Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law

July 2016 Archives

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The gender gap in workers' compensation benefits

Most Virginia women who are injured on the job are eligible to apply for workers' compensation. As a case in California shows, women who are injured at work may be offered less in workers' compensation benefits than men who sustain similar injuries, however.

Seeking workers' compensation benefits from an employer

For many Virginia construction workers, there are many hazards that they must deal with. While there are many regulations, safety procedures and inspections that are designed to keep them as safe as possible, there are still many hazards that can leave an employee with serious injuries.

Distracted driving continues to be a major problem

The preponderance of texts that are sent on a daily basis in the United States is staggering, and a sizeable portion of these texts are sent by drivers of motor vehicles. As of December 2014, there were roughly 169.3 billion texts sent every month in the United States and its territories. That number has surely only increased since then. Add this to the fact that 3,179 people were killed and another 431,000 were injured in distracted driving accidents in 2014, and the problem is clear.

3 common (and avoidable) causes of motorcycle injuries

Many motorcycle accidents are not always the fault of the rider. However, there are certain choices that riders make that increase their risk of accidents or serious injuries, sometimes before they even sit down on the bike. Here are some tips to keep in mind to minimize the possible danger of riding a motorcycle.

Fatal traffic accidents up 9 percent in Virginia

Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the troubling announcement that traffic deaths across the country had risen almost 8 percent since 2014. This means that last year, the families of over 35,000 people across the country received the devastating news that a loved one had died on the road. The third largest increase in fatal traffic accidents came in the mid-Atlantic states, including Virginia.