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April 11th, 2021

The Difference Between a Bulging Disc and a Herniated Disc

Your doctor tells you that you have a bulging disc. You have heard the term herniated disc before. But what is a bulging disc? Are they the same? Is one worse or more serious and painful? Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae. Between the bones are the discs which act as cushions between your vertebrae. The discs are composed of an outer layer of tough cartilage. In the center is a softer layer of cartilage. Many people describe the disc as a mini jelly donut because it is exactly the right size to fit between your vertebrae. Bulging Discs Many injuries lead to bulging or herniated discs. Discs can also show signs of wear and tear with age, and often age-related bulges or herniations remain asymptomatic until an injury occurs. As a result of trauma to the spine, the outer layer of the disc can bulge outside of the vertebrae. It looks like a donut that has been flattened or a hamburger that is too big for its bun. This condition is called a bulging disc. Bulging discs only involve the outer layer of cartilage, nothing inside the disc is affected. Herniated Discs A herniated disk occurs when the tough outer layer of cartilage is cracked resulting in some of the soft inner layer of cartilage protruding out of the disc. Herniated disks are also called ruptured disks or slipped

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April 11th, 2021

The Difference Between a Bulging Disc and a Herniated Disc

Your doctor tells you that you have a bulging disc. You have heard the term herniated disc before. But what is a bulging disc? Are they the same? Is one… + More

February 14th, 2021

Why You Need A Lawyer in Your Worker’s Compensation Case

Imagine for a minute that Joe gets injured at his job. He goes out on Worker’s Compensation. While out, his employer fires him. Joe is upset and worried. He was… + More

January 23rd, 2021

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSITANCE (PUA) V. REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The information for this article comes from the PA Department of Labor & Industry, Division of Workers Compensation: Frequently Asked Questions. If you need more information, please check out: Pandemic… + More

December 1st, 2020

Wage and Hour Violations in Pennsylvania: What you need to know!

Have you been the victim of a wage or hour violation?  If you are wondering what a wage or hour violation is, this article if for you! Wage and hour… + More

October 13th, 2020

Shoulder Injuries: Lawsuits and Damages

SHOULDER INJURIES One of the most common workplace and accident injuries are shoulder injuries.  Shoulder injuries can be painful and often full recovery does not occur. Victims of these types… + More

September 14th, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Getting hurt at work can be stressful.  Having to deal with the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier can be challenging and knowing your rights is important. Below are some of the… + More

March 27th, 2020

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HURT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE

For most of us today, social media has become an almost integral part of our daily existence. And because everyone now has a forum to share their feelings, experiences, thoughts,… + More

February 10th, 2020

COMMON CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS

Slip and fall accidents can take place anywhere and at any time but there are a few common reasons people slip and fall. Often when a person falls, they feel… + More

January 15th, 2020

Pennsylvania Salaried Workers to Earn More for Overtime

Salaried Pennsylvania workers have cause to celebrate following a favorable ruling on overtime compensation by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In Chevalier v. General Nutrition Centers, the Supreme Court ruled that… + More

December 6th, 2019

5 TIPS TO FOLLOW WHEN IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A motor vehicle accident can be traumatic and scary. When you get hit by another car it is often hard to remember what to do. Considering that 4.5 million people… + More

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