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Compensation may be available for slip and fall injury

Almost everyone has, at one time or another, taken a misstep and fallen to the ground without suffering from anything more serious than a bruised ego. Tripping and falling can, however, result in serious personal injury that might entitle the victim to receive compensation from the owner of the property on which the fall occurs. This was the situation that caused a Pennsylvania man to sue the operators of a casino after he fell while entering their facility.

Agencies involved in internet crime investigations

The online world has not only brought ease of commerce to people but has opened up a new venue via which crimes can be committed and alleged. People in Pennsylvania who are accused of internet crimes should know that many different government agencies can ultimately be involved in these cases. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the type of crime being alleged can determine which entity is involved.

Increased individual liability for corporate crime sought

While many Pennsylvania residents may initially think about things like murder, assault or robbery when they think about crime, it is equally important to acknowledge white collar crime. There are many things that can be considered white collar crime and it is not just individual people but entire corporations that can face allegations of these crimes. Perhaps a good recent example is how banks were targeted during the recent recession for their alleged involvement in the financial crisis.

Safety challenges in communication tower work

Some communication tower workers in Pennsylvania may have felt pressured to complete a job when they were fatigued or when insufficient fall protection was available. According to some people in the industry, contracts designed to make workplaces safer are not enough because employers are concerned about finishing a job on time regardless of weather conditions or other impediments.

Defendant's sentences to be revised due to new ruling

People in Pennsylvania who find themselves arrested for serious felony crimes must always try to remember that the criminal justice process offers them opportunities for a fair defense. This includes appeals that can be made even after a trial is complete and a sentence has been handed down. For some defendants, this can offer the opportunity for a new sentence or even a new trial.

Distractions and hands-free driving

Although Pennsylvania roads may be safer as motorists refrain from activities such as texting or using hand-held smartphones while driving, distractions can occur in spite of these efforts. Statistics suggest that a majority of motorists believe that today's engineering with technology devices incorporated into the dash implies that these tools are safe. However, the use of these tools is more a matter of convenience than safety because the engagement of the brain is still distracting.

What is Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition?

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Philadelphia, you are no doubt fearful of the consequences that you may face. These can range from any number of things based upon the individual circumstances of your case. According to the State of Pennsylvania, if you have never had a DUI before or never had a DUI within the previous 10 years, you may qualify for what is called Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition.

Sleeping disorders linked to workplace accidents

Pennsylvania residents are unlikely to be surprised to learn that individuals with sleep disorders are involved in more fatigue-related accidents both at work and on the road, but they may not be aware of just how many people unknowingly suffer from conditions like obstructive sleep apnea. Medical experts believe that as many as 22 million Americans have the nocturnal breathing disorder, but the condition remains undiagnosed in the vast majority of cases.

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