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Understanding Spousal Support in Pennsylvania

The main goal of spousal support, or alimony, is to help a lower-earning, soon-to-be ex-spouse transition into a lifestyle where they can support themselves. It is important to keep in mind that alimony and child support are two separate payments. Although every divorce is different, there are some basics about how spousal support works. How… Read More


The CDC Has Released New Data About Distracted Driving and Fatal Car Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the most recent information about distracted driving accidents in the United States. Separately, a CDC-compiled cache of 2018 data has been distilled to represent the cost of deadly crashes, accounting for $1.79 billion in Pennsylvania. Nationwide, approximately 38,000 deaths each year result from car accidents,… Read More


Preventing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome at Work

Physical labor and construction work can take a toll on manual workers. There are many workplace injuries that can develop, but one serious injury that is often overlooked is hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Workers who spend a lot of time working manually with vibrating tools and machinery are at risk of nerve and muscle damage… Read More


Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Stress and Anxiety?

It is possible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits for stress and anxiety. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers both workplace mental injuries and physical injuries. However, claims for work-related stress and anxiety can be more difficult to prove than ones involving physical workplace injuries. Types of Psychological Work Injuries in Pennsylvania Only certain types of… Read More


Brain Injuries in Rear-End Collisions

Many drivers may walk away from a rear-end collision and feel lucky that the accident was not more serious. They may believe that they only experienced a minor accident. This is especially true if the damage to their car was not extensive. While this may in fact be true, it may also be the case… Read More


Hazards for Electricians

Electricians can face many hazards while working on the job. Often, people think encountering electricity is the only hazard electricians can face on the job. While electrocution accidents are common among electricians, there are other hazards as well that can be just as deadly. Reports from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union states that… Read More


Causally Related Denial of Medical Bills

There has been a recent change concerning Workers’ Compensation. In Pennsylvania, a recent case now permits insurers to deny a claim if the medical bill is not found to be causally related to the work injury. This type of decision can occur after Workers’ Compensation has been awarded. If the medical provider has not provided… Read More


Children Injured in Car Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 178,000 children were injured in car accidents in the United States in 2015. In that year, over 1,000 children died in crashes. Every day, 500 children are injured in car accidents in the United States and more than three children are killed. These… Read More


Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats

Hard hats have been a mainstay for the past 40 years at construction sites and other hazardous work areas. However, employers are starting to shift away from hard hats to safety helmets in order to achieve better safety standards for their employees and help reduce construction accidents. Safety helmets can provide better coverage for employees… Read More


Limits of Computer-Based Training

Computer-based training has its advantages and disadvantages, but many people agree that online training alone is not a proper substitution for hands-on training. Even in our modern, technology advanced society, computer-based training may not be as sufficient as on-the-job training. Business Reasons for Adequate Training The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides training standards… Read More


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