in […]

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    How Does Settlement Work In Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

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    by Michael Cardamone | December 14, 2012

    Pennsylvania Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone, represents injured workers across Pennsylvania, winning and settling millions of dollars in wage loss and medical benefits for his clients every year. In the course below, Michael presents a lecture on Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Settlement, to help educate other lawyers who may not have the experience or knowledge […]

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    Mutual And Unilateral Mistakes Of Fact In The Context Of A Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Compromise & Release Agreement

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    by Michael Cardamone | December 5, 2012

    In the case of Hoang v. WCAB (Howmet Aluminum Casting), (will refer to case as Hoang hereinafter) filed by the Commonwealth Court on August 20, 2012, an injured worker sought to have an Order approving a Compromise & Release Agreement (ie, settlement agreement) overturned based on a “mutual mistake of fact” regarding unpaid medical bills.  […]

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    FREE Phillies v. Marlins Tickets For April 12, 2012 at 705pm – Courtesy Of MyPhillyWorkersCompLawyer

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    by Michael Cardamone | March 9, 2012

    To enter a drawing for two free Phillies v. Marlins tickets, see my Facebook Fan Page for how to enter! Winner announced on my Facebook Fan Page at 5pm on Monday night, March 12, 2012. The link is below: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Michael-W-Cardamone-Esquire-Fighting-For-Injured-Workers-In-Pennsylvania/87441386034

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    News: Philadelphia Work Comp Lawyer Obtains $450,000.00 For Clients In Week Of January 30, 2012

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 1, 2012

    Michael W. Cardamone has settled several cases for clients this week for close to a half million dollars. Settlements in a Pennsylvania Work Comp case can take years to accomplish, or sometimes months. Every case is unique. Some cases settle before litigation and some settle during litigation. Many factors determine the fair value of a […]

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    Northeast Philadelphia Work Comp Lawyer For Injured Workers

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    by Michael Cardamone | January 20, 2012

    Michael Cardamone represents injured workers in Northeast Philadelphia and all over Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. Michael is quite familiar with the Workers’ Compensation Judges who hear cases in Northeast Philadelphia. He has litigated many cases there, with great success, in addition to settling numerous cases for Northeast Philadelphia residents. Michael has a network of doctors […]

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    What Are The Benefits Of A Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 28, 2011

    There are many. However, the most significant benefit is arguably the certainty of the outcome versus the uncertainty that accompanies litigation where anything can happen. When an injured worker in Pennsylvania settles his or her workers’ compensation claim, he knows exactly what he’s getting in exchange for closing down the case. The terms of the […]

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    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Settlements- How Does It Work?

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    by Michael Cardamone | September 4, 2011

    Here is a link to a legal guide I published on Avvo regarding Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlements.   https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/information-about-pennsylvania-work-comp-settlements-   Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlement Lawyer

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    Cardamone Wins Case Against Well Known Chain Restaurant

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    by Michael Cardamone | September 1, 2011

    Michael Cardamone has defeated a well known chain restaurant in litigation involving his client’s work-related injury from repetitive work activities. The case commenced in November 2010 and was heard by Workers’ Compensation Judge, Bruce K. Doman in Doylestown, PA.  Cardamone presented his client’s testimony before Judge Doman, and the trial deposition of his client’s treating […]

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    What Are Some Of The Important Factors In Determining A Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlement?

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    by Michael Cardamone | August 24, 2011

    There are many factors. And, each case is unique. However, some of the factors include:   Average Weekly Wage before the work injury Extent of Disability Whether an Independent Medical Examiner agrees with the treating physician regarding the cause of the diagnoses, the nature of the diagnoses, and the disability arising from the diagnoses Age […]

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    Cardamone Wins Several Supersedeas Decisions For Injured Workers

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 27, 2011

    Michael W. Cardamone, Esquire, has successfully defeated several area employers’ requests to reduce his clients’ wage loss benefits based on allegations that their earning power has been restored pursuant to the opinions of independent medical examiners. Michael, however, presented affidavit testimony from his clients, and medical records from his clients’ treating physicians, establishing that his […]

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    Pennsylvania Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone Wins Big Case Against Car Dealer!

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 15, 2011

    Michael W. Cardamone – a Pennsylvania Work Comp Lawyer, out of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, obtained a big victory for an injured worker this week after 10 months of litigation, including 2 expensive medical depositions. As a result, Cardamone’s client will receive two thirds of his wage loss from February 2009 through the present time, […]

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    Cardamone Settles Case For A Pennsylvania Injured Worker For Over $300,000.00

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 15, 2011

    MyPhillyWorkersComp- Michael W. Cardamone recently settled a case for his client for over $300,000.00.  He negotiated the settlement on behalf of his client, who lives out of state, but who was injured while working in Pennsylvania. Cardamone is known for his patience in settlement negotiations, and he routinely obtains large settlements for his clients. Of […]

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    Info About Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Settlement

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 15, 2011

    For information about Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Settlements, see the article I published below: Work Comp Settlements In Pennsylvania Philadelphia Work Injury Attorney

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    Cardamone Defeats Petition To Terminate Benefits!

