>10 Secrets About Your Pennsylvania Workmans Comp Case

>1) Use a lawyer! Your odds at a fair settlement, or winning your case, will increase dramatically.

2) Your employer will likely try to fire you after you report your work injury so be careful and follow all their rules- within reason. If you are fired, you can still pursue work comp benefits, depending on exactly what occurred.

3) Think about any prior, similar injuries you may have suffered because giving a truthful history to the doctors, lawyers, and judges is very important.

4) When you receive a letter in the mail from your employer or work comp insurer, call your lawyer right away to discuss what it means.

5) If your panel doctor (the company doctor in the first 90 days after injury) releases you to full duty work, call your lawyer right away- this is critical.

6) If your workmans comp check is late, you can do something about it.

7) Even if you had a prior, similar injury, you can pursue work comp benefits if your work activities aggravated the prior condition.

8) You can receive social security disability benefits and workmans comp benefits at the same time up to a limit.

9) You do not always have to resign from your position if you settle your PA workmans comp case- but it is quite common for the employer to require this.

10) Make sure you inform your lawyer about all doctors who have treated you so he or she can obtain all relevant records. If you leave someone out, the doctor’s testimony could be called into question if he or she did not review all the relevant records.

For an analysis of your PA Workmans Comp case, call Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 for guidance. Or email mcardamone@krasno.com

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>If I Re-Injure My Back On The Job, Can I File A Workmans Comp Claim in Pennsylvania?

>Yes. An aggravation of a pre-existing condition is a compensable injury in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation. You will need medical evidence to establish that your prior injury/condition worsened as a result of the work place injury/incident/activity. This also applies, of course, to other body parts and injuries.

Inevitably, the employer and work comp insurer will try to assert that there is no work injury and that the condition you have is merely the old problem, recurring. The longer it has been since you treated for the prior issues, the greater the chances of proving a work injury- in most cases. A careful review of the medical records will be necessary by your work comp lawyer.

For a complete analysis, call Michael W. Cardamone- Experienced PA Work Comp Lawyer at 215-206-9068 or email him at mcardamone@krasno.com for a prompt reply.

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>Cardamone Selected As A Pennsylvania Super Lawyer- "Rising Star" In Workers’ Compensation Law

>Michael W. Cardamone, Esquire, of the firm Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, a family-owned firm for 3 generations, has been voted a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer- “Rising Star” in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine. This award is given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in each practice area. Cardamone was also selected to the list in 2008.

Cardamone has been fighting for injured workers for a decade. He can be reached at 215-206-9068 seven days a week, or via email at mcardamone@krasno.com

For more info about the selection process, go to:

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Workers Compensaiton

>Need Great Car Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia

>If you ever need a great car accident lawyer in Philadelphia call Michael W. Cardamone who has close and trusted friends who handle car accident cases. I will tailor the attorney for your car accident case based on several factors including location of the accident, nature of the injuries, personality of the client, etc.

Don’t use the yellow pages for a car accident lawyer in the Philadelphia area. Call me and I will put you in the right hands. There are many car accident lawyers in Philly but only so many good ones.

Likewise, if you need the best medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia, just ask me for a referral.

Call Cardamone when you need a lawyer for a car crash or medical malpractice lawyer in Philly.
-Michael W. Cardamone
215-206-9068- free and prompt consults
mcardamone@krasno.com

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>Pennsylvania Workers Comp Appeals

>When you want to appeal a Decision from a PA Work Comp Judge, call Attorney Michael Cardamone for a review of your case. He won’t promise to take your case and appeal the Decision, but he will review your Decision and give you his own analysis as to whether an appeal is worthwhile.

Generally speaking, it is challenging to overturn a Decision from a Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Judge. The reason is that the the Appeal Board cannot overturn credibility determinations made by the Work Comp Judge- and credibility determinations are normally the basis for the outcome in a case. For example, in many cases the issue will come down to whether the IME doctor or treating doctor is more credible. If the Work Comp Judge finds the IME doctor to be more credible, and gives some reasoning for concluding so, then it is nearly impossible to overturn this- unless you can show that the Judge failed to consider substantial evidence, misapplied the law, or didn’t give enough basis to form a “reasoned decision”.

Note: an appeal from a PA Work Comp Decision must be taken within 20 days after notice of a judge’s award or disallowance of compensation has been served on a party. Under Act 57, a cross appeal may be filed within 14 days of the date on which a timely appeal is filed by any party in interest.

When the 20th day falls on a weekend or holiday, that day is NOT included in the calculation. An appeal will be considered as having been filed within the 20 day period if it is mailed to the Board properly stamped and addressed on or before the 20th day after the date of the notice of the judge’s decision.

There is a case that holds where an employee did not file a timely appeal to the Work Comp Appeal Board from a termination order, the Work Comp Judge’s findings and conclusions became final and unassailable, even if the employee would have prevailed if the appeal had been timely.

The decision whether to appeal a Decision in a Pennsylvania Workers Comp case is one that requires the expertise of an experienced PA work comp lawyer. But you need to act quickly as 20 days goes by fast and the attorney will require a review of the file.

-Michael W. Cardamone
My Philly Workers Comp

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mcardamone@krasno.com
215-206-9068
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