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November 2014 Archives

How Workers' Compensation Affects Personal Injury Cases

Workers' Compensation cases vary from personal injury actions in many ways. Personal injury is based on fault. But if an employee gets injured on the job, he or she is entitled to workers' compensation benefits whether the employer is at fault or not.

Oakland: Take Creative Steps to Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable toserious injuries, even death, when walking on or alongside any street traveled by cars. Most of the time, the driver claims not to see the pedestrian in time. In order to ensure pedestrian safety at intersections, a city needs to essentially hit the driver with a wet towel as they approach a crosswalk or other avenue where driver and walker cross paths. To accomplish this, cities need to get assertive and creative in their design.

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