Year: 2015

Holiday Parties and Liability

Who among us hasn’t “made rather merry” during the holiday season? For businesses hosting holiday parties – more than 90% of them in 2014 – making merry must be done carefully. Holiday parties foster an atmosphere that, when done right, can serve to show your employees appreciation for their efforts. Still, companies that choose to […]


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Tire Safety: Age and Dangerous Defects

How much thought do you give to the tires on your vehicle? If you’re like most, you probably don’t give them a lot of thought unless you have a flat. But a recent special investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) suggests that all of us should be paying more attention to the four […]


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Are Tour Buses Safe?

When the news broke recently that Elkhart-based bus manufacturer Forest River, Inc. had been fined by the U.S. Department of Transportation for failure to report defects and announce safety recalls, it caught many by surprise. Many churches, sports teams, tour operators, and senior centers own and operate a bus or fleet of buses in order […]


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Being Safe – Not Scared – This Halloween

“Trick or treat!“ That time of year is upon us once again – the night where little spooks and goblins visit our homes and ask us for candy. Halloween is a billion-dollar business in the United States, growing in popularity each year. It’s estimated that Americans will spend nearly seven billion dollars on the spooky […]


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Construction Site Safety: Protecting Workers From Falls

The construction of a new hotel in downtown Evansville has the community buzzing with excitement. The five-story tower of rooms for lodging and convention space has been highly anticipated, discussed, encouraged, and disparaged since the beginning, and now we’re beginning to see the actual project taking shape. Like the construction of the adjacent Ford Center, […]


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Work Zone Safety: Protecting Road Construction Workers

It might seem like the Tri-State has two seasons – winter and construction season. Orange barrels tend to sprout up every spring and remain visible all the way through the fall months. Tri-State drivers are accustomed to narrowed lanes, traffic cones, orange barrels, and alternate routes – so much so that we’re likely to not […]


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Why Does the SSA Deny Disability Claims?

You’ve heard the statistic: up to 70% of all Social Security Disability applications are denied the first time around. At first glance, it seems unfair. Doesn’t Social Security Disability exist to help people who can’t work because of an injury or illness? Don’t Social Security taxes come out of your paycheck every pay period? How […]


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Nursing Home Abuse: Bed Sores

Putting a loved one in a nursing home for long-term or end-of-life care is a heart wrenching decision even under the best of circumstances.You want to make sure your loved one receives the best care possible, and yet you don’t know, exactly, what to expect. Your choice of facility may be limited by insurance requirements […]


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Are You Using the Right Car Seat?

Anyone with small children knows how important it is to protect them. From the moment we bring them home from the hospital, our lives are spent in protection mode – locking up medicines and household chemicals, plugging off electrical outlets, wrapping the corners of the coffee table with foam bumpers. And when you take your […]


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SSDI and Fibromyalgia

Imagine a physical illness so debilitating that you’re unable to sleep, suffer extreme mood swings, and feel pain and tenderness throughout your body. Would you be able to work in such a condition? Fibromyalgia is a mysterious illness that affects quality of life as well as ability to work, and an estimated 2% of the […]


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