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Category: Slip and Fall

Is My Landlord Liable if I Slip and Fall on Snow or Ice Outside My Philadelphia Apartment Building?

Posted February 13, 2017 | Slip and Fall

Winter is here, and so are messy sidewalks.  If you’re one of Philadelphia’s many renters, and you have a slip and fall accident on snow and/or ice outside your apartment building, your landlord might be responsible for your medical bills, depending on the circumstances that led to your injury.  Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawyer… read more

How Long Do You Have to Go to the Doctor After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Posted January 3, 2017 | Slip and Fall

The actions you take in the days following a slip and fall accident can have a dramatic impact upon your ability to recover compensation for the medical bills and other losses resulting from your injuries.  Philadelphia slip and fall injury lawyer Brent Wieand explains why it is crucial to seek medical attention as soon as… read more

Street Sign Posts Are Causing Trip and Fall Accidents in Philadelphia

Posted September 20, 2016 | Slip and Fall

Any Philadelphia resident sees them every day: the jagged, grey stumps that are left behind when a street sign is knocked over or removed.  These inconspicuous “pole stumps” only protrude a few inches from the sidewalk, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.  They are small and mundane enough to go unnoticed, but large… read more

Can I Sue a Store if I Slip and Fall in the Parking Lot?

Posted June 15, 2016 | Slip and Fall

Walking through a parking lot can be dangerous. The cement may be uneven and cracked or there may be debris. In the winter there may be snow and ice that have been left for you to trip on. If you slip and fall in a parking lot you are likely to experience an injury. It… read more

Can I Sue My HOA for a Slip and Fall Injury?

Posted May 19, 2016 | Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents happen pretty frequently. You might be walking down the street or on the sidewalk and trip and fall over something that has been carelessly left out. However, not every slip and fall accident happens when you are far away from home. If you live in a condominium complex and or are… read more

How to Prove a Property Owner is Responsible for a Slip and Fall Injury

Posted May 18, 2016 | Slip and Fall

If you fall and hurt yourself because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property you may wonder who is responsible for your injury.  Slip and falls can happen anywhere such as a grocery store, or a friend’s house. Unfortunately, not only are these accidents fairly common, but they can also lead to serious injuries…. read more

Accidental Falls Are the Leading Cause of 2 Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted March 16, 2016 | Slip and Fall

A Lancaster County slip and fall accident usually occurs because a property owner doesn’t take care of his or her building, leading to the development of hazardous conditions like crumbling stairs or broken support railings.  Everyone knows that falling can hurt you – but did you also know that falls rank as the number one… read more

Can I Sue My Employer Instead of Filing for Worker’s Compensation?

Posted February 3, 2016 | Personal Injury,Slip and Fall

Some industries, such as construction, mining, and agriculture, have high rates of death and accidental workplace injury.  Even if you work in a quiet office building, you could still be seriously injured by a slip and fall accident, a defective product, or other hazards in the workplace.  No matter what you do for a living,… read more

Is the City Liable if I Fall on the Sidewalk?

Posted August 13, 2015 | Personal Injury,Slip and Fall

Property owners are responsible for making sure their lands and buildings are reasonably free of hazards that could hurt residents or customers, such as wet spots, loose wires, or broken floor tiles.  These types of hazards can easily lead to slip and fall accidents, which injure thousands of people every year.  If the property is… read more

What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs in America?

Posted August 6, 2015 | Personal Injury,Slip and Fall

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, more commonly known as OSHA, is the bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor responsible for enforcing workplace safety regulations and investigating complaints about hazardous job sites.  Together with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), OSHA tracks national data about worker injuries and fatalities across a wide range of… read more