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Forklift Accidents: A Far Too Common Occurrence In Pennsylvania

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Forklift accidents occur far too often all across Pennsylvania. Forklifts are precariously balanced and often operate on high loading docks that have limited space for maneuvering. Operating forklifts is always a high-stakes endeavor, as they are prone to tipping over, can be difficult to control by those who are not sufficiently skilled, and can… Read More »

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Should I Call 911 After An Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may be in shock, full of adrenaline and unsure of what to do next. It’s common sense to call 911, but it is not always necessary. Many people don’t realize that you actually have up to 10 days following an accident to file a police report… Read More »

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The Fatal Four Construction Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Construction may be one of the fastest growing industries in the country, but it’s also one of the most deadly. Two construction workers die every day due to construction site accidents, a number which continues to increase. Additionally, 1 in 10 construction workers is injured every year. If you are a construction worker, you… Read More »

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Have You Suffered A Spinal Cord Injury?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be suffering chronic pain and struggling to adapt to life with new limitations. If this injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, it can be particularly devastating. Spinal cord injuries can be physically and financially catastrophic and can have long-lasting impacts…. Read More »

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Talking To Insurance Companies

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, or have been injured at work or on someone’s property, you likely received a phone call from their insurance company very soon afterward. The person who called you is known as an insurance claims adjuster. They will likely seem friendly, helpful, and like any other customer… Read More »

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Pressure-Washing Injuries Can Be Serious

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you’ve ever used a pressure washer, you know that they pack a powerful punch. Pressure washers use a highly pressurized stream of water to wash heavy dirt off of driveways, boats, cars, and other exteriors. The stream of water exits a pressure washer with a force of 1,500 – 4,000 pounds per square… Read More »

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Is My Car Accident Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Going to work in the morning can be hard enough without having to factor in a fender-bender. When you get in a car accident at or on your way to work, a number of different factors can influence the level of availability of coverage. In this article we’ll ask a number of questions to… Read More »

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Study Finds Heart-Attack Symptoms Missed In Women Over 50% Of The Time

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and among women. In fact, one in every four women dies of heart disease. A new study suggests that a significant reason that women may be more likely to die of heart disease than men is that doctors misdiagnose or overlook their… Read More »

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Safety Tips For Pedestrians

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Everyone is a pedestrian sometimes. Unfortunately, any time spent as a pedestrian increases your chances of serious accident and injury. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reflects that approximately 17 pedestrians are killed in vehicle-related accidents every single day, that’s about one pedestrian death every 85 minutes, and over 6,000 fatalities every… Read More »

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Have You Broken Your Hip In A Slip-And-Fall Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

If you have slipped or fallen, you know how serious an injury like that can be. Falls can be particularly devastating to older adults, as their bones are more frail. Elderly adults are more prone to hip fractures and breaks than any other group. Over 300,000 elderly adults are hospitalized due to hip fractures… Read More »

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