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March 28, 2022
Top Fatal Workplace Injuries

Top Fatal Workplace Injuries

Workplace fatalities continue to be an issue in the U.S., as evidenced by the newest nationwide census by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In that most recent report, the bureau revealed the top fatal workplace injuries by occupation, fatal event, worker type, and other criteria for the year 2020. Overall, there were 4,764 fatal work […]

March 21, 2022
Marital Property v. Separate Property

Marital Property v. Separate Property

The boundary between marital assets and separate property can sometimes be blurred, further complicating a divorce, according to an article in Kiplinger. The longer you’ve been married, and the more money you have, the more likely you will need to do your due diligence to protect your assets. “Marital property” is anything that is earned […]

March 14, 2022
Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse

Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse

A new report in Healthline shared the statistic that one in 10 adults over the age of 60 has experienced elder abuse, also claiming that some experts say this type of abuse is often not even reported. The article shared how family members can recognize the signs of abuse. Elder abuse can be physical or […]

March 7, 2022
Criminal Charges Overturned Due to Mistakes

Criminal Charges Overturned Due to Mistakes

Two criminal cases in Pennsylvania were overturned recently due to mistakes in the way an individual was charged. In one, charges were dropped against a driver suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) because he did not speak English, and in the second, a car was found to be illegally searched. In the DUI matter, […]

February 28, 2022
Deadly Medication Errors

Deadly Medication Errors

More Americans die each year as a result of medical errors than because of breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents combined, according to an article in Medical Xpress. While that statistic is concerning in itself, the total number of medical errors could be far greater. If a medical error doesn’t cause severe harm or death, […]

February 22, 2022
Q&A: Can I Sue My Employer for a Robbery at Work?

Q&A: Can I Sue My Employer for a Robbery at Work?

According to FindLaw, workplace robbery is more common than you might think, affecting about 50,000 businesses in the United States each year. One in every 5,000 employees over age 16 will be a victim of a workplace robbery. Robberies can happen anywhere but typically occur at businesses that handle cash: gas stations, banks, convenience stores, […]

February 14, 2022
Dramatic Increase in Philadelphia Carjackings

Dramatic Increase in Philadelphia Carjackings

According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the city is seeing rapidly rising numbers of carjackings. Currently, there have been 140 carjackings in Philadelphia – double the amount at this time last year. The city had 840 total carjackings in 2021, the highest since 2017. They occurred throughout the city: Southwest Philadelphia, Old City, […]

February 7, 2022
How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Accidents

How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Accidents

The Great West Casualty Company recently shared the four types of critical truck crashes on the road. Knowing their causes can not only help truckers improve safety, but also help motorists that share the road be aware of the factors that cause them. Lane change crashes happen when trucks frequently moving between lanes, fail to […]

January 31, 2022
How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

How can Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents?

With motorcycle accidents on the upswing and bike sales at an all-time high, riders may want to keep in mind the top ways to avoid accidents on the road, according to an article in Visor Down. Know your limits and stay within them. Riding too fast for one’s comfort level could cause panic reflex actions. […]

January 24, 2022
Dangerous Conditions at Philadelphia Prisons

Dangerous Conditions at Philadelphia Prisons

Mandatory overtime, insufficient staffing and dangerous conditions are prompting an exodus of correctional staff from Philadelphia’s prisons, according to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. More than 500 staff have quit during the pandemic, putting prison staffing rates at 31% below the city’s approved levels. Among the top complaints are long hours – including […]