Every year, numerous workers in Maryland and across the country suffer injuries while on the job. Some injuries can lead to permanent disability if you happen to lose your eyesight. While this may not happen often, it does happen, and those who have lost their eyesight due to a work injury are left trying to rebuild their lives. Thankfully, workers' compensation benefits should be there to help them with that.
First responders such as EMTs, firefighters and public safety officers face danger every day when they report to work, and they often suffer injuries as a result. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals in the health care, police protection and fire protection fields suffer the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by far, with more than 552,000 instances of non-fatal injuries in health care and social assistance in 2016 alone.
In Maryland, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing semitrailers and other large commercial trucks taking up the road. They are simply everywhere. With more of these vehicles on the street, more trucking accidents are happening now than ever before. The results of such incidents can be absolutely devastating to the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members.
For many teens, driving represents a major source of freedom and independence. Unfortunately, it also comes with safety risks. A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics underscores just how pronounced these risks are for young drivers.
Distractions are everywhere in your vehicle: your cell phone, crashes on the side of the road and even things inside your vehicle.