If My Claim For Workers Comp Was Denied, What Do I Do Next?

Call experienced PA Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone for a free and prompt consult at 215-206-9068. We can file a Petition on your behalf and pursue the benefits you are entitled to.

Do NOT let the insurer have the last word. They often deny claims for no reason whatsoever. There are time limits, so the sooner we file the Petition, the better.

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Must I Dress Up When Attending a PA Work Comp Hearing?

You should look respectful to the Court, and not wear t-shirts, jeans, tank tops, shorts, or sandals. On the other hand, it is not necessary to wear a suit or dress. Just use your common sense and look appropriate.

For free consults regarding Pennsylvania Work Comp cases, call PA Workplace Injury Attorney Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 or email him at mcardamone@krasno.com


Will The Judge Ask Me Questions At My PA Workmens Comp Hearing?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Depends on the Judge and the nature of the petitions that brought you into court. Of course, if the Judge speaks to you, be courteous and responsive. It is proper to call the Judge, “Your Honor”.

For more info about PA Work Comp Judges, call PA Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 or email him for a prompt consult at mcardamone@krasno.com



How Often Can The Insurance Company Do An IME On Me In Pennsylvania?

Every 6 months.
Some insurers, however, lose track of a file and wait much longer. Generally, more than 1 in 6 months is not reasonable or accepted, unless the IME is targeting injuries that requires different specialists.

For more information about Independent Medical Exams in Pennsylvania, call experienced PA work comp lawyer Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 for a free consult.


If I Was Injured In Pennsylvania, But Living In Another State, Can I Get PA Work Comp Benefits?

Yes. So long as your injury took place in Pennsylvania, you can pursue work comp benefits here.

For more on this topic, call experienced Philly Workmens Comp Attorney Michael W. Cardamone for a free consult at 215-206-9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com


How Long Will My Workers’ Comp Case Take Until It’s Over?

It depends. Some cases resolve quickly and others take years to resolve. Some people go back to work and others cannot work or their employer cannot accommodate their restrictions. Some cases end up in court with years of litigation on many different issues, and other cases settle fast.

Each case is unique despite a natural urge from people to analogize their case to a co-worker’s or neighbor’s case. Some insurance companies like to settle quicker than others, and each claims rep will have their own style too. Likewise, each PA work comp attorney will have his or her own style. So too will each injured worker. Some prefer a steady check, and others want a lump sum to move on and invest their money.

If I had to generalize, I would say most cases are resolved one way or another within 3 years.

Call Michael W. Cardamone for a free analysis of your PA work comp case at 215-206-9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com

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Will I Get Fired From My Job If I Pursue Work Comp Benefits?

You could be, but it is considered discrimination and grounds for a potentially large case. Many employers will try to terminate injured workers, but they are smart enough to look for “other reasons” besides the work injury in doing so. For example, if you are late to work, or if there is an economic downturn, your employer could terminate you- absent a contract or public policy exception that says otherwise. Most employment in PA is “at will” so employers have a lot of freedom to fire someone- just as employees can generally quit without much notice or reasons given.

Injured workers in PA have every right to pursue work comp benefits. Do not let your employer intimidate you. In the same regard, be careful to follow company protocols- for example, if you can’t make it into work, follow the exact company policy by calling or giving a doctor’s note- or whatever the handbook dictates. Many employers will try to get rid of injured workers but they have to look for other reasons other than the work injury.

If you get fired, it does NOT necessarily mean your work comp case ends. In fact, most times, it doesn’t end.

For more on this topic, call or email experienced PA work comp lawyer Michael W. Cardamone for a free consult at 215-206-9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com