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Slip and trip…and file: the time frame for Pennsylvania slip and fall lawsuits

Slip and trip…and file: the time frame for Pennsylvania slip and fall lawsuits

Recently, Ontario  enacted a law giving people just 60 days to file a slip and fall claim, a substantially shorter time frame than the two years it previously allowed for filing claims. Proponents of the new law said the longer span of time made it difficult to defend against such claims, as evidence may be […]

March 22, 2021
OSHA Struggles with COVID-19 Enforcement

OSHA Struggles with COVID-19 Enforcement

The agency that handles workplace safety hasn’t done enough to confront COVID-19 offenses, according to a recent investigative report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). COVID-19 is the biggest workplace safety challenge in the history of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), yet the agency has taken only limited action during the pandemic, missing […]

March 15, 2021
Millennials Have New Focus for Prenups

Millennials Have New Focus for Prenups

The prenuptial agreement, or “prenup,” which has traditionally been used to protect a family’s wealth, is changing these days due to millennials choosing this option for new and creative protections, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. From social media restrictions to student loan debt, the new prenups address situations that may not […]

March 8, 2021
COVID Workers’ Comp Claims Face Uphill Battle

COVID Workers’ Comp Claims Face Uphill Battle

Employees who contract the coronavirus at work will be hard pressed to file a successful workers’ compensation claim, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. At issue is whether they are able to prove that they caught the virus at work. While claims specify unsafe work conditions as causes of COVID-19 infections, […]

Kids and Dental Injuries

Kids and Dental Injuries

Young children’s teeth are prone to injury. Dental injuries can happen at any time: on the playground, at sports practice, even roughhousing with siblings at home. Since being prepared may help with the severity of the injury, parents should have a working knowledge of how to handle tooth trauma, according to a recent article in […]

Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of lost work time in the oil and gas industry, according to a recent report in Occupational Health & Safety. Working outside on slippery surfaces, operating heavy equipment for long hours, and navigating around cords and cables can all contribute to these kinds of accidents. In all, […]

February 18, 2021
Fatal Crashes Rise During Pandemic

Fatal Crashes Rise During Pandemic

Less congested roads during the pandemic should have made driving safer, but instead seemingly had the opposite effect, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The rate of car crash deaths went up in 2020 even as the miles driven went down. Unimpeded roads inspired drivers to speed, which in turn increased the […]

February 15, 2021
Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Rise in Slip and Fall Scams

Questionable claims for slip-and-fall injuries are on the rise, according to an article in NJ Property Casualty 360. While business claims represent the majority of such scams, homeowners are increasingly being targeted, too. More scrutiny on the part of insurance companies means a greater burden of proof on people with bona fide injuries resulting from […]

February 8, 2021
What to do After a Car Accident

What to do After a Car Accident

What you do in the minutes following a car accident could go a long way toward affecting related litigation, according to a recent article in Forbes. The article details the steps to take immediately following an auto accident. Step 1: Ensure Safety Before you do anything else, check for injuries. Call 911 if there are […]

February 4, 2021
Government Spotlight for 2021: Money Laundering

Government Spotlight for 2021: Money Laundering

Efforts to combat money laundering in 2021 are coming to fruition, according to an article in ABA Risk and Compliance. Additionally, federal agencies also plan to bolster anti money laundering (AML) compliance by overhauling old systems and harnessing the power of technology. The Financial Action Task Force, which sets international standards for financial crimes like […]