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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

  • The History of Workers’ Compensation: Halloween Edition

    This Halloween, whether “yerr” handing out candy or trick or treating, you may see a lot of people dressed up as pirates. It may come as a surprise that pirates were some of the first people in the world to develop workers’ compensation during the 17th century.

  • 8 Important Facts to Know about Scars, Disfigurement, and Workers’ Compensation
    By: Christopher M. Fox, Esquire   Getting injured on the job can have lasting impacts on a worker’s life, and in some cases injuries can lead to permanent disfigurement of the body. In the state of Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation Act states that certain scars and disfigurements caused by a work injury can be eligible for compensation depending location, unsightliness, and...
  • Pond Lehocky’s Occupational Safety Series: 7 things all commercial fishing workers need to know
    Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.1 About 31,000 Americans are employed as fishers and related fishing workers, and they are subjected to hazardous working conditions, strenuous labor, long hours, and harsh weather. 2 Because there are limited seasons for catching particular kinds of fish, boats may go out despite unfavorable weather conditions,...
  • 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:...
  • The History of Workers’ Compensation: Halloween Edition

    This Halloween, whether “yerr” handing out candy or trick or treating, you may see a lot of people dressed up as pirates. It may come as a surprise that pirates were some of the first people in the world to develop workers’ compensation during the 17th century.

LATEST NEWS

Pond Lehocky Associate Andrew Ruder Featured in The Legal Intelligencer
Apr 18 2018
In his latest article for The Legal Intelligencer, “Investigating the Claims Adjuster's Investigation in Workers' Comp Matters,” Pond Lehocky Associate Andrew Ruder suggests that more investigation should be done on insurance claims adjusters in workers’ compensation cases. The article was also featured by The Pennsylvania Association for Justice.   An insurance claims adjuster is a... Read more
Partner Tom Giordano Featured in the Philadelphia Bar Reporter
Apr 13 2018
Partner Tom Giordano, Jr.'s article was published in the Philadelphia Bar Reporter’s April 2018 issue, titled “Backlog of SSDI Claims, Is There a Solution?” The article discusses the Social Security disability backlog and highlights that “statistics show that more than one million people are waiting—sometimes for more than two years—for an appeal hearing to determine whether they... Read more
Pond Lehocky Law Clerk Recognized for Irvin Stander Award
Apr 04 2018
Pond Lehocky law clerk Andrew Warren was recently awarded the Irvin Stander Award from the 2018 Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Mr. Warren currently attends Temple University Beasley School of Law and interns as a law clerk at Pond Lehocky’s Center City office.   The Irvin Stander Award is given in memory of well-known Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation... Read more