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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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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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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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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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Panther Ram Foundation Scholarship Fund for 2014

May 12th, 2014

Freeburn & Hamilton Sponsors Panther Ram Foundation Freeburn & Hamilton, your Central Pennsylvania Personal Injury and Law Firm, was proud to sponsor the Panther Ram Foundation in 2014. The Panther Ram Foundation held a galla event on May 3, 2014 to honor this year’s scholarship recipients, two from Central Dauphin, two from Central Dauphin East and two from Dauphin County Vo-Tech. In addition,  two distinguished Central…

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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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PA Workers’ Compensation Benefits and A Pre-existing Condition

April 28th, 2014

Is My Pre-Existing Condition Covered by Workers’ Compensation? Many workers and their employers have the  misconception that a worker is not entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer a work injury and have a pre-existing condition or an underlying condition.   This is not TRUE!  If the work injury merely aggravates the pre-existing condition or underlying condition and is not the sole cause of…

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Workers’ Compensation Rights

April 25th, 2014

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rights A worker who is injured in a work accident may be entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits. However, the workers’ compensation laws and  procedures are complicated. Injured workers must know their workers’ compensation rights!  Knowing your workers’ compensation rights can mean getting medical attention, compensation and benefits that you deserve. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton can help you with any questions that…

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Health Insurance Liens In Personal Injury Cases

April 25th, 2014

U. S. Airways,  Inc. v. McCutchen Decision Impacts Personal Injury Cases It appears health insurance companies are going to become increasingly difficult to deal with in personal injury cases caused by negligent  actions where they have the right to a lien. The Supreme Court of the United  States handed down a very unfavorable opinion for plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys in the Case of U.S. Airways, Inc….

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Accidents and Traffic Continue in Harrisburg

March 30th, 2014

Harrisburg Car Accident and Delays Rain and sleet continue to affect Harrisburg and the surrounding communities.  Many of the roadways are covered in rain and ice.  News sources have reported numerous accidents and traffic delays.  There are multiple car accidents on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Carlisle and Gettysburg Pike exits.  Traffic is delayed on Interstate 83 because of a vehicle fire.  There was also…

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