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Category Archives: Personal Injury


Pennsylvania Legislators to Strengthen Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Laws

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Intoxication is still one of the leading factors in fatal boating accidents in Pennsylvania and all across the country. This was the finding in “2019 Recreational Boating Statistics” published by the U.S. Coast Guard. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are aimed at curbing fatal boat accidents involving the use of alcohol by strengthening the state’s boating… Read More »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Personal Injury Case Involving UM/UIM Claim and Statute of Limitations

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article we discussed Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured (UIM) Motorist Coverage.  Claims for these types of benefits are very common, especially during hard economic times when people attempt to save money by reducing their auto insurance coverage.  You should be aware however, that if you make a claim for UM or UIM… Read More »

What Auto Insurance Coverage Do You Need in Pennsylvania?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law requires, as a driver in Pennsylvania, that your vehicle have at least the minimum amounts of coverage while it is on the road. If you are caught without auto insurance, you may be fined as much as $300, and your driver’s license, registration, and license plate could… Read More »

The Dangers of Limited Tort

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In 1990, Pennsylvania changed the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (MVFRL) to allow auto insurers to offer “limited tort” policies. These limited tort policies offered consumers the “opportunity” to get lower auto insurance premiums in return for the consumer’s consent to limit their rights to sue in case they were injured in an… Read More »

What Information Do You Need to Provide to Your Doctor When You’re Injured At Work

By Ira H. Weinstock |

When an injured worker files a Pennsylvania workers compensation claim, the injured worker has the burden of presenting unequivocal medical evidence to establish that an injury occurred that it is causally connected to the injured worker’s employment when the injury is not “obvious.” In most cases, the Employer will have their own doctor who… Read More »

How Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Can Work Together

By Ira H. Weinstock |

  Work related injuries are common, however, many injured workers don’t know that they may have options other than Pennsylvania Workers Compensation when trying to protect their economic loss and livelihood. In Pennsylvania, an injured worker’s employer is generally immune from a traditional civil lawsuit since the law requires the employer to maintain no… Read More »

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and How to Protect Your Future

By Ira H. Weinstock |

  When employees are hurt on the job and are unable to work, their thoughts naturally turn to concerns about how they are going to pay their bills and support their families in the short term.  In more serious cases, injured workers may also have to take into consideration how they will provide for… Read More »

Immigration Status and Eligibility for Workers Compensation

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Immigration Status and Eligibility for Workers Compensation   In the recent case of, David Cruz v. WCAB (Kennett Square Specialties and PMA Management Corporation), http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/j-61-2014oajc%20-%201018813392430456.pdf the Pennsylvania Supreme Court looked at the tricky issue of immigration status and eligibility for workers compensation.  In Cruz, Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered the issue of who carried the… Read More »

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: What Benefits Can you Collect:

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, an injured worker may recover only five types of benefits: loss of earnings due to the injury specific loss (ie. loss of a finger, arm, leg, hearing, ettc.) death benefits as a result of a work injury illegally employed minor’s benefits reasonable and necessary medical benefits The… Read More »

Rotator Cuff Tears—Work Related Injuries

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Common Types of Work-Related Injuries ROTATOR CUFF TEAR One of the most common work related injuries are rotator cuff tears.  A rotator cuff tear occurs either by degeneration or by trauma to the tendons of the four different muscles of the shoulder comprising what’s commonly referred to as the rotator cuff.  The muscles start… Read More »

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