Category: News

Mar 07

What Should You Do if You are in a Car Accident?

If you are involved in a car accident, the first rule of thumb is to keep everyone safe. Make sure that no one in your car is injured. If no one is seriously injured, exit the vehicle after checking to make sure that no cars are coming. If possible, drive your car to the side …

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Mar 07

Hurt on the Job

The whole idea behind Workers’ Compensation was not to help injured workers. It was to protect companies from being sued by workers who had been injured! This explains why the system works so badly. Workers can help themselves by knowing about their rights and what to do if they are injured. Many workers lose benefits …

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Mar 07

No-Fault Insurance Fraud Spikes in NY

View more videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com. Share Buzz up! 0diggsdigg Suspicious no-fault automobile insurance claims are the most common type of health care-related fraud in New York state, according to a new report released by the New York State Insurance Department. Here’s how the scheme works: The perpetrators go out seeking to purposely cause accidents, or …

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Mar 07

Marsh Webcast March 9—Developing an Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Challenges

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As employers seek to manage escalating workers’ compensation claims costs, Marsh will hold a one-hour webcast on March 9 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time to explore the benefits of an integrated cost containment approach. “Developing an Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Challenges” Marsh’s webcast, “Developing an Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Challenges,” will …

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Mar 03

Accidental Death Becomes Suicide When Insurers Dodge Payouts

Jane Pierce spent nine years struggling alongside her husband, Todd, as he fought cancer in his sinus cavity. The treatments were working. Then, in July 2009, Todd died in a fiery car crash. He was 46. That was the beginning of a whole new battle for Jane Pierce, this time with Todd’s life insurance company, …

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Mar 03

Seward’s bill aims to reduce fraud, costs in N.Y. no-fault system

A New York senator introduced a bill to “enact comprehensive reforms to reduce fraud, abuse and the associated costs in the New York no-fault system.” James Seward, New York senator James Seward Sen. James Seward of the 51st District and chairman of the New York State Senate Insurance Committee proposed in S2186 changing the 30-day …

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Mar 03

What a Crock! 10 Lies People Believe About Auto Insurance

When searching for cheap car insurance, it pays to know the facts. Don’t rely on your neighbor or co-worker for insurance information. Here are the truths every driver should know. 1. “No-fault insurance means it’s not my fault!” No-fault car insurance varies by state, but usually requires your car insurance company to pay medical expenses …

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Mar 03

Lost Fingers Come Cheap at Ford Sweatshop Supplier in China

NEW YORK and PITTSBURGH, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today the Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights (formerly National Labor Committee) is releasing a new in-depth report “Dirty Parts/Where Lost Fingers Come Cheap: Ford in China.” which documents worker rights violations—including workers maimed when factory management turned off critical safety equipment—at the Yuwei Plastics …

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Feb 28

New Tendons Restore Hands

NEW YORK — Maybe you’ve never heard of transverse myelitis, but those diagnosed will assure you it’s devastating. Basically, your body doesn’t have the muscles required to move your hands or fingers. Now, after years of medical dead-ends, a new procedure may solve the riddle outright. For 15-year-old Nicole, simple things like fixing her hair …

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Feb 28

ACL tears plaguing female athletes

Risk of knee injury higher than for male counterparts S.S. Seward girls’ basketball player Sara Cannillo, who is recovering from surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, works with physical therapist Ray Youghhans at Access Physical Therapy & Wellness in Goshen on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.TOM BUSHEY/Times Herald-Record By Mira Wassef …

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