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February 12, 2018
Fighting the ‘Statutory Employer’ Defense

Fighting the ‘Statutory Employer’ Defense

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act aims to ensure that workers are provided for financially if they get hurt on the job. Ironically, large corporations are using the Act to shield themselves from responsibility when their negligence causes a worker’s injury. Companies use Section 203 of the Act to claim the status of “statutory employer.” Under […]

January 22, 2018
Workplace Injuries, Third-Party Liability, and Compensation

Workplace Injuries, Third-Party Liability, and Compensation

Getting injured at work can be devastating, both physically and financially. It’s important to make sure you do all you can to get the maximum compensation for your losses. Workers’ compensation barely pays your wages and medical bills. And it doesn’t cover pain and suffering or punitive damages. But you can often seek full compensation […]

November 16, 2017
Case Shows Complexity of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Case Shows Complexity of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Six years ago, a young man fell into a rock crusher while working at a quarry in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Last month, his mother settled a lawsuit in his death for $6.5 million. Lawyers for the mother claimed the employer’s negligence and a fault in the design of the crusher led to the wrongful death of […]

Injuries and Damages Awards in Personal Injury Cases

Injuries and Damages Awards in Personal Injury Cases

A tractor-trailer driver grows sleepy at the wheel. His truck veers into oncoming traffic, slamming into a car. The car’s driver, who is wearing a seat belt and traveling within the speed limit, is seriously injured. The defendant trucking company doesn’t dispute that its driver caused the accident. It doesn’t argue that the driver of […]

‘Bikelash’ Carries Injury and Liability Risks

‘Bikelash’ Carries Injury and Liability Risks

Last week, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story about “bikelash.” Bicyclists in Philadelphia want a better cycling infrastructure. Motorists, already frustrated with having to share the city’s narrow, traffic-clogged roadways with cyclists, are pushing back. Jockeying for space on city streets can lead to crashes, and when bikes and cars collide the result can be […]

September 8, 2017
Time Again to Think About School Bus Safety

Time Again to Think About School Bus Safety

Schools are back in session. Traffic is heavy. School buses lumber along and drivers get impatient. Over a fifth of school bus drivers taking part in a one-day survey last spring reported nearly 78,000 incidents of motorists illegally passing stopped buses, according to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS). That […]