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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.

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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

7 Tips for Hosting a Safe & Fun Holiday Party

Gathering together and spending quality time with your loved ones is what the holidays are all about. If you're hosting festivities at your house this year, be sure to read these guidelines from our Bucks County personal injury lawyer so that everyone stays safe while you're making merry: Test your smoke alarms before the gathering Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

Keeping Kids Safe on Holiday Shopping Trips

The holiday season is here! Unless you've switched over to shopping completely online, chances are you'll be braving the crowds and heading to the mall to shop for gifts sometime soon. If you choose to bring your little ones along, our Bucks County child injury lawyer urges you to consider that shopping malls hold many Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips

4 Ways to Steer Yourself to Safe Autumn Driving

Fall is a spectacular season here in Pennsylvania, but it doesn't come without dangers – particularly for drivers. Our Bucks County auto accident lawyer is here to remind you about the hazardous driving conditions fall brings so that you can take adequate precautions to mitigate them: Falling temperatures – Low nighttime temperatures in autumn can Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Driving Tips, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents

4 Ladder Safety Tips for Autumn Jobs

While using a ladder outdoors poses a safety risk during any season, doing so is especially dangerous during the fall when the ground is covered with wet leaves or precipitation. Still, there are many autumn jobs that require one to use a ladder, such as cleaning out gutters, picking fruit in an orchard or working Read More

Category: Bucks County, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation

Follow These Safety Tips While Doing Autumn Yard Work

With autumn comes a long list of yard chores – raking and cleaning up leaves, trimming back plants in preparation for winter and mulching trees and shrubs are all tasks that need to be done during this season. While completing these seasonal chores, it's essential to keep a few basic safety rules in mind in Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips

Best Practices for Avoiding Injuries on Halloween

Halloween is a fun-filled day for kids and adults alike. At the same time, this spooky holiday can hold a variety of dangers which may give rise to serious accidents. According to the National Safety Council's 2017 Injury Facts report, children are more than two times as likely to be struck and killed by a Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents

5 Tricks & Tips for Safe Halloween Decorating

Halloween is right around the corner! Whether you have kids of your own or you're expecting trick-or-treaters, decorating your home for this spooky holiday is a ton of fun. Still, it's important to keep the safety of your family and guests in mind when doing so to make sure that no one gets injured. Here Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips

Tips for Staying Safe at Seasonal Attractions

Autumn is the season of hayrides, corn mazes and haunted houses. While these seasonal activities can be a great time for the whole family, they also have the potential to be dangerous if you don't take responsibility for your own safety. To prevent you or someone you love from being hurt at a seasonal attraction Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Child Injury, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Safety Tips

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

Safety Tips for Enjoying Autumn Outdoor Activities

  Early autumn brings gorgeous weather, making it the perfect time to get outside and have fun with friends and family. Still, it's important to keep safety in mind to avoid accidents and injuries while enjoying the season. Now that fall has officially arrived here in the Greater Philadelphia area, our Bucks County accident lawyer Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips

4 Tailgating Safety Tips for Football Season

Football season is here again! If you and your family are football fanatics, chances are you have tickets for one or more of the big games of the season. You may even be planning to do some tailgating. If you decide to hang out and grill or enjoy adult beverages outside of the stadium before Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury

5 Driving Safety Tips for Hurricane Season

Although we here in Bucks County have been lucky enough not to be affected by the recent string of hurricanes, we shouldn't let our guard down just yet. More hurricanes have been predicted for this season and they could potentially affect Pennsylvania. Just in case you get stuck driving during a hurricane, our Bucks County Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Driving Tips, Injury Lawyer, Justice, Motor Vehicle Accidents

7 Steps to Take If Hit While Walking or Biking

Now that the weather is getting cooler, you may be more eager to walk or ride your bike instead of driving. While these two modes of transportation are great for your health, our Bucks County personal injury lawyer urges you to consider that they may be riskier than you expect. According to the National Highway Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bicycle Injury, Bike Accidents, Bike Injury, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury

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

I was in a SEPTA accident. Now what?

Photo Credit: JP Mueller How often do you ride public transit? Thousands of Philadelphians rely on SEPTA trains, busses, and trolleys on a daily basis. While there are great benefits to using public transportation (energy conservation, pollution reduction), there are also inherent risks involved. Accidents happen—and mass transit agencies certainly aren’t spared that truth. Case Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury, Philadelphia, Public Transportation Accident

5 Essential Bounce House Safety Rules to Prevent Child Injuries

Jumping around in an inflatable bounce house is a super fun activity for children of all ages. However, the merriment can quickly be ruined by an injury if proper safety precautions aren't taken when setting up and using the bounce house. Whether you purchase your own backyard bounce house or your family attends an event Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury, Concussion Injury, Injury Lawyer, Safety Tips

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

5 Ways to Prevent Road Trip Accidents

Piling family and friends into the car and heading to the beach or some other vacation destination is one of the most beloved activities of summer. But it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the trip and forget to concentrate on safety when packing up the car and hitting the road. To Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Bucks County, Car Accidents, Driving Tips, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Safety Tips

Hot Tub & Spa Safety Tips for All Ages

Whether you're in your backyard, on a cruise ship, or at the gym, taking a dip in a spa or hot tub is a wonderful way to unwind and relieve stress. Unfortunately, people often forget that hot tubs can pose a serious injury risk. According to the Nationwide Children's Hospital, more than 6,600 people were Read More

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

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