November 28, 2023 | Employment Law
How To File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit in Harrisburg, PA
Wrongful termination is a form of employment discrimination. In Pennsylvania, as well as the rest of the United States, most employment is “at-will.” As a general statement, that means that, just as you can quit your job at any time for any reason, your employer… read more
November 27, 2023 | Personal Injury
How Safe Are Motor Scooters in Lancaster, PA?
Motor scooters are becoming more popular in Lancaster and across Pennsylvania. Scooters use less gas and create less pollution than cars. They also cost less to buy and maintain than motorcycles. While scooters can be a fun way to travel, there are also risks to… read more
November 27, 2023 | Car Accidents
Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Employees or Independent Contractors?
The classification of rideshare drivers as employees or independent contractors has been the subject of widespread debate and legal action in recent years. Generally, Uber, Lyft and other rideshare companies consider their drivers to be independent contractors and not employees. The distinction is important because,… read more
November 24, 2023 | News
We Are Happy to Announce That Leah Hull Has Joined The Firm as a Full-Time Associate!
Attorney Leah is a 2010 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan. While in Law School, Leah held an internship with the El Paso County District Attorney’s office. Upon becoming a member of the Bar in Colorado, Leah worked for several law… read more
November 2, 2023 | Workplace Accidents
Why You Should Report a Workplace Accident in Pennsylvania
The purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to compensate employees for work-related accidents and illnesses. This purpose is undermined if any employee or employer fails to report a workplace accident. Still, failure to report workplace accidents, as well as significant delays in reporting them,… read more
November 2, 2023 | News
Best Lawyers Names Marzzacco Niven & Associates One of 2024’s Best Law Firms
Marzzacco Niven & Associates is pleased to announce that we’ve been named one of 2024’s Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers. This award was given to us to commemorate our outstanding legal services in support of accident victims throughout Pennsylvania. Specifically, we have been named… read more
October 31, 2023 | Car Accidents
Is Flying Safer Than Driving?
Whether you’re flying or driving, getting into any sort of vehicle can feel risky these days. However, you may be wondering whether one mode of transportation has an advantage over the other when it comes to safety. While most people just go with their gut… read more
October 11, 2023 | News
Rhodeside’s Efforts Yield Injured Worker Benefits and Settlement
Recently, Attorney Jesse Rhodeside of Marzzacco Niven & Associates assisted our client by helping him pursue workers’ compensation benefits after he was injured while working in January, 2020. The client was working as a roofer’s assistant and slipped and fell over twenty feet from the… read more
October 6, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
When To Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Pennsylvania requires most employers who have employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance provides medical, wage-replacement, and other benefits to workers who are injured on the job within the course and scope of their employment. In addition to covering injuries that occur during a… read more
October 3, 2023 | News
Attorney Benjamin Salvina Obtains NLRB Settlement Over Unfair Labor Practices at Schott Pharma
Marzzacco, Niven & Associates is pleased to announce that attorney Benjamin D. Salvina recently obtained a settlement over a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint filed on behalf of a former employee of Schott Pharma. In March 2023, Schott laid off our client and 41… read more
September 29, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
Can I Get Food Stamps While on Workers’ Comp in Pennsylvania?
Being injured on the job can cause a severe financial crisis for families. Even though workers’ compensation offers some relief, the workers’ comp benefits do not cover all lost wages for an injured employee. Therefore, injured workers may need to explore government benefits to help… read more
September 19, 2023 | Social Security Disability
Proving Pain in Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Claims
The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews applications for disability. The federal government has two disability programs. The first program is for workers who become disabled (SSDI), and the second program (SSI) is for low-income individuals who are disabled and do not qualify for the first… read more
September 16, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Harassment in Pennsylvania?
Workers’ compensation is generally associated with an employee’s physical injury or occupational illness. However, workers’ compensation benefits may also be available for workers who are victims of harassment at work. Persistent and severe harassment can result in adverse psychological and physical conditions that could prevent… read more
September 8, 2023 | Personal Injury
Symptoms of a Broken Tailbone
If you are like most individuals, you may not immediately recognize the difference between general pain at the base of your spine and a broken tailbone. However, being unaware of the symptoms of a broken tailbone can result in you delaying treatment and experiencing needless… read more
September 4, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
Are Employers Required To Offer Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?
