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Should I Go Back to Work After an Injury on the Job?

Understanding Your Rights After a Workplace Injury Many people feel the pressure to return to work quickly after an accident. Unfortunately returning to work too early can prolong your recovery and even make certain conditions worse. In order to protect yourself, it is important to know your rights after an injury on the job, including…

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How Long Do I Have to Sue for a Work Injury?

Your Right to Compensation After a Workplace Accident in PA Were you recently injured while at work? In Pennsylvania and across the United States, you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for compensation. Under most circumstances, you will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but you will need to act…

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I Was Injured in a Company Vehicle. Who Do I Sue?

Recovering Compensation After an Accident in a Work Vehicle Being involved in an accident in a company vehicle can be stressful and overwhelming. Without the help of an experienced attorney, you may not know who to file a claim against and whether you can obtain compensation for your injuries. At Freeburn Law, our experienced legal team…

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DUI Crash in South Philly Kills Two PA State Troopers

Charges Filed Against Alleged Drunk Driver that Killed 2 Troopers and Pedestrian in I-95 Crash Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of two state police troopers killed in the line of duty. Multiple news sources are reporting that the young officers were struck and killed by a…

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Pennsylvania

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Crash Stats and Safety Tips for Motorcyclists Motorcyclists are significantly more likely to be hurt or killed in traffic accidents when compared to occupants of other vehicles. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to look out for bikers or follow them too closely, resulting in dangerous or even deadly collisions. At Freeburn Law, we are avid motorcycle…

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What Kind of Motorcycle Insurance Do I Need?

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A Quick Guide to Insurance Requirements for Motorcyclists in Pennsylvania As with other drivers, motorcyclists are required to carry insurance. Each state sets the minimum level of liability coverage that a person needs in order to legally operate a vehicle on public roads. Operating a motorcycle is one of the great joys in life; being…

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Look Out! PA Among Most Dangerous States For Winter Driving

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Icy winter conditions can be dangerous for driving and cause significant damage anywhere you go. However, a recent analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data from MoneyGeek revealed that some states pose more of a threat to drivers than others – and their findings may surprise you. The ranking of the deadliest states for winter…

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is Tightening Up On Truck Safety Regulations. Here’s What You Need To Know.

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Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of collisions on the road, which warrant safety precautions and preventative measures that fit the bill. The injuries, losses, and damages one could suffer in a tractor-trailer crash can be nothing short of catastrophic – both upon impact and throughout their lifetime. Fortunately, improved truck safety…

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The Wake-Up Call of Drowsy Driving Accidents in PA

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We all know the dangers of reckless driving, such as driving under the influence and disobeying traffic signals. However, activities like drowsy driving fall into a more gray area in terms of irresponsible driving habits. When you fall asleep behind the wheel, it may be hard to tell that it’s happening – until it’s too…

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6 Safety Tips For Working In Cold Weather

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As the weather starts to cool down, workers everywhere must anticipate bitter cold outdoor temperatures, hazardously icy grounds, and other unsafe winter-related circumstances for their safety and the safety of others. Winter may be the season of holiday festivities, but it is also the season for dangerous slip-and-falls and cold-related injuries and illnesses. Awareness is…

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What To Do Immediately Following A Truck Accident

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The scene of a truck accident can be particularly devastating. Unlike your typical automobile accident, commercial trucks can cause a significant magnitude of destruction in any collision. If you find yourself involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you will most likely be scared and shaken up. Your plan of action to tend to the…

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Freeburn Law Opens New Office in Wilkes-Barre Scranton Area

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Richard Freeburn, founding attorney of Personal Injury law firm Freeburn Law, announced that the practice will be expanding to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton area. Attorney John Bednarz will be practicing for the firm out of the new Wilkes-Barre office, located at The Park Building at 400 Third Avenue, Suite 212, Kingston, Pennsylvania, 18704. Attorney Bednarz, a…

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits In PA For COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an immense amount of stress and uncertainty not only nationwide but throughout the world. You have probably felt the effects of this ongoing public health crisis one way or another – whether it be through contracting the disease, having a loved one become infected, or in many cases, disrupted work….

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Choosing The Right Car Seat For a Child

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When you become a parent, guardian, or caregiver, the safety and well-being of a child is of utmost importance — especially while they are still small. There are countless precautions you can take to keep a child out of harm’s way in a variety of different environments. One of the most important places to keep…

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Your Guide to Filing a Crash Report in Pennsylvania

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Nobody ever anticipates a car crash until it happens and puts their health, property, and even lives, in jeopardy. In the moments following an accident, you may not know who you should call or what you should do. Understanding the process of how to report a car accident in Pennsylvania properly is critical to ensure…

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Pedestrians May Soon Face Fines For Distracted Walking In PA

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In general, people in today’s world are more concerned with their phones than with traffic. However, someone texting or playing a game while crossing the street or walking along the side of the road can lead to a catastrophic accident. Currently, there is no law that penalizes pedestrians who walk distracted in Pennsylvania. However, a…

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What Impact Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Have On SSDI?

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Some employees may be eligible to receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and workers’ compensation benefits if they have a work-related illness or injury. However, it’s important to know that if you currently receive workers’ comp benefits, your eligibility for disability benefits could be negatively impacted. Can You Collect SSDI and Workers’ Comp Benefits…

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Can Dash Cam Footage Be Used As Evidence in a PA Car Accident Case?

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An extra set of eyes is always beneficial, especially one that captures everything that happens on the road and offers essential evidence. With dashboard cameras becoming increasingly common, many drivers wonder if dash cam footage can be used as evidence in a personal injury case in Pennsylvania. How Do Dash Cams Affect Car Accident Claims?…

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Your Guide to Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Pennsylvania

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Suffering an injury due to someone else’s wrongdoing can be overwhelming, and the road to compensation for damages just as much. The process takes both promptness and patience, particularly in Pennsylvania, where there are regulations regarding certain policies that are unique to the state. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to approach a personal…

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Drugmaker Sanofi Accused of Destroying Key Emails in Zantac Case

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It is yet another critical revelation in the pharmaceutical industry. French drugmaker Sanofi has been accused of destroying emails related to its 2019 recall of the over-the-counter heartburn medication, Zantac, following a FDA finding in 2018 that the drug contains potentially toxic levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA – a carcinogen. According to a May 7th…

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