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July 2011 Archives

Traffic Accidents Numerous but Declining

Despite a steady increase in population and roadway traffic, the 2011 report by the Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract had some good news for drivers and passengers. Traffic accidents and fatalities have been consistently declining. The latest report, which combines a variety of analysis from federal, state and private organizations, includes information on traffic accidents from the years 1980-2008. Happily, the latest report shows not only an improvement in traffic safety nationally, but nearly across the board for every individual state.

Navigating the Language of Workers' Compensation

For employees who have been injured on the job, understanding their rights under worker compensation laws can be daunting. Simply filing a claim involves a seemingly ever-changing tangle of rules and red-tape. Too often, a worker in real need of medical help never receives assistance because they were unable to understand the procedures or gave up due to frustration. And sadly, matters are growing increasingly complicated as more states adopt new legislation that further limits the rights of employees. More, now than ever, workers find that the best way to ensure fair treatment is to utilize the services of a workers’ compensation attorney. But workers can also improve their position by understanding a few of the commonly used terms that may appear when pursuing benefits.

Negligence Concerns Emerge In Train Collision Tragedy

Despite faster and more convenient modes of transportation, traveling by train has continued to be popular. While some choose the speed of flying or the control of driving, others enjoy the tradition and adventure of seeing the country by rail. And others simply feel safer on the ground than in the air, letting another do the “driving”. Unfortunately, a recent tragedy proves that train travel is not without risks.

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