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How should employers protect workers from fatal falls?

Depending on the industry, workers in Pennsylvania can face a variety of hazards. However, one of the most common hazards is from falls. Even a fall from a short distance can be extremely dangerous for workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, falls are one of the most common causes of fatal workplace accidents. Because of the seriousness of workplace falls, many Pennsylvania workers may wonder -- how do employers need to protect workers from the risk of falls in the workplace?

When dangerous products reach the market, know your rights

Over the last couple of weeks, this blog has been focusing on the specifics of product liability cases. In these blog posts, we have discussed how dangerous product defects can be for Pennsylvania residents. Whether it is a dangerous auto product, defective products or contaminated food, product liability cases can result in serious injuries to innocent people.

What is strict liability in product liability cases?

When products are defective, consumers have the ability to hold manufacturers responsible. Unlike other personal injury cases, however, in product liability cases, a consumer does not need to prove that a company was negligent in order to receive damages. Instead, the rules of strict liability often apply. People who have been injured by a consumer good may wonder -- what is strict liability and how does it apply in product liability cases? Under strict liability laws, companies that manufactures consumer goods can be held liable for any injuries that result from a product defect. In these cases, it may be possible to hold a business that sold the product, a business that rented the product or the business that manufactured the product liable.

Plastic-filled pierogies recalled by Pennsylvania company

Most Pennsylvania residents rely on companies to provide some or all of the food they eat each day. People trust that these companies are following food safety rules to produce a safe and edible product. However, this trust is often misplaced. Manufacturing errors can lead to contaminated and dangerous food products on Pennsylvania grocery store shelves. These products can lead to consumer injuries and, in some cases, death.

Proving a design defect in a product liability lawsuit

When products are unsafe, injuries can occur. These injuries can change the way Pennsylvania residents live their lives. In some cases, dangerous products can even lead to fatalities. When people are injured by unsafe consumer products, they may search for answers about why the injuries occurred. In some cases, people may find that a design defect was to blame for their injuries.

What are manufacturing defects?

When Pennsylvania residents purchase products, they expect them to work correctly. They also expect them to be safe. While some products have inherent risks -- like knives or ladders -- these risks should be minimized when the products are used safety. Non-dangerous products should not pose any risk of harm to consumers.