The idea of someone backing over another person seems absurd, but unfortunately it does happen -- especially on construction sites and among professional drivers. Even more tragically, these accidents cause dozens of fatalities every year.
You should never have to put yourself at risk for illness or injury just to keep a job. That principle certainly applies to occupational hearing loss, which continues to be one of the most widespread workplace safety concerns nationwide, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Luckily, it is possible to obtain workers' compensation benefits if your job causes you to lose at least 10 percent of your hearing.
If you live in Pennsylvania and have kids, you may have wondered how much your child support might be if you split up. You may know that Pennsylvania has a formulaic system for determining child support obligations called the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines.
As we've discussed before on this blog, the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act was passed in an effort to create a system that could give fair results when a worker was injured on the job, but which didn't require workers to sue their bosses.
Recently on this blog, we discussed the fact that it's possible for your workplace or job duties to expose you to toxic materials. Industrial chemicals, asbestos dust, microfibers, nanotechnology, chemical flavorings -- the list goes on and on.
Most lawyers have sat across the desk from a nervous client who is about to be sued for a large sum of money . It is not uncommon for a client in such dire straits to try to limit his exposure with a plan along the lines of "I'll just transfer my house to my brother " or " I'll just turnover all my paychecks to my son " or "I'll just take on some 'debt' to make myself judgment proof."