Posted August 10th, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.
Updated August 2023
Over the past few years, Pennsylvania has changed many of its laws pertaining to the use of child seats. In June 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation requiring all children under 2 years of age to ride in rear-facing child car seats in the back seat of the vehicle.
The previous law stated only that all children under 4 years of age must be restrained in a safety seat – it did not specify rear or front-facing, and did not state that children that young must ride in the back seat.
The law had been updated again recently to match the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s guidelines. According to the updated law, children under the age of 8, less than 57 inches tall, or less than 80 pounds, are required to be placed in a car or booster seat as approved by the U.S. […]Read More
Posted July 26th, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.
As the temperatures continue to arise throughout the United States, so does the increase in heat related illnesses among workers that work outside for a living. Heat stroke is a severe heat-related illness that can occur when the body’s temperature regulation fails and body temperature rises to critical levels. It’s a condition that can strike swiftly, leading to devastating health consequences. Workers, particularly those in high-heat environments, need to be aware of the risks and symptoms of heat stroke to protect their health and well-being.
Understanding workers’ compensation after suffering a heat stroke while on the job is important, especially for those in Pennsylvania. If you suffer from a heat illness while on the job, you may be entitled to benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. This law provides medical expenses and wage loss compensation to employees who become injured or ill as a result of their work. […]Read More
Posted July 5th, 2023 by Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.
Road trips can be exhilarating adventures for many of us. Just getting away for a weekend can be thrilling! But you may be surprised to learn that road trip accidents are more common than you think. And the best way to protect yourself from a car accident is to follow a few simple tips to minimize risks and ensure a safe journey.
Remember, if you do get into a car accident while on the road, one of your first calls should be to an experienced car accident lawyer from Munley Law. We will help you with your claim and make sure that you are properly compensated for your accident.
Let’s delve into the ways you can make your next road trip not only memorable but also safe.
Understanding the Common Causes of Road Trip Accidents
A summer road trip can be fun and a thrilling adventure. […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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