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Can Gig Workers Collect Workers’ Compensation?

Over the past few years, taking a gig work job has become a new norm for many people, even if they already have a full-time job. Gig workers find jobs like ridesharing, food delivery, package delivery, and property maintenance. These jobs can be hazardous and labor intensive. Because they are often considered independent contractors, it… Read More

Is Adaptive Cruise Control Safe?

Over the past decade or so, vehicle safety has seen major advancements with the help of improved technology. Available in most modern vehicles is adaptive cruise control (ACC), which automatically adjusts your vehicle’s speed based on the speed of the car in front of you, maintaining a safe following distance. It certainly sounds convenient, but… Read More

Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for a Pre-Existing Condition?

Every state has laws that allows a worker to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits should they become injured or ill at work. In exchange for this coverage, a worker is prohibited from suing their employer because of the injury or illness. So, it is fair to wonder whether Workers’ Compensation benefits apply to pre-existing conditions. Fortunately,… Read More

What Causes Head-On Collisions?

Head-on collisions are some of the most severe types of car accidents. A head-on collision involves two cars traveling toward each other and colliding, leading to severe injuries, property damage, and sometimes death. Determining fault in a head-on collision can be difficult, but it is critical for an accident survivor who is seeking compensation for… Read More

Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for Lost Wages?

After getting hurt on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits include recovery of some of your lost wages. The exact amount you are eligible to receive will depend upon a number of factors, including how much you make per week and the maximum weekly Workers’ Compensation allowed by your… Read More

How Can I Help My Teen Become a Safer Driver?

If you are the parent or guardian of a teen who has just started to drive or will be learning to drive soon, you can help reduce their chances of being involved in an accident. By following some simple suggestions, you can help your teen make better decisions when behind the wheel. Model Safe Driving… Read More

What Should I Do After I Hurt My Back at Work?

Anyone’s back can ache every now and then, but work-related back injuries can be much more serious. These kinds of workplace injuries are quite common. Back injuries are a leading cause of work limitations and time lost from work and can involve overwhelming medical expenses and loss of pay. If you hurt your back while… Read More

What Are Some Common Hidden Car Accident Injuries?

A car accident can be a traumatic experience that causes many types of injuries. The combination of shock and adrenaline can easily mask serious injuries, which is why it is critical to always go to the doctor after you have been in an accident. Hidden injuries might take several hours or days to fully manifest…. Read More

Are Car Accidents More Dangerous for Women?

The Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute says the nation has about 1.4 million more female drivers than male drivers. Typically, women and men have different body structures, including muscle mass and average height and weight. Basic differences between male and female bodies raise the concern of whether or not car accidents are more dangerous for women…. Read More

Winter Safety Tips for Construction Workers

Construction is a dangerous occupation at any time of year, but winter poses specific weather-related safety hazards for employees. Following these tips can help prevent winter-related workplace injuries and illnesses: Monitor the weather forecast: Both employers and employees should check the weather forecast regularly so that they are not caught off guard when storm conditions… Read More

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