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Utilize A Powell Law Attorney’s Experience And Expertise In Your Comp Case

June 17, 2019

Filing a claim for workers compensation benefits is not an easy thing to undertake alone without assistance. Injured workers will not receive the assistance necessary to file a claim from their employer or its insurance company. Injured workers require an advocate who will fight to assert their rights. In choosing a workers’ compensation attorney, his […]

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Electric Scooters And Negligence Claims

June 13, 2019

History indicates that new products may not work as intended because of the product’s novelty and lack of proper development. Then again, the product’s perceived failures may instead be the result of human error and inexperience. One such product that is an example of this is the electric scooter, currently a popular means of transportation […]

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Electric Scooters And Products Liability Claims

June 11, 2019

Powell Law’s attorneys maintain a special vigilance for products, including those that may be dangerous to consumers. The defective manufacture or design of any component parts of a motor vehicle may cause vehicle use to be unreasonably dangerous. Electric scooters have not been immune to product liability claims as Lime, a scooter and bicycle sharing […]

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Can An Employer Tell An Injured Worker What Doctor To See?

June 7, 2019

When a work-related injury occurs, the process of an injured worker receiving medical treatment begins. What’s the next step regarding medical treatment? It is commonly misunderstood by many Pennsylvanians whether an injured worker in our state may choose his or her own doctor for treatment of workplace injuries. Many believe that treatment must be obtained […]

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Supreme Court Considers Change To Medical Malpractice Venue Rule

June 5, 2019

Since 1906, for over a century, the attorneys at Powell Law have helped victims of medical malpractice recover damages for their injuries. Properly litigating a professional malpractice case ensuring that our clients complete and total recovery of their losses is always the first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys […]

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The Return Of Impairment Rating Evaluations (IRE)

June 3, 2019

The Protz case briefly eliminated Impairment Rating Evaluations from the Pennsylvania workers compensation lexicon. After HB 1840 was signed into law by Governor Wolf, the IRE has returned! Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) is a procedure whereby a state-appointed physician assesses an injured worker’s impairment, It is entirely unrelated to […]

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Aftermath Of HB 1840: The “Protz” Fix

May 30, 2019

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, the Commonwealth law that applies to workers’ compensation, was in a state of flux in the last year. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a significant provision of the Act affecting Impairment Ratings Evaluations (“IRE”) was unconstitutional. Known as the “Protz” fix, Governor Wolf signed HB 1840 into law on […]

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When May A High School Student Work In Pennsylvania?

May 24, 2019

Pennsylvania generally divides its child labor law into two parts – laws affecting children aged 14 & 15 and laws affecting children aged 16 & 17. These laws regulate how many hours a child may work while in school and on vacation. Also, even high school graduates in Pennsylvania are generally required to obtain work […]

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What Type Of Compensation Is Awarded In A Wrongful Death Case?

May 22, 2019

The death of a loved one as a result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another party precipitates two available causes of action to compensate family members for their loss: wrongful death and survival. The family of a decedent must understand the unique distinctions between both of these causes of action. It is important […]

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