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I am here to serve the needs of families living in the Pittsburgh area and provide a wide variety of legal services to meet those needs.
At Kim A. Bodnar, Attorney at Law, I represent those that are involved in workers' compensation disputes. Pennsylvania laws are in place to protect workers, but those laws are not always followed, leading to potentially dangerous situations. In my Pittsburgh law office, I represent workers and their families that have been the victim of negligence on behalf of their employer. Due to a failure to properly implement workers' safety training program, protocols or proper equipment maintenance thousands of workers are injured on the job every year. In fact, according to OSHA 4,405 workers were killed on the job in 2013. If you or your loved one was the victim of a workplace accident and either injured or killed, I invite you to call (412) 804-4048 and schedule a consultation so that I can discuss the extent of the injuries and the best way to proceed.
Very often, workers' compensation cases are simply processed at the state level and workers are given a monthly stipend while their medical bills are paid, and they recover from injury. There are, however, instances where the negligence was more profound and there may be a civil case, in addition to a workers' compensation claim, against an employer or a company that manufactured the equipment being used. If you live in Pittsburgh or the 15219 area, I recommend that you schedule a consultation to discuss your case so that I can identify all of the parties that may be responsible and chart a path forward to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries.
Contract and Business Disputes
If you own a business in the Pittsburgh area, there is a good chance that you will face contract and business disputes throughout your career. From a simple misunderstanding over what commission is due a sales person to an in-depth partnership or royalties agreement, there are many ways to interpret a contract that often lead to confusion and disagreements. If you find yourself in a dispute with an employee, partner, investor, vendor, or client, I encmyage you to call (412) 804-4048 and schedule a consultation with my Pittsburgh law office. At Kim A. Bodnar, Attorney at Law, I can evaluate your case, discuss your options and the best way to proceed with your case. At times going to court is a viable option due to how high the stakes are and the amount of evidence in your favor. If, however, the case is ambiguous, or the potential damages are minimal, I may suggest mediation or arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution method. This can be more cost effective while still resolving the dispute at hand.
In my Pittsburgh, PA law office, I advise clients to have us create and/or review any contracts before they are signed. Typically contract and business disputes can be avoided when a contract is created that clearly spells out the duties of each party and how disputes are to be resolved prior to litigation. I have found that through carefully crafting agreements, many of my business clients can avoid potentially lengthy and expensive conflicts. If you or your business are located in the 15219 area, I invite you to call today to discuss how I can protect your business interests.
Landlord/ Tenant Property Law
Kim A. Bodnar, Attorney at Law practices landlord/tenant property law, representing those throughout Pittsburgh, PA, and the surrounding area. Whether you are a landlord leasing a property or a tenant securing space, I recommend that you call (412) 804-4048 and schedule a consultation so that I can review your lease agreement, make changes, or draft a new one prior to it being signed. This is critical for ensuring that your rights are protected since most legal disputes will be resolved by using the lease agreement as a guidepost.
Very often, I represent clients throughout the 15219 area that are property owners leasing space and have a tenant that is refusing to pay rent or vacate the premises. In Pennsylvania, the law is clear that if a tenant hasn’t paid rent by the tenth day of the month, the landlord can require them to vacate the premises. There are, however, legal steps that must be taken as part of the eviction process or the tenant may regain some of their rights. This is where working with someone experienced in landlord/tenant property law can be extremely helpful.
I also represent landlords and tenants that are in a dispute over certain lease provisions. For example, some landlords are unaware that if they are informed of damage or disrepair in the property and fail to fix it, a tenant may withhold rent until the repairs are completed. These types of regulations within landlord/tenant property law ensure that both parties are protected. If you have questions or are in a current dispute, I invite you to call (412) 804-4048 to schedule a consultation with my Pittsburgh law office.
In addition to the major areas of practice listed elsewhere, my practice can assist with legal situations in any of the following areas:
- Court/ Register of Wills
- Criminal Law
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Industrial Accidents
- Injury/ Negotiation and Litigation
- Insurance Coverage Issues/ Bad Faith
- Living Wills
- Name Change
- Personal Injury
- Power of Attorney – Personal
- Real Estate Transfers
- Slip and Fall Injury
- Small Claims/ Local District Justice Court
Kim A. Bodnar, Attorney at Law located in Pittsburgh, PA. Explore additional topics covered on my website:
- Car Accident Attorney
- Child Custody Attorney
- Child Support Attorney
- Divorce Attorney
- Domestic Violence Attorney
- DUI Attorney
- Estate Law Firm
- Estate Planning Lawyer
- Family Law
- Personal Injury Attorney
- Probate Attorney
- Wrongful Death Attorney
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