Monthly Archives: July 2011

Do I Need A Witness To My Injury To Win A Work Comp Case In Pennsylvania?

No. There is no witness requirement. But credibility is always an issue so the Judge must determine that what you are testifying to as the cause of your condition is credible. Moreover, your doctor must also find your history to be credible. In repetitive injury cases, there really would not be a witness anyway as […]

Cardamone Wins Several Supersedeas Decisions For Injured Workers

Michael W. Cardamone, Esquire, has successfully defeated several area employers’ requests to reduce his clients’ wage loss benefits based on allegations that their earning power has been restored pursuant to the opinions of independent medical examiners. Michael, however, presented affidavit testimony from his clients, and medical records from his clients’ treating physicians, establishing that his […]

How Can The Doctors In My Case Disagree So Much?

Because they are in a business- it’s called medicine. The insurance company doctors are paid to see things the insurance company’s way, and the treating doctors have incentive to treat patients. No one can see pain. And while an MRI or EMG may show abnormalities, the doctors have wiggle room to opine that such findings […]

Does An Injured Worker In Pennsylvania Have To Give Notice Of His Injury To The Employer?

Yes. Within 120 days of the work injury. The time for giving notice, however, does not begin to run until the employee knows, or by the exercise of reasonable diligence should know, of the existence of the injury and its possible relationship to his or her employment. Reasonable diligence is an objective standard (not subjective) […]

Cardamone Featured In Main Line Today Magazine

Michael W. Cardamone- a top PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyer- Fighting For Injured Workers In Pennsylvania, appears in the August Issue of Main Line Today Magazine.   Michael also recently appeared in Philadelphia Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star”, as voted by his peers, in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation.   Michael has represented injured […]

Experience Is Critical In Complicated RSD/CRPS Cases In Pennsylvania Work Comp

I have significant experience handling claims for people suffering from RSD. RSD- reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a chronic and painful condition marked, in part, by burning pain, excessive sweating, swelling, and sensitivity to touch. It is also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. RSD can spread to different body parts. It can last a lifetime. Some […]

Family Medical Leave Act (re-post from 2007 entry)

Many people have a vague familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act. It is an important and useful tool that many employees can take advantage of, and something that is often overlooked by employees. I wanted to share with you the basics of FMLA. Feel free to share this information with friends or family […]