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On-the-job back injuries may qualify for workers’ compensation

Published on Oct 19, 2020 in workers' compensation.

Back pain, sprains and strains experienced while working could require medical attention, and an employee may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. As noted by Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry, the benefits provide financial support to employees with a work-related illness or injury. Workers who qualify for benefits may take time off to undergo surgery, physical […]

Forward Township car accident ends with fatalities

Published on Oct 5, 2020 in car accidents.

People in Pennsylvania may hear news of a single-car crash and immediately assume liability issues to be a moot point (after all, with only one vehicle involved, how can there be any question of fault?). Yet this assumption overlooks the fact that a single vehicle can contain multiple occupants, and that the driver of that […]

The dangerous link between a sleep disorder and truck accidents

Published on Sep 29, 2020 in truck accidents.

Many people don’t realize how dangerous drowsy or fatigued driving is. While alcohol-impaired driving is (appropriately) recognized and vilified as irresponsible and highly risky, too few understand that lack of sleep can lead to nearly the same level of impairment as driving drunk. Unfortunately, drowsy driving is a problem in the United States, and it […]

Restoring confidence on the road after a crash

Published on Sep 21, 2020 in car accidents.

If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle collision and have mental trauma, you likely have different challenges to overcome in daily life. Sometimes, mental trauma is so severe that victims have difficulty working or taking care of other responsibilities. In some instances, victims cannot operate a vehicle because they are too traumatized, which […]

How can I drive safely around commercial vehicles?

Published on Sep 2, 2020 in truck accidents.

Driving around commercial vehicles, like trucks, can be dangerous. For this reason, understanding how to best maneuver around these big behemoths is important for your safety. All vehicles have blind spots. However, commercial vehicles have exceptionally large blind spots. Understanding where these blind spots are and how big they are can help you drive safely […]

Determining a property owner’s duty of care

Published on Aug 18, 2020 in injuries.

The general theory behind premises liability law may seem simple to most people in Williamsport: when one sustains an injury on another’s property, the property owner assumes liability for the incident (and responsibility for dealing with any resulting expenses). Yet as is the case with most legal matters, in practice things are rarely that simple. […]

Is eating and drinking while driving dangerous?

Published on Aug 8, 2020 in car accidents.

Past posts on this blog detailed the dangers that truck drivers may pose to you and others on Williamsport’s roads when they choose to eat while driving. Yet that argument does not end with truck drivers alone; any driver can increase the risk of causing an accident when they engage in distracting activities. Most people […]

Eating on the job: Truck drivers distracted behind the wheel

Published on Jul 31, 2020 in truck accidents.

Ours is a society on the go. From the convenience of online ordering to the necessity of grabbing food at a drive thru window, individuals are accustomed to the combination of multitasking and instant gratification. Truck drivers, unfortunately, are just as susceptible to these temptations as regular commuters on our Pennsylvania highways. Truck drivers are […]

What are scaffold injuries and how do they occur?

Published on Jul 29, 2020 in workers' compensation.

Injuries sustained while on a scaffold can lead to long-lasting health issues. While at work, you should always be aware of the dangers of these pieces of equipment and what you can do to help prevent further problems. Regulations According to the United States Department of Labor, every rig and site must strictly follow OSHA […]

Factors behind truck crashes

Published on Jul 21, 2020 in truck accidents.

Some truck accidents occur because of factors that the driver could not have easily prevented. For example, as GTG Technology Group points out, bad weather can cause a truck accident. Truck drivers may not be able to stop in time when they drive through ice, snow and rain. There may be times when they can stay […]

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