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Pennsylvania construction accident kills one and injures two

A recent construction accident in a nearby Pennsylvania community southwest of the Altoona area claimed the life of one victim and injured two others. All three of the victims involved in the electrocution accident were taken to the hospital following the accident and one of them died in the emergency department. The coroner reported that construction crews were working on the sewer system when the incident took place.

What things are threatening your safety on construction sites?

Construction is a job that comes with certain inherent risks for the men and women employed in this field. Despite the physical risks you may face at your job in construction, you still have the right to a workplace that is reasonably free from any unnecessary risks.

What can I do if my workers' comp claim is not approved?

It was just like any other day. You left your house, went to work, clocked in and started about your business. Then it happened, you suffered an injury -- one that needed immediate medical attention. You sought medical treatment and then, when you could, filed a report with your employer and a claim for workers' compensation benefits. You expected receive those benefits to cover your losses, but either your employer or the insurance company decided to deny your claim. Now what happens?

The importance of workers' compensation to Pennsylvania workers

Workers' compensation benefits are important benefits for workers who have been injured in a workplace accident or are suffering from a workplace illness. The importance of worker's compensation benefits for many workers, their families and their ability to provide for their families cannot be overstated. Workers' compensation benefits may vary based on the situation and circumstances and it is important for workers and their families to know how to obtain them.

No helmet, no guaranteed safety for motorcyclists in PA

In 2003, state legislature passed a controversial law making helmets optional for motorcycle riders in Pennsylvania. Fifteen years later, the data shows an increase in motorcycle fatalities as predicted by state lawmakers who opposed this law. The law allows both motorcyclists and their passengers, age 21 and older an exemption from wearing a helmet.

Why is the texting while driving law so difficult to enforce?

As a driver, keeping your eyes on the road should be a no-brainer. In truth, however, modern life has made it exceedingly easy to become distracted behind the wheel. With advanced dash consoles and smartphones, drivers have so much to see at their fingertips that can easily avert their eyes from the road before.

On motor vehicle accident fatalities and their sudden rise

In our last post, we talked about reckless driving. This dangerous behavior can take many different forms, from speeding out on the road to failing to obey street and traffic signs. When reckless drivers are out on the road, the chance of a motor vehicle accident greatly increases.

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