Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyer

Below is a link to an article written by a friend/colleague regarding fall protection standards and OSHA. If an injured worker falls at work and is injured, there can be two possible cases- a workers’ compensation case and a case for negligence.

When you need a construction accident lawyer in the Philadelphia region, call experienced occupational injury lawyer Michael W. Cardamone for a free and prompt consult at 215-206-9068 or email

Philadelphia Construction Accident Lawyer

Highlights For 2011, Philly Work Comp Lawyer, Michael W. Cardamone 215-206-9068

Here is a summary of some of my settlements from 2011:  (these are cases that I generated for the firm I work for)

$600,000.00 plus –  client who injured his hand in the Marcellus Shale drilling (this was a combination of a work comp cases that I handled and a personal injury suit handled by another attorney)

$297,000– client with a severe arm injury

$240,000– client with a serious leg injury

$225,000– client with multiple injuries from work-related car accident

$150,000– client with shoulder and neck injury

$150,000– client with low back injury

$150,000– client with low back injury

$132,000– client with shoulder injury

$125,000– client with thoracic injury (mid back)

$100,000– client with neck injury

$90,000– client with knee injury

$90,000– client with back injury

$87,000– client with back injury

$75,000– client with left hand injury

$70,000– client with hand injury

$66,500– client with back and knee injuries

$65,000– client with shoulder injury

$59,000– client with head injury

It is important to note that every case is unique. There are many factors to take into account in determining the fair value of a workers’ compensation settlement. All settlements have to be approved by a Work Comp Judge- to ensure that the injured worker understands the full legal significance of their decision to settle with the Employer/Insurer. There is no pain and suffering in workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania. It is a no fault system. The available benefits are for lost earning power and medical expenses.

For more info about Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation, call experienced PA Work Comp Attorney Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 or email

Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyer

What Is The Most Important Thing I Can Do To Maximize My Pennsylvania Work Comp Case?


If you are an injured worker in Pennsylvania and wish to know what is the most important thing you can do to maximize your PA Work Comp Case, the answer is Be Honest At All Costs.



Honesty with your lawyer, your doctor, the Judge, and the insurance company is critical in these cases. And, the fact is, most people are honest- despite what we hear in the “news” about fake injuries or false claims. We never hear about the silent “99 %” if you will because the media isn’t interested in reporting that John Doe told the truth, got his benefits, and settled at a reasonable figure.



But when I use the term “honesty”, I’m not just referring to whether you were injured on the job or elsewhere- but how you describe your symptoms, your efforts in looking for alternative employment, your pre-existing conditions, etc.  In other words, honesty as it relates to the more narrow issues in the case as well. This means that you have to give an honest effort to think about your past, what injuries you may have had, who you treated with, what type of work you could do in the alternative, and so on.  This takes some elbow grease- and due diligence by the work comp attorney to elicit the thought provoking process.



When an injured worker takes the time to think about these issues, then the transmission of them via testimony will come across more credibly to the Judge who will see that the injured worker has thought about the issues rather than being completely surprised by the question in court- which can lead to inaccurate information due to the heat of the moment, nerves, and pressure.


I always remind clients to focus in on the question being asked, and forget about the perceived impact the answer will have on the case. Just tell it like it is and let the chips fall. People aren’t computers and so, at times, answers in a deposition vs. court may appear slightly inconsistent because the injured worker could have remembered something new about the issue or simply stated it in a different way- but the Judge will see the big picture, and if you give honest answers, and give an honest effort in preparing for your case by discussing the key issues with your work comp lawyer, it will be clear that you are a credible and trustworthy person.



If want want more information about Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation, call experienced work place injury attorney Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 for a free consult or email


Philadelphia Work Injury Attorney





Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Work Comp Lawyer For Injured Workers

I am often asked if I represent injured workers who work or live in Montgomery County, PA.  The answer is YES!

I grew up in Montgomery County, went to grade school at St. Rose in North Wales, and currently reside in Montgomery County- in addition to having a Blue Bell office.

I assist injured workers throughout Pennsylvania. I don’t decline cases because I will have a long drive to a hearing.  All cases are important to me.

Many injured workers in more remote parts of Pennsylvania hire me to assist them, due to conflicts of interest or perceived alliances between their local work comp lawyers and the insurers and/or employers.

Rest assured, I have zero allegiance to employers or insurance companies. While they are necessary and a vital part of the economy, my loyalty is 100% with injured workers, whether in Montgomery County or other counties of Pennsylvania.

For free consults about your PA Work Comp Injury, call experienced PA Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 or email 7 days a week.

Montgomery County Pennsylvania Work Comp Lawyer

Representing injured workers all over Montgomery County, PA including Lansdale, North Wales, Hatfield, Abington, Norristown, King of Prussia, Harleysville, etc.