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Workers’ Compensation for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that affects about 15 million Americans, and experts believe it will be the third-leading cause of death by next year. Smoking can cause COPD, but genetics and exposure to fume, dusts, or gases at work can also be prominent factors. Smokers and those with asthma that… Read More


Who is Liable for My Accident?

Car accidents can be scary with damages or injuries causing a lengthy aftermath. Luckily, insurance can often help, but how do you determine liability for the accident itself? There are several factors that help determine fault. State legislatures now base liability more on motor vehicle statutes than on common law. Being considered at-fault for a… Read More


Boosting Safety in Manufacturing

Manufacturing products requires heavy-duty machinery and could demand dozens of people to operate them on a mass scale. Most products, from printer paper to smart phones, came from raw or synthetic materials and are assembled into the high-quality, finished products we see today. It is still one of the world’s largest industries because it requires… Read More


Workers’ Compensation for Scars and Disfigurement

Workplace accidents can lead to different types of injuries, some with long lasting aftereffects, such as scars and disfigurement. Employees that suffer these impairments may qualify for disability benefits from their company’s workers’ compensation insurance carriers. It depends on several factors, such as the type of injury, where it occurred, where the injury is located… Read More


Accidents with Emergency Vehicles

Emergency vehicles can appear at any moment and no driver ever wants to unexpectedly be involved in a car accident with one. Although you may believe that it is nearly impossible to get into an accident with an emergency vehicle, accidents with emergency vehicles happen at about the same rate as other car accidents. To… Read More


Understanding Pennsylvania’s DUI Laws

In 2003, Pennsylvania updated its laws regarding intoxicated driving in two ways:  it lowered the blood alcohol content needed to be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) and increased penalties associated with multiple convictions. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers aged 21 and older is now reduced from .10 percent to… Read More


How Can I Keep My Teen Driver Safe?

For many people, the learning curve for driving begins when they are in their teenage years. Because teen drivers are less experienced than their older counterparts, they tend to produce higher than average accident rates. However, teens can take precautionary measures to reduce their risk of getting into a car accident. Teen Driving Statistical Information… Read More


What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?

After you received workers’ compensation benefits for two years, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination to receive an impairment rating. The impairment rating you are given can have a significant effect on your ability to make ends meet because it can shorten the total time you receive workers’ compensation benefits. How Impairment… Read More


Who is Liable in a Rear-End Accident?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that rear-end accidents account for about 28 percent of all accidents in the United States. This is in comparison with other types of accidents, such as improper lane changes, which accounted for about nine percent of accidents or running off the road as a result of losing control… Read More


Installation Safety for Workers

Working at heights is a skilled profession but requires stringent safety practices to ensure that workers are protected from injury. In a recent case, the California state occupational safety and health agency fined a solar installation company over $190,000 for major safety and health violations after a worker was seriously injured in a fall. The… Read More


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