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 15, 2011

    Philly Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone successfully defended his client against a Petition to Terminate benefits that was filed against his client, alleging a full recovery from the work injury. After a year of litigation, and multiple depositions, the Work Comp Judge agreed with Cardamone that his client has not fully recovered from her […]

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    Cardamone Defeats Termination Petition

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    by Michael Cardamone | May 26, 2011

    Philly Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone successfully defended his client against a Petition to Terminate benefits that was filed against his client, alleging a full recovery from the work injury. After a year of litigation, and multiple depositions, the Work Comp Judge agreed with Cardamone that his client has not fully recovered from her […]

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    How Does Settlement Work For Workers’ Comp In Pennsylvania?

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    by Michael Cardamone | March 13, 2011

    A settlement is an agreement between the injured worker and the Employer and insurance company (or third party administrator which is like an insurer but it doesn’t spend its own money) to resolve 1) wage loss benefits and 2) medical benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Settlement can happen any time the parties reach […]

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    PA Work Comp Lawyer Cardamone Settles Numerous Cases for PA Injured Workers

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    by Michael Cardamone | September 28, 2010

    Pennsylvania Workmans Comp Lawyer – Michael W. Cardamone, settled numerous cases for injured workers in September totaling over $600,000.00 for his clients. It goes without saying that every case is unique and requires an individual analysis and review of medical records. No two cases are identical. For more info about Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlement call […]

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    Cardamone Wins Case Against Large Regional Food Distributor

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    by Michael Cardamone | September 28, 2010

    Philadelphia Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone won a Reinstatement Petition for an injured worker after 12 months of contentious litigation and numerous hearings and depositions. The Judge awarded back due,and ongoing, wage loss and medical benefits to Cardamone’s client. Cardamone successfully argued that the treating physician was more credible than the IME doctor-and that […]

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    PA Work Comp Settlement Info

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 9, 2010

    What happens at a Pennsylvania Worker Comp Settlement? The injured worker meets with his or her attorney to go over the settlement agreement, called a Compromise and Release. The papers are signed. The parties wait around for the Judge to call their case. Once called, the injured worker testifies. The lawyer will ask simple questions […]

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    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Settlement Information

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    by Michael Cardamone | December 29, 2009

    Pennsylvania Workers Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone of The Cardamone Law Firm settled cases totaling $350,000.00 the week of December 21, 2009. For a free analysis of your case, call an experienced and dedicated PA Work Comp Lawyer at 215.206.9068. Or Email: Michael@cardamonelaw.com https://www.myphillyworkerscomp.com The Cardamone Law Firm- The Firm For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania

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    Cardamone Successfully Defends Termination Petition On Behalf Of Injured Worker

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    by Michael Cardamone | November 17, 2009

    Michael W. Cardamone, Esquire has successfully defended a Petition to Terminate benefits on behalf of his client. The insurer argued that Cardamone’s client had fully recovered pursuant to an Independent Medical Examination. However, Cardamone deposed Claimant’s treating physician, who opined that Claimant was not fully recovered. Cardamone also presented the testimony of Claimant. Thousands of […]

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    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Determines That Job Availability Pursuant to a Labor Market Survey Must Be Focused on Where Injury Occurred

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    by Michael Cardamone | October 30, 2009

    In Riddle v. WCAB, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has determined that when an employer pursues a Labor Market Survey under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, for non-residents, it “must focus its job availability analysis on the area where the injury occurred….” The Court found that the General Assembly defined the method for evaluating “earning […]

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    The Claim Petition Process in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Is Too Slow.

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    by Michael Cardamone | October 12, 2009

    Having spent over a decade litigating Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases, I have to say that the system is quite fair overall. Both injured workers and employers/insurers have due process- the ability to be heard, the ability to present evidence, and to receive a “reasoned” decision from a Workers’ Compensation Judge. However, when an injured worker […]

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    PA Work Comp Settlements

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    by Michael Cardamone | July 16, 2009

    PA Workmans Comp Settlements Some recent settlements of mine: $170,000.00 for PTSD and back injury $125,000.00- post-concussive syndrome $160,000.00- multiple injuries $75,000.00- back injury $15,000.00- back injury $80,000.00- back injury $75,000.00- back injury $25,000.00- back injury $50,000.00- shoulder injury As you can see, settlements range in scope. The amounts depend on many factors -the most […]

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    Cash Settlements PA Workmens Comp

