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

Can an Employer Ask for Proof of Disability?

Discrimination in the workplace is far too common. Understanding whether an employer can legally request proof of a disability is essential for employees and employers. Fortunately, laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) provide protections for workers with… 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

What Are My Rights as an Employee in Pennsylvania?

As an employee in Pennsylvania, your employment rights are protected at both the federal and the state level. These rights are very specific, and there is more than one way to enforce them.  Although employment rights can be complex and challenging to comprehend, it is… 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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