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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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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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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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