Author Archives: Jay Butchko
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Harrisburg, can you recover damages if you believe you are partially at fault for the collision? Similarly, what will happen to your claim if you are certain that the other driver is fully at fault for the crash, but that motorist raises the… Read More »
When you are planning to seek Social Security Disability benefits (SSD benefits), it is essential to understand how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disability. To be clear, in addition to requirements based on the length and amount of your work history, you will need to prove that you are disabled according to… Read More »
When a truck accident occurs in or around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, many different parties may be responsible for the crash. As such, it may be possible to file a truck accident lawsuit against one or more parties in order to seek financial compensation for your losses. Generally speaking, trucking companies and employers tend to have… Read More »
After a workplace injury, it can be difficult to understand your options for seeking financial compensation, especially if your injuries may have resulted in more losses than what the workers’ compensation system can cover. Injured workers also have questions about how the workers’ compensation system functions more broadly, and whether they will need to… Read More »
Were you recently injured in a serious accident or diagnosed with a debilitating illness? You could be eligible to seek Social Security disability benefits. When you are applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), it can be difficult to understand the distinctions between the types of benefits programs and whether one… Read More »
Whether you are driving around Harrisburg or are traveling a longer distance to visit friends or family this winter, it is critical to understand the risks of winter weather car accidents and to take precautions. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), more than 70 percent of the roads in the U.S. are located… Read More »
Employees have a wide variety of rights under state and federal labor laws, and it is important to know those rights in order to recognize when they may have been violated. Our experienced Harrisburg Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawyers want to say more about employee rights under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act… Read More »
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Supreme Court Finds An Award Of Attorney Fees Are “Mandatory” For Injured Workers Who Prevail In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases
In the case of Lorino v. W.C.A.B. (Commonwealth of PA/Penn DOT), ___ A.3d ___, 2021 WL 6058030, filed 12.22.2021 (Pa. 2021), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a unanimous decision, has ruled that injured workers who are successful in fighting for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits shall also be awarded the costs of their attorney fees… Read More »
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