Pennsylvania Alimony Laws

Most couples hope that separation and divorce are not in their future; yet the sad reality is that the U.S. divorce rate is around 40 to 50 percent. Though Pennsylvania’s divorce rate is the fifth lowest in the country, the family law attorneys at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. have handled countless divorce cases of varying degrees of complexity.  » Read More

Categories of Workplace Violence

Employers and employees alike can benefit by understanding ways to prevent workplace violence and resulting injuries. Recognizing warning signs, threats, and risky behaviors may allow workers and management to thwart violence before it even happens.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and other organizations typically break down workplace violence into four categories: Criminal intent;  » Read More

Is Disfigurement Resulting from a Work-Related Injury Compensable?

Work-related injuries can be a major inconvenience at best. At worst, they can be life-altering. Between doctors’ appointments, surgery, and missed work, they can certainly have an effect on your life in the short-term or even long-term. Fortunately, Workers’ Compensation can help to reduce some of the financial burden, at least in the short-term. But what happens if you experience scarring and disfigurement as a result of a serious injury?  » Read More

Roundabouts Improve Safety on Pennsylvania Roads

Within the last few years, more intersections in Pennsylvania equipped only with stop signs or signal controls are being replaced by roundabouts. A recent study conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) revealed that the presence of traffic roundabouts at highly traveled intersections can reduce the number of car accidents at those locations.

The PennDOT study examined data from 11 roundabouts located on state highways,  » Read More

Combustible Dust Hazards

The Chemical Safety Board is currently looking to better understand why efforts that have been made to manage and control combustible dust hazards are not working – often failing to prevent deadly workplace explosions.

In May 2017, an explosion and fire killed five workers and injured 14 others at the Didion Milling Company facility in Cambria, Wisconsin. The Chemical Safety Board implemented the program it called Call to Action: Combustible Dust,  » Read More

Risks Associated with Drunk Driving During the Holidays

Many look forward to celebrating the holiday season with good food and drink. However, alcoholic beverages are a common element at holiday parties and get-togethers, which may lead revelers to make the wrong decision to drive after indulging. Even the most restrained guests may not realize they have imbibed too many cocktails until it is too late, resulting in an accident that leaves casualties or injuries in its wake.  » Read More