If I Get Workers Comp Wage Loss Benefits, Will I Get Interest On Past Due Amounts?

Yes, 10% per annum (per year) unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.

 

This is meant to help the injured worker. In Claim Petition proceedings, which can take up to a year or more, the interest on back due amounts can be significant.

 

If the Employer/Insurer failed to pay benefits that were owed in a timely manner, an injured worker can also pursue a penalty petition. The Work Comp Judge has discretion as to how much of a penalty to award- but the maximum is 50% of the amount in dispute. In many cases, the parties come to an agreement as to the amount of a penalty.

 

For more information about statutory interest and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law, call experienced Philadelphia Workmens Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone for a free consult 7 days a week at 215-206-9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com

 

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Why Does My Pennsylvania Work Comp Case Take So Long?

The rules state that each party has 3 months for their medical evidence. That’s 6 months right off the bat. In addition, there is time for the parties to submit written arguments on whatever issues are pending. Usually, 45 to 60 days is allowed by the judges.  Then, it’s another few months, depending on the judge and his or her work load, for a written Decision to be mailed.

 

In addition, the period of time for the medical evidence can be expanded if it is difficult to secure medical records, or if a deposition date cannot be secured due to the busy schedules of two attorneys, a doctor, and a court reporter.

 

As such, litigation can take up to 1 year or more.

 

Sometimes, the cases settle long before 1 year.

 

In cases where there is no litigation pending, the claim won’t be closed out until a finding of full recovery by a judge after litigation on a Termination Petition, or until the case settles. Some claims are open for decades.

 

For more information about Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation practice and procedure, call experienced PA Workmens Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone for a free and prompt consult at 215-206-9068 or email mcardamone@krasno.com

 

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Where Can I Find the Law On Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

I made it easy for you- the link is below.

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=553004&mode=2

As you can see, the PA Work Comp Law is quite complicated with many technical provisions. It is strongly suggested that if you are injured at work in Pennsylvania, that you hire an experienced PA Work Comp Lawyer. If you do not, the Judge will warn you that your odds of winning are little to none.

If you have any questions about Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law, call experienced PA Work Place Injury Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone 7 days a week at 215-206-9068 for a Free Consult. Or email mcardamone@krasno.com

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Cardamone Wins Case Against Well Known Chain Restaurant

Michael Cardamone has defeated a well known chain restaurant in litigation involving his client’s work-related injury from repetitive work activities. The case commenced in November 2010 and was heard by Workers’ Compensation Judge, Bruce K. Doman in Doylestown, PA.  Cardamone presented his client’s testimony before Judge Doman, and the trial deposition of his client’s treating physician. The Employer presented the deposition testimony of the Independent Medical Examiner (ie, Defense Medical Doctor). The Judge found Cardamone’s client credible in addition to finding the treating doctor more credible than the IME doctor on the issue of causation.  Wage loss and medical benefits were awarded from the last day of work through the present and ongoing, in addition to litigation costs.

 

 

When you want a workers comp lawyer in Pennsylvania, call experienced PA Work Comp Attorney, Michael Cardamone to maximize your odds at winning.

 

 

Call 7 days a week at 215-206-9068 to reach Mike directly

 

 

Or email: mcardamone@krasno.com

 

 

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