No COLA for 2016, SSA Announces
Next year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will not be applying a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to federal disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, according to a recent SSA announcement.
That’s because the Consumer Price Index... Read Full Post
Blood alcohol content (BAC) test results are often the cornerstone of DUI cases. Despite the accuracies of these tests, however, it’s not uncommon for these tests to produce unreliable – if not possibly inaccurate – results when mistakes are made at various points during the testing process.... Read Full Post
As the cold weather of winter sets in, now is the time to prepare your vehicle so you and your family stay safe during your holiday travels.
Taking the time now to get your car ready for the harsh conditions of winter can ensure your vehicle is in top condition – and that you are ready in case a... Read Full Post
Last year, U.S. workers in the private sector sustained about 3 million nonfatal injuries, marking a slight drop in the injury rates when compared to the numbers from 2013.
3 million nonfatal work injuries sustained by U.S.
workers in 2014
This is according to a recent report from officials at the... Read Full Post
Spine Injuries Rose 60% for People 65+ over Past Decade
Since 1993, there has been a dramatic surge in spinal cord injury rates among those 65 and older in the U.S., according to a Vanderbilt University study published in the June 2015 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (... Read Full Post
Eighteen pedestrians have been hit and killed in St. Louis so far in 2015, representing more than then the number of pedestrian fatalities that occurred in St. Louis in 2013 and 2014 combined.
As safety officials scramble to try to reverse this trend and protect all travelers on St. Louis roads,... Read Full Post
Following a work accident or an occupational illness, Illinois workers can file for workers compensation benefits to obtain financial support as they recover.
Given that the application process can be complicated, below we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions about Illinois... Read Full Post
Piramal Glass USA Inc. in Park Hills, Missouri was hit with a hefty OSHA earlier this month for its failure to comply with federal safety regulations and prevent a worker from sustaining severe burn injuries.
A MO glass manufacturer has been hit with a hefty fine for
failing to prevent a fire... Read Full Post
Distracted drivers are involved in nearly 1 in every 4 traffic accidents that occur in the U.S. annually. While this clearly indicates that distracted driving is a prominent problem on American roads, it also reveals how many people may be unaware of the following facts about distracted driving –... Read Full Post
Checkpoints are a common way that law enforcement officials try to deter and nab impaired drivers. Despite the fact that checkpoints have been in use for time, they have been a source of controversy in recent years, leading some to even call for them to no longer be used as part of DUI enforcement... Read Full Post
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