What Should Workers Know About PTSD?

June 30, 2020

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological response to witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. The public tends to associate PTSD with car accidents and veterans, but the condition can happen to anyone who experiences intense trauma. This could include a retail employee held at gunpoint by a burglar, or a schoolteacher who intervenes in a fight between two students.  » Read More

Child Custody and Support Modifications During COVID-19

June 24, 2020

By mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had changed everything. Governments throughout the nation, especially the hard-hit northeast, scrambled to limit exposure. Those going through a divorce and divorced parents have been confronted with a series of questions during this time. The instinct to protect the children’s health was initiated immediately, such as whether or not to continue sending children to school until jurisdiction ended classroom and organized extracurricular activities.  » Read More

Trench Safety Stand Down Week

June 15, 2020

Workers who choose a career in construction help people, businesses, and communities every day. They also engage in operations that can be hazardous without proper protocols and protection, such as trenching. For this reason, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and other organizations conduct an annual Trench Safety Stand Down Week. This year, the stand down will be held from June 15 to 19 and is dedicated entirely to discussing how workers who create narrow,  » Read More

What is a Pin-in Car Accident?

June 11, 2020

A pin-in car accident is a collision that traps one or more occupants inside the vehicle. Pin-in car accidents are often serious, resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. Knowing the facts about pin-in car accidents can help drivers prevent them from happening.

In order for a pin-in car accident to happen, the impact of the crash must be great enough to either flip the car over or smash it into another vehicle or object hard enough to compress the body of the car.  » Read More

What is National Safety Month?

June 5, 2020

June marks National Safety Month, an annual event discussing the importance of safety in the workplace. Due to COVID-19, the National Safety Council (NSC) is celebrating this year’s National Safety Month by providing resources online about a variety of safety topics. These topics aim to improve working conditions, leading to fewer injuries. Those injured at work should contact a Workers’ Compensation lawyer to help recover damages for lost wages and medical bills.  » Read More

What are the Dangers of Shift Work Disorder?

May 21, 2020

Shift workers are employed during non-regular business hours, making them more susceptible for workplace injuries. Most shift workers switch off between working during the day and working overnight, putting the functionality of their bodies at risk. The changing of shift times may induce shift work disorder, which causes fatigue during the daytime hours. This disorder can lead to serious accidents or injuries while working,  » Read More