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Congress asked to impose more truck safety regulations

Published on Mar 6, 2019 in Firm News, truck accidents.

A roadway safety coalition is concerned about the dangers of trucking accidents in Pennsylvania and across the country, urging changes in legislation that could impose greater regulations on large semi-trucks. Road Safe America, the Truck Safety Coalition and others are calling on Congress to require all heavy trucks to make use of speed limiting devices […]

Threat of carbon monoxide exposure at work rises in winter

Published on Feb 22, 2019 in Firm News, workers' compensation.

Cold weather in Pennsylvania might tempt some workers to operate space heaters or portable generators in enclosed spaces. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers die every year after exposure to carbon monoxide when equipment that combusts fuel is used in such enclosed areas. Incidents of exposure increase during the winter months because […]

Speeding deaths continue to rise, says GHSA report

Published on Feb 7, 2019 in car accidents, Firm News.

Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of all automobile-related fatalities, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Yet speeding is considered culturally acceptable among many drivers in Pennsylvania and across the U.S., and this mindset cannot be changed except through better education and stricter law enforcement, among other things. This is […]

Workers’ compensation and utilization review

Published on Jan 23, 2019 in Firm News, workers' compensation.

Utilization review is an important factor in many Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases. An employer, injured worker or insurer can make a utilization review request with the goal of determining whether the medical treatment being provided is in fact necessary and reasonable. Once the request is filed, the case will be sent to a utilization review […]

Oil and gas drilling workers face dangerous working conditions

Published on Jan 8, 2019 in Firm News, workers' compensation.

Certain occupations are more inherently dangerous than others. Pennsylvania’s coal mining industry was at one time the cause of many deaths and injuries, but today, the oil and gas drilling industry is regularly listed among the most dangerous. OSHA requires employers to control or mitigate identified hazards. Despite this, deaths and severe injuries in the […]

How to tow a trailer safely

Published on Dec 28, 2018 in Firm News, truck accidents.

Jackknifing refers to the process during which and its trailer form an L or V shape as they veer off of the highway. Although such an accident can be fatal, there are steps that can be taken to prevent one from happening. For instance, truckers should check their trailers frequently while driving on Pennsylvania highways. […]

Technologies could blunt impact of car crashes

Published on Dec 12, 2018 in car accidents, Firm News.

Many people in Pennsylvania may be interested in technologies that could improve driving safety. One company, ZF, is developing external airbags that cushion a car’s exterior in case of a crash in order to reduce the risk of injury or death. Every year, thousands of people across the country lose their lives in car crashes, […]

The dangers of diesel exhaust exposure

Published on Nov 30, 2018 in Firm News, workers' compensation.

Many workers in Pennsylvania must deal with exposure to diesel exhaust. To help address the dangers of diesel exhaust exposure, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has published a fact sheet for employees in the oil and gas industry. For starters, it’s important to understand that short-term exposure to diesel exhaust can cause headaches and […]

Attorney Gregory Stapp named to America’s Top 100 Lawyers

Published on Nov 19, 2018 in Firm News.

Twenty-two years ago, Gregory Andrew Stapp, the founding attorney of Stapp Law, LLC, began practicing law. His goal was to stand up for injured people who suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence. When he began his practice, he had no idea America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® would someday select him as a member. This […]

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Registered nurses face one of the most physically demanding jobs possible, with many doing back-breaking labor every single day. On top of that, nurses are actually the most likely to suffer from illness or injury compared to other workers in the health care sector. Though this is due in part to the high number of […]

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Trucker substance abuse violations on the rise

Commercial truck drivers across Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation have a duty to exercise care and caution behind the wheel. Yet, sometimes, truck drivers take unnecessary risks behind the wheel that endanger everyone they encounter. Research shows that the number of commercial truckers using drugs and alcohol on the job is rising rapidly. […]

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What are the different types of skull fracture?

After suffering a personal injury, you want an accurate inventory of the harm you sustained. You hurt your skull during the incident, but what kind of fracture did you endure? Johns Hopkins Medicine explains the four skull fracture types. By identifying your specific injury, you better understand how much to seek in damages. Depressed skull fracture You […]

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