Everything You Need To Know About Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits are an effective way to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. In fact, class action lawsuits are one of the most powerful tools in the legal system to obtain justice for those injured by a party’s negligence. However, due to scrutiny… read more

Workplace Death Statistics

Fatal workplace accidents are rare, but their impact can be devastating for those who knew and loved the accident victim. Family members may be emotionally and financially traumatized, and co-workers are forever left with the memory of someone dying in the place they must work… read more

How Long Do Class Action Lawsuits Take?

There is no set time it takes for a class action lawsuit to settle or go to trial. Each case is unique, and many factors can affect the timeline. Most people assume that class action lawsuits take a long time to resolve. Some take years… read more

Understanding Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Truck drivers are very familiar with GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating). They must know the vehicle’s GVWR because of state and federal regulations for the weight of trucks and their cargo.  Trucks are also classified by their GVWR. If the GVWR is high enough, a… read more

Are Tornadoes Worse Than Hurricanes?

Every year, tornadoes and hurricanes take multiple lives and cause billions of dollars in property damage. Being caught in the pathway of these monster storms is a terrifying and helpless feeling, but can one really be worse than the other? When it comes to the… read more

The Dangers of Working on an Oil Rig

Living and working on an oil rig is extremely challenging. The rig needs to be maintained 24 hours a day, which leads to most workers putting in long shifts every day for weeks at a time. While the pay can be exceptional, and the living… read more

How To Check if Your Eye Drops Have Been Recalled Due to Contamination

People use eye drops for many reasons. For example, one may purchase them over-the-counter or have a prescription. Recently, several companies have issued recalls for contaminated eye drops. Using the contaminated eye drops could result in infections and loss of vision.  So, how do you… read more

Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S. According to OSHA

In 2022, there were 5,486 people killed in workplace accidents across the country, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That’s up from 5,190 worker fatalities the previous year.  Sadly, a relatively small number of industries represent a disproportionate share of workplace deaths…. read more

Are Wolf Hybrids Legal in Pennsylvania?

Wolf hybrids, also known as wolf dogs, are a cross between a gray wolf and a domestic dog. The breeds that are often chosen to cross with a wolf include German shepherds, Alaskan malamutes, huskies, and Akitas. This means that the attributes of a wolf… read more

Do You Need a Front License Plate in Pennsylvania?

Front license plates are not required for standard passenger vehicles in Pennsylvania. Subject to certain exceptions, most Pennsylvania drivers only need to display a rear license plate when driving on local roadways.  In fact, PennDOT has not required front license plates on standard-issue vehicles since… read more

Interstate vs. Intrastate Trucking

Sharing the road with large commercial vehicles is not uncommon, as trucks play a crucial role in the economy. However, you might not know that some trucks are meant to travel across state lines (interstate), while others are only allowed to travel within state lines… read more

Do You Need a CDL To Drive a Box Truck?

Box trucks play a crucial role in transporting goods and materials across Pennsylvania. However, people often wonder about the qualifications you need to operate these vehicles safely and their legal responsibilities after an accident.  At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, our York truck accident lawyers can… read more

What Is the Legal Driving Age In Pennsylvania? 

Getting their driver’s license is an exciting event that increases a teen’s independence and their need to behave with greater maturity. Pennsylvania uses a graduated driver’s license (GDL) program to help teens adapt to their new level of responsibility and stay safe.  Motor vehicle accidents… read more


Attorneys Rebecca Bailey and Chris Marzzacco recently obtained a settlement for the Estate of a man who lost his life in a car collision that happened last summer. The settlement totaled $1,600,000.00. In the case, the other driver was believed to have run through a… read more

What Are the 5 Categories of Hurricanes?

You have likely heard hurricanes described by their category. Similar to tornadoes, hurricanes are categorized by wind speeds. A tropical storm becomes a hurricane once it has a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour or greater.  There are five categories of hurricanes, but… read more

What Are the 3 Most Common Complaints About Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes provide essential services to individuals who cannot live by themselves. An older person may need a high level of care because they cannot perform activities of daily living. They may also require some assisted living care because they are beginning to experience the… read more

Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process

Although workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims arise from injuries, they are not the same. In a nutshell, you file an administrative claim to win a workers’ compensation case and a civil lawsuit to win a personal injury case.  Workers’ compensation claims are easier… read more

What Is Exsanguination?

Exsanguination refers to losing such a significant amount of blood that the body can’t survive. It’s also known as bleeding to death. If your loved one’s exsanguination occurred because of another party’s negligence, consider reaching out to personal injury lawyers for help. You could be… read more

Can I Have Just One Drink and Be Safe To Drive?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that small amounts of alcohol can affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Alcohol in your system can make steering difficult and reduce your ability to respond to emergency situations. It can also reduce your… read more

Rules of Mosh Pits: How To Stay Safe

A mosh pit is a designated area, typically in front of the stage, where people dance energetically. In fact, “energetically” may be an understatement. Body-slamming with strangers is considered a legitimate form of artistic expression in a mosh pit. It might unnerve you if you… read more

Four Marzzacco Niven & Associates Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

Four Marzzacco Niven & Associates Lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers for their outstanding representation of Pennsylvania clients.  Firm owner Christopher J. Marzzacco was recognized for the 8th year in a row. Associates, Jordan A. Marzzacco, and Rebecca L. Bailey, were again named 2024 Pennsylvania Rising Stars, the… read more

Your Employer May Be Illegally Undercalculating Your Overtime Pay By Ignoring Your Bonus Payments

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a comprehensive federal labor law that covers most employers. The FLSA requires that all non-exempt employees (which largely includes most hourly employees, non-managers, and non-executives) are paid at least the federal minimum wage ($7.25) for all hours worked… read more

What Are the Top 10 Disabilities?

