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Why are distracted driving victims suing Apple?

When Americans take driving education courses, they learn that individual decision-making while behind the wheel can dramatically impact one’s own life and the lives of those near one’s vehicle. While drivers are encouraged to make safe decisions, many voluntarily embrace... Read More

Speed kills: road safety advocates cite truck-related concern

Not going to happen. The worst fears collectively held by a broad coalition of road safety advocates across the country are about to realized, with a commercial truck-related rule they had hoped to see implemented before the end of the... Read More

Construction worker electrocuted at Mt. Lebanon High School

Unfortunately, despite all of the advances in safety technology and procedures, severe accidents still occur on construction sites throughout the country. Even workers who are simply effecting repairs are occasionally injured. This post will go over one construction worker's injury... Read More

Workers’ compensation leaves low-wage workers behind

Workers' compensation was conceived as an umbrella solution to solve the rash of injuries that left workers unable to work and financially vulnerable. Workers' compensation also protected businesses from being over-litigated by injured workers whose only recourse was the courts.... Read More

An overview of danger zones around commercial trucks

Commercial trucks represent a small portion of overall traffic but an outsize portion of car accidents with fatalities. In 2014, 3,660 people were killed in an accident involving 18-wheeler tractor-trailers. The reason for these increased for a variety of reasons... Read More

What laws govern self-driving Ohio trucks and cars?

Autonomous trucks are now allowed to drive down a stretch of Ohio U.S. 33, now known as the Smart Mobility Corridor. As Ohio moves into the automated future, you may be wondering what laws govern self-driving trucks and cars in... Read More

Department of Labor passes new fall protection regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an office in the Department of Labor, released updates to the fall prevention rules. The new regulations cover both falls from heights and same-level falls. This post will go over the new rules... Read More

Can you work part-time and collect workers’ compensation?

It is a common myth that you can either receive workers' compensation or your wage but not both. That is not true. Workers? compensation can and does replace wages, but it isn't only limited to that role. This post will... Read More

Football and its connection to brain injuries

While the majority of the media's focus has been on brain injuries for professional football players, a growing body of research indicates that the majority of brain injuries related to football occur in middle and high school. A recent study... Read More

Pain and its connection to brain injuries

A new study from the University of Vienna has found that pain is far more complicated than initially believed. Every day people are plagued by amorphous pain that doctors cannot explain or treat (aside from prescribing pain pills which have... Read More

A review of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act was passed in 1914. It enshrines all of the rights that employees have and the obligations that employers bear. The latest version was updated last year and implemented in February of 2016. This post will... Read More

A review of typical welder injuries

Welders, sadly, are still one of the professions that suffer from workplace fatalities. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), four in one-thousand welders die every year, which is extraordinarily high. Welders confront danger every day at work and incur... Read More
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