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If I Retire Will I Lose Workers’ Comp Benefits?

June 8, 2020

Correctly calculating an injured worker’s compensation rate is both a complicated and critical undertaking. An incorrect calculation may lead to costly litigation, penalties, even the disallowance of a claim under some circumstances. In 1906, James Powell, Sr. founded Powell Law. Since then, our attorneys have litigated workers’ compensation cases involving all types of workplace injuries. […]

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Slip And Fall Cases And Trivial Defects

June 4, 2020

Slip-and-fall is a centuries-old term used to refer to incidents where a person is injured when falling on another person’s property. A more technical term within the area of personal injury law, albeit a catch-all phrase, is “premises liability,” which lawyers use to describe claims made against the owners or occupiers of property when someone […]

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Five Reasons to Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer After An Accident

June 2, 2020

When injured in any type of accident, many different scenarios become possible. How you proceed and handle your case will determine and affect the result and whether you receive the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Immediately following an accident, you may be faced with injuries that require medical treatment and cause you to miss work. […]

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Defective Products And Modern Technology

May 29, 2020

In 2020, technology continues to evolve at a record rate and convert the dreams and notions of 1950s sci-fi movies into reality. As novel, modern, emerging technologies bring a new generation of products and devices, they also bring further opportunities for design and manufacturing defects, as well as any ensuing product malfunction or misuse. The […]

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I’ve Been Hurt At Work, How Long Must I Wait To Choose My Own Doctor?

May 27, 2020

Work-related injuries necessitate workers receiving some level of medical treatment. Many Pennsylvania workers believe that it is mandatory they obtain treatment from doctors chosen by their employer or insurance carrier. While the law provides employers with some input in the decision of where an injured worker will seek treatment, after the passage of the requisite time […]

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About Retroactive Social Security Disability Benefits

May 25, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, many Pennsylvania residents on disability are concerned about receiving their payments. A claim for Social Security disability benefits may require a determination whether a present or former claimant is entitled to receive a retroactive payment of disability benefits. Disability benefits are a pre-established payment amount that continue monthlyfor the duration of […]

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Statutes Of Repose And Defective Products

May 21, 2020

In the last several decades, products liability law has gone from favoring the interests of businesses to favoring consumers, and now back again to favoring business interests. Any business that manufactures, supplies, sells, or even repairs a product, may be sued in a product liability case. The statute of limitations, which determines the time period […]

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Safe Driving Tips For The Coronavirus Quarantine And Beyond 2020

May 19, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting quarantine, we must take extra caution to avoid motor vehicle since any need for medical treatment will compromise, and be compromised by, the treatment demands caused by the coronavirus in our local hospitals. The following safe driving habits may help anyone become a safer driver in 2020: Regularly […]

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Workers Comp Is No-Fault Insurance

May 15, 2020

Powell Law has represented injured workers for 115 years and has a distinguished reputation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania for adhering to the highest standards in serving those injured on the job. In 1915, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted the Pennsylvania Workmen’s (Workers’) Compensation Act (the “Act”) specifying compensation for employees who are injured as a result of […]

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