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Why Older Machine Presses Are So Dangerous

Even if you are not a blue collar worker, you have probably seen a power press before. These are the machines that are used to cut, punch, or form products. In addition to metal, you can use these pieces of equipment to make T-shirts and other manufactured products. On the sides of the machines are…

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Why Herniated Discs Are a Serious Injury

At some point, everyone has experienced back pain. Perhaps it’s a twinge as you lift something heavy, or soreness in your muscles after a long day of work. Though back pain is common, there are some very serious back injuries that could get worse if they go undiagnosed. One of those injuries is a herniated…

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Compartment Syndrome: Causes and Complications

In September 2020, a Tennessee car crash nearly took the lives of two young women. They were on their way home from Ohio and made it to less than one mile away from their house before they were hit head on by a drunk driver. It sent their car rolling several times down a thirty-foot…

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The Dangers of Workplace Structural Collapses

By now, it is likely that the collapse of Champlain Towers South condominiums in Surfside, Florida is familiar to most people. It is a story that shook the nation when we heard—and maybe even saw—the collapse of the 12-story building that was occupied with hundreds of residents at the time, and it was tragic how…

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The Tragic Effects of Youth Workplace Injuries

With the job market being as competitive as it is nowadays, the younger generation often feels the need to accept the first position offered to them without considering how potentially dangerous the work can be or without having any prior job experience. Sometimes the idea of the job or working with friends can be so…

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Proving Undue Influence in a Will Contestation

Some people may not be able to explain what undue influence is in a court of law, but everyone has seen examples of it. You may have an elderly relative who was recently married to a new spouse, who is suddenly “convincing” the elderly relative to make a change to their will. You may have…

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Is Using a GPS While Driving Just as Bad as Texting?

There are all sorts of distractions when we’re driving on the road. Sometimes, it’s a scenic view. Other times, it’s the kid in the backseat. More often than not, however, the most distracting object we have is our phone. We know texting and driving is bad, but we don’t really think about our GPS. Our…

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Workers’ Compensation for Crush Injuries

Any injury in the workplace is an inconvenience for many employees. However, there are some injuries from which a worker rarely recovers. One of those injuries is a crush injury. Crush, sometimes called crushing, injuries can be so severe that workers may suffer a traumatic amputation, or loss of life. Even if the worker’s crush…

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