Every year, numerous Americans suffer some level of hearing loss thanks to their jobs. In fact, occupational hearing loss is said to be a very common workplace-related injury in the United States. Maryland residents who have found themselves dealing with hearing issues thanks to noise pollution or exposure to toxic substances at their places of work may be entitled to collect workers' compensation benefits to help them cover their resulting losses.
It is impossible to drive anywhere in Maryland without seeing another driver not paying attention to the road. Distracted drivers are everywhere and they are responsible for far too many people suffering serious injuries -- such as spinal cord injuries. Anyone who has suffered catastrophic injuries due to the actions of a distracted driver may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Many people assume that their insurance company will be on their side after a car accident. However, it is important to remember that insurance companies want to minimize the amount that they pay out after a claim is made. This is why many car accident victims do not get the monetary damages that they truly deserve.
Spring is in the air. Grass is growing, and homeowners, as well as city caretakers, are doing their best to clean up lawns after winter. In Maryland's Prince George's County, blowing grass clippings into the road is considered a serious violation, as doing so can clog storm drains and affect the water supply. There is another big reason as to why this practice should be avoided, though. Grass clippings can cause motorcycle accidents.
Ageism is and has always been a real problem in Maryland and across the country. Numerous people are refused employment or let go from their positions to make jobs available for those younger than them. Age discrimination is illegal, but most employers get away with it simply by documenting other reasons for refusing employment or issuing terminations. One area where age has become an issue in the workplace is in regard to workers' compensation. A recently published article talked specifically about how age contributes to work injuries and the problem that presents to employers and the injured.
Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable on the road because they are able to drive at high speeds while having very limited protection in the event of a collision. In addition, the size of a motorcycle means that they can be difficult to see by other drivers, especially when in drivers' blind spots or at night.
Maryland police are in the process of investigating a crash involving a semitrailer that left one woman dead and several other individuals injured. This event is said to have occurred April 10, in Clinton. If trucking accidents are believed to be the result of truck driver negligence, victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses.