Dog Bite Law: What is Pennsylvania’s Dog Confinement Statute?

We all love our dogs. I know mine means the world to me. However, not all dogs are properly trained, nor are all dog owners responsible, which could lead to liability for a dog owner should the dog cause harm to another. If you have been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Additionally, it is important for victims to understand that this does not mean just dog bites. It means injury by a…

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What is Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

Mediation in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases is a process that can be utilized to potentially settle workers’ compensation cases. It is a permanent fixture in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation litigation. Mediation is now mandatory since the 2006 amendments to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. What is the goal of mediation in my workers’ compensation case? The goal of a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case mediation is to settle workers’ compensation claims.  However, mediation can also be used to narrow issues within the…

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When will my employer file a petition against me in my Pennsylvania workers comp case?

When you are injured at work and receiving wage loss benefits, at some point your employer may file a Termination, Suspension, Modification, Review, or Petition to Compel petition against you. This is a direct threat to your benefits. Your employer has a right to file petitions to challenge your ongoing receipt of benefits. When should you expect the employer to file a petition against you? Below lists common reasons a petition may be filed, although certainly not exhaustive. You underwent…

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