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Can I Sue Someone Personally After a Truck Accident?

Posted September 12th, 2021 by Munley Law PC.

Can I Personally Sue After a Truck Accident?

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Because of their weight and size, severe consequences usually occur following a truck accident.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a total of 4,119 people died in large truck crashes in 2019. This number is 31 percent higher than it was just 10 years ago. Although there are many reasons why the number of truck accident fatalities is on the rise, the number one factor is negligence. 

After you’ve been in a trucking accident, you may be faced with financial debt, property damage, medical issues, and even possible funeral expenses. One way to recoup your expenses is through a lawsuit. But is possible to sue someone personally after a truck accident?

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Posted in Truck Accidents.

Occupational Illness & Injury in Pennsylvania

Posted August 31st, 2021 by Munley Law PC.

scranton workers' comp attorneyIn Pennsylvania, about 122,000 workers suffered occupational illnesses or injuries in 2019. Each year, more than 100,000 Pennsylvania employees experience an occupational injury on the job or in accidents related to their work. Unfortunately, 71 workers were killed on the job in Pennsylvania.

All of these workers are covered by the Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Under this workers’ comp law, all work injuries and illnesses resulting in death, permanent impairment, or loss of time beyond a day or shift are covered. This means that any employee who suffers a work-related illness or injury may be eligible to receive compensation for his losses, including money to pay for lost wages, medical expenses, physical therapy, or disability. In addition, family members of workers who suffer a fatal injury and die may receive compensation to help them get back on their feet after the death of their loved one.  […]

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Is it Better to Settle or Go to Trial?

Posted August 31st, 2021 by Munley Law PC.

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Determine Next Steps in Your Case

workers comp attorney workers comp benefits taxableDuring the course of your lawsuit, your personal injury lawyer will discuss your options for settling your case or going to trial. A well-negotiated settlement can leave you financially secure while ending your lawsuit quickly but runs the risk of undervaluing your claim. On the other hand, a winning verdict at trial can bring you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, but at the cost of a lengthy and overwhelming court battle.

Your personal injury lawyer for your accident lawsuit is unique. That is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer with negotiation skills, a track record of winning verdicts, and a history of reaching bold settlement agreements to help you decide on the best path forward. There are pros and cons to both settling a personal injury case and going to trial. […]

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Posted in Personal Injury.

What is Workers’ Comp Mediation

Posted August 31st, 2021 by Munley Law PC.

What is Workers’ Compensation Mediation?

If you’re injured on the job in Pennsylvania, your workers’ comp lawyer will discuss with you the role a workers’ compensation mediation plays in your litigation process. Even if you are familiar with the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation mediation process, you might not understand how the settlement conference affects your claim, or the compensation you need for your injuries. Learning the basics of a workers’ comp mediation beforehand can give you the advantage you need, so you can obtain the outcome you want.

workers' comp light dutyYour workman’s comp attorney will prepare you for your mediation conference and answer any questions you may have ahead of time. However, the following information will guide you through a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation mediation from beginning to end, giving you an expert’s view on the proceeding. You’ll learn about the attendees at a workers’ comp settlement mediation, […]

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Posted in Personal Injury.

Can I file for unemployment while receiving workers’ compensation?

Posted August 17th, 2021 by Munley Law.

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 the state of 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 Pennsylvania workers (with some exceptions) are guaranteed coverage by the  Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. […]

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