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Will a Prenuptial Agreement Affect My Divorce?

Many divorcing parties may not realize that having a prenuptial agreement does not necessarily make divorce easier. Divorce, even in the best of circumstances, can be complicated. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two marrying parties that provides a foundation for understanding the assets each party brings to the marriage, as well as an… Read More


High-Visibility Apparel in Demand for Safety

Safety apparel manufacturers and retailers have seen a noticeable increase in demand for high-visibility accessories and apparel designed to protect workers in a variety of industries. Even in workplaces where bright, reflective clothing is not required, many business owners see the far-reaching benefits of increasing worker visibility and designating their staff as employers or members… Read More


Does Workplace Violence Fit into Workers’ Compensation?

Workplace violence is physical or threatening violence that can happen to anyone while they are working. Several different incidents can happen while in the workplace to classify it as workplace violence, and some occupations are more at-risk than others. Unfortunately, workplace violence can be hard to predict and therefore prevent. Workplace violence can take the… Read More


What Should I Do If I Witness A Car Accident?

Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye. This means you could easily become an accident witness. When that happens, you need to know the right steps to follow to protect yourself and offer help. Call 911 After safely parking your vehicle in a secure spot, away from traffic, call 911 to alert them… Read More


Hazards of Summer Driving

Many drivers may think that the worse driving conditions happen in winter when the weather plays a major a role in determining the condition of the roads.  Drivers may not immediately consider the many hazards of the summer season. During the summer, people are more likely to drive for longer stretches of time and they… Read More


Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Stress?

Stress is part of everyday life, but work situations often exacerbate stress. While proving stress caused a workplace injury is difficult, there are exceptions. For example, if someone develops a serious, stress-related digestive disorder due to their workplace situation, it is easier to prove that the individual suffers from a stress-related physical issue. While a… Read More


Heat-Related Work Injuries

Heat-related injuries and illnesses, such as sunburn, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, cramps, and rashes can occur in many types of work environments, and can be immediate or build up over time. As temperatures heat up this summer, now is the time to learn the signs and symptoms and to become familiar with preventative measures. Heat… Read More


Sun Glare and Car Accidents

The sun is a welcome sight after a dark winter, but as most drivers know, it can be a distraction and a hazard when taking to the road. Sun glare while driving can temporarily blind drivers and cause accidents. When sun glare contributes to an accident, who is at fault? Determining fault in a car… Read More


Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week

Firefighters regularly put themselves at risk of injury during the line of duty simply because of the nature of their roles. One rarely talked about topic is the higher-than-average possibility of firefighters being diagnosed with work-related cancers. How extensive is this concern? Between 2010 and 2015, almost 30,000 firefighters studied by the National Institute for… Read More


What are Common Forklift Injuries?

On June 11, manufacturers and industrial companies are asked to recognize and commemorate National Forklift Safety Day. Plenty of workers regularly use forklifts to do their jobs. However, like all machinery, forklift operations can lead to injuries and even fatalities. Research shows that nearly 100,000 forklift accidents are reported each year. Common Injuries Related to… Read More


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