Your Uber Ride May Be Riskier than You Think

Uber rideshare services have reduced the number of drunk drivers behind the wheel, but Uber passengers are still at risk for car crashes, physical violence, sexual assaults, and kidnappings. Rideshare Dangers Uber, one of the largest and most popular ride-share services around the world is under investigation for crash injuries and fatalities, fraudulent actions, and […]

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Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits through Workers’ Comp Can Help Secure Your Future

When serious injuries prevent a worker’s ability to return to the same job, vocational rehabilitation benefits can help to place the worker in a different job. Collecting Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits Under state workers’ compensation programs, vocational rehabilitation benefits can help injured workers find new jobs if injuries prevent them from doing their pre-injury jobs after […]

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Why Aren’t Backseat Passengers Buckling Up?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), many back seat passengers assume they are safer in the back seat, so they don’t buckle their seatbelts. In a car crash, backseat passengers who aren’t wearing seat belts can sustain serious injuries and cause injuries to front seat passengers. The Back Seat is not as […]

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Are You at Risk of Dying on the Job?

Many workers have jobs that require them to perform highly dangerous tasks or expose them to hazardous conditions on a daily basis and these jobs naturally increase the risk of employee fatality. With workplace safety regulations in place and strict oversight from OSHA, job safety has improved, but high rates of work fatalities continue to […]

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Uber’s Autonomous Trucks Are Focusing on the Highway

Uber’s self-driving trucks are hitting the highways but they are steering clear of city streets, leaving the in-town traffic for human drivers. Arizona highways are a testing ground for Uber’s autonomous technology and while regulations prevent the autonomous trucks from crossing state lines, self-driving big rigs are hauling loads across the state. Self-Driving Trucks on […]

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What the Collateral Source Rule Means to Your Personal Injury Claim

The collateral source rule in a personal injury case disallows evidence that the claimant received compensation for damages from sources other than the defendant. Under the rule, any evidence that the plaintiff’s medical bills were paid by other sources such as medical insurance, workers’ compensation, Medicaid, or other sources is generally not admissible in court. […]

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Even Mild Oxygen Deprivation at Birth Can Have Lasting Effects [infographic]

Birth asphyxia, which occurs when a baby’s brain and other organs don’t get enough oxygen before, during, or right after birth, can result in serious, long-term health problems including brain damage. (Article continues below infographic) ______ The Lasting Effects of Birth Asphyxia Oxygen deprivation at birth, also known as birth asphyxia, can cause serious, long-lasting […]

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Untangling the Multi-Employer Web in Construction Site Accidents

Multi-employer work sites often create confusion about workplace safety regulations and responsibilities for accidents and injuries. Understanding Multi-Employer Constructions Sites The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has regulations that govern workplace safety at multi-employer construction work sites. OSHA groups employers into four main categories: Controlling Employers, Creating Employers, Exposing Employers, and Correcting Employers. Each […]

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