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Appealing a workers' compensation denial in Pennsylvania

You have worked for your employer for almost a decade as a warehouseman and injured your back. However, the State denied your claim for Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, what can you do? You can file an appeal with the help of an employment attorney experienced in handling these kinds of complicated matters and assert your right to compensation for your job-related injuries.

Six critical steps to take if you are injured on the job

Involvement in a workplace accident can be stressful for many reasons. First and foremost, your health and safety is and should be the biggest concern. Suffering from pain can make it even more difficult to think clearly and take the appropriate steps when an accident occurs at work. It is also stressful to fear that an injury may impact your livelihood and negatively impact your family in the future.

Motor vehicle requirements for Pennsylvania employers

Workplaces across the state of Pennsylvania rely on motor vehicles in order to do their jobs. Many people either operate motor vehicles, or work around them in the workplace. In these situations, people may not realize the danger that they are in. However, motor vehicles can cause serious damage to the people working near them if an accident occurs. Therefore, precautions must be taken in order to ensure that motor vehicles are safe for workers.

Sanitation worker killed in Williamsport car accident

Williamsport, Pennsylvania residents know that it can be difficult to remain safe on the job. Employers throughout the state needs take precautions in order to avoid unnecessary accidents and injuries to workers. However, there are still situations where unexpected accidents occur leaving workers with serious injuries. In many of these cases, every precaution was taken to avoid such an accident.

Workers' compensation is essential to Pennsylvania employees

When a Pennsylvania worker is injured on the job, it can come as a major surprise. Workers may not know exactly how to react when a workplace injury or accident occurs. Also, they might not expect the expenses that come along with it. From the moment that a person is injured at work, these expenses can begin to add up. From an ambulance ride to medical treatment and rehabilitation, the actual costs of the accident will quickly grow.

Personal injury suits for workplace injuries

Many employers take all sorts of precautions in an attempt to protect employees from harm. Some of these precautions are mandated by state and federal workplace safety agencies -- like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration -- while others are just common sense. Despite these precautions, however, workplace accidents still continue to occur in Pennsylvania. Many workers are injured each year because something goes wrong at work.

Worker killed in lawn mowing accident in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania summer is coming to an end, yet there is much lawn work to be done. While many are preparing their homes for fall and winter, workers are also busy making sure everything has been taken care of. Lawn care often involves the use of heavy equipment which can be dangerous for homeowners and workers alike.

Do nail salon workers face health hazards at work?

Many Pennsylvania residents enjoy a spa treatment from time to time. While these people go to nail salons and spas to relax, they should know that people working in these industries often put their own health on the line to make it an enjoyable experience for clients.

Seek payment for your workplace accident-related medical expenses

Most Pennsylvania residents likely understand how expensive medical treatment can be. Between medical exams, tests, hospital bills and other costs, people can rack up huge bills in a matter of days. In some cases, a hospital stay can be enough to bankrupt a family. Even families with health insurance often see huge bills from premiums and uncovered expenses.

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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