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Passengers Are Getting Injured in Uber & Lyft Accidents

People look to rideshare outfits like Lyft and Uber for convenience, quick pick-up, and low-cost. But what they are getting, in many cases, is injuries. Statistics show that the year 2010 saw the fewest highway fatalities in 60 years. Then the number of deaths started to rise again, two to three percent annually in the… Read More


How do Military Divorces Differ from Civilian Divorces?

While military divorces are worked through in civilian court, they require lawyers who understand unique military matters. Specifically, they must be experienced with military rules relating to child and spousal support, the division of military pensions and benefits, service of process, and requirements regarding residency and filing. The Delaware County divorce lawyers at the Law… Read More


Vocational Rehabilitation

Some workers will need more than physical rehabilitation to continue on with their lives after an on-the-job injury. They may never recover sufficiently to perform the jobs they did before; but that does not mean they cannot ever work again. For them, vocational rehabilitation can teach them new skills and allow them to re-enter the… Read More


January is Divorce Month

The new year is underway and so is divorce season in America. Statistics from court filings, as well as search engine keywords, show that January is one of the highest months for divorce filings in the United States. An estimated 40 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce, but what are some of the reasons… Read More


Southern OSHA Offices Focusing on Trenching Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, strives to address workplace safety issues throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States. However, trenching and excavations are two areas in which safety remains an issue. That’s why OSHA is redoubling efforts to increase awareness and education related to these hazards. To address these issues, OSHA offices… Read More


What’s Next if a Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Successful?

When a Pennsylvania worker suffers an injury in a work accident or becomes ill due to his or her work conditions, that person could be eligible for benefits through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. These benefits exist for the support and care for employees who need support and time to recover from work injuries. If… Read More


Holiday Stress for Retail Employees Heightens Risk of Injury

People employed in the retail sector in Pennsylvania know that the holiday shopping season will bring longer hours and heavier workloads. Although some workers welcome the opportunity to earn more money, the increased demands of stocking, packing, selling and delivering merchandise raise stress levels among workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health warns… Read More


Avoiding Injury While Working During Winter

When snow or ice covers the ground in Pennsylvania, it can make work perilous. For instance, those who are in work vehicles are at a greater risk of skidding or losing control in poor road conditions. Workers should receive training about how to handle being stuck in a vehicle with no way to get out…. Read More


Temporary Workers and Workplace Protections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is taking a step to ensure that Pennsylvania employers fulfill their responsibilities to protect temporary workers. The agency is recommending that host employers as well as temporary staffing agencies detail in their contracts with one another their respective responsibilities regarding compliance with relevant OSHA standards. Having a contract that… Read More


Fatal Workplace Accidents are a Daily Occurrence

As technology advances and information spreads more rapidly, you might think that workplaces are getting safer. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Workers in Pennsylvania and across the rest of the United States are actually at a higher risk for fatal workplace accidents than they were just a few years ago. Data from the Occupational… Read More


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