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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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Accident Victims May Not Immediately Feel The Effects Of Their Injuries

October 12, 2017

Accident victims often think that they have escaped an accident unscathed if they experience no pain or visible signs of physical harm. Too often victims have discovered that they are not free of injury. Many of the types of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents do not cause pain immediately after the event. Such injuries […]

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The Death Of The IRE In Workers Compensation Cases

October 10, 2017

A recent summer ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on the impairment review evaluation (IRE) process utilized in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases may entitle injured Pennsylvania workers to additional benefits under the law. The ruling in Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District) barred the use of IREs, which permitted employers to […]

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For First Time, Drugged Driving Surpasses Drunk Driving For Fatally Injured Drivers

September 28, 2017

An attorney experienced in litigating personal injury lawsuits involving all types of motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents may provide invaluable assistance to anyone involved in an accident. Powell Law has litigated on behalf of the injured for 111 years. If you have suffered some injury as the result of an accident, call the attorneys at […]

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Are You Entitled To Disability Benefits? Establishing A Disability, Part 2

September 7, 2017

Applicants for disability benefits who provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with timely, accurate, and complete information and evidence will typically help accelerate the processing of their claim. Once an applicant establishes the existence of an impairment, the SSA considers all evidence from all medical and non-medical sources to assess the extent to which a […]

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Are You Entitled To Disability Benefits? Establishing A Disability, Part 1

September 5, 2017

The assistance of an experienced disability attorney may help navigate the typically long and complicated process of applying for disability benefits. For 111 years, Powell Law has obtained benefits for disabled working Pennsylvanians and effectively assist clients throughout the entire disability claims process. The consultation is FREE! The Social Security Act (the “Act”) and Social […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Certificate Of Merit

August 29, 2017

Incidents of medical malpractice occur every day in Pennsylvania. No matter what causes the injuries associated with any medical procedure or treatment, if such injuries could have been avoided by the use of the accepted standard of care, a person may be entitled to compensation. Pennsylvania law requires the filing of a Certificate of Merit […]

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Elements Of A Medical Malpractice Case – Damages

August 24, 2017

Any health care provider in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be held legally responsible for acts of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice, like most personal injury cases, is based on the legal theory of negligence. In Pennsylvania, an important element is the existence of damages that represent a plaintiff’s losses. To have a viable medical malpractice case, […]

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