>Cardamone Wins Case For Injured Worker Against A Leading Defense Firm

>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.

Cardamone also successfully defended a Termination Petition wherein the Employer/Insurer alleged that his client was fully recovered from the accepted work injury.

The case was litigated for a year and involved 4 expert witnesses who testified via deposition, in addition to Claimant’s testimony.

Accordingly, his client will continue to receive bi-weekly workers’ compensation checks into the indefinite future, in addition to now being able to receive the necessary medical treatment for her back injury and psychological injuries.

For a free consult regarding your Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp case, call or email PA Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone at 215.206.9068 or mcardamone@krasno.com

Michael W. Cardamone- Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania
Voted Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

>Heart and Lung Benefits In Pennsylvania

>Although the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act awards full compensation and continuation of employee benefits to certain employees, and is therefore more generous than the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act in that regard, its scope is narrower and its language should be strictly construed.

The intent of the Heart and Lung Act is to provide important public safety personnel with full compensation while disabled from an injury which happens in the performance of duty; and grants compensation where the disability is temporary. In workers’ compensation, compensastion can be for permanent injuries too.

For police officers, firefighters and other specifically enumerated people, the relevant law is 53 P.S. 637

For county jail employees in Pennsylvania, the relevant law is 16 P.S. 4531

For state mental hospital workers in Pennsylvania, the section is 61 P.S. 951-952

Act 534 benefits aka “Act 534/632” applies to an employee of a state penal or correctional institution under the Bureau of Corrections of the Department of Justice and any employee of a state mental hospital or Youth Development Center under the Department of Public Welfare, who is injured by the act of an inmate or person who has been committed to the institution, or an employee of the Department of Public Welfare who volunteers for the firefighting force and is injured while carrying out firefighting duties, etc………

If you need some guidance regarding the interplay between Heart and Lung Act or Act 534 benefits, please give me a call at 215-206-9068 or email me at mcardamone@krasno.com

Michael W. Cardamone- Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania
Voted Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

>Do I Need A Workmens Comp Lawyer If I Am Already Receiving Checks?

>Yes. Now, more than ever, you need the professional oversight of your case to make sure that the insurance company doesn’t stop your check. In these hard times, the last thing you need is an insurer trying to take your income away.

If you are already receiving checks, you will not pay a work comp lawyer 20%. That only happens if you have to go to court, and your lawyer prevents the insurer from stopping or reducing your checks pursuant to a Petition to Modify, Suspend, or Terminate.

So, it works out nicely because you obtain the guidance you need while receiving checks, at no charge, and position your case for a fair settlement.

For a free consult of your case, feel free to call me at 215.206.9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com

Michael W. Cardamone- Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Workmans Comp Lawyer
Voted Super Lawyer

>Cardamone Gets Supersedeas Denied For Client

>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 presented Claimant’s testimony at the first hearing in opposition to this request, and presented medical records from Claimant’s treating physician, along with a Labor Market Survey critique, which asserted that the proffered jobs were not within Claimant’s vocational, residual skill.

For a free analysis of your case, call Pennsylvania Workmens Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone at 215.206.9068 or email him at mcardamone@krasno.com

Michael W. Cardamone
Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania
Voted PA Super Lawyer by Law and Politics Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine

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

>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 amount due) to his client. Hopefully, this will encourage the insurer/employer to be a little more responsible in getting checks out on a timely basis.

If you are not getting paid in a timely manner, call PA workmens comp lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone for a FREE consult at 215.206.9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com

Michael W. Cardamone- Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania.
Voted Pennsylvania Super Lawyer- Rising Star