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Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of lost work time in the oil and gas industry, according to a recent report in Occupational Health & Safety. Working outside on slippery surfaces, operating heavy equipment for long hours, and navigating around cords and cables can all contribute to these kinds of accidents. In all, […]

February 15, 2021
Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Questionable claims for slip-and-fall injuries are on the rise, according to an article in NJ Property Casualty 360. While business claims represent the majority of such scams, homeowners are increasingly being targeted, too. More scrutiny on the part of insurance companies means a greater burden of proof on people with bona fide injuries resulting from […]

Slips, Trips and Falls in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know

Slips, Trips and Falls in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know

If you are hurt in a slip/trip and fall on someone’s property, you could receive compensation for your injuries. However, it is important to note that not every accident on someone’s property may result in payment for pain, suffering or medical expenses. Here is what you need to know about “Slip and Fall” and “Trip […]

“Slip and fall:” When is it an accident, and when is someone at fault?

“Slip and fall:” When is it an accident, and when is someone at fault?

After a slip-and-fall accident, sometimes the thought is “Clumsy me.” Sometimes, however, it is important to ask if the accident could have been avoided with a little extra care on the part of the property owner. While it is normal for things to fall or spill onto the ground, that should never serve as an […]

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

Municipal Liability – Sovereign Immunity – Governmental Immunity – When You Can Sue the City and for What

In Pennsylvania, the law limits when you can sue the state or a municipality, including the City of Philadelphia. The concept of “sovereign immunity” provides a defense for both the state, or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and municipal governments, unless a statutory exception applies. The exceptions to the state’s immunity are detailed at 42 Pa.C.S. § […]

Premises Liability, Vicarious Liability and Negligent Security Cases for Victims of Assaults and Falls at Clubs, Bars and Restaurants

Premises Liability, Vicarious Liability and Negligent Security Cases for Victims of Assaults and Falls at Clubs, Bars and Restaurants

If you’ve been injured in a club, bar or restaurant, you may be able to seek compensation from the business for your losses, bills and pain and suffering. There are different theories of liability and different elements that you need to prove depending on the circumstances of how you were injured. If you were injured […]

Slip and Fall Cases – Premises Liability – Legal Status of Claimant

Slip and Fall Cases – Premises Liability – Legal Status of Claimant

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, in a slip and fall, trip and fall or in some other manner by a dangerous or defective condition of the property, there are a few legal issues you should be aware of. Holding the property owner or business responsible for your injuries often depends on […]

Jurisdiction: Where Can a Corporation Be Sued and Why Does It Matter?

Jurisdiction: Where Can a Corporation Be Sued and Why Does It Matter?

One of the determinations to be made before filing a lawsuit is where can each of the parties be sued so as to determine where a lawsuit is best filed. Recently, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that general jurisdiction by consent my be established where a defendant’s only contact with Pennsylvania is the defendant’s […]