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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 Partner David F. Stern and Associate Taylor J. Cohen Featured in The Legal Intelligencer
Feb 02 2018
On June 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania handed down its definitive opinion in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District), 124 A.3d 406 (Pa. 2017). Therein, the Court determined that Section 306(a.2) of the Act was an unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority by the General Assembly to the AMA, striking the section in its entirety.   In their most recent The Legal... Read more
Pond Lehocky Announces New Partner, Stephen R. Miller
Jan 23 2018
Pond Lehocky is excited to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of Associate Stephen R. Miller to Partner. Mr. Miller is the first attorney to join the firm’s Partnership outside of the four founding members: Samuel H. Pond, Jerry M. Lehocky, David F. Stern and Thomas J. Giordano, Jr.   Stephen R. Miller was born and raised in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He earned... Read more
Partner Jerry M. Lehocky Elected to Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Jan 19 2018
Partner Jerry M. Lehocky was recently appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for a three-year term commencing on February 1st, 2018.   The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the highest court in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the oldest court in the United States. An invitation to join the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is extended to... Read more