Manslaughter Conviction for Contractor Negligence in Philadelphia

On October 19, 2013 a demolition contractor was charged with the deaths of six people who were killed after a wall his company was demolishing fell on a Salvation Army store in Philadelphia. Specifically, he was found guilty of six counts of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors claimed that the contractor controlled the work site and lied […]

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

Although workers’ compensation insurance is intended to provide coverage and financial assurance for individuals who are injured on the job, ironically, it does not cover all independent contractors in the construction industry, even though construction is, arguably, the most dangerous industry in which to work (regarding workplace injuries). The Pennsylvania Legislature passed the Construction Workplace […]

Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania

Nearly anyone who works in the construction field understands there are certain hazards in the workplace. Unfortunately, in some cases, in order to get the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to under the law, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer to help with the claims process or to appeal a denial […]

Paid Sick Leave On The Horizon For Contractors & Their Employees?

Contractors have always faced difficulties when it comes to receiving the same benefits that full-time employees receive. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 44 million people (39 percent of the private sector) do not have paid sick leave. This not only applies to receiving vacation and sick days, but also includes coverage under workers’ […]