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August 2016 Archives

Truck driving is a dangerous job for more reasons than you expect

Although it may not seem like it, truck drivers suffer more fatalities than any other occupation in the United States. Tractor-trailer drivers account for one of every six workers killed on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also are three times more likely to experience non-fatal injuries or illness. Even though 78 percent of fatalities were caused by transportation incidents, it is not the only cause of truck driver injury.

What can I do if my workers' compensation claim is denied?

In our last post, we discussed what steps take after a workplace accident, from reporting it to your employer to filing your workers' compensation claim form. But what happens if your claim is denied? What steps can you take to obtain the medical coverage and wage benefits you deserve?

Slip and fall case spawns bizarre set of litigation

A slip and fall lawsuit that is far more complicated than it probably should be is making headlines. The case all started with an incident back in 2009. A man was in a QuikTrip store and slipped on a recently-mopped part of the floor. As a result of the slip and fall, the man suffered serious back injuries that required two surgeries, lots of treatment and was allegedly a "10 out of 10" in terms of pain according to one of the doctors treating the man. The doctor also said the man may need treatment for the rest of his life.

Some common questions about animal bites, answered

The subjects of animal attacks and dog bites are touchy indeed. The victims of such attacks obviously want justice, while the owners of dogs or other pets swear that they are not responsible or liable for the victims injuries. Of course, it all depends on the circumstances involved in each particular case. Still, people want to know what happens when an animal attacks:

How Pokemon Go exemplifies the problem with distracted driving

If it feels like every months or so there is a new fad involving your cellphone, that's because there probably is. The latest big trend is Pokemon Go, a mobile game app that lets people explore the real world and catch Pokemon, a video game from the early 1990s. People use the app to locate virtual monsters in an "alternate reality game," but their locations are tied to real life locations.