A recent Pennsylvania appellate court decision involving an injured Hershey Co. worker highlights the dangers of not informing an employer about a work injury promptly.

Hershey Case Highlights the Importance of Timeliness in Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Claims

Philadelphia workers who are injured on the job have the right to receive benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs that employees incur after a workplace accident or injury. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the statewide average weekly wage for work injuries occurring after January 1, 2023, is $1,273 per week. The amount marks a 5.7 percent increase from 2022. A worker is...


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Construction site accident highlights dangers of the industry

In July 2021, an employer for a construction contracting company died while working at a construction site in Philadelphia. The company was building a distribution warehouse, and one day, the wall of the structure collapsed and buried the 29-year-old worker. To free the man, crews dug him out using heavy machinery. Emergency responders transported the man to a hospital when they removed him from the rubble.  After arriving at the emergency room, the man died...


Workers’ Compensation: The MyPhillyLawyer Guide to Your Legal Rights if You Are Injured While Working from Home during COVID-19

Since the deadly COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the world and our communities have been turned upside down. For workers in a wide range of industries, millions of people were told to work from their homes to help try to curb the spread of the coronavirus and its devastating infection and death rates. So, of course, with all those people working from home instead of their normal offices, accidents can and still do happen....


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Here’s How MyPhillyLawyer is Working on Behalf of Our Clients During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

On behalf of MyPhillyLawyer, in these unprecedented days of the COVID-19 coronavirus that threatens our communities and has shut down much of our nation and our world, I wanted to communicate with you, our clients, friends and potential clients, to let you know what we are doing in reaction to this crisis. Our offices in Center City Philadelphia are closed in accordance with the city’s shutdown order so that we may all practice social distancing...


Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney Awards $2,500 College Scholarship to Construction Accident Victim in Second Year of the MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship

Philadelphia’s MyPhillyLawyer personal injury and car accident law firm has awarded its $2,500 MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship for 2019 to a 22-year-old New York student who was seriously injured in 2017 by falling construction debris on a Brooklyn street. Asma Khursheed, an engineering student at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the scholarship, which is awarded each year to recognize and support victims of a wide range of...


MyPhillyLawyer Philadelphia Car Crash Attorneys Offer July 4 Safety Tips

As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, Philadelphia's car crash attorneys, MyPhillyLawyer, wants to remind our friends and clients to enjoy the holiday week safely, whether you are taking a road trip, heading to the beach, having family and friends over for a BBQ or relaxing at a swimming pool. The July 4th weekend may be fun and relaxing, but there are also some somber reminders that can help the holidays be more enjoyable and...


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Personal Injury Attorney Wins $24.8 Million Verdict for Roofer Who Suffered Catastrophic Injuries When He Tripped and Fell Through a Roof Skylight at Auto Body Shop While Making Roof Repairs

A suburban Philadelphia roofer who tripped and fell through a roof skylight while making roof repairs at an auto body shop in Delaware County in June of 2016 has been awarded $24.8 million jury verdict after suffering catastrophic brain injuries, multiple bone fractures and partial blindness in the accident. The victim, Sean Kalinowski, and his wife, Michele, received the jury award following a month-long trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas after filing a...


Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney MyPhillyLawyer Wins $500K Settlement for Man Who Was Injured While Riding as a Passenger in a Hotel Airport Van When It Was Rear-Ended

A Philadelphia man who had flown to North Carolina in June of 2017 for work is receiving a $500,000 settlement from the owners of an Ohio trucking company after one of the company's  trucks smashed into the back of a hotel van he was riding in on the way to the hotel. The man's  case was handled by MyPhillyLawyer, which reached the settlement on behalf of the client. The victim, whom I will call G.G.,...


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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $7 Million Verdict for Trooper Hurt in Crash When His SUV Was Rear-Ended By a Greyhound Bus on Highway

A North Carolina State Trooper who was severely injured when his patrol car was struck from behind as he was parked on the side of a highway responding to an earlier vehicle crash has been awarded a $7 million verdict by a federal jury. The trooper, D.C. Justice, was responding to an earlier crash on eastbound Interstate 40/85 in North Carolina when the bus smashed into his parked Chevrolet Tahoe SUV as he was inside...


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