On Feb. 17, a worker in Pennsylvania died on the job after he fell from a bucket truck. At the time of the accident, the 48-year-old man from Mt. Pleasant had been using a saw to trim tree branches in North Versailles. The fatal accident took place along Hawthorne...
Many workers in Pennsylvania are injured every year while on the job. While some injuries are obvious, others, such as those resulting from years of exposure to vibration, may not be. Long-term exposure to vibration, from handheld tools to repetitive motions, can...
The makeup of today's workforce is rapidly changing, both in terms of gender and ethnicity. The increased diversity of today's workers has led to a serious safety issue. In that past, the workforce was relatively homogeneous. That meant that most workers had the same...
Trusted Attorneys in Hazleton, Serving All Northeastern Pennsylvania Communities
A Full-Service Law Firm for Your Business and Personal Challenges
For six decades, Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, has provided outstanding legal representation to clients for a wide range of legal issues. We have grown and changed over the years, but we adhere to the same principles on which our firm was built — service, integrity, hard work and results.
Based in Hazleton, we serve a diverse array of individuals and businesses throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including many in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Allentown areas. We take pride in rewarding clients’ trust and maintaining long-term relationships, which results in many referrals and opportunities to serve second and third generations of families.
Workers’ Comp, Personal Injury and Disability Claims · Business, Employment Law and Estate Matters
We operate a general practice firm. However, in order to provide each client with the best counsel and representation possible, each of our experienced attorneys focuses on select branches of the law. We have established strengths in handling all aspects of:
- Work-related injuries that justify workers’ compensation claims
- Personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from auto accidents, construction accidents, animal attacks and other traumatic events
- Social Security Disability claims and appeals
- Business law, lending and real estate concerns, ranging from high-value transactions and commercial collections to land use issues and contract disputes — as well as other forms of civil litigation
- Employment and labor law matters
- Estate planning, administration, probate and litigation
An Ounce of Prevention … Or Decisive Action on Your Behalf
We act swiftly when our clients have urgent legal matters, and we provide aggressive representation when it counts. Yet we place great emphasis on keeping clients out of legal trouble in the first place. For any legal issue — a business deal, problem with an insurance claim, and much more — our mission is to safeguard your interests and avoid unnecessary litigation if possible.