Continuous Snow Emergencies – What Does this Mean for Worker Commuter Accident?

With another snowstorm plaguing the Northeast area, parents and employees are faced with the choice of whether to try to commute to work, or stay home.  While most companies want to keep their employees safe, it is a fine line between worker safety and necessity for some companies. Managers are then faced, for example, with […]

Workers’ Compensation: A Fine Line Between Business and Pleasure

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently addressed yet another controversial issue regarding a former employee’s workers’ compensation rights. Blurring the lines between work and pleasure is a constant struggle in determining the validity and soundness of workers’ compensation claims. The standard is that the circumstances surrounding the incident leading to the accident or injury must be […]

“Normal Working Conditions” and Workers’ Compensation Cases

Some jobs are more dangerous than others and some injuries are also more severe than others. While there may be a marked difference between needing some stitches and losing a limb, emotional trauma has caused workers’ compensation regimes throughout the country to take pause in evaluating workers’ compensation awards from those experiencing emotional trauma, particularly […]

Scope of Employment in Workers’ Compensation Cases

A Pennsylvania court recently ruled that a man was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits after his co-worker’s dog bit him while the man was on a smoke break. Employers that lawfully deny workers’ compensation benefits to their employees usually do so for one of two reasons: (1) improper or untimely filing of required workers’ compensation […]

Premises Liability During the Holidays

This year, the Black Friday failed to live up to the usual hype that surrounds the shopping “holiday.” The New York Times reported that sales through the Black Friday weekend holiday dropped 11% from the numbers recorded in 2013. The Times also estimated that 5.2% fewer people actually hit the shops, whether online or in […]