Pennsylvania and Ohio Injury Law Blog

Construction workers struck in work zones

Stories about workers killed in construction zones due to careless driving are all too common. As construction season is once again upon us, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is asking for drivers on our highways to slow down when proceeding through these zones.

Due to Act 89, also known as the Pennsylvania Transportation Plan, more work zones will be present in our state than in previous years. While construction workers no doubt appreciate the extra work, they will also be facing increasing dangers due to actions of careless drivers.

Truck accident kills two Pennsylvania residents

A truck accident on I-95 in South Carolina involved five total vehicles and killed five people. Included in the five deceased were two Pennsylvania residents. The accident involved two tractor trailers, a Jeep, and two other cars. The two deceased Pennsylvania residents were a man and woman in the Jeep. The woman was from Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Elements of a successful trucking accident personal injury case

Following an accident with a commercial truck it is possible that those involved will suffer serious, even catastrophic injuries. Accordingly it is not surprising that someone who is hurt might seek compensation for their injuries from those responsible for the crash. But just what is necessary to successful in this type of case?

What to do after a car accident

Car accidents happen all the time in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but many people are unsure of exactly how to handle the immediate aftermath of a crash. Do you have to stay at the scene? What should you say and what shouldn't you say? What are your responsibilities? In today's post, we will help you learn the answers to these questions and others, so you can be prepared if you are even involved in an accident.

Duty to notify and the time limits of a workers' comp claim

On Monday, we discussed a recent workplace accident in Pennsylvania. A worker suffered a serious injury after being hit by a falling object. When an accident like this occurs, what steps do you need to take to make sure you have the best chance at obtaining workers' compensation?

While the process for seeking workers' compensation claim has many steps, completing the first one in a timely manner is crucial to protecting your right to receive compensation.

Pennsylvania worker injured when pallet of ham fell on his head

In previous posts we have written about the danger of falling objects on construction sites. This is not the only place where this could happen however. This was illustrated in a workplace accident that recently occurred in Pennsylvania. A 30-year-old man who was working at a meat-processing plant was injured while working.

The man was struck in the head when a pallet of ham fell. According to one source, the pallet had three dozen hams each weighing 20 pounds. The pallet hit him on his head.

Workers' compensation looks different from state to state

Most employers in the state of Pennsylvania are supposed to carry workers’ compensation insurance. These policies are supposed to protect workers who have been injured at work by providing compensation to them while they are unable to work. The benefits are designed to provide for people both in the short as well as long-term. Unfortunately, the amount of compensation a worker will receive depends on the state in which he or she resides. Each state has a different system in place and it is fair to say that in many situations the system does not favor the worker.

Heading out on a road trip? Check these things on your car first.

While most of the time people use their cars to travel to only local destinations, there are occasions when Pittsburgh area residents set off for a road trip. Prior to an event such as this it is a good idea to have your car checked over to make sure it is in good shape. Taking a little extra time to do this could ultimately prevent a car accident from occurring. But what things should be checked over?

I-80 truck accident injures man as he changes tire

In Mercer County, a truck accident has severely injured an Aliquippa, Pennsylvania man. Around 7:00 p.m. last night on Interstate 80 in East Lackawannock Township, Pennsylvania, the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of his truck and traveled into the median where he collided with the Aliquippa man. The injured victim of this tragic accident was in the median strip changing a tire on the left side of his vehicle.

Workplace safety beneficial to workers and businesses

There are many things that workers take into consideration when looking for a job. One of the things that likely ranks high for most job hunters is a safe workplace. Though workers’ compensation benefits are usually available to individuals who are injured in an accident or become ill due to workplace conditions, workers would probably say that they would prefer to have not been injured in the first place. In the long run, this could be best for businesses as well.