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August 2017 Archives

Back-to-school safety tips for pedestrians

When you are behind the wheel, or on two wheels, is not the only time to worry about your safety. Simply walking down the street on your way to campus, work or lunch can be dangerous and lead to getting into an accident with a vehicle. You can reduce the risk of injury by knowing contributing factors and how to avoid them.

The aftermath of a car accident

About a month ago, we wrote a blog post about three mistakes that people often make in the aftermath of a car accident. Today, we want to expand on this topic and discuss the immediate moments after your bumper meet's the bumper of another vehicle. How do you react? What should you do? And how do you protect yourself in the moments that follow the collision?

Will workers' comp compensate me for pain and suffering?

When you are injured on the job, you are almost always entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance employers take to protect themselves and their workers from the costs of on-the-job injuries.

Car crashes may cause traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury typically occurs as a result of high-level impact to the brain. Car accidents number among the most common types of trauma that often lead to TBI. The types of impact that can cause TBI range from a penetrating skull wound to simply a sharp halt after traveling at high speeds, such as often occurs during a car accident.

How not wearing a seat belt could hurt your car accident claim

If another driver hits you, they clearly are at fault for your injuries. But there are a number of defenses that the other party or their insurance company will try to use to minimize how much they have to pay you for the accident.

3 hazardous chemicals that may be common in the workplace

Some workplaces are more hazardous than others, but there are risks present in nearly every kind work environment. One hazard that often goes overlooked is the risk from chemicals that may be present. These harmful substances can seriously hurt workers through inhalation, direct contact or environmental exposure.

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