Should I Quit If I Was Hurt On The Job And Feel Like The Employer Is Trying To Fire Me Now?

Talk to your attorney, whether that’s me or someone else as every case is different and needs an individual analysis. But generally, the answer to this will be no!

If you quit then the Employer/Insurer will argue in Court that your loss of earning power is now due to you voluntarily withdrawing from the work force, versus your work injury causing a loss of future earning power.

Employers often fire injured workers after a work injury but it is illegal to fire an injured worker because they were injured. However, they can (absent a contract) fire someone for other reasons such as poor performance, an economic downturn, etc.

If you quit, it tends to dramatically lower the value of a case. Trying to get wage loss benefits after a voluntary quit can be quite an uphill battle.

If you feel that you cannot handle the physical demands of your job, then speak with your doctor about getting modified restrictions. Then it will be the Employer’s burden to try to accommodate them.

For more info about PA Work Injury cases, call PA Work Comp Attorney Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 for a free and prompt consult or email


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Can I Apply For Social Security Disability If I Am Pursuing Or Already Receiving Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

Yes.  However, you should speak to your attorney about whether it makes sense to wait until the case is settled before making such an application.  All Pennsylvania Work Comp Settlements must take into account the interests of Medicare- and some settlements must be approved by Medicare- so that Medicare can see that it will not be paying for future medical treatment that relates to an accepted Pennsylvania Work Injury.

If you are accepted for Social Security Disability benefits, your work comp check will not be reduced. However, the SSD check will be reduced based on the work comp amount.


For more information about Social Security Disability and Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp, call Pennsylvania Work Injury lawyer Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 for a free consult or email him at


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News: Philadelphia Work Comp Lawyer Obtains $450,000.00 For Clients In Week Of January 30, 2012

Michael W. Cardamone has settled several cases for clients this week for close to a half million dollars.

Settlements in a Pennsylvania Work Comp case can take years to accomplish, or sometimes months. Every case is unique. Some cases settle before litigation and some settle during litigation. Many factors determine the fair value of a case.

Studies have shown that injured workers who hire an attorney to represent them, net significantly higher settlement amounts. Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation is a complex statute that requires a skilled and experienced attorney to interpret such that an injured worker can maximize his or her entitlement to the benefits they deserve.

For more info about PA Work Comp Settlements, call experienced Pennsylvania Work Place Injury Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone at 215-206-9068 or email

Consults are always free. Michael represents injured workers across PA.

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