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The textalyzer: valuable deterrent or invasion of privacy?

You undoubtedly know what a Breathalyzer is – an electronic device that law-enforcement agencies use to measure blood-alcohol content. But have you heard about the textalyzer? It’s a new technology that determines how and when a person has been using his or her smartphone. A company called Cellebrite is developing the technology. The textalyzer is a tablet-sized […]

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I’ve been injured: What should I do now?

Suffering a personal injury is difficult not only because of physical pain, but because of the often-complicated legal process that may follow. The moments immediately following a personal injury are often full of adrenaline, pain and confusion. The days, weeks and months following the injury may be spent navigating a complex legal system in order […]

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Employers should work to prevent injuries among older workers

By 2024, older workers will make up a full quarter of the labor market, according to government estimates. In 2015, workers 55 and older were involved in 35 percent of all fatal workplace accidents. Are the two facts related? After all, even normal aging is associated with a variety of physical issues, including changes in […]

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NY workers’ comp reform plan may reduce benefits to workers

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has just released a new proposal on how permanent impairments will be evaluated. According to the board’s chair, the proposal “will incorporate advances in medicine that result in better healing and outcomes for injured workers to use in evaluations and determinations for schedule loss of use awards.” Unfortunately, […]

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Scary: OSHA releases 2017’s Top 10 workplace safety violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has analyzed its files and determined what dangerous conditions were most prevalent at work in fiscal year 2017. As is often the case, many (but not all) of the violations were focused in the construction and industrial fields. Here are the Top 10 most common workplace safety violations this year, based […]

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Workers’ Compensation Archives Reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied

Being injured at work is bad enough – being denied workers compensation benefits makes it even worse. Many workers’ comp claims are denied on the first application. Often, the denial has nothing to do with the legitimacy of the claim, and a significant percentage of individuals receive benefits after being denied on the first application. Why are […]

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