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You are listening to the O’Connor Law podcast brought to you by Michael J. O’Connor & Associates. Here, you will find valuable legal insights into the complex areas of work injuries, motor vehicle accidents, falls in public places, social security disability, estate planning and more

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  • Social Security Disability and Mental Illness

    Social Security Disability and Mental Illness

    20/06/2017 Duração: 04min

    There are a couple of ways that someone with a mental disability can become eligible for Social Security Disability benefits and one of them is by meeting a listing that Social Security has set forth for certain diagnoses, such as maybe bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness

    Motorcycle Safety Awareness

    20/06/2017 Duração: 19min

    A lot of motorcycle crashes happen simply because the operator of the car or truck never saw the motorcycle. That's simply a matter of perception because we're used to looking for bigger objects on the roadway and it's just the way our eyes work and the way our minds process visual information is when you're looking down a road that you're used to seeing a big truck coming down or a larger SUV and then all of the sudden you have a smaller motorcycle, your eyes just don't pick it up. It blends into the background. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor  

  • Is Your Company Scaring You From Filing an Injury Claim?

    Is Your Company Scaring You From Filing an Injury Claim?

    20/06/2017 Duração: 27min

    If you've ever driven by a large plant, a lot of them will have a big sign out front with a number and it says, "Days without injury." They track it every day. Someone is out there going from day 600 to day 601, and the message that sends to the public and to the workers who drive past that sign every day to come in is that, "Don't get hurt. Stay safe, because this is helping us all." The problem is that tactics like that can cause injured employees to fear filing a claim for a legitimate work injury. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • Wills and Estates

    Wills and Estates

    20/06/2017 Duração: 25min

    The way to describe power of attorney is that you're basically asking another person to walk in your shoes. If you can go over to the bank and take all of your money out of that bank, so can your power of attorney. So before you make the decision of having someone to be your power of attorney, make sure it's a person that you trust impeccably. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • What to do After a Car Crash

    What to do After a Car Crash

    20/06/2017 Duração: 29min

    There's a lot of info to gather after a car crash. The obvious things are the other driver's information, the owner's information. A lot of times those are two different people. It's very important to get both of those individuals' information. The insurance card, take down the insurance company, the policy number, effective dates. Be careful to look at those effective dates and make sure the policy card you're looking at is the one that you should be looking at. If they can't provide you with that, an active card that shows there's coverage on that day, then you certainly want to get in touch with the police and have them show up. Last thing you want to do is be in a situation where it's your word against their word and there's no insurance company there to step in to deal with. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-0

  • Understanding Workers Compensation in Pennsylvania

    Understanding Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania

    20/06/2017 Duração: 16min

    Workers' compensation benefits is a state-mandated benefit system that all employers must have in Pennsylvania to cover an injured worker in case they're injured, either they have a physical injury, if there's death, if there's disability or even specific loss. So it's something that an employer must maintain to cover that employee in the event of that happening. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • Tips on Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits

    Tips on Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits

    20/06/2017 Duração: 21min

    There are basically two types of disabilities that would make someone potentially eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits. They are physical and mental disabilities. Often it is a combination of both. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • How to Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits

    How to Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits

    20/06/2017 Duração: 04min

    Social Security Disability is a government program that provides compensation and benefits to disabled people. It is not a government hand out but rather a type of insurance that working people pay into all their lives and are entitled to benefit from if they become disabled. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • Premises Liability Law

    Premises Liability Law

    20/06/2017 Duração: 04min

    Premises liability law is basically a legal theory that holds owners and occupiers of property responsible for injuries or accidents that occur on their premises. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • Wrongful Death Claims

    Wrongful Death Claims

    20/06/2017 Duração: 05min

    Generally speaking a wrongful death lawsuit is one brought when neglect or the wrongful act of another causes the death of an individual. These lawsuits are brought for the decedents loved ones for certain types of damages that are caused when that individual passes away. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor

  • Current Workers Compensation Legislation and Pain Management Trends

    Current Workers' Compensation Legislation and Pain Management Trends

    23/02/2017 Duração: 22min

    Get the inside story on pending legislation that is likely to affect the workers' compensation system. Find out how "evidence-based drug formulary" is likely to impact doctors and their ability to prescribe medication. Latest updates on trends in pain managements in the medical community. And initial steps to take if you've been hurt on the job. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor  

