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October 2015 Archives

Combustible dust is a workplace hazard

Metal processing workers in Pennsylvania are often exposed to work environments that contain dust. If this type of dust is not removed from an area regularly, there is a potential that the dust materials could suddenly explode under certain conditions. Extremely fine dust particles that are suspended in the air pose the greatest combustible dust hazard.

Accident liability questions surround autonomous cars

Car buyers in Pennsylvania are already able to purchase vehicles with sophisticated accident avoidance technology, and upcoming luxury models from Mercedes-Benz and Tesla will feature semiautonomous systems designed to handle the driving chores during difficult parking maneuvers or on long stretches of highway. However, many auto industry experts say that these high-tech cars are just the tip of the iceberg, and showrooms will soon feature fully autonomous cars that require the driver to do little more than specify a destination address.

Proposed overhaul to workers' compensation could hurt workers

If one man has his way, Pennsylvania workers could one day face new workers' compensation rules. With the support of Walmart, Nordstrom and Lowe's, a Texas attorney is attempting to overhaul workers' compensation laws throughout America. Currently, Texas and Oklahoma already have legislation that allows companies to opt out of the workers' compensation system and write their own rules.

Facts regarding spinal cord infarction

Many people living in Pennsylvania and throughout the country suffer with a spinal cord disorder known as spinal cord infarction. The disorder is a stroke that occurs either in the arteries connected to the spinal cord or inside the spinal cord. The condition is caused when arteriosclerosis of the spinal arteries happens, which is when the arteries thicken or close.

Teens who use energy drinks suffer more traumatic brain injury

When a Pennsylvania teenager incurs a traumatic brain injury, there are many factors that will be considered as to its cause. One that might not immediately come to mind is the use of energy drinks. However, there is increasing attention being paid to the link between teens who have a brain injury and those were drinking energy drinks beforehand.

Time limits on workers' compensation claims

Some Pennsylvania workers may not be aware of the time limits often imposed upon workers' compensation claims. In cases of workplace injury, claims that are not submitted within the requisite interval of time may hinder an injured employee's ability to collect compensation they may have been entitled to receive.