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August 2017 Archives

Pennsylvania workers' compensation: Q and A, part 1

No one really thinks about work injuries and how to cover them until they happen. The truth is, the vast majority of employers in the state of Pennsylvania are required by law to supply workers' compensation insurance coverage. This article will cover some common questions about this insurance over the next several weeks.

Pennsylvania personal injury: Train crash injures dozens

There are numerous Pennsylvania residents who depend on the commuter train system as their main mode of transportation. Unfortunately, over 40 people were injured in a crash involving two of these trains on Aug. 22. Each of the injured may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims in order to seek compensation for their losses.

Personal injury Q and A

Pennsylvania residents who have been injured due to the negligence of other individuals may have the right to seek compensation for their losses. In order to do this one has to file a personal injury claim in a state civil court. This week's column will address some common questions that some may have about personal injury claims.

Can you get convicted of a DUI if you refuse a breath test?

You were driving home and got pulled over by law enforcement. For whatever reason, the officer stated that he or she suspected you had been drinking or possibly doing illegal drugs. You get asked to step out of the vehicle for a roadside test. You comply, and you believe that you passed the test.

Criminal defense: What does an embezzlement charge involve?

Any person in Pennsylvania who is accused of a white collar crime, such as embezzlement, may have many questions about the allegations, the law and his or her legal rights. The most logical first step to take may be to seek the support and guidance of a criminal defense attorney -- even before charges are filed. An experienced lawyer can provide answers and advocate for the accused person throughout the legal proceedings that might follow.

Workers' compensation benefits available for burn victims

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a fire that followed the eruption of a propane gas tanker in Pennsylvania. Workers' compensation claims for benefits will likely be filed by two employees who suffered burn injuries in this incident. Reportedly, firefighters were called to the site of a gas provider on a recent Friday morning.

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