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Is your employer taking steps to protect you from an injury?

Recently at work, one of your coworkers suffered a workplace injury. Your Pennsylvania employer has workers’ compensation, but your understanding of how the incident occurred led you to believe the accident did not have to happen in the first place. Is your employer...

When do you need to stop for a school bus?

Every year when school starts after summer break, the news reports always include stories of drivers who fail to stop for school buses that are loading and unloading children. In some cases, the story is about a near miss where a child almost was hit or an accident...

Diagnosing and treating a sprain

Whether on the job or when engaging in some other kind of strenuous physical activity, a sprain is one of the more painful injuries that a Pennsylvanian can go through. Unlike a broken bone, a sprain is the tearing of the ligament that connects bones together at their...

Traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term damage

Traumatic brain injuries occur at an alarming rate in the United States. According to Brainline.org, traumatic brain injuries affect 2.8 million Americans each year. Approximately 50,000 of those cases are fatal, while another 282,000 people require hospitalization...

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...