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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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4 Safety Precautions to Take During Hunting Season

For many, one of the most exciting parts of fall is the start of hunting season. Whether you plan to partake in this autumn activity or not, it's important to be aware of when and where hunting may be occurring and to exercise caution whenever you're in an area in which it is permitted. To Read More

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

4 Important Steps to Prepare Your Home for Halloween Visitors

Halloween is here, so it's time to make your last-minute preparations for this fun and spooky holiday! While you're busy filling the candy dish and putting the finishing touches on your costume, don't forget to make sure your house is ready for trick-or-treaters and anyone else who may stop by your home for Halloween festivities Read More

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

When Do Fire Accidents Fall Under Premises Liability?

Of the many types of incidents that can result in personal injury, fire accidents are among the most devastating. These tragic occurrences have the potential to cause life-altering injuries, and in the worst-case scenario, they can even be deadly. In the event that a fire accident affects you or a loved one, it is worth Read More

Category: Accident Lawyer, Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Liability, Personal Injury, Premise Liability Lawyer, Work Injury, Wrongful Death

Safety Measures Every Pedestrian Should Take This Fall

According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, close to 6,000 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2017. This saddening statistic underlines the need for citizens to exercise extreme caution when walking close to vehicles and crossing the street. While traveling on foot is potentially dangerous all year round, it's particularly risky during the autumn Read More

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

4 Types of Burn Injuries Commonly Caused by Negligence

According to the American Burn Association, over 485,000 burn injuries that are severe enough to require medical treatment occur each year in the U.S. Unfortunately, as our Bucks County burn injury attorney can attest to, many of these incidents occur as a result of negligence. Here are the four major types of burn injuries along Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Severe Injury, Work Injury

Smart Tips for Avoiding Preventable Accidents at Amusement Parks

As the days get cooler and the start of another school year approaches, your family may be trying to squeeze in a few last getaways. If the pursuit of adventure brings you to an amusement park, it's important to prioritize safety along with having a fun time. Although uncommon, amusement park accidents do happen from Read More

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

5 Steps to Safe, Accident-Free Spring Cleaning

Now that it finally feels like spring here in Bucks County, it's time to get started on your to-do list of spring cleaning tasks. As you do so, it's important to remember that spring cleaning can expose you and your family to certain safety risks if you aren't careful. To help you avoid incidents and Read More

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

5 Spring Safety Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Springtime brings mild weather and beautiful blooming flowers. However, the season also comes with some unique hazards which can compromise the safety of you and your family if you don't take proper precautions. Here is some advice from our Bucks County accident lawyer on how to best prevent mishaps and injuries this spring: Know the Read More

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

4 Skiing & Snowboarding Safety Tips to Follow on the Slopes

The first day of spring may be here, but we aren't done with winter weather just yet here in Bucks County! If you're an avid skier or snowboarder, this is probably good news to you. Hitting the slopes is a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous if you don't follow some basic Read More

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

5 Safety Tips for Ice Skating Season

Ice skating is a fun and festive winter activity for both youngsters and adults. However, it's important to remember that participants assume certain safety risks when they go ice skating. After all, sharp skates and slick ice make for a rather dangerous setting if one isn't cautious and well-versed on skating's best practices. Before heading Read More

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

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

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 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

Water Park Drowning Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Taking a family trip to the water park is one of the best ways to cool off and have fun on a scorching summer day. However, just like any activity that involves water, spending time on and near water-based attractions presents a drowning risk, especially for young children and those who cannot swim. From water Read More

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

5 Driving Safety Tips for Rainy April Days

According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 1.2 million weather-related car accidents occur each year. Of these crashes, 46% happen when it is raining and 73% happen when pavement is wet. With these statistics in mind, our Bucks County car accident attorney encourages you to refresh your memory on how to drive safely when April Read More

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

What You Need to Know About Birth Injuries

With an occurrence rate of about 7%, birth injuries are fairly uncommon. But when they happen, they can have permanent, life-altering effects on the child and family. Therefore, it's important to understand what birth injuries are and how to determine if you should seek financial compensation. Mr. Gary P. Heslin, a birth injury attorney in Read More

Category: Bucks County, Injury, Injury Lawyer

Tips for Avoiding Springtime Injuries and Health Issues

With springtime now in full swing, it's time to review a few spring safety tips that can prevent severe injuries from occurring. Whether you're on the job, working in the yard or walking the dog, taking the following precautions can help you stay healthy and free of injuries this spring: Wear ear protection when using Read More

Category: Injury, Injury Lawyer

Avoid Injuries with Our 2016 Workplace Safety Resolutions

While you're making personal resolutions for the new year, we here at the Heslin Law Firm also recommend taking the time to think about how you can improve workplace safety for yourself and your coworkers. Here are a few ways to do so: Reflect on last year. When creating your list of workplace safety resolutions Read More

Category: General Law, Injury, Injury Lawyer, Work Injury, Work Safety, Workers Compensation, Workplace Disputes

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