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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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5 Best Practices to Prevent Distracted Driving

Whether you're 16 or 60, driving while distracted is extremely dangerous for yourself, your passengers and others on the road. To help you stay safe and focused while behind the wheel, here are a few tips for preventing distracted driving: Set your GPS while stationary. Not sure how to get to your destination? Enter the Read More

Category: Auto Accidents, Driving Tips

How To Stay Safe As a Philadelphia Pedestrian

Despite recent efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Philadelphia, the number of pedestrians hit by vehicles in the city remains extremely high at more than 1,700 per year. Clearly, this is a major issue that the citizens, government and road planners of Philadelphia need to work together to solve. Part of the solution is for Read More

Category: Injury Lawyer, Philadelphia

4 Smart Safety Tips for Fall Sports Players

Staying active throughout the autumn and winter is great for a child's health; however, this positive benefit can be counteracted by injuries if proper safety precautions are not taken. Young athletes are especially susceptible to being injured while playing fall sports at school –according to Safe Kids Worldwide, approximately 1.35 million children require fast medical Read More

Category: Bucks County, School Injury Lawyer

4 Tips for a Safe & Happy Halloween

Now that it's officially October, it's time to start preparing for Halloween! Whether you're planning to take your kids trick-or-treating, attend a party or stay at home on October 31st, keep these Halloween safety tips in mind: See and be seen. While out and about on Halloween (and any night during the autumn), be sure Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

What to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can happen in many different ways, but they're most commonly caused by major trauma during a car accident or a fall. No matter what the cause, these injuries are usually severe and life-altering. Therefore, it's essential to seek medical attention right away if you suspect that you may have a spinal cord Read More

Category: Bucks County, Spinal Cord Injuries

How to Safely Ride Your Bike in the Autumn

Riding a bicycle is an inexpensive and efficient way to get from Point A to Point B. But as autumn begins and the days get shorter, biking becomes more hazardous. To minimize your risk of getting hurt while riding your bike this fall, our Bucks County bike injury lawyer suggests following these tips: Check your Read More

Category: Bike Injury, Bucks County

4 Essential Home Maintenance Safety Tips for Autumn

As the leaves begin to change color and fall from the trees, chances are you'll be out in your yard picking them up and completing other tasks to get your property ready for fall and winter. While doing so, it's important to take a few safety precautions to ensure that your fall home maintenance routine Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County

5 Easy Ways to Prevent Workplace Slips & Falls

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slip and fall incidents lead to approximately 95 million lost work days each year. Ironically enough, many of these slip and fall cases occur on the job! So what can you do to reduce your chance of being a victim of a workplace accident? Start by following these prevention Read More

Category: Bucks County, Work Injury

4 Back to School Driving Safety Tips

It's the end of August, which means the kids are going back to school here in Bucks County. With school buses, students on bikes and frazzled parents out on the road in the morning and afternoon, things can get a little bit hectic. In turn, it's important to pay extra attention while behind the wheel Read More

Category: Auto Accidents

5 Ways Outdoor Workers Can Avoid Heat-Related Illness

According to OSHA, an astounding 2,630 outdoor workers were affected by heat-related illness in 2014. This statistic may lead you to believe that heat illnesses are impossible to avoid when working outside, but that's not the case – they're actually very preventable. Whether you're a construction worker, a lifeguard, a landscaper or a farmer, there Read More

Category: Bucks County, Workers Compensation

5 Ways to Protect Your Child from Summertime Injuries

Summer is the season of fun in the sun for kids of all ages. But unfortunately, amusing children's activities such as swimming, biking and playing outside can easily lead to injuries if proper safety rules aren't followed. To help you keep your child smiling and injury-free this summer, we'd like to give you a few Read More

Category: Bucks County, Child Injury

How to Safely Use a Fire Pit

In last week's blog post, we discussed a few essential safety tips for owners of home swimming pools. Now, we'd like to touch on how to safely enjoy another popular backyard staple of summertime – fire pits. Before inviting your family and friends over for a bonfire, make sure you've acquainted yourself with these fire Read More

Category: Bucks County, Severe Injury

4 Safety Tips for Owners of Backyard Pools

Having a private pool in your backyard definitely has its advantages – you can go swimming any time you like, you don't have to compete with others for a good spot on the lawn and there are no pool pass fees to be paid. But one downfall of home swimming pools is they don't come Read More

Category: Bucks County, Drowning Attorney

Four Essential Summer Car Care Tips

Summer is the perfect time for road trips to the beach, mountains, or wherever else you like to go. But before you head out on a long trip in your car, it's important to do some maintenance to ensure that the vehicle is ready to endure the summertime heat. To help you prepare your ride Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Auto Accidents, Car Accidents

Why Are There More Dog Bite Instances During Summer?

You may have heard that there's a heightened chance of being injured by a dog during the hot summer months, and it’s actually true. Several studies have confirmed this statement, and our Bucks County dog bite lawyer can attest to its factuality based on the increase in dog bite cases that we often see in Read More

Category: Child Injury, Dog Bites

Tips For SEPTA Commuters This Month

Unless you’re on vacation (lucky you!), you probably know what’s going on with the SEPTA Regional Rail system. Last weekend, SEPTA removed 120 of their Silverliner V passenger cars from service due to a “significant structural defect.” SEPTA officials discovered cracks in a key load-bearing component of the Silverliner V’s, their newest rail cars. Cars Read More

Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Philadelphia, Public Transportation Accident, Safety Tips

Can Social Media Be Hazardous to Your Injury Case?

When you get into an accident and sustain injuries, your friends and loved ones will certainly be wondering what happened and wanting to know you're alright. To answer everyone's questions and concerns at once, you may be tempted to post the story of the accident publicly on your social media accounts. However, there are several Read More

Category: Bucks County, Personal Injury

How to Get Compensation for Your Child’s School Injury

When children are at school, parents trust the teachers and other staff to take good care of them. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen, and injuries can occur as a result. Whether it's a playground injury, a school bus accident or food poisoning from a cafeteria lunch, school injuries can be very serious and sometimes even Read More

Category: Child Injury, School Injury Lawyer

America’s Most Dangerous Intersection Is Here in Bucks County

A few years ago, TIME Magazine compiled a list of the most deadly intersections in the United States. Unfortunately for residents of Bucks County, statistics showed that the #1 most dangerous intersection lies in Bensalem, PA, at the crossing of Knights Road and Street Road. So what makes this intersection so treacherous, you ask? According Read More

Category: Bucks County, Car Accidents

5 Tips for Avoiding Construction Injuries

Did you know approximately one in five worker deaths occur on or near construction sites? These fatalities are often caused by failure to adhere to job safety guidelines and other oversights. If you work in construction, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe while on the job: Always wear the proper safety gear Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Injury Lawyer

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