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The Law Of Cell Phone Use In Pennsylvania

November 24, 2017

If you have been injured in any type of accident and require legal assistance in determining whether you have a valid cause of action for personal injury, contact Powell Law. A Powell Law attorney experienced in litigating personal injury lawsuits involving all types of motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents may provide invaluable assistance to anyone […]

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Employers Must Have Workers Comp Insurance In Pennsylvania

November 21, 2017

For 111 years, the attorneys at Powell Law have represented all types of workers in workers’ compensation cases. Our decades of experience make us the clear and obvious choice for representation in workers’ compensation matters in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. At Powell Law, we effectively assist clients throughout the entire workers’ compensation claims process. […]

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Rollover Accidents Are Dangerous

November 16, 2017

For 111 years, the attorneys at Powell Law have litigated on behalf of Pennsylvania personal injury and motor vehicle accident victims. Establishing the elements of a personal injury case requires the experience and expertise of the personal injury attorneys at Powell Law. Reports indicate that rollover accidents are some of the deadliest on our nation’s […]

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What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Wrongful Death And Survival Actions?

November 7, 2017

Wrongful death and survival are two available causes of action to compensate the relatives of an accident victim. For 111 years, the attorneys at Powell Law have helped individuals suffering the loss of a loved one receive compensation through both of these causes of action. Families in this unfortunate situation require experienced legal counsel to […]

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How Many Jury Members Decide A Personal Injury Case?

October 31, 2017

If you have been injured in any type of accident and require legal assistance in determining whether you have a valid cause of action for personal injury, contact the Powell Law Firm. Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury matters. The United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions […]

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Are You A Construction Worker? Special Criteria Must Be Considered to Consider You An Independent Contractor

October 26, 2017

If a person works or performs services in the construction industry, Pennsylvania Law, specifically, the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act (Act 72), mandates that certain additional requirements must be met for a construction worker to be considered an independent contractor for legal and workers’ compensation purposes. Under Act 72, a business owner or operator must meet […]

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Knowing The Difference Between Employees And Independent Contractors

October 24, 2017

Because the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not apply to independent contractors, business owners have formulated many creative ways to avoid employee status. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney may help any worker determine if any applicable circumstances make him an employee rather than an independent contractor for purposes of coverage for workers’ compensation. Whether these […]

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The Role Of A Juror In A Personal Injury Case

October 19, 2017

In the United States, juries may hear both criminal and civil cases. In civil cases such as personal injury matters, a natural or artificial person, the plaintiff, files a lawsuit against another natural or artificial person, the defendant. While Pennsylvania juries consist of twelve members in criminal cases, a jury may consist of as few […]

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The Role Of The WCJ In Comp Cases

October 17, 2017

The role of the Workers Compensation Judge (WCJ) involves his or her role as the ultimate finder of fact. A WCJ also makes any determinations of credibility. The findings of a WCJ may not be reversed on appeal provided that there is support in the evidentiary record, including an explanation of the WCJ’s underlying reasoning for the […]

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