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August 2017 Archives

Addressing a repetitive stress injury

Many workers recognize the inherent risks associated with certain fields, such as construction and mining. From falls to dangerous machinery, those employed in these lines of work certainly do face many risks on the job. However, even those with seemingly low-risk occupations, such as office workers, may be hurt in the workplace. Our law firm is aware of the consequences associated with repetitive stress injuries for those who work in various fields. In Allegheny, and across the whole state of Pennsylvania, these injuries can make life incredibly difficult.

How many accidents are the result of poor weather?

Motor vehicle collisions occur for an array of reasons, such as drowsy driving and DUI. That said, a crash may also happen as a result of poor weather. Whether you live in a warm location with relatively mild weather or an area which has brutal weather in the winter, there are a number of different hazards related to weather that you should watch out for.

How many people die due to distracted driving?

Fatal car accidents have a plethora of causes. Sometimes, people lose their lives after being struck by a drunk driver, while others pass away because someone was speeding or exhibiting another dangerous behavior behind the wheel. However, some people do not realize that distracted driving can be very deadly and that there are many types of distractions which divert the attention of drivers.

What financial problems can motor vehicle crashes cause?

When it comes to auto accidents, many people realize the risk of suffering a serious injury or passing away. However, some people do not realize that car accident victims suffer in other ways. For example, someone involved in a traffic collision may experience a number of financial hardships after the crash, which only adds to the pain they may be facing already. If you were hit by a reckless driver or your loved one was recently part of an accident, it could help to review some of the financial consequences of accidents.

Be aware of the heat if your job is outdoors

In a ten year study completed by the CDC, it was reported that there were more than 7,200 deaths due to exposure to high levels of heat and humidity.  That is more than 650 deaths each year due to heat related issues.   When the body is exposed to high levels of humidity, it becomes harder to sweat which is the way the body works to cool down the body's core temperature.  Heat related conditions that can result in severe injury or death include:

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects parts of workers' comp laws

In a recent ruling this June by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a section of the Worker's Compensation Act regarding how the impairment percentage is established to determine the workers' compensation and disability benefits a claimant can receive.

A closer look at the importance of workers' compensation

For a majority of the people in Pennsylvania's workforce, the practice of going to work each day is an imperative decision to make a living and acquire adequate financial support. However, many of these workers face unique challenges associated with their profession that can sometimes put their lives in jeopardy. This is where workers' compensation insurance comes into play.

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