Lancaster County, PA. is in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The locality in south-central Pennsylvania is best known for the hundreds of farmland owned by the Amish community, a religious sect that disavows modern technology and lives without electricity, cars and appliances.
It is one of the biggest counties in the state by population with 507,756 people calling Lancaster County home. In the heart of the county is the city of Lancaster, the eighth largest city in the state with a population of 59,322. Not all of the people in greater Lancaster live like the Amish on their independently owned farms and businesses. There is plenty of economic activity in the area that employs residents who live a modern lifestyle
The first paved highway in the United State was U.S. Route 30, which connects Lancaster with Philadelphia to the east, and the city of York to the West. The modern day Pennsylvania Turnpike connects Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. The highway, which was the first toll road in the country, runs through the county and connects commuters to other states and major cities. Amtrak also serves the community at the Lancaster Train and Bus Station bringing commuters to and from work.
The leading employers in Lancaster include RR Donnelley, Armstrong World Industries, Dart Container. Auntie Ann’s Pretzels, Fulton Bank, Lancaster Laboratories, divisions of the Hershey Chocolate Company, and the headquarters of Turkey Hill Mini Marts. Among the leading academic institutions in the city and county, include Franklin & Marshall College, Millersville University, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Central Pennsylvania College, Lancaster Theological Seminary and Lancaster Bible College.
The city also has a minor league baseball team, the Lancaster Barnstormers that play in the independent Atlantic League.
The law firm of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates has a presence in the city as well with its local office located at 1853 William Penn Way. Our main area of practice is Worker’s Compensation, an area of the law that protects employees who are injured on the job and in need of assistance. Missed time from work can result in financial turmoil from not having a steady paycheck. Our attorneys are very well experienced in determining whether you have a legitimate claim for compensation to make up for lost income.
We also specialize in personal injury cases, including ones caused by accidents in automobiles, motorcycles and public transportation. This is especially true in the Lancaster area, which is connected by major routs such as U.S. Route 222 and Interstate 83. It can lead to permanent disability and the possibility of not working again. That is why our firm also specializes in social security disability and nursing home abuse, as well as motorcycle and auto accidents.
If you believe you cannot afford an attorney, you should know that our firm works on a contingency basis. This means that you do not have to pay us anything unless we win your case. The Law Offices of Michael J. O’Connor and Associates, LLC, will give you a free consultation and a free case review to see if we can help you get the compensation you deserve. You have nothing to lose by calling us toll free at 800-518-4LAW for a free consultation or fill out our “Tell Us About Your Case” form, and we will contact you as soon as possible. Let us fight for your rights.