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

    Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

    11/01/2017 Duração: 04min

    Traumatic brain injury is any injury that causes an external mechanical force and creates brain dysfunction. There are various levels of traumatic brain injuries from very mild concussion like symptoms to very serious symptoms, life altering symptoms and even death. In more serious traumatic brain injuries you will see bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage that can cause some significant long term complications. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor  

  • Motorcycle Accidents VS Car Accidents

    Motorcycle Accidents VS Car Accidents

    30/11/2016 Duração: 07min

    Generally speaking, motorcycle accident claims are different than car accident claims and are often more serious. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor  

  • What Should I Do Following a Motorcycle Accident?

    What Should I Do Following a Motorcycle Accident?

    02/11/2016 Duração: 04min

    Motorcycle crashes can very often be complex crashes with different factors involved, whether it be weather conditions, road construction design, or a multiple vehicle crash. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts https://www.youtube.com/user/AttorneyOConnor  

  • Choosing Auto Insurance Coverage

    Choosing Auto Insurance Coverage

    05/10/2016 Duração: 08min

    If I am in a car accident, what insurance pays for what? There is car insurance, health insurance and the at-fault drivers auto insurance. Find out what pays for what. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts

  • Medical Treatment and Soft Tissue Injuries

    Medical Treatment and Soft Tissue Injuries

    07/09/2016 Duração: 04min

    A lot of times your injuries will be called soft tissue injuries and these injuries sometimes take a while to produce symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms, call your physician right away, let them know what happened, let them know you were in an automobile accident, talk to them about your symptoms and ask them what the best thing is to do. It might be at that point - a good time to go to the emergency room or to another health clinic where you can get treated immediately. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts

  • Auto Accident Aftermath

    Auto Accident Aftermath

    04/08/2016 Duração: 06min

    If you're been injured in a car crash, the first thing to do, and the most obvious thing is to do an assessment of yourself, of your passengers and your vehicle. Certainly if you have sustained a significant injury you don’t want to be doing too much. If you can get to your phone you will want to call 911 to get medical emergency personnel on the scene as well as police officers and  fire department to make sure everyone is safe. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts

  • Work Injuries May Require Light Duty Work

    Work Injuries May Require Light Duty Work

    19/07/2016 Duração: 06min

    When someone gets injured the company has the right and if it has the ability, it could offer light duty. Light duty can be anything as long as it fits within their restrictions. It can be offered and once you go back to that light duty your workers’ comp benefits may stop. But as long as you’re working light duty you’re still protected.  Keep in mind a lot of these companies either don’t have light duty or it’s just a temporary program. They don’t want you sitting in the office doing nothing forever. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts

  • Eligibility for Workers Compensation Benefits

    Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits

    05/07/2016 Duração: 05min

    The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system protects injured workers. So that means if you are employed, that employer is obligated by law to have insurance for workers’ compensation matters. Every insurance company who covers an employer then is obligated to pay your benefits. Now there is a distinction. There are some people who think they might be employed by a particular employer when in fact they are an independent contractor. This is a difficult question that needs to be analyzed by an attorney. So if you’re hurt and you’re not sure where you’re going to get your benefits from, you need to seek an attorney’s advice about this. The other thing is that some employers don’t have any insurance and they are violating the law. If you get hurt working for them that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. There is a fund called the uninsured employers guarantee fund in Pennsylvania and that fund will pay your claim if your employer doesn’t have insurance.  For more information about legal topics, you can find us on

  • How Soon Do I Need To Report A Work Injury?

    How Soon Do I Need To Report A Work Injury?

    21/06/2016 Duração: 04min

    Whenever a person is injured at work they should report it immediately for two reasons. One of which is there are time limits. If you don’t report it for 120 days you are out of court completely; you can never bring a claim. So certainly don’t keep it to yourself. The other thing we find is this, people who don’t report their injuries right away are often viewed as not credible. The claim sometimes then becomes denied. And that’s a problem. So the lesson is, as soon as you get hurt, immediately go to your supervisor. For more information about legal topics, you can find us on the web and in social media. http://www.OConnorLaw.com. https://www.facebook.com/mjoclaw https://twitter.com/MJOConnorLaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-o-connor-07753412 https://plus.google.com/112353157886011361270/posts

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