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    by Michael Cardamone | May 14, 2009

    Are you entitled to a cash settlement for your PA workmens comp case? Absolutely. But only if the insurer/employer is ready to negotiate with you. You cannot settle a case on your own, of course. Sometimes the employers/insurers in Pennsylvania workers comp cases would rather pay you your weekly or bi weekly checks, instead of […]

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    Cardamone Wins Oral Argument For Injured Worker

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    by Michael Cardamone | April 14, 2009

    Michael W. Cardamone, Esq, of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, a leading Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law firm, successfully fended off a Motion to Dismiss filed by Employer’s counsel. The Motion arose from the following sequence of events: The parties entered into a Stipulation in December 2008 wherein they agreed that Claimant injured his shoulder at work, […]

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    Cardamone Wins Case For Injured Worker Against A Leading Defense Firm

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 28, 2009

    Michael W. Cardamone just won a Review Petition for his client, an injured worker in Pennsylvania. Cardamone challenged the accepted work injury and asserted that the injury included the diagnoses from his client’s treating physician, in addition to a mental injury for depression and anxiety- which resulted from chronic pain and being unable to work. […]

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    Cardamone Gets Supersedeas Denied For Client

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 12, 2009

    Michael W. Cardamone of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, has successfully defended against an employer’s request to reduce/suspend his client’s wage loss benefits pursuant to a Labor Market Survey- at the initial Supersedeas level. Supersedeas is the employer’s/insurer’s inital request to the presiding Judge to reduce or terminate a Pennsylvania injured worker’s indemnity (cash) checks. Cardamone […]

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    Cardamone Obtains Significant Penalty For His Client Due to Late Payment of a Check

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 10, 2009

    Michael W. Cardamone, of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, has secured a 20% penalty against a well known Pennsylvania Employer as a result of a late payment of his client’s weekly workers’ compensation check. Cardamone filed a Penalty Petition for his client, submitted evidence, and won a Decision which awarded a 20% penalty (20% of the […]

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    Proving Occupational Disease Cases

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 9, 2009

    Good article from The New York Times discussing some of the causality difficulties with occupational disease claims. Image Source: pexels/cottonbro https://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/us/25toxic.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

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    Cardamone Wins Hotly Contested Claim Petition Against Large Employer

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    by Michael Cardamone | January 28, 2009

    PA Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone from Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, just won a Decision against one of the area’s largest employers, securing over $90,000.00 in past due wage loss benefits (less a credit for severance pay and some earnings for a short period of time), plus thousands in past, unpaid medical bills, in […]

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    I Lost My Workers’ Comp Case- Can I Appeal?

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    by Michael Cardamone | September 29, 2008

    Absolutely. However, it is not easy to overturn a decision in Pa work comp. And, make sure you have an experienced workers comp lawyer like myself handling the appeal, the oral and written argument, etc. It can get complex. There are strict timelines you must follow also for filing an appeal to the WCAB. Please […]

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    Settlement Amounts For Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp

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    by Michael Cardamone | August 15, 2008

    Here are some recent settlements I have negotiated on behalf of injured workers in Pennsylvania: -110,000.00 in a case involving a low back injury -100,000.00 in a case involving a permanently damaged shoulder -100,000.00 in a case involving a torn rotator cuff Remember: every workers comp case in Pennsylvania is unique. The settlement amount for […]

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    Can I Be Fired For Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim?

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    by Michael Cardamone | May 22, 2008

    No. Employers are not permitted to retaliate against an injured worker by firing them. An employer is also forbidden from firing an employee based on their religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, or age. If you feel you have been discriminated against by your employer in Pennsylvania, please contact me for an analysis of your case. […]

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    If I Get Fired From My Job, Is My Workers’ Comp Case Over Too?

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    by Michael Cardamone | March 8, 2008

    Not necessarily. If you are fired for wilful misconduct, then your case is in trouble. However, if you have some kind of work-related restrictions and you are laid off, or fired for economic reasons, then your wage loss benefits continue. It simply depends on the circumstances of your case. Many employers will try to set […]

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    I Got A Hearing Notice For My Case- Do I Have To Attend?

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    by Michael Cardamone | February 8, 2008

    As a default, you should always prepare to attend a hearing in your case. Sometimes, however, the hearings are simply for the attorneys to speak with the Judge or to submit some evidence. It just depends on what the nature of the petition is, and what stage the case is at. You want to speak […]

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    I Want To Settle My Work Comp Case- How Do I Accomplish That?

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    by Michael Cardamone | January 28, 2008

    Call me and let me negotiate a good settlement for you. Do not do this on your own- you won’t get the kind of money your case is worth unless you have an experienced workers comp lawyer handling it for you. Your claims rep/adjustor is hoping you’ll make the mistake of doing it on your […]

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