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2016 Traffic Fatalities Estimated as Highest in Nine Years

Preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 2016 may have been the deadliest year on U.S. roads since 2007. An estimated 40,000 people were killed in vehicle-related accidents in 2016, an approximate six percent increase over… Read More

Arthritis and Long-Term Disability Benefits

Arthritis can be among the most debilitating of illnesses leading people to apply for disability. The two main types of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, are caused by different mechanisms but can have equally devastating impacts on… Read More

Social Media in Long-Term Disability Claims

One of the more sinister things that insurers can do during the long-term disability (LTD) claim process is to have you surveilled (followed) for a period of time to see if the limitations you discussed in your application for benefits match what they… Read More

Filing a Claim for Maryland Workers’ Compensation

Dealing with an on-the-job injury or illness can leave an injured worker at a loss for what to do next. Filing for workers’ compensation can be a complicated process as there are a number of important steps you must follow to file a claim in Maryland. Below,… Read More

Long-Term Disability: Getting Started

The process of applying for long-term disability (LTD) can be confusing and intimidating. It can bring shock to discover that the insurance company is denying something you’ve relied on through years of hard work to secure you and your family if you get… Read More

Did Your Job Cause Your Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that forms in the lungs. Its only known cause is from long-term exposure to asbestos, which is most often job-related. The durable mineral was a popular building material in a number of industries through the mid-1970s… Read More

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

As with any motor vehicle, there is always a chance of being involved in an accident on the road. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable to being severely injured in a collision. Although accidents involving other vehicles are most… Read More

2016 Traffic Fatalities Outpace Travel Increases

For the second year in a row, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported the largest leap in year-to-year traffic fatalities in 50-years. Preliminary data released by the administration show an eight percent increase in traffic… Read More

U.S. Military Warns of Energy Drink Dangers

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is warning military members that over consumption of energy drinks can do cause serious harm and that there are “real reasons” to avoid overuse of the drinks. The warning, published on the official U.S. Defense Department… Read More

Missing Just One to Two Hours of Sleep Increases Accident Risk

According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who do not get the full the recommended seven hours of sleep are more likely to be involved in a car accident. With only 35 percent of American drivers getting the… Read More

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