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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Can My Employer Really Modify or Terminate My Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that covers injuries employees suffer while on the job. Workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania typically pays for medical expenses related to the injury. It may also cover short-term or long-term disability benefits and other injury-related costs.

Because employers pay for workers’ compensation coverage, they typically take a keen interest in how the benefits are being used and for what purpose. This includes the Read more . . .

Sunday, June 18, 2017

How Does My Disability Level Affect My Workers’ Compensation Payment?

Accidents can happen at any time. This is no different at the workplace. A warehouse worker may injure his spine while loading a heavy bag onto a container, a construction worker may get hit by a falling hammer and suffer head trauma and a secretary may slip and fall as she climbs up a flight of stairs. When workplace injuries occur, the injured victim can make a workers’ compensation claim to cover the medical expenses and lost wages accruing from the time of injury.

Sometimes, workplace injuries lead to permanent injuries such as when an elevator technician gets his arm amputated after a hydraulic malfunction causes an elevator to jolt downwards, crush his limb.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

I Was Assaulted In A Mall - Can I Sue The Mall For Inadequate Security?

Owners and managers of premises have a duty to provide security to their tenants and clients. They should ensure their premises are reasonably safe and secure so that tenants and clients are protected from foreseeably dangerous conditions. Failure to meet this obligation will give rise to a tort known as premises liability for which the injured victim can seek financial damages from the negligent owner or manager of the premises.

If you have been assaulted in a mall as a result of the failure of the mall to employ adequate security, you may have a cause of action against the mall. An experienced Read more . . .

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What are the top Pennsylvania Motorcycle Injury Causes?

Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating. Unfortunately, it can also be deadly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that, when compared to other vehicles on the road, individuals on motorcycles are 27 times more likely to wind up in a fatal accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, having a Read more . . .

Friday, April 21, 2017

Can I sue my employer if I slipped and fell at work?

Workers in Pennsylvania who slip and fall at work can suffer severe injuries including fractures, muscle sprains, head concussions, spinal injuries or even broken bones. These injuries can put them out of work for a while causing them to lose out on their wages.

Generally, when you are injured because of the negligence of someone, you have a cause of action against that person. You can claim full compensation for the injuries you sustained.  But does that person include your employer? Can you sue your employer for a workplace injury? The short answer is no but there are third parties you can sue and claim from.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Does Pennsylvania Limit The Damages I Can Receive For Personal Injury?

You’ve suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, defective product or medical malpractice. You’ve suffered as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person. You want full compensation for the physical, emotional and financial burden you and your family have been forced to bear. The law is on your side.

Generally, Pennsylvania does not limit the amount of compensatory damages a victim of Read more . . .

Monday, March 20, 2017

What to do when you've been involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania

Getting into a car accident can be a pretty scary event. Even if you are not injured, your vehicle could be severely damaged or you could be facing a lengthy process with police, car repair shops and insurance companies.

Data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have pointed to an increase in the amount of injuries and deaths after car crashes. The Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles has identified over 370 roads within the state that are regarded as especially dangerous.  With these statistics, it’s more likely than not that you or someone you love will end up in a car accident in Pennsylvania.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Top three reasons not to talk to the other side’s insurance company after an accident

After an accident, it is prudent to get in contact with your insurance company soon after. The liability stipulations in your insurance contract usually mandate this, and it is important to relay to them the details of what happened.

Insurance companies rely on the evidence and information you give them as they make decisions on compensation and courses of action. If you delay to talk with your insurance company, you might forget key details.

However, it is inevitable after you exchange contact information with anyone else involved in the accident that you will be contacted by some sort of representative for the other parties involved.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

5 Steps To Take To Protect Your Rights When You Injure Yourself At Work

Getting up and going to work for someone else is a reality for most people in America. Our employers help us put food on the table and clothes on our backs. Unfortunately, these employers can also cause us injury. When that happens, you need to be able to protect your rights when it comes to building a workers’ compensation case.

If you are ever injured while working, taking the following steps can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to when it comes to work-place injuries.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What can you do to protect yourself after a bicycle injury?

Regardless of whether you are a hardcore bicyclist or a weekend fun-ride type, you are always at risk of serious injury due to collisions with other vehicles. Bicycling accidents have many causes, from distracted driving to failing to follow bicycling laws. It is also difficult at times to determine who was at fault for the accident.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Teen Killed in Shawnee Mountain Ski Accident

What are my legal rights if I am injured while skiing or snowboarding?

A 15-year-old girl from Singapore was recently killed while on a school ski trip to Pennsylvania’s Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. The young girl reportedly lost control and skied off the bottom of one of the resort’s trails.  The deceased teen attended Blair Academy in New Jersey, where her peers remember her as a bright and positive person.  This Pennsylvania ski accident is just one accident among a recent rash of ski related accidents to occur thus far this winter.

In early January, a Texas mom and her two young daughters fell off a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort.
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