Pennsylvania and Ohio Injury Law Blog

Logger injured in forklift accident in Pulaski Township

In Pulaski Township, Pennsylvania, a logger was injured on Thursday. The injury occurred about two miles off of Route 208 in Lawrence County. The injury happened when the forks from a skid steer loader fell on a man in his 40s, causing him to sustain severe head injuries as well as injuries to his arm and leg.

Overexertion ranks first in cause of workers injuries

While catastrophic workplace injuries are usually the only ones that make the news, the reality is that the most common types of injuries suffered by workers throughout the nation are not nearly as dramatic. This is supported by information recently provided in the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety’s 2014 Workplace Safety Index. This index looks at the nonfatal workplace injuries that occur each year and ranks the causes. 

Dallas Hartman and wife Kristina recognized at Penn State

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Attorney Dallas Hartman and his wife Kristina Hartman were recognized in the Lartz Memorial Library on the campus of Penn State Shenango in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event was to honor the naming of the campus' occupational therapy lab classroom to Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. and Dallas W. & Kristina Hartman.

New Wilmington car accident kills Salem woman

A car accident involving two cars sent three people to the hospital on January 20, 2015 in New Wilmington Township, Pennsylvania. The accident happened in Mercer County at the intersection of Pulaski Mercer Road and Bethel New Wilmington Road. The initial investigation has lead officials to believe that a minivan traveling southbound on Bethel New Wilmington Road ran a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck that was traveling westbound on Pulaski Road. A passenger in the minivan, a 39 year old Salem, Ohio woman, was killed in the accident. The driver of the pickup truck, a 36 year old Dawson, Pennsylvania woman, was seriously injured in the accident. The driver of the minivan, also from Salem, was injured in the accident as well.

Medical worker seeks damages for injuries suffered in fall

In previous posts we have written about the dangers associated with working in the medical field. The locations in which a health care professional might be injured are not limited to hospitals and doctor’s offices. As a lawsuit recently filed by a Pennsylvania hospital worker illustrates, it can occur in other settings as well.

The woman who filed the personal injury lawsuit says that during winter she was working in a mobile medical trailer that had a door that jammed. She claims that after trying multiple times to get the door open it suddenly opened. When the door opened she slipped on the step—which had not been cleared of ice and snow—and ended up falling to the ground.

Fatal truck accident on Route 65 in Ambridge

A truck accident this morning in Ambridge, Pennsylvania along Route 65 between a tractor-trailer and a car has killed a 49 year old Rochester, Pennsylvania woman. The accident occurred at the intersection of Route 65 and 4th Street in Beaver County. The accident was reported this morning and the driver of the truck was said to have been sleeping when he crashed into the woman's car.

Car accident on Route 286 in Indiana County kills three

A car accident in Center Township, Pennsylvania killed three people and injured another Wednesday, January 15, 2015. The car accident was in Indiana County and was a head on collision between two SUVs on Route 286. Early police reports say that one of the SUVs crossed over the double yellow center while going through a curve in the road and struck the other SUV. The car accident occurred between Ream Road and Anthony Road in Center Township.

Could a stronger neck reduce the risk of concussion?

The brain injury referred to as concussion is in the news a lot these days and it is becoming clear just how dangerous the injury can be. Individuals of all ages can suffer this type of injury through a variety of activities including sports, falls and motor vehicle accidents. Because of the prevalence of these injuries it is likely not surprising that research into how to best diagnose, treat and prevent brain injuries is a high priority. 

Pennsylvania workers' comp filers victims must inform the boss

You would hope that an accident at your workplace would be noteworthy enough that management would find out about it quickly, but that is not always the case. In fact, one of the steps in filing for workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania is officially notifying your employer that you intend to do so.

The law gives work accident victims 120 days to notify their employer, and the clock starts ticking the date of the injury. This does not give you very much time to decide whether you must file for workers’ compensation, though all may not be lost if you do not provide notice by the deadline.

Clarion County 18-car pileup leaves two dead

A car accident in Clarion County, Pennsylvania that involved nine tractor trailers and nine passenger vehicles has led to the death of two people and injuries to at least 30 others. This 18-car pileup happened Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Two victims of this Clarion County pileup died at the scene.