If you wonder about the most common disabilities in the U.S., the Social Security Administration has the answers. The SSA’s 2022 Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program identifies ten classifications or groups of disabilities that affect recipients of benefits most frequently. … read more

Things To Know Before Completing Your FCE Test

The workplace can be dangerous for you and your fellow employees. Nearly 125,000 employees suffered a nonfatal workplace injury in 2022 alone.  If you suffered an injury on the job, you may be requested to submit to a functional capability evaluation (FCE). This physical test… read more

Types of Car Accident Injuries

In 2021 alone, nearly 43,000 people in the U.S. suffered fatal injuries in car accidents. Between 2.5 and 5 million people sustained minor to serious or disabling injuries in crashes. Even at low speeds, a collision can cause a wide range of injuries. Here are… read more

How Long Does It Take for Points to Come Off Your Driving Record in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, your driving record keeps track of issues using a point system. If you break traffic rules, you get points added to your record. Getting six or more points can make your insurance cost more. It can also put you at risk of losing… read more

At What Age Can Kids Sit in the Front Seat of a Car in Pennsylvania? 

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children in the state. Even the loss of one child is too many, but a staggering 1,184 children under the age of 14 died in traffic accidents across Pennsylvania… read more

How Long Does It Take State Farm to Settle Claims in Pennsylvania?

Under Pennsylvania law, the clock starts ticking on your State Farm insurance claim as soon as you report the accident to them. If State Farm is your own insurance company, they must respond within 15 days. The response deadline for claims against another party’s liability… read more

What You Should Know About GEICO Insurance Claims

If you were injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania, you may have to deal with GEICO to settle your case. GEICO is one of the most popular auto insurance companies in the country and insures more than 28 million vehicles. Even if you don’t… read more

How Long Does It Take To Receive My Workers’ Comp Check?

The workers’ compensation system is, in a sense, a substitute for the personal injury compensation system. It is designed for the benefit of employees who suffer work-related injuries, and relatively low-income workers are the people who are most dependent on workers’ compensation.  If you are… read more

What Are the Symptoms of a Fractured Sternum?

The sternum is the flat, long bone in the chest’s center that forms the front of the rib cage. Cartilage connects the sternum to the ribs to create a protective shield for the lungs, heart, and major blood vessels in the area.  Most fractures to… read more

What Is a Long-Term Disability in Social Security Disability Cases?

Workers injured on the job in Pennsylvania are typically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The benefits pay for medical care and wage replacement for on-the-job injuries. However, what happens if your injury or illness is unrelated to your job? If that happens, you may be… read more

What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

After a car accident in Carbondale, PA, understanding legal and insurance matters can be tough. That’s where an experienced Carbondale car accident lawyer steps in. They can help you through these challenging times by providing top-notch legal help.  A car accident lawyer aims to ensure… read more

Social Security Disability vs. Short-Term Disability

If you are injured or unable to work, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. You could also be entitled to short-term disability benefits, depending on the facts and circumstances of your situation.  Our Harrisburg disability lawyers discuss each of these sources of… read more

What to Do if You Get Hurt and Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Compensation in Pennsylvania

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that compensates employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. In Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry administers the state workers’ compensation program. State law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance under almost all circumstances. If… read more

Jordan Marzzacco Featured in the Pennsylvania Association of Justice Journal

Jordan Marzzacco recently had an article published in the winter edition of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice journal, PA Justice News. The article, titled “Creating a Cycle of Success”, discusses coaching Marzzacco and her colleagues at Marzzacco Niven & Associates have recently received about how… read more

Marzzacco Presents Two Continuing Legal Education Programs

Firm owner, Chris Marzzacco, recently participated in two Continuing Legal Education Seminars. On October 19, 2023, Marzzacco served as the moderator for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Personal Injury Law Conference 2023,” leading and guiding the discussion on a segment of the day-long program, entitled, “Advantages… read more

Faith Fogle Pensinger Joins Marzzacco Niven & Associates

Harrisburg area personal injury law firm, Marzzacco Niven & Associates, recently announced that Attorney Faith Fogle Pensinger has become associated with the firm. A magna cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University, Faith obtained her law degree from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School in May 2023, again… read more

The Most Common Accidents in the Construction Industry

It likely comes as no surprise that the construction industry is dangerous for all involved, but especially for construction workers who are on hazardous work sites every day. Hazards are always present in construction zones, and any error or mishap can result in serious, life-altering… read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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