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How to Stay Safe on America's Most Dangerous Driving Weekend

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Although Memorial Day features awesome parties and cookouts to mark the beginning of summer, there's also a major downside to the enjoyable holiday weekend. In fact, Memorial Day is the leading holiday for fatal car accidents. According to Value Penguin, you are four times more likely to die in a car accident over Memorial Day Weekend as opposed to any other weekend of the calendar year.

How to Handle Your First Call with an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident

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After you're injured in a car accident, the opposing party's insurance adjuster will want to get in touch with you if you intend to file a claim. However, do not speak to them. First, call a trusted personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. Conversations with insurance adjusters can be complicated and anything you say can be used against you later.

What You Need to Know About Returning to Work After Workers' Compensation

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It's not easy to head back to work after a workplace injury caused damaging effects to your overall health and well-being. In a lot of cases, returning to work means workers' compensation benefits will be stopped. But, as an injured worker, you do have certain rights that your employer must follow to ensure you are entitled to the coverage you deserve based on the PA Workers' Compensation Act.

House Bill 432 Would Help Protect Pennsylvania First Responders Suffering From PTSD

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A new bill proposed in February is attempting to amend the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and would provide increased aid for first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If passed, supporters insist it will make an array of resources for first responders more available and - in turn - help save lives.

Beyond Adoption: How Animal Friends Connects Humans & Pets To Save Lives

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Many of us find it impossible to think that our beloved cats and dogs could be anywhere but our homes, curled up by our feet or playing in the yard. For many pets, though, everyday life looks much different. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that approximately 6.5 million companion animals in the United States end up in animal shelters every year. Significantly decreasing this number may seem like an impossible task, but by tackling the problem of animal homelessness from every angle, a Pittsburgh-based "companion animal resource community" has saved and improved the lives of countless pets... and humans.

Pennsylvania Experiencing Highest Percentage Increase in Pedestrian Deaths From Motor Vehicle Incidents

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In Pennsylvania, pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high. According to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles skyrocketed by 41 percent in the first six months of 2018 compared to the first six months of 2017. A jarring total of 90 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania traffic-related incidents during the span - 26 more than the 64 fatalities in 2017 - which was the eighth largest total and highest percentage increase (41%) within the United States.

Part Two: Recapping the 2017 Workers' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary

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The 2017 Worker' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary was recently released, which collects data from injured workers, healthcare providers and insurance companies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to consider the effects fee schedules and utilization of provider panels have on access to quality care and lost days from work.

Part One: Recapping the 2017 Workers' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary

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The 2017 Worker' Compensation Medical Access Executive Summary was recently released, which collects data from injured workers, healthcare providers and insurance companies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to consider the effects fee schedules and utilization of provider panels have on access to quality care and lost days from work.

Important Questions to Ask Your Workers' Compensation/Personal Injury Lawyer

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When pursuing a workers' compensation or personal injury case, establishing sound communication with your attorney during the consultation process is the best way to formulate a proactive legal strategy.  

How the Social Security Administration Determines SSDI and SSI Qualifications

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The realities that come along with injuries and medical conditions sustained both in and out of the workplace can make life extremely difficult for an individual in the blink of an eye.

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