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If you get hurt on the job, you are entitled to appropriate compensation for your injuries. That’s the law. Your compensation may take the form of a number of benefits, including: lost wages and missed work, medical expenses, specific loss, rehabilitation and death benefits.
If an injury, illness or disability keeps you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Our expert attorneys will help you apply for your benefits and will be there fighting for you throughout the process. Contact us for a free evaluation.
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ABOUT POND LEHOCKY STERN GIORDANO

PENNSYVLANIA WORKERS’ COMP LAWYERS

Founded by partners Samuel Pond, Jerry Lehocky, David Stern, and Thomas Giordano Jr., the law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano opened its doors in July 2010 with six attorneys and only 22 total staff members. Today, as the largest workers' compensation and Social Security disability law firm in the region, Pond Lehocky boasts 12 office locations and over 200 staff members.

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

  • Workers' Compensation Myth #2: You Must Treat with a Company Doctor
    By: Jerry M. Lehocky, Partner   One of the biggest myths I see perpetuated in the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is employers telling injured workers that they MUST treat with the company’s doctor. Nothing could be further from the truth; not only can you treat with your own doctor, but you should.   Consider the state of the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system:...
  • Workers' Compensation Myth #1: Your Insurance Will Protect You
    By: Jerry M. Lehocky, Partner   The dictionary definition of insurance is an agreement between a person and a company where, in exchange for regular payment from the individual, the business promises to cover costs in the event of personal injury, death, or of property loss or damage, or similar. Most of us pay into multiple insurance policies under the assumption that if we are the victim of...
  • Understanding the Process of a Defense Medical Examination (DME)
    by David F. Stern, Partner   Attending one or multiple Defense Medical Examinations (DME) is a component of nearly every workers’ compensation claim.  The industry also refers to these evaluations as Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs); however, this is a misnomer. They are anything but “independent.”    Many of the physicians that perform these examinations do so on a regular...
  • Pond Lehocky’s Occupational Safety Series: 10 things all injured firefighters need to know

    There are about 316,000 career firefighters in the U.S., and they put their lives on the line every day in the service of others. Besides extinguishing fires and rescuing trapped and injured people from burning buildings, many firefighters are responsible for providing critical medical attention. In fact, two out of three calls to fire stations are for medical emergencies.

  • Workers' Compensation Myth #2: You Must Treat with a Company Doctor
    By: Jerry M. Lehocky, Partner   One of the biggest myths I see perpetuated in the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is employers telling injured workers that they MUST treat with the company’s doctor. Nothing could be further from the truth; not only can you treat with your own doctor, but you should.   Consider the state of the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system:...

LATEST NEWS

The Real Truth About the Social Security Trust Fund: It’s Working, and Takes in More than it Pays Out
Aug 22 2017
Just days before their 82nd birthday, the Social Security Administration released a report on the state of the Social Security trust funds, which shows that the financial health of the system continues to increase. In spite of shortfalls in policy by current lawmakers, the program remains prosperous, offering benefits and financial security for millions of America’s most vulnerable.   In... Read more
Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group features Partner David F. Stern’s recent blog post
Aug 18 2017
The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) recently featured Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano’s blog “Understanding the Process of a Defense Medical Examination (DME).” The article, written by Partner David Stern, discusses the facts about who profits from DME’s and what you can do to protect your rights.   WILG, which was founded in 1995, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to... Read more
Pond Lehocky Named One of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” in 2017
Jun 26 2017
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for 2017. The “Best Places to Work” award recognizes companies that have outstanding workplace culture. This year, there were a record number of applicants, and only 24 were chosen.   “Best Places to Work” are selected based on employee... Read more