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Our Blog aims to inform Philadelphia Accident and Personal Injury victims about the law so they can have a better chance of maximizing their case results. The Heslin Law Firm goes the extra mile to provide in-depth free information. Generally, our blog will cover auto accidents, specific types of personal injury that occur, workers compensation, slip and fall accidents, and more. By providing this information for clients in Philadelphia, we hope fewer people will be a subject of misinformation of lack thereof. Make the wrongdoers accountable. Be informed and get over your personal injury with the financial compensation you deserve.


Safety Reminders for Traveling in Freezing Rain

Of all the different types of wintry precipitation, freezing rain is undoubtedly one of the most treacherous for pedestrians and motorists alike. As the name implies, freezing rain freezes onto roads and walkways, resulting in a very slippery situation. And to make matters worse, it’s not always easy to tell when a surface is covered Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Severe Injury, Slip And Fall

4 Key Safety Reminders for Halloween Decorating

The spookiest day of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning an extravagant Halloween party or simply putting out a dish of candy for trick-or-treaters, safety is not to be neglected. To keep your frightfully awesome Halloween display safe for costumed visitors of all ages, follow these tips from our Bucks County Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

Slip & Fall Accident? Watch Out for Concussion Symptoms

This Friday, September 20th, is National Concussion Awareness Day. Sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America, this annual event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries. While providing legal support for individuals who have suffered lasting consequences from accident-related concussions, our Bucks County Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Slip And Fall

What Should I Do Following a Workplace Accident?

No matter what line of work you are in, accidents are always a possibility. If you are injured while on the job, it is important to follow the correct procedure for reporting the incident. After all, failure to take the proper course of action after a workplace injury may make it very difficult or impossible Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Slip And Fall, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation, Workplace Disputes

3 Must-Follow Safety Rules for Pool Parties

Pool parties are a classic summertime activity that promises family fun and bonding time. But if you aren’t careful to account for water-related dangers, someone you love could easily get hurt or even drown. To avoid this nightmare scenario, pool and hot tub owners should follow these guidelines from our Bucks County swimming pool accident Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Spinal Cord Injuries, Swimming Pool Injury

A Spring Cleaning Checklist for Senior Citizens & Their Caregivers

Spring is known as the season for cleaning and reorganizing. Taking time to eliminate clutter can make one feel more relaxed and help reduce the chance of accidents in the home. Regular decluttering is especially important for the elderly, as they are more susceptible to slip and fall accidents as well as serious injuries such Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

Lowering the Likelihood of Slips & Falls at Your Residence

Springtime brings mild, sunny weather in place of snow and ice. However, this doesn’t mean we should let slip and fall prevention fall by the wayside. Potentially serious slip and fall accidents can happen during any season, so it’s important to be adamant about mitigating hazards all year long. To prevent a family member or Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

Minimizing the Chance of Winter Slips & Falls on Your Property

Slip and fall incidents can happen even in fair weather, but they are significantly more likely on days when wintry precipitation covers the sidewalks and roads in Bucks County. It is not uncommon for these accidents to result in serious injuries, including: Traumatic Brain Injuries Back Injuries Sprains/Broken Bones Spinal Cord Injuries Given how devastating Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Winter Safety

Our Guide to Preventing Wintertime Slips & Falls

With the first official day of winter only about a week away, chances are we’ll be seeing more snow and ice here in Bucks County before too long. In preparation for wintry precipitation and the slippery conditions it will inevitably create, our Bucks County slip and fall attorney encourages you to review these tips for Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Winter Safety

Take These Precautions to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to life-changing side effects, including permanently impaired movement, cognition, emotional functioning, vision and/or hearing. In the most severe cases, this type of head injury can even be fatal. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, the incidence of TBI in the U.S. has been on the rise in recent Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Severe Injury, Slip And Fall, Wrongful Death

Concussion Symptoms to Look Out for After a Slip & Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents may seem like no big deal, but the reality is they can be quite serious. According to the National Safety Council’s 2016 Injury Facts report, these accidents lead to more than a million emergency room visits each year, making them the most common reason people take a trip to the ER Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Slip And Fall

4 Useful Tips for Clearing Snow from Your Property

The Greater Philadelphia area has seen some especially snowy and icy conditions recently, making it an appropriate time to talk about clearing precipitation from your property. Last winter, our Bucks County slip and fall accident attorney discussed the importance of shoveling your walkways. To supplement this information, we’d now like to offer some guidance on Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

What To Do When You Slip On Snow/Ice

Unfortunately, you can’t always take the day off and stay inside when it’s snowy or icy outside. When you have no choice but to go out into the elements, there are wintertime safety tips you can follow to prevent slips and falls, such as wearing non-slip boots and walking slowly and carefully. Still, there is Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Slip And Fall, Winter Safety

Why Are Slips & Falls More Common During Autumn?

Autumn is a lovely season, but unfortunately, it brings an increased risk of experiencing a slip or fall incident. When you stop to think about the factors that are present in autumn but not in the warm months, it’s no wonder why these types of injuries increase during this season. So what can you do Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

What You Need to Know About Hotel Accidents

When you stay in a hotel while you’re away from home on a business trip or a vacation, you expect it to be a safe and relaxing experience. Typically, you’d be right. But all too often, hazards lurk in the hotel due to the staff’s negligence and unsuspecting guests get hurt. Hotel catastrophes can happen Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Slip And Fall, Swimming Pool Injury

Common River & Stream Hazards to Put on Your Radar

On hot summer days, taking a trip to a river or stream is a tranquil and inexpensive way to cool off. However, even shallow, calm waters can hold unexpected dangers. Therefore, it’s important to be highly cautious when in or near rivers and streams. Whether you’re taking a dip, tubing, or simply hiking close to Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Drowning Attorney, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall

4 Steps to Preventing Playground Accidents

Taking your kids to the local playground during the summer is a great way to help them stay active and social while school’s out. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the playground can be a dangerous place for children. As reported by the CDC, more than 200,000 children ages 14 and under are Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Child Injury, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips, Slip And Fall, Wrongful Death

4 Steps to Take After a Slip or Fall Accident

In last week’s post, we told you about how to avoid injuries while walking in slippery conditions. Although following these tips will go a long way in preventing slip and fall accidents, there is always a chance that you could still be affected by one even if you’re very careful. Therefore, it’s important to know Read More

Category: Bucks County, Slip And Fall

How to Avoid Injuries While Walking in Slippery Conditions

Perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of winter is walking in snow and ice. Luckily, there are many easy steps you can take to lower your chances of falling on slippery surfaces such as parking lots and sidewalks. Here are a few suggestions from our slip and fall attorney in Bucks County: Invest in Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Slip And Fall

Why Should I Shovel My Sidewalk?

When a snowstorm hits, you may not feel like going out in the cold to shovel the sidewalk in front of your house. After all, snow removal can be a time-consuming and physically taxing job. Still, it’s in your best interest to get out there and clear the snow from your property’s walkways or hire Read More

Category: Bucks County, Slip And Fall

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