What Can We Do to Reduce Accidental Fatalities?

Fatal accidents take many forms. Thousands of people die every year in motor vehicle crashes, work accidents, slip and fall accidents, drownings, and many other incidents. Sometimes an accident isn’t anyone’s fault, but in many cases fatal accidents are preventable, which makes them even more tragic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports…

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The Use of Restraints in Nursing Homes

When you make the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home, there is a certain level of trust you put in the hands of the nursing home staff. You expect them to do what is in the best interest for your loved one. However, how would you feel if you discovered that…

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Construction Site Falls Top OSHA’s “Fatal Four Hazards”

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in for various reasons, particularly accidents. Many serious injuries occur at construction sites, where employees are required to work with hazardous equipment, heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals, airborne materials, dust and other contaminants, and excessive noise. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration…

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Are Ridesharing Services Really Reducing Drunk Driving Accidents?

Numerous fatal traffic accidents in the U.S. involve drunk drivers, and there’s no conclusive evidence proving that ridesharing reduces drunk driving. However, recent research seems to support the notion that rideshare services like Uber and Lyft help to reduce motor vehicle accidents and the subsequent injuries related to impaired driving. Christopher Morrison, an assistant professor…

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Transportation Accidents?

Even with the drops in traffic and driving stemming from the global pandemic, statistics show transportation accidents were still the primary event for fatal work-related accidents in 2020. When many workers consider filing workers’ compensation for injuries at the workplace, they do not consider the injuries they suffer from transportation-related accidents. However, workers who drive…

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Amazon’s Workplace Injuries Continue Rising

Although former CEO Jeff Bezos once pledged to make Amazon “Earth’s Safest Place to Work,” the company’s warehouse employees were injured twice as often as those employed by rival companies in 2021. According to a recent study conducted by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC), Amazon workers suffered over 34,000 serious work-related injuries in 2021, twice…

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What Is a Trench Collapse?

To successfully provide buildings with the cables, pipes, and drainage that they require, construction workers must excavate. However, this excavation comes at a cost. Construction workers risk their lives to perform the necessary installations in trenches. Unfortunately, the soil and debris can shift without warning, the empty spaces created by the excavation. This is called…

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Drunk Driving Increases in the Summer. Be Prepared.

Despite beneficial changes that have happened in the transportation industry, there is still one dangerous phenomenon that increases during the summertime. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the percentage of drunk drivers involved in fatal accidents is highest in the summertime. It makes sense. Summertime is the time…

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Traumatic Amputation Injuries Change Lives Forever

An amputation can result from a medical condition or a traumatic event. The reason behind your amputation is what will determine the distinction—a traumatic amputation results from a traumatic and unexpected event like a car accident. When you suffer a traumatic loss of limb, it can happen instantly at the scene or surgically at the…

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Warehouse Workers Have Rights to Workers’ Compensation

The warehouse industry is ingrained in our daily lives. Most of the products we use are stored in warehouses before reaching the consumer. There is a constant hustle and bustle within these warehouse spaces as workers move products. Warehouse employees use a range of machines to get products in and out of the facility like…

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Workers’ Compensation for Hanover Factory Workers

There are very few areas that still have manufacturing plants and factories. Hanover is one of those locations. Factory workers and manual laborers face exponential dangers that many other workers in Pennsylvania do not. An injury in the workplace can be a career-ending situation. Injured workers trust that their employer will cover all medical costs…

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