If a Pennsylvania resident sustains injuries due to another person's careless actions or negligent conduct then the victim may have the right to sue the other party in order to reclaim their losses. However, most workers do not have this option when it is the carelessness or negligence of their employers that causes their harm. That is because the state has a workers' compensation system in place to streamline the process of getting hurt workers the help that they need.
A truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. In your SUV or sedan, you feel very conscious of that weight difference -- your vehicle is likely in the 3,000 to 4,000-pound range -- every time you pass a truck. It towers over you. In an accident, your car could slide right under the truck as it obliterates your passenger compartment.
The freight-hauling big rigs that travel the highways are the engine that keep our local economies thriving. These hardworking drivers are constantly under a time crunch to make sure their payloads reach their final destinations, and we can continue living daily life. Accidents happen, though, and the results are often devastating.
No one enjoys a high-stress workplace. When you dread going to work in the morning and you cannot wait for the clock to let you out at the end of the day, something is wrong. That stress can really sap your devotion to your job and many people constantly seek new opportunities to try to escape it.
Most Pennsylvania residents have experienced the momentary fear and panic that takes over when their feet hit solid ice and their balance begins to waver. With the serious winters that Butler residents must contend with it is a miracle that more people do not fall victim to the slippery conditions that plague sidewalks, parking lots and other outdoor surfaces. However, slip-and-fall accidents happen every month of the year and not just in the winter. Often when they happen in the warmer seasons it is due to the negligence of another party.