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Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries

In August of 2018, a UPS delivery driver was viciously attacked by three German Shepherds as she was delivering a letter to the home where the dogs lived. The victim was lucky to survive the attack, but with the exception of her face she suffered from multiple dog bites all over her body. The bites » Read More

Nail Gun Injuries at Construction Sites  

Nail guns are one of many tools that construction workers use to get their jobs done more quickly and efficiently. They are powerful, easy to operate, and perfect for any type of job that requires a significant amount of nailing. However, if they are not used properly, they can cause a range of injuries. In » Read More

New Wearable Devices Can Help Reduce Workplace Injuries

Warehouse work can be very physically demanding, which means that workers are at risk for a wide range of injuries, including shoulder, back, and musculoskeletal injuries. A new technology, from the company Kinetic, utilizes a wearable device that can monitor workers’ movements using sensors and artificial intelligence. The sensors will be able to detect when » Read More

New Section Included in NSC’s Injury Facts Database

The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes its Injury Facts database in an effort to provide valuable information about injury and death statistics in a range of areas, including motor vehicles, the home, and the community. In 2018, the NSC added a new section to the database, which focuses on workplace injuries. The Workplace section will » Read More

The Facts About Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internships can be mutually beneficial for both the employer and the intern. The employer is able to recruit skilled and motivated workers without having to pay a them salary. The intern can gain valuable experience in their chosen field, and have the opportunity to network and make professional connections that can open doors when » Read More

Speed Cameras in Work Zones Improve Safety for Workers and Motorists

Speeding is one of the top causes of car accidents in this country, despite the posted speed limit signs everywhere from local roads to interstate highways. When motorists are speeding as they approach a work zone, it can have devastating consequences for the workers on site. Fortunately, many states have begun installing speed cameras in » Read More

Bethesda Construction Site Accident Ends in Tragic Fatality  

A 43-year-old construction worker suffered a fatal injury while working at a construction site in Bethesda in early October. The accident occurred while the worker was in the process of dismantling a pressurized tank. One of the pipes that was attached to the tank came loose and struck the worker. Emergency medical technicians rushed the » Read More

Tragic Events Can Cause PTSD in First Responders

In early October 20 people lost their lives in a tragic limousine accident in Schoharie, New York. First responders rushed to the scene of the accident, where they assessed the situation and did what they are trained to do. Unfortunately, what they saw when they started prying open the mangled vehicle was unlike anything they » Read More

Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents on the Rise  

According to a report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the number of Workers’ Compensation motor vehicle accidents has increased recently. This comes on the heels of an extended period of declines. While this does not reflect the overall frequency of Workers’ Compensation injuries, which have been on a steady decline, it is » Read More

Flight Attendants at Risk for Certain Types of Cancer

There are quite a few perks to being a flight attendant, including receiving free or discounted plane tickets, traveling to new and exciting destinations, and the opportunity to meet and interact with new people every day. However, in addition to having to calm the occasional grumpy passenger, flight attendants may also be at risk for » Read More