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Can You Recover for an Accident That Is Partly Your Fault?

In Pennsylvania, the court follows a rule of comparative negligence. This means the responsibility of each party for the accident is taken into account....more

12/17/2013 - Contributory Negligence

What Is Employer Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated program that provides money and medical benefits to workers injured or made ill at their workplaces. Workers’ compensation helps injured workers and protects employers from personal...more

12/10/2013 - Fraud

Is It Too Late to File?

The law imposes deadlines for filing claims for workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury lawsuits. In fact, your workers’ compensation claims may be denied if you do not notify your employer within 120 days of your...more

12/2/2013 - Filing Deadlines Filing Requirements Workplace Injury

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

You did not see the car before it hit you. Like anyone else, you are shaken up after an accident. You think you are okay, but you do not really know what happened, or even what to do next....more

11/22/2013 - Car Accident

What Is My Case Worth?

People are injured every day in car, truck and other accidents. You may suffer a burn from a defective product or prolonged illness from misdiagnosis. An important question when injured by the negligence of others is how much...more

11/19/2013 - Car Accident

Legal Help: Can You Afford it?

While shopping, an item on an upper shelf catches your attention. You step up, but as you do, you slip on liquid you had not seen on the floor. You take a serious fall and break your arm. ...more

11/15/2013 - Contingency Fees

What Compensation is Available After a Family Member’s Wrongful Death?

The mother of a three-year-old recently filed a wrongful death claim after a helicopter crash in Pennsylvania killed the child and three other passengers, including the child’s father. Crystal McKain requested more than...more

11/12/2013 - Family Members Wrongful Death

What Are My Options if a Family Member Was Killed in a Workplace Accident?

A 66-year-old golf course employee was killed recently while working at Cherry Wood Golf Course in Bell Township. Dennis Miller was mowing the 14th hole when something caused the tractor pulling the mower to tilt backward....more

11/5/2013 - Workplace Hazards Workplace Injury Wrongful Death

Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Workers’ compensation is often positively viewed as a compromise between employers and their employees in the event of a workplace injury. It creates a trade-off that gives the injured worker automatic and quickly received...more

10/29/2013 - Retaliation Termination Workplace Injury

I Was Told I Was Partially at Fault For My Accident — Can I Still Get Compensation?

A Pennsylvania man was recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and causing a one-car accident that injured his passenger. The car rolled over, coming to rest on its roof and the passenger suffered serious...more

10/16/2013 - Bodily Injury Car Accident DUI

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

The family of Carrie Goretzka was awarded $109 million for her wrongful death. West Penn Power Co. was found responsible for faulty splices in power lines that fell in Goretzka’s yard. When the power went out in the house,...more

10/1/2013 - Discovery Rule Medical Malpractice Minors Statute of Limitations Wrongful Death

Who Can Receive Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In 2011, there were 186 workplace deaths in Pennsylvania. Of those, the largest number of deaths resulted from transportation incidents. The workers’ compensation system provides a buffer for employees in the unfortunate case...more

9/24/2013 - Bodily Injury Employee Benefits Workplace Injury

I Was Offered a Lump Sum Settlement — Should I Take it?

Multiple states are finally able to collect settlements from a case 28 years in the making. In 2010, American International Group (AIG) agreed to pay $146.4 million after a multi-state investigation found the insurance...more

9/16/2013 - Lump Sum Offers Settlement

How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

While companies can be fined for violating safety protocol and regulations, injured employees can also file for compensation for lost wages and related expenses. However, there are specific time limitations for certain steps...more

9/10/2013 - Workplace Injury

When Can You Claim Workers Compensation for Mental Illnesses?

Anthony Kalmanowicz operated a tractor for New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., until he was caught up in a bizarre suicide. While driving along Route 6 in Bradford County, an oncoming driver intentionally veered towards...more

7/18/2013 - Mental Illness PTSD

What Benefits are Available to Bereaved Family Members?

Dr. Jack Rabin, 56, tripped by the salad bar at a Harrisburg restaurant in November 2006 while on a working lunch with a doctoral student from Penn State University. Dr. Rabin suffered a broken arm and shoulder and picked up...more

7/4/2013 - Death Benefits Workplace Injury

How Much Workers Compensation Will I Get?

James Lee of Summit County, Ohio, pleaded guilty to theft by deception after he was caught unlawfully claiming workers compensation for temporary total disability. Although his injuries gave him a status of temporary total...more

6/27/2013 - Theft

What Types of Workers Compensation Benefits Are Available?

Marie Villard worked for the Whitemarsh Continuing Care Retirement Community as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After injuring her shoulder while lifting a resident, she was advised not to lift more than 10 pounds until it had...more

6/21/2013 - Light-Duty Positions Workplace Injury

What Does Workers Compensation Cover?

Ms. Doutrich uses her company-provided car to drive between appointments at different sites as a field adjuster for an insurance company. One day, she ventured out of her car to help clear the road of debris from an earlier...more

6/14/2013 - Traveling Employee Workplace Injury

First Steps: What to Do After an on-the-Job Injury in Pennsylvania

Suffering an injury that interferes with your life and ability to work is painful and frightening. Obtaining medical and financial help is important if you are partially or totally unable to perform your job. Gaining access...more

5/14/2013 - Workplace Injury

Can I See My Own Doctor?

In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation is intended to help you gain and pay for good medical treatment when you are injured or made ill on the job. The doctor or health care group you see is essential to your diagnosis,...more

5/7/2013 - Workplace Injury

What If My Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

After you are injured on the job, or become aware of a job-associated illness or disease, you must inform your employer of the date and place of your injury. Your employer or their insurance carrier then evaluates your injury...more

4/23/2013 - Appeals Workplace Injury

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