Many professionals who work in Pennsylvania do so as independent contractors instead of full-time employees. There has been an increase in the number of businesses hiring "independent contractors" rather than full-time workers. In reality, however, these workers are anything but independent. In many cases, employers are improperly classifying workers as independent contractors to avoid incurring tax and insurance costs. This can be a major problem for misclassified workers who are injured on the job.
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.