What Is an Independent Medical Exam?

Employers and employees understand the importance of medical examinations in a workers’ compensation claim. The medical expertise of a physician can help to answer certain questions related to a work-related injury. However, sometimes, employees do not have the option of seeking the medical care of their primary care physician. Employees may have to choose a…

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What Are the Most Common Spinal Cord Injuries?

When a fragile part of the body, such as the spinal cord, endures an extreme blow, a person can experience what is known as a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries are traumatic injuries to the spine that occur when a person endures significant damage to the vertebrae, disks, ligaments, or the spinal cord itself.…

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The Dangers of Underride Truck Accidents

The Stop Underrides Act of 2021 is a bill that hopes to provide a solution against underride accidents specifically. It involves the mandatory installation of underride guards on semitrailers, an obligation that has largely been ignored by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This mandatory regulation would help to save hundreds of people annually from becoming…

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Orthopedic Injuries and Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania

One common truth of every occupation in America is that work-related injuries can happen when you least expect it. Even remote workers are at risk of suffering from specific work-related injuries. Some of the common work-related injuries are slip and fall accidents, overexertion injuries, and injuries from falling objects. Overexertion injuries are the result of…

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Brain & Head Injuries in Children: What Adults Should Know

One of the more serious injuries that children may sustain is brain injury. Such injuries can lead to devastating, permanent changes. One of the dangerous characteristics about a brain injury is that it a brain injury can arise from trauma that doesn’t cause a visible injury or result in pain. After suffering head trauma, a…

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In A Car Crash in a Work Vehicle; What Happens Next?

Accidents — something we all may experience at least once in our life whether it’s a fender bender or a major collision. Car accidents become even more complicated if they occur while you are driving a company vehicle. While there are benefits of driving a company car, such as mileage and wear and tear not…

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Good Deed Gone Wrong – Injured While Volunteering

Most organizations need the help of volunteers to keep their business moving forward. But what happens if a volunteer is injured at work? Who is responsible? Is the company required to cover any medical expenses? It can be a tricky and complex situation when volunteers come into play. Read on to learn what types of…

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Workers’ Compensation 101

You may often hear about workers’ compensation on a commercial or on a billboard on the side of the road, but what is workers’ compensation? How might it apply to you? Understanding workers’ compensation will benefit you as an employer or as an employee. Read on to learn how workers’ compensation works.  What is Workers’…

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How Defective Product Injuries Changed History

We all have sustained some sort of injury throughout our lifetime. However, an injury caused by a dangerous or defective product could leave more than just physical damages. The United States is familiar with dangerous products and recall. Thankfully, most products are recalled before too many individuals are harmed. In 2019, the number of product…

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