Workers’ compensation is a government-enforced program that insures employees against work-related injuries and associated economic losses. It offers 100% coverage for medical expenses as well as significant (although far from total) wage replacement benefits. It even offers victims’ families death benefits for fatal accidents. Arguably,… read more
September 4, 2023 | News
Ben Salvina Secures Confidential Six-Figure Employment Law Settlement for Victim of Sexual Harassment and Assault
Ben Salvina of Marzzacco Niven & Associates recently achieved an exceptional result for a client who had turned to the firm for help in an employment and personal injury matter. Our client was a long-time employee for the company who was subjected to sexual harassment… read more
September 1, 2023 | Car Accidents
All About Back and Neck Injuries From Rear-End Collisions
Motor vehicle accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, can cause significant harm. Back and neck injuries are the most common. These injuries can cause weeks of medical appointments, as well as physical discomfort and emotional trauma. Understanding the full scope of back and neck injuries is crucial… read more
August 28, 2023 | News
Adam Crosier Lectures for Dauphin County Bar Association
Recently Attorney Adam Crosier of Marzzacco Niven & Associates, in his role on the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Dauphin County Bar Association, presented a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on Workers’ Compensation case law updates to the bar membership. Fellow… read more
August 21, 2023 | News
Salvina Obtains Settlement in One of the First NLRB Settlements Nationwide
Attorney Benjamin Salvina of Marzzacco Niven & Associates recently obtained an unfair labor practice settlement for a client who had been forced to agree to illegal terms as a condition of his severance after he was laid-off by his former employer. This settlement is public… read more
August 17, 2023 | News
Firm Owner, Christopher Marzzacco, Included in 30ᵗʰ edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
We’re pleased to announce that Christopher Marzzacco has been named to the thirtieth edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Christopher has been honored for his expertise in personal injury litigation, specifically with plaintiffs. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication company… read more
August 17, 2023 | News
Jordan Marzzacco Earns Spot in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America
Marzzacco Niven & Associates is thrilled to announce that Jordan Marzzacco has been named to the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America! Jordan has been recognized for her work in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. Best Lawyers: Ones to… read more
August 15, 2023 | Pennsylvania Law
Pennsylvania Golf Cart Laws
You have probably noticed that driving golf carts on public roads has become more common in Pennsylvania. Many towns have enacted laws to allow residents to operate golf carts on local streets. Pennsylvania law provides that golf carts may be legally operated on public low-speed… read more
August 10, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Pennsylvania?
The left lane on a highway is typically for faster-moving traffic and passing. Pennsylvania law states that no vehicles, including trucks, weighing 10,000 pounds or more may be driven on the left lane of a highway with three or more lanes. Rules Against Trucks Using… read more
July 26, 2023 | News
Experience. Results. Crosier Obtains Over $1,011,000.00 Settlement for Injured Healthcare Worker
Attorney Adam Crosier of Marzzacco Niven & Associates recently obtained a significant workers’ compensation settlement for a severely injured client in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The settlement totaled $1,011,586.99. Our client was employed as an administrator in the maternity ward for a major medical provider in… read more
July 25, 2023 | Product liability
Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuits: What You Need to Know
Were you diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or a similar condition? Have you had regular exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides, such as Roundup? If your answer is yes to both, you may be eligible to file a Roundup weed killer cancer lawsuit. Background on Roundup Litigation Monsanto… read more
July 2, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
Can You Use PTO Alongside Workers Comp Benefits in Pennsylvania?
An on-the-job injury could require you to miss work. However, missing work can result in a significant loss of income. We often receive questions from injured workers about using their PTO with workers’ comp benefits in Pennsylvania. Our Harrisburg workers’ compensation lawyers answer many of… read more
July 1, 2023 | Car Accidents
Traffic and Red Light Cameras in Pennsylvania
You just drove through a changing light — trying to scoot through before the light changed to red — and saw a flash as you passed beneath the light. You’ve likely been captured on one of Pennsylvania’s red light cameras. These traffic violation detectors are… read more
June 30, 2023 | Social Security Disability
Do You Need To Pay Taxes on Your SSDI Benefits?
Whether or not your SSDI benefits are taxable depends on the amount of income you have from other sources. Other factors also determine tax liability for SSDI benefits. It is crucial that you carefully monitor your income to ensure you pay the taxes due, if… read more
June 9, 2023 | Personal Injury
Timeline of a Personal Injury Case According to a Personal Injury Lawyer
An injury accident can be a very disruptive event in your life, depending on its severity. An accident can be particularly infuriating if it was caused by someone else’s misconduct. When this happens, of course, you can file a personal injury claim against the responsible… read more
June 2, 2023 | News
Law Day 2023
Each year during the month of May, our nation celebrates Law Day as a way to educate people of all ages about the American legal system. Pennsylvania has traditionally commemorated Law Day by focusing on educating students about the rule of law. The Pennsylvania Bar… read more
May 27, 2023 | Employment Law
What Are My Rights as a Cancer Patient in a Pennsylvania Workplace?
