The History of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides benefits for employees who have suffered a work-related illness or injury. In exchange for workers’ compensation benefits, employees cannot sue their employer. Sometimes, this limitation can be problematic for the employee. How can they know much they are entitled to for an injury or illness that may…

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Sports Injuries at School: Who is Responsible?

If your child is one of the 30 million children and teens that participate in school-organized athletics, you’re already familiar with the pride of watching from the sidelines while your child plays the sport she loves. However, seeing your child sustain a sports injury is traumatizing and painful for both your child and your family.…

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Pet Emergency Kit

When emergencies happen, it’s crucial to have an emergency kit with food, water and other essentials ready to go, whether you’re evacuating or riding out the emergency at home. If you have four-legged and furry family members, you need to make sure you have supplies in your emergency kit for your pets as well. Here…

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Field Trips and Release Forms

You expect your child to be safe at school. Your expectations do not dissolve if he or she is on a field trip. After all, he or she is still being supervised by the school in what you assume is a safe, educational environment. But what happens if your child is injured during a school…

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Death Star Workplace Injuries

Congratulations on securing a new position on the Death Star, the most advanced piece of planet-killing technology in a galaxy far, far away. While the name might sound intimidating, we guarantee a safe working environment.  There are just a few safety issues you should be aware of when working here, so human resources — with…

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When and How to file a Social Security Appeal

You applied for Social Security Disability and you just got your notice in the mail that you didn’t qualify for benefits; now what? The first step is to file an appeal within 60 days of the date you receive the letter containing the Social Security Office’s decision. What happens after you file your appeal? There…

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Disaster Preparedness Kit

No one likes to think about having to weather a disaster, but they do happen, so it’s vital to prepare for when they do. If you build a disaster kit ahead of time, you’ll be much more ready when it matters. Let’s explore what you need to know about how to how to make a…

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Poison Safety Tips For Children [Infographic]

Part of having children is realizing they’ll put anything and everything in their mouths. Did you know 90 percent of poisonings happen in the home? It’s a scary statistic, you can do plenty of things at home to prevent poisonings in children. Children are naturally adventurous and learn about their world by exploring it, so…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion [Infographic]

Even the most careful or skilled athlete can occasionally suffer a head injury. One of the most common related injuries is known as a concussion. What is a concussion, and what are the signs and symptoms you need to be on the lookout for after a head injury? What Is a Concussion? A concussion is…

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