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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Nov 27, 2018

How Do Puffy Coats and Car Seats Put Your Child in Danger?

By |November 27th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

You put a puffy winter coat on your kids on those blustery winter mornings because you want to protect their little bodies from the cold. But all that lofty insulation in their winter coat keeps their car seat from protecting them in a crash. This is a Today Show video of the difference between how well a child crash test dummy is restrained when wearing a puffy coat and when it is not. The test dummy wearing the puffy coat can slip up and out of the coat and car seat [...]

Nov 20, 2018

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation if I’m Hit by Lightning at Work?

By |November 20th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

If you are like most people, you think of lightning strikes as rare occurrences – but they’re not. According to National Geographic, “The average American has about a 1 in 5,000 chance of being struck by lightning during a lifetime,” and about 10% of all people who were struck will die from the resulting injuries. Even if you are not struck directly, you can still be seriously injured “when the current jumps, as well as through conduction and ground current.” A lightning strike, therefore, is a potential hazard for people who [...]

Nov 13, 2018

Report: Deer/Vehicle Collisions Increase in Fall Months

By |November 13th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

We're officially into Autumn and, according to State Farm Insurance, they and other insurance companies will be seeing more claims coming in involving car versus deer collisions. Historically, these numbers will continue to increase over the coming weeks and months. State Farm recently released their annual deer-vehicle collision report on their website. The data for this study was gathered between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The results show that West Virginia leads the country in car and deer accidents for the 12th year in a row. Tennessee is ranked [...]

Nov 6, 2018

Al Roker Undergoes Emergency Carpal Tunnel Surgery

By |November 6th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

TODAY show anchor and weatherman – and part-time Broadway star – Al Roker recently had emergency surgery in New York City to deal with a carpal tunnel issue that was affecting his thumb. Roker had been suffering with the condition for months. He went under the knife on Monday, October 1, then came into work on Tuesday, October 2 – surprising everyone with his new bandage. "Actually, I didn’t even have surgery, I just did this for attention!" he quipped to his co-workers. The celebrity, who at the time was preparing [...]

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