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March 2016 Archives

Faulty airbags increase risk of accident injuries and death

Pennsylvania readers may be aware of the scandal that has plagued the automaker Honda and a company called Takata, which makes airbags for several major automobile manufacturers. The scandal is over faulty airbags. Honda initiated a recall ultimately affecting 8.5 million vehicles because of a defect with the airbags that could lead to an increased risk of accident injuries, even death. At this point, at least one fatality and several injuries have been linked to the airbag defect.

Does distraction increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents?

As many Pennsylvania readers know, distracted driving continues to be one of the most dangerous threats to drivers in the state and across the country. While people know that it is an issue, and despite the statistics that seem to indicate a startling number of drivers operate a vehicle while distracted, most deny that they are part of the overall problem. Distracted driving of all kinds is dangerous and leads to a significantly higher risk of motor vehicle accidents

Pennsylvania man sentenced for fatal accident

A Pennsylvania driver has been sentenced to prison for four years for his role in a car accident that claimed the life of one person and left two others injured. The man was driving along Route 248 when he crossed the line and collided with the other vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was declared dead at the scene of the fatal accident, and two passengers in that car, a young women and her four-year-old son, suffered serious injuries.

If your loved one die in a fatal accident, we can help

When a person gets a phone call that a loved one has been killed in an accident, life changes in a moment. After the initial shock from the tragic news, families must then confront the many ways that the sudden loss of a loved one will impact their lives. The wrongful death of a loved one from a fatal accident will bring about emotional trauma and financial hardship, but a family does not have to face these struggles alone.

Workplace injuries: promoting safety for young workers

Many teenagers and young people enter the workforce to earn money, save for the future and gain experience. While these are admirable motivations, sometimes the jobs most readily available to young workers are those that come with certain risk of workplace injuries. It is particularly important for Pennsylvania employers to ensure that these workers have been properly trained and know how to do their jobs safely.

Motor vehicle accidents and whiplash: a common problem

Pennsylvania readers know that car accidents can cause serious physical harm, but many injuries that are seemingly minor are often overlooked. Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Although it is a rather common type of injury, victims who are left dealing with whiplash may not know what to expect during recovery. 

Fatal accident kills 5 in Pennsylvania

Five people are dead after the vehicle they were riding in apparently crashed into a tractor-trailer, according to local sources. Pennsylvania authorities were called to the fatal accident that claimed the lives of five people and sent a further individual to the hospital with minor injuries. For the moment, no charges have been filed in connection with this tragic accident.

Pennsylvania man suffers fatal workplace injuries

A Pennsylvania man died after a tragic work accident involving a forklift, cardboard and a stack of paper weighing one ton. The deceased suffered fatal workplace injuries while operating a forklift, crushed by the weight of one ton of paper. The accident occurred as a forklift operator hit a stack of cardboard, which set off a chain reaction, knocking over the heavy paper stack onto another forklift operator.

How can you claim the workers' compensation benefits you need?

A work accident has the power to change your life in a moment. Even a minor injury can lead to continued pain, limited range of motion or even result in time lost from work. While Pennsylvania workers' compensation benefits are supposed to cover the financial losses associated with a work accident, it can be difficult to actually obtain the benefits that are rightfully yours. 

New regulations may prevent workplace injuries for firefighters

Fire fighters and other emergency workers face risks to their health and safety every day. In order to prevent unnecessary harm, employers must take steps to prevent workplace injuries to those employed in emergency services. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently proposed measures that could drastically change job requirements for fire fighters.