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September 2017 Archives

Teenager dies in fatal car crash

Losing a loved one in a sudden car crash is devastating for family members. This is especially true if the car accident victim was a young vibrant child who was expected to live a long healthy life. Family members are frustrated by the sudden turn of events and often want answers and justice. Why did the negligent or reckless driver behave in such a manner that they caused a fatal accident?

Fatigued truck driver claimed he was fired for taking a break

Much has been said numerous times about the effect of having a fatigued truck driver on the roadways in Massachusetts as well as the rest of the country. When a truck driver is tired and drowsy, he or she is more likely to fail to see a vehicle approaching them in their blind spot or the motorcyclist traveling along side them. They may end up running a red light or stop sign, striking a pedestrian and causing fatal injuries in the process. This is why multiple laws, both at the state and federal level, exist to prevent truck drivers from driving a certain number of hours without taking a rest break. These laws are in place to encourage drivers to act responsibly, but the result of a certain case may end up discouraging them from taking those breaks.

You don't have to appeal a workers' comp denial alone

Some workplace accidents leave scars and injuries that are visible to the world, making them easier to link to an accident in the workplace and recover compensation for. Others, however, develop over time or are more psychological rather than physical, making it harder to file a claim or receive compensation for them. Whether a workers' compensation claim for a physical or psychological injury or illness is denied, it is important to remember that appealing the denial is an option that must be availed as soon as possible, as mentioned in last week's post.

How do I appeal a denied workers' comp claim?

Most workers spend more time at their workspace than they do at their house, which is why when a worker becomes injured they expect to be taken care of by their employer. Generally, there are rules in place to protect injured and ill workers if their condition is related to a work accident. This form of protection is k known as workers' compensation.

Is food poisoning making you sick?

Food poisoning affects over one hundred thousand people in the United States every year. Sadly, 3,000 people will die every year because of foodborne illness. Those with compromised immune systems, the very young and the very old are most at risk from the dangers of improperly handled food.

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