Pittsburgh is known worldwide as the steel capital of the world. It is the second largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 307,484. It is also the county seat of Allegheny County, also the second largest in the state with a population of 1,223,348. The entire metro area has 2,359.746. Nine Fortune 500 corporations make their world headquarters in Pittsburgh. It is the longtime home of corporations such as Westinghouse, Alcoa, Sunbeam, Gulf Oil and Rockwell.
Pittsburgh is the place where three rivers meet at one point in an area known as the Golden Triangle that surrounds the city’s skyline. The rivers are the Ohio that flows to the Midwest, the Allegheny, that flows north to the great lakes, and the Mongohelia, that flows south into West Virginia.
The city is most famous for its NFL football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have won six Super Bowl titles. It has the Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League. Each team plays in either of the two new stadiums or the hometown arena. The Pittsburgh area is ranked as one of the best metro areas in the country to live, with plenty of economic, social, sports and entertainment venues.
The city has an academic reputation since it is home to the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Robert Morris University. The area is served by the Pittsburgh International Airport, and has Amtrak train service. Major highways that run through the area include the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76), Interstate 70, and Interstate 79.
The outer Pittsburgh region in western Pennsylvania is also home to coal mines and the coal industry is still prevalent. It is still a steel town since the world headquarters of U.S. Steel is located in the downtown. In both the coal and steel industries come workplace hazards. It is easy to get hurt on the job, which can result in lost time at work and result in missed paychecks.
Workers compensation and personal injury are just two areas of law we specialize in. The working person risks serious injury on a daily basis. With deeply rooted sentiment toward injured workers and their families, our team of attorneys and staff are experienced in dealing with these claims.
This area of law assists those who suffered an injury or disease while on their occupational duties. Benefits can help injured workers and their families by providing replacement income, helping pay medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation benefits, such as job placement assistance. If you have experienced an injury on the job or have taken ill while working, you need to speak with an experienced attorney.
Injuries can also happen by commuting to and from a person’s place of employment on the region’s roadways, airports, bus lines or rail services. It can lead to permanent disability and the possibility of not working again. That is why our firm also specializes in social security disability, nursing home abuse, and 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.