>I’ve Been Injured At Work In Pennsylvania- Can I Get Pain And Suffering Damages As Part of My Work Comp Case?

>No.

You are entitled to 1) two thirds of your wage loss and 2) payment of reasonable, necessary and related medical bills- in addition to reimbursement for any out of pocket payments for medical treatment so long as you have receipts and information to support the charges.

Workers Comp is a “no fault” system which means that, generally speaking, fault is not an issue. This means you can obtain benefits even if the accident was your own fault, no one’s fault, or your employer’s fault. (some limited exceptions). The trade off is that no pain and suffering damages apply in workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania and most, if not all, other states. Pain and suffering damages are applicable in 3rd party cases where negligence/fault is in fact an issue.

Many injured workers are confused about this- so always feel free to ask me any questions you may have on this topic.

You can reach me any time at (215) 206-9068- be sure to leave your name and number if I’m not available when you call.

You can also email me any time at mcardamone@krasno.com

Michael W. Cardamone- Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Attorney

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

>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 own.

Too often I see injured workers in Pennsylvania settling their claim for peanuts- simply b/c they didn’t want to call an attorney. Yes, you will give up 20% fee to the attorney, but you will net much more money overall when a settlement is handled by skilled counsel.

You may reach me any time at (215)-206-9068 or via email at mcardamone@krasno.com

See also www.phillyworkcomp.com

Michael W. Cardamone- A Leading Work Comp Lawyer in Pennsylvania

>I’m An Injured Worker In Pennsylvania- How Much Is My Case Worth?

>The value of your case depends on many factors. Each case is unique so be careful not to compare your case with a friend, co-worker, or neighbor’s case.

Some of the factors include:

1) Your average weekly wage leading up to the work injury

2) The severity of your injury

3) Whether your employer can give you work that legitimately fits within your physical restrictions

4) What type of objective medical evidence exists to support the subjective complaints

5) Your age

6) Your level of education

7) How often you’re treating

8) Whether your injury has been legally accepted by the insurer vis a vis Notice of Comp Payable, TNCP, Supplemental Agreement or Stipulation

These are just some of the factors that are involved in analyzing the value of your case. Please call me and I’ll analyze your case at no charge. As I stated already, it is very important that you do not look to other peoples’ cases to determine the value of your case. You need the expertise of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

Michael Cardamone- Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Attorney

(215) 206-9068 or email me any time at mcardamone@krasno.com

>Can I Go Back To Work If I Am Receiving Workers’ Comp Checks?

>Yes. You should speak to your attorney, however, before doing this. Once you return to work, the insurer will reduce your workers’ comp checks accordingly. Sometimes, if you want to settle your case, it makes more sense to hold off on returning to employment. Just remember, if you are working and receiving work comp checks, you must report this income. It is flat out fraud if you hide any earnings.

Every case is different, so call me with your specific facts and I’ll guide you accordingly.

Call (215) 206-9068 or email me at mcardamone@krasno.com

See also www.phillyworkcomp.com

Michael Cardamone- A Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Lawyer Fighting For You.

Never any out of pocket charges! Will monitor your case for free until you have to go to Court- then only a 20% fee applies.

>What Kinds Of Injured Workers Do I Represent?

>All types of injured workers in Pennsylvania

-Nurses and nursing assistants who injure their back or shoulder from lifting a heavy patient or from being assaulted by a patient

-Truck drivers who hurt their backs from loading or unloading freight, or simply from the jarring inside the truck from the poor ergonomics

-Workers on assembly lines who injure their shoulders, hands and/or wrists from repetitive job duties

-Secretaries or Office Workers who develop carpal tunnel from excessive typing

-Laborers who injure their backs or necks from lifting heavy objects

-Deli or Cafe Workers who trip and fall at work injuring their knees or ankles

-Forklift Operators who injure their backs from excessive jarring

-Desk workers who develop asthma from exposure to foreign substances/fumes

-Construction workers who slip and fall sustaining serious injuries

-Cashiers who injure their backs from excessive standing and lifting of product

-Factory workers who sustain a loss of hearing from acoustic trauma or long-term exposure to loud noises

When you want a workers comp attorney in Pennsylvania call Michael Cardamone at (215) 206-9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com Never any fees unless we settle your case or enhance the value of your case by preventing the insurers from terminating, suspending or modifying your checks. Fight the insurers with someone who gets results.

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Lawyer