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Amputation leads to fines at chicken processing plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) isn't playing chicken with fines for willful safety violations on the job. When a worker at Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, lost a thumb while operating a mixer, OSHA decided to... Read More

Skull surgery can save lives, but at what cost?

After a traumatic brain injury, the brain often swells within the skull, which can cause further damage if the swelling is not reduced. There are two ways that physicians can reduce the swelling in such a patient: with drugs, or... Read More

Trucks may be required to slow down in the name of safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed that trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds be limited to a certain speed on the highway-- likely somewhere between 60 and 68 miles per hour. The proposal is intended to save lives and... Read More

Can wearable technology increase worker safety?

You may already use wearable technology to keep track of your daily health and fitness goals. But now employers may be eyeing the technology to help monitor their workers to prevent injuries, and therefore avoid potential workers' compensation claims. The  put... Read More

Dallas Hartman provides funds to create Lawrence County Mentoring Program

In January of 2016, Attorney Dallas W. Hartman approached Westminster College with a large donation and the idea of starting a mentoring program to support New Castle High School Students. Last evening, a dinner was held at Westminster College to... Read More

Enjoying a late summer drive? Get your feet off the dashboard.

The last days of summer are a golden time. Going for a drive to the beach or down a long country road can inspire a certain looseness and relaxation. Passengers may be tempted to rest their feet on the dashboard,... Read More

Can you file a workers’ comp clam for a food allergy?

Workers injured on the job can file claims after being injured in various ways: falls, explosions, amputations and caught-in-between accidents being some of the more common, at least on construction sites. But what if you work in an office where... Read More

Insurers look to exclude sports-related concussions

Athletes considering suing over a brain injury sustained in a contact sport may want to do so sooner rather than later. That's because insurers, spooked by the increase in litigation over sports-related head injuries, may be moving to make exclusions... Read More

Are you a road rager?

If so, you're not alone. According to a recent report on aggressive driving put out by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, taken from a survey of 2,705 licensed drivers in 2014, 78% of drivers had engaged in some sort... Read More

Tired truckers find relief in parking app

Willie Nelson couldn't wait to get back on the road again. But for truckers who just logged a long day behind the wheel, sometimes all they want is a parking spot. Increasingly a good parking spot is hard to find... Read More

Unsecured boats atop cars can cause crashes

As we move into mid-to-late summer, many people are trying to get out on the water as much as they can before the weather turns cold. But when their haste means that kayaks or canoes don't get properly secured, tragic... Read More

Retaliation claims a growing trend in workers’ comp law

Filing for and securing workers' compensation after an on-the-job injury can be a complicated process in itself. But life becomes even more complicated if you lose your job after filing a claim. Fortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for workers... Read More
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