Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in Pennsylvania

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Personal injury claims in Pennsylvania may arise from a variety of different types of injuries such as hit and runs, slip and falls, or dog bites. Each category of personal injury claim has their own rules and regulations to follow.

  • ContentWho Pays My Medical Bills after a Dog Bite?

    Getting medical bills paid after a dog bite starts with finding out if the owner has homeowners insurance.

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  • ContentFight Or Flight: Defending Yourself Against Dog Bites and Attacks

    Millions of people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. It might be a neighbor dog that was previously friendly, or a strange dog that you encounter while out walking. Either way, dog bites and attacks can cause serious injuries, and national headlines reflect horror stories of fatal attacks and dog maulings. What do you do in the event that you are threatened by a dog? Should you stand your ground and fight?

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  • ContentTen Safety Precautions for Masonry Work

    A mason is a construction worker who builds structures from various individual parts, which are often laid in and bound together by mortar. This includes the construction and maintenance of foundations, floors, beams, buildings, and columns made of stone, blocks, and bricks.

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  • ContentSlip and Fall Injuries among Elderly People

    Forty percent of fatal injuries among people ages 65 and older are the result of slip and fall accidents, making falling the fifth leading cause of death among the elderly.

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  • ContentWrongful Death Claims in Pennsylvania

    Under Pennsylvania law, wrongful death is an avoidable death “caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another.” Generally, the actions causing a wrongful death are the same that may give rise to a personal injury claim.

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  • ContentWork Injuries in Bus Drivers

    According to the American Public Transportation Association there were an estimated 5,780 work injuries in 2013 suffered by state and local government transit and intercity bus drivers.

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  • ContentTrampoline Park Accidents and the Park's Liability

    According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, children under the age of six should not be permitted to use trampolines. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of trampolines by children altogether.

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  • ContentFacts About Drowning

    Drowning is one of those types of experiences that many people fear the most, and one that most parents fear their child will fall victim to. Contrary to popular belief, drowning doesn’t happen like it does in the cinema. While media depictions often include a loud, violent struggle, the truth is that an asphyxiated person can seldom call for help.

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  • ContentRestaurant Worker Injuries

    Restaurants are notorious for their high rate of on-the-job injuries. One reason is because restaurants are often understaffed, leaving the remaining workers to pick up the slack.

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  • ContentAviation Accidents

    The aviation industry is vast and requires large numbers of workers across a broad range of jobs to keep it running smoothly.

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  • ContentWho Pays Medical Bills in a Forklift Work Accident Case?

    Workplace forklift accidents are one of the most common types of work accidents in the U.S. Injured workers often want to know how medical bills are paid. This article discusses how medical bills are paid after a workplace forklift accident with a focus on PA and NJ law.

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  • ContentCollege & School Liability for Assaults & Fights in Pennsylvania

    A discussion of whether a college can be held liable when a student is assaulted. A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision found in favor of a student, against the college, in a physical assault case.

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