If a worker suffers any sort of serious work-related injury that will keep them sidelined for any amount of time, they naturally have very pressing concerns about how they will make up for the time away. After all, the bank won't stop seeking to collect the mortgage payment, the power company won't just keep the power on for free and the food in the cupboards won't magically replenish itself.
From fines to lawsuits to loss of employment, truck drivers risk serious consequences if they are found guilty of distracted driving. Regulations enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prohibit over-the-road truckers from using handheld mobile phones while driving, including texting. Texting while driving is against the law in the state of Maryland.
With great (electrical) power comes great responsibility
Ask anyone who currently works as a long-distance commercial truck driver or who has previously held this position about the physical demands of the job, and they will more than likely have much to share with you.
If you were to ask any resident of Prince George's County to identify which major thoroughfares had the best overall traffic levels or best served as a shortcut from Point A to Point B, chances are good that you'd receive a host of different answers from area residents eager to demonstrate their knowledge of local roadways.
When you've seen the signs that your loved one is being abused or neglected by the very people you trust and pay to take care of them, it's easy to react emotionally and rashly. While that anger should spur you to action, it's important that you stay calm and in control of your emotions until your family member is protected and properly cared for.
Welcoming a new baby into your home should be one of the most exciting days of your life. Despite taking your vitamins, visiting your doctor and doing everything you can to prepare for childbirth, your body may determine that the baby wants to come early.
Personal injuries range from mild to severe, but regardless of the severity can completely change your life and negatively affect your future. Some injuries leave you with life-changing problems that force you to adapt or completely rethink your life. Your might require lifelong (expensive) medical care, or be unable to work, causing you to lose years of income.
When most of us hear the term car wreck, we invariably envision the aftermath of a serious multi-car accident complete with paramedics tending to the injured, witnesses talking to the police and perhaps even a crowd of nervous onlookers whispering to one another.
Going to work is not just a routine activity for most Maryland residents; it is also a necessary activity to earn a living to cover the costs associated with financial needs. While employers are required to take steps to address any health and safety issues in the work environment, workers unfortunately could suffer serious and even fatal injuries on-the-job.
In previous posts, our blog has discussed how injured workers here in Maryland should know that their ability to secure work comp benefits under their employer's work comp insurance depends upon whether they meet rather precise requirements set forth under state law.
REPUBLICANS HINTING AGAIN AT TORT REFORM
Often the punch line of your favorite old cartoons, a character slipping and falling from something like a banana peel is supposed to make you laugh. While it may be funny seeing it in cartoons, if it happens to you, a slip-and-fall injury can have very serious long-term effects.
Apple, SnapChat and other tech companies sued over traffic deaths
It may come as a surprise for people to learn that much of the cost of nursing home care in the U.S. is covered by the federal Medicaid and Medicare programs. Consider that the price tag for this care reached an astounding $75 billion in 2014 alone.