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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?

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.

Reckless driving: A criminal and civil legal issue

At some point during your week -- or maybe even your day -- you will see a driver who operates his or her vehicle in questionable ways. You may notice someone speeding excessively or disregarding traffic signals and immediately think of the danger that person is putting him or herself and others in. Unfortunately, this type of driver is everywhere.

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