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What type of compensation can you ask for in a work related accident?

A work-related accident can occur in any profession or industry. While common in jobs that involve hard labor, they can also occur in the medical field and in office work. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act allows workers to receive compensation for medical...

Why do construction workers suffer so many TBIs?

As a Pennsylvania construction worker, you often likely must perform your work while on a roof, scaffolding or tall ladder. This naturally puts you at risk for falling, and this, in turn, puts you at risk for sustaining a traumatic brain injury. The Mayo Clinic...

What is negligence?

If you feel that you have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against someone in Pennsylvania, then you will need to prove negligence. This is at the heart of every personal injury lawsuit because it is one the of elements you have to prove to show that the...

Who is liable for the damages an employee causes?

When an employee causes harm to another worker or a customer, the courts often hold the employer accountable for the damages. This is the case even if the employer did not intend to cause harm and/or if the employer played no physical role in the incident. This is due...

Pa. truck driver sentenced to prison for motorcyclist’s death

Perhaps the worst kind of motor vehicle accidents are the kind that were avoidable. A few months ago, a 35-year-old truck driver pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and simple assault after reportedly colliding with a motorcycle on Interstate 81 in...

Do all employers carry workers’ compensation coverage?

Pennsylvania law mandates that most employers in the state carry workers’ compensation coverage, so many employees are eligible to receive compensation in case they are hurt while on the job. However, state law does allow for certain employers to be exempted from...

Repetitive stress injuries at work

When you think of a workplace injury, you probably imagine something acute that occurs because of an accident. For example, if you slip and fall at your job, you may land on your head and get a concussion. But not all workplace injuries happen like this. Some are...

Can a car crash blind you?

It goes without saying that you stand a high chance of receiving severe injuries in a Pennsylvania car crash. But did you know that a car crash could blind you for life? Retinal detachment represents one of the most frequent blindness-producing injuries that car crash...

Serious injury and death due to Pennsylvania crash

In what responders call one of the worst crashes they have ever seen, a car reportedly collided head-on with a pickup truck on Saturday morning in Hamlin Township, Pennsylvania. As a result of the two-vehicle crash, all four occupants of the car, including two...

Understanding attractive nuisance law

Now that summer is around the corner, there will be many opportunities for your children to play outside. It is good for children to get some fresh air and exercise, but as we at Warren R. Baldys Attorney at Law are aware, there are also many ways children can get in...