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pearce law car accidents lawyer maple glenIf you are from Maple Glen and you get injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact the Pearce Law Firm Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. During your consultation, we will evaluate your case and go over all of your options with you. If retained, we will hold each and every party accountable for their negligent actions which led to your injuries so you and your family can focus on getting better.

Maple Glen Personal Injuries

Maple Glen is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, PA, located around 15 miles straight north of Philadelphia. The area is a mix of neighborhoods, retail and educational facilities. Around 7,000 people live in the Maple Glen area with many commuting the almost 20 miles into Philadelphia and surrounding communities to do to work, while other find employment within and around Maple Glen.

Temple University’s Ambler Campus is located in Maple Glen along with many churches, parks and hospitals and retail shops. This means that Maple Glen residents are on the go and at risk for personal injury.

All this driving makes Maple Glen car accidents inevitable, but people can get hurt in many other ways. When they are, they will often need to be compensated for their injuries to avoid the significant financial loss that comes with an injury.

Common Types of Injuries in Accidents

When Maple Glen residents get injured in any one of these accidents and the injury can be in many forms, depending on the circumstances and the cause of the injury. Come of the common injuries the people of Maple Glen can expect are:

  • Head Injuries: Auto accidents, sports, and industrial injuries can cause concussions and traumatic brain injuries that can be devastating.
  • Broken bones: Broken arms, legs, wrists, and ribs are all common injuries that people face in an accident like a slip and fall or car accident. All of these require treatment, rehabilitation and run the risk of downtime from work.
  • Occupational Disease: Some types of work, especially in construction and manufacturing, put people at risk of disease.
  • Blunt Force Trauma: When cars and people collide, the impact can be violent and cause blunt force trauma injuries that can cause severe injuries or even death.
  • Fatalities: Sometimes these injuries cause death, and when they do, there could be a claim for a wrongful death.
  • Product Liability: People from Maple Glen buy goods locally and online, and this results in injuries that are the fault of the designer, producer of the packager for making a defective product.

Common Workplace Occupational Disease Accidents

One of the things many people take for granted is that their place of work is safe. It is quite common for people to end up suffering from long-term and sometimes life-threatening diseases or disorders caused directly by their working conditions. It is important to make sure that you are being given the proper safety equipment to carry out the duties of your job. If your workplace fails to provide the necessary equipment the results could be devastating and require compensation to take care of medical bills. Some of the most common workplace occupational diseases include:

  1. Hearing Loss – many manual labor, manufacturing, and construction jobs require workers to be around heavy machinery that operates at decibels far exceeding the level which is healthy for the human ear. Protective great worn on job sites or in factories may not always be sufficient, leading to hearing problems and loss down the road.
  2. Chronic Skin Diseases – there are many chemical and biological agents that workers from all types of industries could come into contact with that can lead to harmful rashes and diseases like dermatitis. From industrial cleaning agents to simply wearing gloves or rigorous hand cleaning in a healthcare setting, dermatitis and other skin conditions can develop easily.
  3. Respiratory Illnesses – breathing problems like asthma, emphysema, or COPD can all be caused when people are forced to work around certain chemicals and in poorly ventilated areas.
  4. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – Many MSDs can be caused by heavy lifting or straining and long work hours, however, they are also common for people whose jobs have many repetitive motions such as typing on a keyboard in office jobs. Common MSDs include carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.
  5. Cancer – there are a number of jobs whose health risks have only been discovered over time. Jobs that allowed people to work with harmful chemicals and materials like asbestos. It is estimated that about 24% of occupational-related deaths are due to cancer.
  6. Mental Health Disorders – stress can be an overwhelming factor in any workplace or job situation. Stress can lead to a number of different mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and even PTSD.
  7. Infectious Diseases – certain industries such as healthcare have a higher than normal risk for their employees to come into contact with infectious diseases like hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, or covid. Even when PPE (personal protective equipment) is used there is still a risk for employees to contract these diseases.

Pearce Law Workplace Occupational Disease Injuries in accidents

When these sorts of incidents occur reach out to an experienced workplace compensation lawyer in Maple Glen or Philadelphia for a consultation about your case. You could be entitled to compensation for the medical expenses and loss of work that have occurred due to your occupational disease injury.

Contact a Maple Glen PA Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorney

If you live in Maple Glen, you can count on Edith Pearce and the attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. to take care of you if you are injured because of someone else’s negligence. Once you’ve been injured and made a claim, the insurance company will have someone contact you to discuss your case. Contact our office for your free case consultation today.

Don’t talk to them until you’ve spoken to a Maple Glen Personal Injury Attorney first. The consultation costs you nothing, and you will be given information vital to your case. Don’t represent yourself, let the caring, skilled, and experienced attorneys at the Pearce Law firm, P.C. to work on your behalf.

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Maple Glen and the surrounding areas can be difficult to navigate at times, especially if you or a loved one needs help getting around. Whether it is injuries from slipping on ice, another type of slip and fall or a fatal car accident, sudden extra pitfalls may leave you laid up. If that happens, you can be at risk of serious financial problems. It may come to bringing a lawsuit, in which case you will need an experienced, intelligent attorney on your side. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. will always do its best for you.

What Can I Recover?

Personal injury law is for those cases when you or a loved one have been injured due to the recklessness or negligence of another person.

At minimum, a personal injury lawsuit is designed to recover lost wages, medical bills, expenses of home care and maintenance, and other economic damages (tangible bills). However, you may also be able to recover certain other types of damages, all of which fall under the non-economic (less tangible, subjective) category. Common categories of damage recovery in most personal injury lawsuits include:

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of consortium (deprivation of normal marital relations);
  • Loss of future earning potential;
  • Reputation-related damages (Similar to libel or slander); and
  • Loss of life enjoyment.

While these categories of damages are highly subjective, they are common in personal injury lawsuits. Some states subject non-economic damages to caps or limits, but neither Pennsylvania nor New Jersey do.

Both states do, however, put caps on the third category of damages. Punitive damages are rare, but sometimes they will be awarded when a jury determines that a defendant’s conduct was ‘outrageous,’ malicious or wanton. The sole purpose of such an award is to punish the defendant, and as such, juries may levy an award that is out of proportion with the scope of harm. Damage caps help reduce outsized verdicts while still compensating victims of harm.

Why Not Do It Yourself?

Some people think, especially if an accident is minor, that they can handle bringing the suit or negotiating with the insurance company themselves. However, it is almost never a good idea. When you or someone you love has been in an accident, your first priority should be healing and putting your life back together, not wading through legal technicalities.

Indeed, dealing with these negotiations yourself can actually harm your case – most insurance companies require detailed and complete records of your injuries and medical treatment in order to pay out, and if you are wrapped up in trying to put together documents for a lawsuit, you may neglect your record-keeping.

The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. can take that burden off your shoulders. We have former insurance workers and defense attorneys in our firm, so we are aware of many of the tips and tricks the other side uses to keep your settlement low and can do our best to turn them to our advantage. Between years of experience, insider knowledge and smart, personal customer service that always keeps you in the loop, it is simply a more practical choice to let The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. handle your personal injury matter.

Contact A Personal Injury Attorney Today

An injury that takes you off your feet is no small matter. The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. will do our very best to help you receive what you are owed. We serve Maple Glen, Hollywood and several other cities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from our office in Philadelphia. Contact us today for a free initial consultation; we will be happy to discuss your options.

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