Category: Personal Injury

4 Signs of a Hidden Injury After Motor Vehicle Collision

Personal Injury
  August 30, 2022

The collision occurred while in your car stopped at a traffic light. Another vehicle — driven by a young adult — crashed into the back of your car. Thrust forward in your car seats from the jolt, you and your passenger escaped injury. You are annoyed more than anything else. After inspecting the damage, taking accident scene photos and exchanging…

Overlooked Dangers That Confront Public Safety Workers

Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  February 9, 2022

We know about the obvious risks faced by public safety workers. Just about every say, law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics face dangers that the average person would not expect on the job. Natural disasters, illnesses and physical attacks are among these risks that may lead to injuries requiring hospitalization. However, some hazards often remain overlooked by the very people…

TBI or Whiplash? When One Injury Covers the Other

Personal Injury
  July 17, 2021

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from accidents in Pennsylvania. It occurs in all types of accidents, and it often does not manifest until well after the fact. The same late manifestation is also common for some who suffer TBI, or traumatic brain injury, and many times the insurance providers will fight the severity claim of either…

Protecting Children in Parking Lots and Driveways

Personal Injury
  June 2, 2021

Just because an area is one in which cars are slow-moving does not mean that it is safe for children. Driveways and parking lots can both be hazardous for children in Pennsylvania. A 2007 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in these types of locations, among children under 15, there were around 5,000 injuries and…

What Must You Prove in a Wrongful Death Case?

Personal Injury
  May 19, 2021

Dealing with the death of a Pennsylvania loved one is a difficult process. Knowing that someone was directly responsible for it can make you want to seek out retribution. Fortunately, family members of the decedent can benefit from a wrongful death lawsuit that would seek monetary damages. Proving a wrongful death lawsuit An experienced personal injury attorney can reveal that…

Typical Causes of Injuries at Construction Sites

Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  April 19, 2021

Construction sites in Pennsylvania and around the country are known to be some of the most dangerous work environments. With the combination of heavy machinery, unstable surfaces and lots of loose materials, it’s no surprise that working as a construction worker is a very risky job. While the pay can be lucrative, you might end up injuring yourself in one…

What Are the Most Common Eye Injuries in the Workplace?

Personal Injury
  March 31, 2021

Each year, 800,000 eye injuries occur, and approximately 90 percent of the injuries are preventable. Some of the most common eye injuries include lacerations, punctures, and chemical burns. The injuries often occur in transportation, production, and service industries. Eye injuries result in approximately $300 million annually in production time, worker’s compensation, and medical bills, according to the Department of Labor.…

Are Property Owners Responsible for Slips and Falls?

Personal Injury
  February 17, 2021

Slip-and-fall accidents could happen anywhere in Pennsylvania. The winter may bring more significant risks for accidents due to ice and snow, but even leaves strewn on sidewalks during the fall season might lead people to slip, fall and suffer an injury. Persons walking around inside a store may trip no matter what season. Ultimately, someone who slips and falls on…

What to Know about Third-Party Work Injury Claims

Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  February 10, 2021

Injured workers in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, may file a worker’s compensation claim for work-related injuries without having to prove fault. Worker’s comp relieves employers from getting sued by an employee, but it doesn’t pay full wages or pain and suffering. In some cases, the worker could bring a lawsuit against a third party responsible for their injuries. Basics of third-party claim…

Preventing Eye Injuries at Work

Personal Injury
  January 7, 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a location with many job opportunities in the factory or mechanical industry. These industries often lend themselves to most workplace injuries, including eye injuries, which are preventable. There are several types of eye injuries that may occur in the workplace, which lead to workers’ compensation claims. It is important to protect yourself, however, to prevent these injuries.…