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September 2015 Archives

Injuries more likely for emergency workers with long hours

Emergency service workers in Pennsylvania frequently spend a majority of their days on call to aid their communities. Since many of these workers may be persevering through shifts between 12 and 24 hours in length, questions have arisen concerning the possibility of exhaustion and its consequences. A recent study strongly supports the idea that these shifts could contribute to fatigue capable of endangering both the workers and the patients depending on them.

Woman charged with forgery after allegedly cashing fake check

Any number of factors may lead to someone cashing, or attempting to cash, a fake check. Doing so, however, could lead to serious criminal charges, including forgery. Since it is considered a serious offense in Philadelphia, and elsewhere, people could face potentially severe penalties if convicted of forgery, or some other white collar crime.

Car defects may result in false convictions

As Pennsylvania motorists know, General Motors has recalled a record number of vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch. While serious accidents, some of which have caused fatalities, have occurred, other issues are recently coming to light. Drivers whose GM vehicles stalled were charged with crimes when accidents killed other drivers and passengers. It is only recently that judges are addressing this issue.

An overview of Pennsylvania sexual assault charges

Misunderstandings, false accusations and inappropriate conduct commonly result in sexual assault charges for people in Philadelphia, and throughout Pennsylvania. Like many how find themselves in this situation, you may not understand the charges you are facing. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., people often ask us what it means to be charged with sexual assault. As such, we will discuss what constitutes sexual assault in the state of Pennsylvania, and the consequences you could face if convicted of this offense.

Delayed symptoms may appear after a car accident

Some injuries that Pennsylvania residents incur in a motor vehicle accident might not be obvious right away. For instance, whiplash symptoms may not even surface for 24 to 48 hours. Being aware of what sort of injury symptoms might suggest may assist in seeking help in a timely fashion.

The VPP and workplace safety

Pennsylvania workers may want to know about the Voluntary Protection Program, through which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rewards worksites that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to workplace safety. Under the VPP, those workplaces do not have regular OSHA inspections and are exempt from them.

Man charged with drunk driving and homicide

It is easier than many people may realize for life to take a sudden turn in the blink of an eye. Many a Philadelphia resident has experienced a situation which has left them facing a drunk driving charge. These charges can lead to very serious penalties such as a jail sentence, fines and more. If an accident has happened that resulted in injuries or a fatality, the driver charged with a crime can face even worse consequences.

A look at Pennsylvania’s drunk driving penalties

Anyone in Pennsylvania who drives is aware that the state takes a strong stance against drunk driving. Being arrested for impaired driving can happen to most anyone. Even having a couple of casual drinks with co-workers at the end of a work week can be enough to make a driver’s blood alcohol level surpass the legal limit. For this reason, it is important for all people in Pennsylvania to understand what potential consequences can be faced if convicted of even DUI or DWI offenses.

Protection in the oil and gas field

Employees in Pennsylvania might benefit from understanding more about hand protection in the gas and oil industry, as described by the Occupational Health and Safety. The fatality rate in this industry is eight times higher than the workplace average for the nation. These workplace injuries have become common at refineries, transportation hubs and drilling sites in the gas and oil sector. This type of work can be especially detrimental to workers' hands.

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