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November 2014 Archives

Common injuries to restaurant workers

In a recent post, this blog highlighted the story of a restaurant worker that was bit on the job by a co-workers dog. In that case, the court agreed with the Workers' Compensation Board that the man was entitled to workers' compensation for the injuries that he suffered as a result of the dog bite. In that case, the worker was exposed to an unusual hazard, however, restaurant workers are placed in danger all the time at work. While dog bites are not common, other types of injuries frequently occur.

Pennsylvania dog bite victim awarded workers' compensation

Pennsylvania workplaces can be dangerous in unexpected ways. These dangers can lead to significant injuries for workers. In these cases workers may be entitled to workers' compensation. This compensation will help to pay for the costs associated with the accident, including lost wages and medical expenses. Even in cases where the injury is unusual, workers may still be entitled to worker's compensation benefits as long as the injury occurred in the scope of the employee's job.

What types of accidents are most common for mature drivers?

While a car accident can happen to anyone at any time, certain populations are more at risk for causing accidents. In particular, younger drivers are often responsible for serious accidents. In many cases, these young drivers can be distracted and lack the experience to deal with challenging road conditions. However, mature drivers are also responsible for a large number of accidents. In fact, drivers 80-years-old and older are the second largest group of accident causing drivers, after drivers ages 16-years-old to 19-years-old. With a rapidly aging population, some people may wonder who exactly qualifies as a mature driver.

Our firm helps motorcycle accident victims and their families

As the weather cools, many Pennsylvania motorcyclists will likely give up riding for the winter. While these riders may be safe in larger vehicles over the cooler months, the danger of a motorcycle accident will still remain next spring. In particular, the risk of catastrophic injuries -- like a spinal cord injury -- remains high. As we explained in a recent blog post, these injuries can create permanent damage. There is no cure for spinal cord injuries, for example.

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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