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Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse in Pennsylvania?

August 21st, 2017

Are You Prepared For The Solar Eclipse? It has been 38 years since the last solar eclipse was seen in the United States and 99 years since the path crossed the entire continental United States. Many people from all over the US are heading towards the path of totality, from Oregon, through 14 states, ending…

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Did You Know There Are 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania?

July 18th, 2017

Did You Know there Is 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania? Due to the innovations and numerous safety improvements in cars today, there has been a slow decline in car accident fatalities in the US.  However, in 2016 the U.S. Department of transportation noted seeing car crashes rising, many of these accidents now being…

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How to Find the Right Nursing Home in Harrisburg

July 1st, 2016

Making the decision that elderly loved ones can no longer be on their own is a tough one. Once the decision has been made to move to a place that can take care of the needs of your elderly loved ones, you need to find the right place for them. With all of the options…

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Do Minor Car Accidents Need to be Reported in Pennsylvania?

June 21st, 2016

Have you or someone you know ever been involved in a fender bender? You have, at the very least, driven past them on the highway during rush hour. Minor car accidents are fairly common and typically involve some property damage, but major injuries can also happen depending on the circumstance. If you are involved in a…

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What to Do if You Are Hurt in a Bike Accident?

June 16th, 2016

A cyclist getting into an accident with a car is terrifying. If you are the one riding the bike it is even scarier, but it’s important you try and remain focused. The next steps that you make are critical to what transpires next with yourself and the case with the police. Remaining composed and focused…

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What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

June 2nd, 2016

  When you lose a loved one due to the negligence or deliberate act of another person it can be utterly devastating. You had no time to prepare and you weren’t ready for them to go. What will you do about the medical and funeral costs? What about the money you depended on them to…

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How to Tell if You Have a Product Liability Claim

May 31st, 2016

Product liability laws exist to protect citizens from being injured or suffering any sort of financial, physical or other damages due to a defective product. With millions of products on the market from which to choose every day, it can be easy to pick up one that is not well made or poses an undue…

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How to Avoid Pool Accidents This Summer

May 24th, 2016

Swimming pools are one of the ultimate luxuries. They provide great exercise and fun in the sun, and everyone loves a barbecue where they get to leap into the pool and cool down. However, it’s important to remember that you as a homeowner can be held liable for any injuries that occur in and around…

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Work Psychological Injuries

December 10th, 2014

Are Psychological Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation? The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers all injuries “arising in the course and scope of employment.” This includes all injuries sustained on the employer’s premises as well as off-premises incurred while engaged in the furtherance of the employer’s business. The Workers’ Compensation Act and case law define the terms and the circumstances and facts necessary to prove a…

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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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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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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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Trick or Treat? Halloween Safety Tips

October 15th, 2014

Make Trick or Treat Safer Each year, millions of kids take off from their homes dressed in costumes for one of the best nights of the year, Trick or Treat. Each year, the news the next morning is filled with articles about pedestrian accidents and other accidents that can be common when so many people are out and about. This year, we put together a list of…

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Vehicle Accident

October 8th, 2014

The Story of My Vehicle Accident In 2009, I was hurt in a vehicle accident, when a man rear-ended my pickup truck on a highway in northern Pennsylvania. My shoulder’s rotator cuff was torn and other related injuries from this accident prevented me from raising my arm beyond my chest height for months. I required medical attention immediately, and right off the bat, the medical…

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$75,000 for Slip and Fall

September 11th, 2014

Slip and Fall client gets $75,000 with Freeburn & Hamilton’s help. A woman and her husband pulled into a store’s parking lot in York and exited their car. As they were walking in, the woman slipped and fell on a patch of ice. The fall led to the woman suffering left hip and back pain, along with shoulder injuries that required ongoing treatment and care for…

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Car Safety Tips for Kids

September 10th, 2014

Last week, we shared a post with tips to keep your kids safe while walking to school each day. While so many kids walk to school each day, nearly every child is in a car at one point in time. Here are some car safety tips that you can follow to help your kids stay safer in and around cars.   1) Make sure you are choosing…

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Walking to School Safely

September 3rd, 2014

Each morning, hundreds of kids take off from their homes to walk to school alone. Walking to school gives kids the opportunity to get daily exercise and be outside. Studies have also shown that walking to school increases responsibility and independence and leads to improved academic performance. However, there are also dangers associated with kids walking to school alone. As with many things in life, you cannot…

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Truck Accidents

September 2nd, 2014

When Maiv got hit by a truck, leaving her in a permanent semi-vegetative state, she and her family never imagined the high cost of medical care she would need for the rest of her life.   Accidents involving trucks are some of the most catastrophic accidents. Fatal truck accidents happen, on average, 11 times a day, killing around 4,000 people each year. In addition to…

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Freeburn & Hamilton Supports FOP Lodge 65

July 16th, 2014

FOP Lodge 65 Annual Golf Tournament Freeburn & Hamilton is proud to support the FOP Lodge 65 Annual Golf Tournament held on July 7, 2014 at Hidden Valley Golf Course. Our firm founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.,  played golf with Gary Lightman, Esq., Roy Pinto, President of the Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Association, and Stephen Schneider, Esq., Manager of the law firms’ Workers’ Compensation Department. Bruce…

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Work Injury Caused by Chemical Exposure

May 21st, 2014

Is My Work Injury Caused by Chemical Exposure, Fumes, or Other Substances Covered by Work Comp? Yes! Injuries, diseases and illnesses that are causally related to exposure to chemicals, fumes or other substances in the work place are covered work injuries. All employers and chemical suppliers doing business in Pennsylvania must provide information about the identity and hazards of chemicals used in the workplace. The…

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