Pennsylvania Act 534 Lawyer and Heart and Lung Act Lawyer

I posted this before, and have received a lot of feedback so I will post it again. The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC is here to protect your benefits so call 7 days a week!

Although the 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 purpose 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, compensation 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 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and the Heart and Lung Act or Act 534, please give me a call at 215-206-9068 or email me 7 days a week at

I am a Pa Work Comp Lawyer but also a Pennsylvania Act 534 Lawyer and Heart and Lung Lawyer.

I am happy to help and will provide a free and prompt consult.

Email me 7 days a week at or call 215-206-9068

Michael W. Cardamone- Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania

The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC

I Represent All Kinds of Pennsylvania Injured Workers

>PA Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone represents all kinds of injured Pennsylvania workers including:

Marcellus Shale workers
X-Ray and Ultrasound Techs
Factory workers
Office workers
Truck drivers
State Workers
Prison Guards
Home health aides
Police And Fire

Work injuries do not discriminate. Unfortunately, the negative attitude that we sometimes hear or read about towards injured workers tends to have a chilling effect on injured workers who may feel ashamed or intimidated to come forward and pursue the benefits that are afforded to all employees- benefits that the insurers and employers fight hard to not pay.

Feel free to call or email me 7 days a week to discuss your situation.

Michael W. Cardamone – Top Rated Pennsylvania Work Comp Lawyer

Ways To Lose Your Pennsylvania Work Comp Case

1) Fail to tell the doctors, lawyers, and judge that you had prior injuries

2) Fail to show up at a hearing or deposition where your presence is required

3) Fail to show up at your doctor’s appointments (or physical therapy)

4) Fail to report earnings or benefits received after the work injury

5) Fail to answer questions directly before the Judge or in a deposition

By avoiding these foolish actions, you will help maximize your odds at winning your Pennsylvania Work Comp case.

For more info about Pennsylvania Workers Comp call or email Experienced PA Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 or

7 days a week.