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What to Know About Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

It goes without saying that needles and other sharp objects can be dangerous. Needlestick and sharps injuries happen when needles or other sharp objects pierce someone’s skin. This can occur when people use, disassemble, or discard needles. These injuries can also occur due to other sharp objects, such as scissors and razor blades. According to… Read More


What Is Distracted Driving?

People hear the phrase distracted driving and immediately think of texting. The reason for this is that texting while driving has been identified as an extremely dangerous practice. Many states have banned it, including Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Texting-While-Driving Ban forbids drivers from using an Interactive Wireless Communication Device, such as a cellphone, to read, write, or… Read More


OSHA’s Focus Four Initiative Sees Positive Changes

One of the most dangerous industries in the United States is construction. Construction-related inspections account for 60 percent of all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. In 2009, nearly one in five work-related fatalities occurred within the construction industry, while private industry construction fatalities accounted for almost three times that of all workers nationally…. Read More


How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer for You

Even under the best of circumstances, going through a divorce is a difficult, emotional, and painful process. In order to get through it with as few emotional scars as possible, it is crucial that you select an experienced and qualified Delaware County divorce lawyer. While you may think that a cut-throat attorney who will tell… Read More


Passengers Are Getting Injured in Uber & Lyft Accidents

People look to rideshare outfits like Lyft and Uber for convenience, quick pick-up, and low-cost. But what they are getting, in many cases, is injuries. Statistics show that the year 2010 saw the fewest highway fatalities in 60 years. Then the number of deaths started to rise again, two to three percent annually in the… Read More


How do Military Divorces Differ from Civilian Divorces?

While military divorces are worked through in civilian court, they require lawyers who understand unique military matters. Specifically, they must be experienced with military rules relating to child and spousal support, the division of military pensions and benefits, service of process, and requirements regarding residency and filing. The Delaware County divorce lawyers at the Law… Read More


Vocational Rehabilitation

Some workers will need more than physical rehabilitation to continue on with their lives after an on-the-job injury. They may never recover sufficiently to perform the jobs they did before; but that does not mean they cannot ever work again. For them, vocational rehabilitation can teach them new skills and allow them to re-enter the… Read More


January is Divorce Month

The new year is underway and so is divorce season in America. Statistics from court filings, as well as search engine keywords, show that January is one of the highest months for divorce filings in the United States. An estimated 40 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce, but what are some of the reasons… Read More


Southern OSHA Offices Focusing on Trenching Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, strives to address workplace safety issues throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States. However, trenching and excavations are two areas in which safety remains an issue. That’s why OSHA is redoubling efforts to increase awareness and education related to these hazards. To address these issues, OSHA offices… Read More


What’s Next if a Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Successful?

When a Pennsylvania worker suffers an injury in a work accident or becomes ill due to his or her work conditions, that person could be eligible for benefits through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. These benefits exist for the support and care for employees who need support and time to recover from work injuries. If… Read More


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