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Catastrophic Worksite Injuries Caused by Power Tools

What do construction workers, contractors, and factory workers have in common? These employees incorporate the use of power tools in their work. Power tools are essential resources for these employees to perform their tasks in a more efficient manner. These tools can also cause several types of workplace accidents if workers are not careful or…

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Inheritance Laws in Tennessee

One benefit of the pandemic is that American citizens have started to seriously think about their wills and the estate process. One disadvantage is that a majority of people are unaware of the inheritance laws of their state. For example, the state of Tennessee does not follow strict community property inheritance laws, which means you…

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FMCSA Considering Rule Changes to Make Trucking Safer

Next year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to propose new rules that affect automatic electronic braking systems (AEBs), electronic logging devices (ELDs), and roadside inspections. It will seek public comment about amending regulations to require every truck operating in interstate commerce to carry an electronic device that would transmit a unique identification…

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Defective Daimler Chassis Can Cause Tire Blowouts

Daimler Trucks North America recently conducted a second recall of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) products after an undetected leaky valve stem was discovered. The new recall was reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and involved at least some of the 10,359 FCCC units that were recalled in September of this year.…

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Electrical Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Electricians and anyone who works with or near electricity are at constant risk of electrical shocks, burns, and other trauma. In the most tragic cases, a worker dies due to contact with electrical currents. Workers who suffer electrical injuries while performing their job have the right to payment for all the medical treatment they need…

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Why Are Rural Roads So Dangerous?

It’s easy to assume that fewer accidents happen on rural roads than urban roads. There is generally less traffic on rural roads. Many highways pass through urban areas because the urban areas are where the most people are. Highways often have more lanes of traffic and more bumper-to-bumper traffic which creates more ways cars can…

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Collecting Workers’ Compensation for a Brain Injury

There are many types of jobs where workers risk catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries. In Tennessee, employees have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim if they are injured while working for their employer. What types of workplace accidents cause traumatic brain injuries? An employee can be injured doing any type of job.…

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Motorcycle Defects and Liability Issues

Motorcyclists are already at a disadvantage on the road. They are the group of motorists who are the most at risk of sustaining serious injuries in a traffic accident. Because motorcyclists are not always protected by airbags, and their rides lack the metal frames of cars and commercial trucks, motorcyclists are more vulnerable in a…

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Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries Are Common, and Costly

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index is a yearly ranking of the most serious, nonfatal workplace injuries that took place in the United States. In addition to the compiled list of top ten workplace injuries, it also calculates the direct cost to employers in terms of medical expenses and lost wages. According to the 2021…

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Thousands of Chevrolet Bolt Vehicles Recalled

While recalls are common in the automobile industry, there seems to be a pattern forming with the number of car manufacturing companies issuing recalls for electric vehicle models. General Motors (GM) recently issued a full recall of the Chevy Bolt, citing a defect in the battery module that could potentially cause a fire. To date,…

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