Huntingdon injury Lawyers

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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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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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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Dog Attack Victim Wins $185,000

September 4th, 2014

Freeburn & Hamilton Wins Settlement for Dog Attack Victim. A Cumberland County woman went out for a stroll one night and was knocked over by an unleashed dog. The woman injured her left hip and arm in the accident. After the dog attack, she contacted Freeburn & Hamilton to see if she had a case. Freeburn & Hamilton attorney, Christina Bradley, took on the woman’s…

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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 Lawyer is Certified PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

May 15th, 2014

Stephen A. Schneider, Esq., is Certified PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Stephen A. Schneider has joined a select group of Pennsylvania lawyers to earn the high distinction of becoming PA Certified as Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. In 2012,  the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section’s request to certify lawyers in the area of workers’ compensation law. In 2013, only…

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Do I Have to Treat With Company Doctors After My Work Injury

May 7th, 2014

Do I have to treat with company doctors? One of the most common questions after any injury at work concerns your work injury treatment. Are you required to treat with a “company” doctor or can you treat with “your” doctor? To answer your question of , “do I have to treat with company doctors?”  depends on whether your employer has met certain requirements. If the requirements are…

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Work Related Heart Attack

May 7th, 2014

Are Heart Attacks and Related Heart Problems Caused by Physical Trauma or Exertion At Work Covered by Workers’ Compensation? Do you think you have had a work related heart attack? Many workers and employers have the misconception that workers who suffer heart attacks, episodes of angina, and other heart related problems are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as a result of their heart condition. This…

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