What is Personal Injury?

You may hear it all the time on television–do you need a personal injury lawyer?  Well, what is a personal injury?  All injuries are to someone’s person. What exactly are they asking? If you have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or […]

The importance of meeting with clients to review discovery

Discovery in cases provides each side with the opportunity to ask questions (called Interrogatories) and request specific information (called Request for Production of Documents) so that counsel can properly evaluate the case to come up with an amicable resolution.  Each side with the intention of doing the best for their client.  All attorneys are familiar […]

Traveling for work – workers’ compensation rights when injured on the road

Generally speaking, an employee who is injured while driving to or from work is not protected by Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws.  The rationale is that the employee has not yet started their workday and is not yet furthering the business interests of their employer.  This is often referred to as the “coming and going rule” […]

Cash Benefits for Amputation and Permanent Loss Injuries on the Job

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the payment of cash benefits to an injured work who loses (amputation) or suffers permanent loss of use of certain members of the body.  The payments are made at a scheduled number of weeks set by the Pennsylvania Legislature.  77 P.S. § 513(1), et seq.  These payments are […]