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August 2014 Archives

Employers and workers need to know about workers' compensation

Workers' compensation provides a variety of benefits to Pennsylvania workers who have been injured on the job. Workers' compensation benefits are recoverable regardless of whether the employer, the employee or a third party were at fault in the accident. Workers' compensation law also places certain obligations on employers to keep workplaces safe and carry the right type of insurance.

Falls: A common Pennsylvania workplace hazard

Any Pennsylvania workplace presents at least a few hazards to its workers. In many cases, safety standards exist to help to reduce this risk and prevent unnecessary workplace accidents. Pennsylvania workers may not know, however, that falls are some of the most common workplace accidents. A fall can seriously injure workers, especially if it is from a high distance. In particular, some workers are at risk of falling into holes in the walls or floors of their workplace, falling from elevated work stations and toppling from overhead platforms.

Man settles claim following truck accident

Truck accidents can cause a wave of destruction. In addition to the property damage, people can be severely injured by a large truck. Even in relatively minor accidents, a person in a car is no match for the power of a large truck -- particularly an armored vehicle.

What constitutes distracted driving?

Pennsylvania drivers are busier than ever. With the advent of cell phones, people can take their social lives and their work obligations with them. People have access to the Internet, to social media and email anywhere, at any time. In fact, as of December 2012, more than 170 billion text messages were sent in the United States each month -- many while a person was driving.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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