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July 2017 Archives

Car accidents and marijuana

Motor vehicle crashes have an array of causes, from alcohol use and fatigue to poor weather conditions and distracted driving. However, marijuana has also played a role in many motor vehicle crashes and these accidents are occurring more often in recent years, especially in areas where marijuana has been legalized.

Are work injuries more common in the summer?

Whether you are employed in the restaurant industry, work in an office space or carry out your job responsibilities on construction sites, there are all sorts of different risks that you may need to keep in mind while working in Allegheny, and across all parts of Pennsylvania. For example, you may have to watch out for extreme temperatures in the summer and winter, slippery surfaces, and many other hazards. Moreover, it is important to be aware of other factors that could contribute to an injury, such as certain times when workplace injuries are more prevalent.

EMPLOYERS CAN BE LIABLE FOR TICK BITES

In an artical posted by the Pitsburgh Post-Gazette www.post-gazette.com, July 11, 2017, experts predict the number of tick bites will have a significant surge in 2017, meaning more people will be at risk for contracting tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.

Screen-free behind the wheel: Reducing distracted driving crashes

In Pennsylvania, most people are probably aware of the dangers of distracted driving thanks to awareness programs and state laws. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation notes that using a cellphone or other wireless communication device while behind the wheel can lead to a traffic violation in certain circumstances.

Workers' compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome

With the rise of technology in the workplace and everyday lives, there has been an increase in the number of cases of carpel tunnel syndrome.  Carpal tunnel can not only be painful but can often lead to difficulty in going about everyday activities or work related job functions.

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