It takes many different staff members to make a nursing home facility run safely and effectively. Adequately staffed nursing homes need enough nurses, doctors and other medical staff on hand, but this is not necessarily enough to guarantee safety. Social workers provide crucial support to residents and also play an important role in preventing nursing home neglect.
Representing injured workers has been a way of life for me for 44 years. I started to practice law in 1974. I had no idea what kind of cases I would handle - they don't teach you that in law school!Frank Pawlosky showed up one day. He worked for Rolling Rock cleaning the beer vats. The chemicals made his asthma get so bad that he had to stop working. I filed a claim for him. The Judge found that he was not entitled to Workers' Compensation since the chemicals did not cause his asthma, only aggravated it. I appealed. I lost. I appealed again. I lost. Ten years and three appeals later, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania agreed that Frank Pawlosky was injured at work and they awarded him disability benefits. Needless to say, I found my niche in the law.Today, the climate for injured workers is not as favorable as it was in 1984. Harrisburg has taken away important rights. Our appellate courts are filled with judges who are not very sympathetic to the plight of the injured worker. Attorneys who advertise on TV give injured workers and the whole system a bad image.
If you were ever hurt or injured, your natural response may be to seek out help from an attorney. You might consider the circumstances related to the injury when deciding who to contact. For example, if you were in a car accident, you would seek out the help of a Personal Injury attorney. If you were injured at work, you would contact a Worker's Compensation attorney. What you might not realize is that the circumstances surrounding your injuries might require the work of multiple attorneys from several different practice areas. These attorneys should work together to fully compensate you for your injuries.
We had a wonderful time cohosting "Healing Through Yoga," our last Road to Recovery seminar, with Angela of Red Brick Yoga! Attendees had the opportunity to work with Angela to develop calming breathing techniques, meditate, and pose for proper alignment. This interactive session greatly benefited attendees as they can take what they learned and apply it to their own lives on their own time!
Thank you to Dr. Samuels and Dr. Smith of Align Chiropractic Wellness Center for presenting at our second Road to Recovery Wellness Seminar! Attendees had a blast learning all about the healthy benefits of chiropractic care via Align's fun and interactive presentation.
When we say that QR attorneys know the law, we mean it! Today, for example, our Personal Injury Team -- Dennis Rafferty, Joyce Novotny-Prettiman, and Jessica Rafferty -- made a presentation to approximately thirty Westmoreland County attorneys about optimizing their clients' uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. In the continuing legal education presentation, "Untangling UM/UIM Auto Coverage," the QR legal team discussed verifying coverage, making a timely claim, and recognizing complicated policy exclusions. Big thanks to the Westmoreland Bar Association for hosting this event!