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Can I File for Unemployment While Receiving Workers’ Compensation in Wilkes-Barre?

Posted May 22nd, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

Can I collect both unemployment and workers’ compensation?

If you get injured at work, workers’ compensation may be an option for you. Often referred to as workers’ comp, this is a state-mandated insurance program that offers payment to those who have been hurt or experienced an occupational disease while at work. It’s an extremely common way for workers who have been injured on the job to cover medical expenses and make up for lost wages. But some workers may wonder: Can I collect both unemployment and workers’ comp benefits?

In Pennsylvania, workers’ comp payment areas include wage replacement benefits, death benefits, the coverage of medical expenses, specific loss benefits, and more. Workers’ compensation can be paid out by private insurance companies, the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, or self-insured employers, and most Wilkes-Barre, PA workers (with some exceptions) are guaranteed coverage by the  Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. […]

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How to Report Unsafe Working Conditions in Wilkes-Barre

Posted May 17th, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

What is Considered an “Unsafe Working Condition?”

When most people hear the phrase “unsafe working conditions,” factories and operating large machinery come to mind. While it’s true that some industries are more high-risk than others, the reality is any workplace can be unsafe. For your own safety, you should know how to identify unsafe working conditions and how to report them to the appropriate authorities.

An unsafe working environment is an environment with hazards present that make it dangerous for you to carry out any of your job duties. The environment poses a threat to your health and safety and may interfere with you being able to do your job correctly.  While some jobs are dangerous by nature, “unsafe working conditions” refer to circumstances outside of what is reasonable, normal, or acceptable by regulatory standards.

Examples of Unsafe Working Conditions

While this list is not exhaustive, […]

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PA passes Kevin’s Law, increases penalty for hit and run

Posted May 17th, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

State legislators passed a bill yesterday to strengthen Pennsylvania’s hit-and-run law. Kevin’s Law was named in honor of Kevin Miller from Dallas, PA, a 5-year-old boy killed by a hit and run driver as he crossed the street with his family in Wilkes-Barre four days before Christmas in 2012. Kevin Miller’s family, along with more than 60 local residents, traveled to the state capital yesterday to show support for passage of the law.

The original law carried only a mandatory minimum one-year in jail. Under the law change, the penalty for those who flee fatal crashes will be increased to a mandatory minimum of three years in prison. Kevin’s Law, amended into Senate Bill 1312, makes the penalty for fleeing the scene of a vehicular homicide the same as homicide by vehicle when drunk.

Alcohol is often a factor in these crashes, and pedestrians are often the victims, […]

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How Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Work?

Posted May 17th, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

Most people never think about what it takes to file a lawsuit until the time comes. If you have never had to take part in a personal injury lawsuit, you probably don’t know exactly what to expect. How does a personal injury lawsuit work? The entire process can be intimidating or confusing when it is unfamiliar. You likely have a lot of questions.

Your personal injury lawyer from Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, but you still should have an understanding of how the process works. In truth, every case is different, and some are more complex than others. But, there are certain elements that will remain consistent in most lawsuits. Consider this your guide to personal injury lawsuits and how they work.

Why File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Attorney Caroline MunleyFirst, why file a personal injury lawsuit? […]

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Posted in Personal Injury.

What Happens When Someone Dies in a Crash?

Posted May 17th, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

When someone you love dies in a collision, you need someone who will fight for your family

Get justice after a loved one dies in a fatal crash

It is the call every family member dreads. While we all hope that it will never be us or our loved ones, 6 million Americans crash every year. 3 million suffer serious injuries from their accidents. Each day, 90 people die in collisions on America’s streets, roads, and highways. In the wake of a fatal crash, the victim’s family members must pick up the pieces while simultaneously grieving the person they lost. However, most people do not know what to do. As a result, the Wilkes-Barre car accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys explain what happens when someone you love dies in a car crash.

Do you have questions about an accident? […]

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Posted in Car Accidents.

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