A cancer diagnosis can be life-altering. Unfortunately, millions of people are forced to deal with the realities of a cancer diagnosis each year. The National Institute of Cancer estimates more than 1.8 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. Many… read more
May 19, 2023 | News
Super Lawyers Again Recognizes Three Attorneys at Marzzacco Niven & Associates
Marzzacco Niven & Associates is pleased to announce that three of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers for their outstanding representation of clients in personal injury matters throughout Pennsylvania. Owner Christopher J. Marzzacco earned his seventh consecutive recognition on the list while Super Lawyers also recognized Jordan A. Marzzacco and Rebecca… read more
May 6, 2023 | Workplace Accidents
Employee and Employer Responsibilities for Handling Workplace Injuries
Workers’ compensation insurance coverage provides benefits to assist injured employees as they recover from a workplace accident. After a work injury, an employer and employee have responsibilities they must meet. Knowing the responsibilities of each party helps ensure that your benefits are paid timely and… read more
May 5, 2023 | News
Marzzacco Niven & Associates received the “Disability Awards National Top 250 Award” from the Social Security Disability Leadership Ranking
On May 4, 2023, Marzzacco Niven & Associates received the “Disability Awards National Top 250 Award” from the Social Security Disability Leadership ranking. The top 500 Social Security Disability law firms are ranked throughout the United States, so making the top 500 is impressive enough; making the… read more
May 4, 2023 | Car Accidents
The Deadliest Highway Stretches in Pennsylvania
Every year, over 1,000 people lose their lives on the roads of Pennsylvania. A surprising number of these fatal crashes occurred on the same highways in the state. It’s important to use extra caution when you travel on these roads to avoid a dangerous collision…. read more
April 29, 2023 | Social Security Disability
How Do I Qualify for Disability in Pennsylvania?
If you live in Pennsylvania and have a disability that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for disability benefits paid through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Claimants should understand the requirements and steps involved in the application process to improve their chances of… read more
April 27, 2023 | News
Former “Of Counsel” Shreya Tripathi Bhardwaj Joins Firm Full-Time
We are happy to announce that Shreya Tripathi Bhardwaj has joined the firm as a full-time associate! After earning her Masters in Law Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2010, Shreya has represented thousands of individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits. Shreya… read more
April 21, 2023 | News
Attorney Christopher Marzzacco Recognized in Central Penn Business Journal’s Power List
Christopher Marzzacco of Marzzacco Niven & Associates Injury Law has been recognized on the Central Penn Business Journal’s Power List for Law. Each year, the CPBJ selects law firms that shape their communities and influence Central Pennsylvania citizens’ quality of life. These companies are leaders… read more
April 19, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
Can You Track Your Workers’ Comp Check in Pennsylvania?
Being injured at work can cause severe financial hardships for the injured worker and their family. Workers’ compensation provides wage benefits for workers who are out of work while hearing from a workplace accident. However, can you track your workers’ comp check in Pennsylvania so… read more
April 15, 2023 | Pennsylvania Law
Is Pennsylvania a No-Fault State?
Pennsylvania, like other states, requires motorists with vehicles registered in-state to purchase auto insurance. So what happens after a car accident? Whose insurance pays for what? That all depends on the particular system each state uses to assign liability after a traffic accident. Most states… read more
April 8, 2023 | Social Security Disability
What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?
If you cannot work because of a disability, you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages both programs that provide Social Security disability benefits to individuals, which are Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). … read more
April 3, 2023 | Personal Injury
Understanding Assumption of Risk
Assumption of risk is a defense against liability, typically asserted by a defendant in a personal injury claim. If the defense is successful, the defendant avoids liability even if they caused the victim’s injuries by acting negligently. The assumption of risk defense only works under… read more
April 3, 2023 | Brain Injuries
What Is a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury?
Any injury to the brain can cause significant and lasting complications. And while the skull provides some protection to the brain against trauma, the brain is still susceptible to injury in the event of an auto accident, motorcycle wreck, or other accident. The consequences of… read more
March 26, 2023 | Social Security Disability
What Is a Social Security Disability Interview?
When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) schedules an in-person or telephone interview. The Social Security disability interview allows the SSA to gather additional information about your disability to make a decision regarding your claim. The First Step Is… read more
March 26, 2023 | Pennsylvania Law
Window Tint Laws in Pennsylvania
People get their windows tinted for a variety of reasons. In addition to providing pleasing aesthetics and minimizing exterior views into the vehicle, a window tint can actually help increase visibility from inside the vehicle. However, it is important to understand the window tinting laws… read more
March 23, 2023 | Social Security Disability
Denied Social Security Disability for PTSD?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the federal government’s disability programs for disabled workers and adults. An adult who cannot work to support themselves could qualify for monthly monetary benefits. Qualifying disabilities include many different physical conditions and several mental disabilities. If you have PTSD,… read more
March 22, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
How Does Workers’ Compensation Insurance Work in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act revolutionized the relationship between employers and employees. Ultimately, its reforms benefited both employers and employees. The following is a simplified description of the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system. The Tradeoff: From the Employer’s Point of View For employers, the workers’ compensation… read more
March 21, 2023 | Miscellaneous
5 Leading Causes of House Fires
House fires are devastating experiences that can cause widespread damage and injuries, sometimes leaving entire families without a home. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are roughly 350,000 domestic fires every year across the United States. Household fires can start in many… read more
March 7, 2023 | Car Accidents
The 12 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can take an enormous toll on both your physical and financial health. From lost wages to trouble concentrating to debilitating injuries and property damage, a car accident has the potential to completely upend your life. While the harsh reality is that car accidents… read more
March 1, 2023 | Workers’ Compensation
Questions To Ask a Workers’ Comp Attorney Before Hiring Them
The Harrisburg workers’ compensation system is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. Although not all workers’ compensation claims require a lawyer, most injured workers could benefit from the assistance of an attorney. Just any lawyer won’t do, however, and it is up to you… read more