November 2014

Workers’ Compensation Wage Loss Benefits

November 24th, 2014

I’m Not Working At All Due to My Work Injury. Am I Entitled to Wage Loss Benefits? The employer/insurance company is required to pay injured workers for a percentage of their lost wages up to a maximum limit, beginning on the 8th day of wage loss. If the injured workers loses more than 14 days of work they are entitled to recover the first 7…

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Driver Fatigue Causes Local Accident

November 21st, 2014

Truck Driver Falls Asleep, Kills 2 Driver fatigue caused a local truck accident. A Berks County recycling company truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a line of stopped cars,  pushing the cars aside and  into a Dunkin’ Donuts sign. Two persons were killed. The truck driver is in custody,  charged with vehicular homicide among other charges.  The accident occurred at around 6:30…

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Return To Work Questions

November 20th, 2014

Am I Entitled to Partial Wage Loss Benefits If I Return to Work, But I Am Making Less Than I Was At The Time of My Injury? If you have returned to work but your wages are less than you pre-injury average weekly wage, and you loss of earnings is related to your work injury. Then you would be entitled to partial disability benefits. Partial…

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Dangers of Black Ice

November 19th, 2014

Beware of Black Ice Conditions Snow, ice, and  freezing rain makes winter driving hazardous. Before you get in your car to travel to work, shop or visit friends it is important to check the local weather and road conditions. Black ice or clear ice,  is a thin, transparent cover of ice on a road surface adds to the danger of winter driving. Black ice often…

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Tree Stand Accidents

November 18th, 2014

A Recent String of Tree Stand Accidents Remind Us to Be Careful This Hunting Season. On Tuesday afternoon, a Penn Hills man texted his friend to tell him he was hurt after falling out of a tree stand while hunting. He was taken to an area hospital after being carried out of the woods on a stretcher. The next day, a man from Moon Township…

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Length of Wage Loss Benefits

November 18th, 2014

Wondering How Long You Will Receive Wage Loss Benefits? You are entitled to wage loss benefits for as long as you are totally disabled due a work injury. If you are partially disabled due to a work injury, you are entitled to partial disability benefits for five hundred (500) weeks or until you have reached a full and complete recovery from your work injury, whichever…

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ATV Accident Resolved for $300,000

November 13th, 2014

Victim of ATV Accident Receives $300,000 Settlement A teenager driving his friend’s dad’s ATV in Mifflin County lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree stump. As a result of the accident, the victim fractured his shoulder blade, had fluid in his lungs, and fractured his spine. The spine fracture caused permanent paralysis in the victim’s lower  body. Following the accident, the victim’s guardian…

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Social Host Law

November 12th, 2014

What is the Social Host Law? When your kids come home from college, do you allow them to drink in the home? Are you one of those parents who would rather have your kids drinking under your roof than doing who-knows-what under someone else’s? Even if you are not one of these parents, do you know what your kids are doing in the home when…

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Falling Mattress Causes Accident

November 12th, 2014

Route 15 Accident Caused by Falling Mattress   Sunday night, a car swerved to avoid hitting mattress falling from a trailer being pulled by a pick-up truck. The driver of the car then hit a concrete median. Four occupants of the car, including two children,  were flown to Hershey Medical Center. The accident shut down the northbound lanes of Route 15 between Dillsburg and Grantham. According…

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Pedestrian and Car Accidents

November 10th, 2014

Recent Pedestrian and Car Accidents In the past several days there have been several tragic accidents in Central Pennsylvania. Regrettably in two separate incidents, two victims were killed when crossing a street; and,  an older man was killed when his car was rear ended by an oncoming vehicle while he was stopped waiting to exit Interstate 83. A young man and woman was injured when their horse and…

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Reckless Driving Causes Accident

November 3rd, 2014

Reckless Driving Was The Cause of Single Vehicle Accident. WGAL is reporting that Kendeall Steager was driving himself and two others in Cumberland County on Saturday night when they left the road to drive in circles in a cornfield. He realized he was being watched and quickly fled the scene. At the 1200 block of Allendale Road in Upper Allen Township, he was unable to negotiate…

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