Brett Favre Believes He’s Suffered “Thousands” of Concussions
Brett Favre is making headlines again, stating he has suffered an alleged thousand concussions during his NFL career as a quarterback. He is best known for his 297-straight game streak, which set a record that has yet to be broken. Previously, Favre thought he’d only suffered three concussions in his career, but after his latest…Read More
Nationwide Traffic Fatalities Drop for the First Time Since 2020
For the first time since the early days of the pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports the first decline in motor vehicle crash fatalities. This positive news comes after consistent quarterly increases in traffic deaths since 2020. However, people continue to die in preventable car and truck accidents every day, and –…Read More
Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
You work in construction and suffer a fall that results in a brain injury. Your recovery will take months. Who will pay your bills and take care of your family? What if you are unable to go back to work? Workplace injuries can devastate a person’s livelihood and cause debilitating stress. Luckily, all workers are…Read More
What Happens to My Workers’ Compensation Benefits if I Lose My Job or My Employer Goes Out of Business?
The stress of an on-the-job injury and the lost wages that follow may be more drama than one person can manage. Collecting workers’ compensation benefits may make life a little easier and will alleviate some of the anxiety due to being injured and out of work. If an employment status change – like being laid…Read More
Motorcycle Accidents Can Happen When Drivers Aren’t Careful
Motorcycles are “freedom for the soul,” according to Harley-Davidson, the most renowned motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Motorcycle riding is often described as intoxicating and addictive. The pull of the force of the bike, the feel of the wind and the road, the roar of the engine, and the velocity of the ride can be…Read More
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…Read More
Filing a Claim for Injuries from Truck Debris Accidents in Harrisburg, PA
In January of this year, a dump truck and a tractor-trailer collided on Route 54 in Montour County. This led to a cargo spill of live animals unlike any we’ve seen before in the Commonwealth, because this wasn’t a trailer carrying chickens or even cows. The trailer was carrying live monkeys, and four of them…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More