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What injuries do registered nurses suffer from?

Published on Dec 12, 2021 in blog, workers' compensation.

Registered nurses face one of the most physically demanding jobs possible, with many doing back-breaking labor every single day. On top of that, nurses are actually the most likely to suffer from illness or injury compared to other workers in the health care sector. Though this is due in part to the high number of […]

How to drive safely around tractor-trailers

Published on Aug 17, 2021 in blog, truck accidents.

All drivers must share the roads with vehicles of all kinds, including tractor-trailers. Staying safe while operating your car means that you need to drive defensively to avoid accidents whenever possible. Some people tend to panic when they approach tractor-trailers while driving, but with these tips in mind, you can feel more comfortable and ensure that you […]

Should you worry about inattentional blindness?

Published on Jul 30, 2021 in blog, car accidents.

Under normal circumstances, inattentional blindness is not a bad thing. In fact, it serves an important purpose in allowing you to block out distracting information that takes away from a crucial point of focus. But when you add driving into the mix, this can serve as a dangerous – or even deadly – phenomenon. But […]

Can a car accident qualify for workers’ compensation?

Published on Jul 17, 2021 in blog, workers' compensation.

Getting into a car accident may result in serious and life-altering injuries, as can an incident on the job site. Is there a way workers’ compensation insurance may cover your crash injuries? Under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws, if you get hurt during the ordinary course of business, the insurer may cover your medical bills and loss […]

Top 4 reasons for medical errors

Published on Jun 21, 2021 in blog, Medical Malpractice.

When you go to the doctor, you never expect to leave with further injury than before you arrived. The thing is, this happens more often than you may realize. In the world of medicine, medical errors occur when a person experiences preventable adverse effects. The reasons for these conditions can vary. If you are experiencing what you […]

Legislation in U.S. Congress Seeks To Change Some Trucking Laws

Published on Jun 21, 2021 in blog, car accidents.

When politicians introduce legislation to enhance safety on the roadways for truckers and the general public, the benefit of such changes depends upon the details. The Drive-Safe Act, last introduced in  2019, looks to allow younger drivers to cross state lines for trucking companies. Currently, the legislation, backed by many industries, has bipartisan support in […]

FMCSA registry offers insight on substance abuse in trucking

Published on May 24, 2021 in blog, truck accidents.

Truck drivers across Pennsylvania and the nation assume a certain degree of responsibility. Part of this responsibility involves staying sober and exercising solid judgment while out on the road. To help combat drug and alcohol abuse in commercial trucking, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created a Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse looks to […]

Is it possible to sue an employer after suffering a work injury?

Published on Apr 5, 2018 in blog, Firm News.

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and covers medical expenses for employees injured on the job. In exchange for the coverage no matter who was at fault, employees abdicate their right to sue the employer for negligence. Deviation from workers’ compensation allows the injured person to explore other avenues for […]

Back injuries and workers’ compensation

Published on Apr 3, 2018 in blog, Firm News.

Back pain results from damage to the soft tissue and muscles supporting the spine, tendons and ligaments. The spine depends on the surrounding muscles and soft tissues to hold the spine upright, support body weight and perform basic movements. Muscle strain or lumbar sprains from overuse or overextension results in the muscle or ligament tissue […]

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

When you ride along with motorcyclists here in Williamsport or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, how often do you notice them attempting to navigate around other vehicles when traffic congestion exists? You likely notice it quite a bit, which may lead you to wonder if their actions are lawful. While some states allow motorcyclists to split lanes, […]

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How To Calculate the Costs of Future Medical Care

People who suffer paralysis, amputation, cognitive impairment, or other catastrophic injuries typically require medical care for the rest of their lives. Even less-permanent injuries like broken bones and burns can require months or years of treatment and therapy. This often amounts to tens of thousands of dollars in bills. If you were hurt suddenly and […]

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How Is Nursing Home Abuse Investigated?

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. However, depending on a parent’s or grandparent’s illness, injury, or severity of their condition, a nursing home is often the safest place for them to be. Residential nursing home facilities provide services (including round-the-clock care) that Pennsylvania families are simply not […]

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