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October 2018 Archives

Crushing injuries can kill hardworking employees

Many workers face the possibility of being crushed by equipment and other items in the workplace. Preventing these crushing hazards must be a priority for companies with employees working under these conditions. Unlike a struck-by hazard, a crushing hazard catches the worker between two objects. One or both must be moving in a way that it crushes or suffocates the employee, usually in the abdomen or on the rib cage.

Connecticut driver admits to striking pedestrian

Police in Connecticut say that charges will likely be filed against a man who admits to striking a pedestrian in Windham County on the evening of Oct. 20 and fleeing the scene. A 27 year old woman was injured while walking a bicycle on Norwich Road in Plainfield at approximately 7:20 p.m. according to a police report. Media sources say that the 55-year-old local resident turned himself in to police on Oct. 22.

Your divorce decisions now can impact your life later

When you make the decision to divorce your spouse, you need to make sure that you have things together to protect yourself. There are some splits that are amicable; however, others are filled with disagreements. Even if you and your spouse get along fairly well, the divorce might pit you against each other. We know that this is a difficult situation, but planning ahead can be a huge help.

Social Security benefits will see increase for 2019

The payments that a person who receives Social Security Disability (SSD) receives do replace some of the income they had before their disability, but not all of it. Many people eagerly await the news from the Social Security Administration (SSA) about whether they will get a cost of living adjustment each year.

The increase in large truck traffic deaths

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that the number of U.S. fatalities in 2017 involving large trucks, or trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, rose by 9 percent. Connecticut motorists may be interested to learn that for the same time period, the total number of motor vehicle traffic deaths fell by 1.8 percent.

Injured motorcyclists may opt to seek compensation

Motorists need to watch out for motorcycles, even when they don't think there will be any on the road. One of the issues that happens in many cases is that drivers will claim they didn't see the motorcyclist. This is especially true around intersections where bushes and other hazards might impair the driver's ability to see the small profile vehicles. We know that crashes can lead to some very serious injuries since the motorcyclist doesn't have the protection that an occupant of a car has.

Taxes: Another reason for strategic planning in divorce

Divorce is fraught with emotion. When the spousal relationship dissolves, it can create stress and bring out the worst in some people. While it can seem cold to say so, it is important for the parties seeking a Connecticut divorce to approach the process rationally. After all, in the eyes of the law, what is occurring is the ending of a contract.

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