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Is Your Injury Work-Related—Part One

To succeed with a workers' compensation claim in Pennsylvania, you must show that you suffered an injury, and that the injury was "work-related," i.e., sustained during the course of your employment. In most instances, making that determination is relatively easy. If you can show that you suffered … [Read more...]

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Action?

When your loved one dies because of the carelessness or wrongful act of another person, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses in a wrongful death action. This blog looks at the types of damages you can pursue in such a legal action. Under Pennsylvania law, a wrongful death action … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

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Measures You Can Take to Prevent a Pool Tragedy

There's nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot day—but a pool can also be a dangerous place, what the law calls an "attractive nuisance." According to national statistics, more than 7,000 people drown every year, approximately 80% of them in private swimming pools. Even when the accident isn't … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween!

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Third-Party Claims for Workplace Injuries

When you have been hurt on the job, your first course of action will typically be to file a workers' compensation claim. In some instances, it may be your exclusive remedy, which means that you must seek all compensation for any physical or financial loss through the workers' compensation process. … [Read more...]

Strict Liability Claims

As a practical matter, most personal injury claims are based on allegations of negligence, as developed through the common law. We've looked at the components of a claim based on negligence—the breach of a duty of care, causation, and actual loss—in other blogs. There are other ways to proceed … [Read more...]

Defending a Strict Liability Claim

Though most personal injury lawsuits are based on a legal theory of negligence, or breach of a duty to use reasonable care, there are also instances where an injured person may seek compensation based on a theory of "strict liability." We discussed the concept of strict liability in greater detail … [Read more...]

Understanding Negligence: Actual Loss

In earlier blogs, we explained the negligence principles of standard of care and of causation. There's a third requirement—you must also show that the defendant's breach of the duty to act as a reasonable person caused you to suffer actual loss. That may seem obvious in most situations—you were in … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day

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