Entries by Tim Misny

How Can My Newborn Child’s Apgar Score Detect a Birth Injury?

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Each hospital follows specific procedures after the birth of a child, and these procedures are significant in keeping your baby safe and healthy. Many parents I’ve spoken with don’t know the signs of a possible birth injury to their child. When you aren’t a trained medical professional, it makes it much more difficult to identify […]

Ohio Workers’ Compensation: Signing the Firefighter Cancer Bill into Law

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Working in high-risk occupations brings even more chance of work injuries and illnesses. In some fields, it is almost unavoidable. Police and firefighters constantly put themselves in harm’s way to keep others safe. Sadly, in some states workers’ compensation programs may not fully cover these men and women. Several groups, including the Youngstown Professional Fire Fighters […]

The Difference Between Full Coverage Car Insurance and Liability Car Insurance

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Most states have some type of car insurance policy requirement for all licensed drivers. In the state of Ohio, it is illegal for drivers to operate a vehicle that is not covered by insurance. Unfortunately, this law does not require that Ohio drivers attain full coverage policies on their vehicles. With that being said, a […]

Drugged Driving: Driving High Breaks a New High in Ohio Accident Numbers

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There has been a severe drug epidemic in the state of Ohio within the past year. Last year alone there were 3,050 deaths due to heroin overdose. As this drug epidemic continues to hold a grip on Ohio, the number of drugged driving incidents rises as well. There have been 3,574 drugged driving accidents in […]

6 Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits You May Be Entitled To

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When you are hurt on the job and file a Worker’s Compensation claim, it can quickly become stressful and disorienting to deal with both the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and your employer. Before diving in head first, you should consider hiring an experienced attorney to handle your claim. There are many legalities and key components […]

Truck Driving Accidents- How Fatigued Driving Affects All Drivers on the Road

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In 1939 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a federal law known as Hours of Service (HOS) that would regulate the number of hours any commercial motor vehicle driver reaches in a day. Since the regulations were put into place, HOS was revisited in 2012 due to a major climb in truck accidents caused […]

The Dangers of Failed Safety Procedures in the Workplace

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Working in the construction industry is one of the most dangerous careers in the U.S. As I mentioned in a previous blog, work safety measures must be the top priority for occupations such as construction due to the high risk of injury. Excavation, according to recent statistics, is an especially dangerous field in the construction industry. […]

How Autonomous Vehicles Can Change the Car Insurance Industry

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If you asked any licensed driver 10 years ago about the possibility of self-driven vehicles, they most likely would look at you like you had two heads. The evolution of technology in the last 10 years—even in the last several years—is astonishing. The human race has made incredible strides; whether it is in the medical […]

4 Tips on Safe Driving in Ohio Winter Weather

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Ohio is an unpredictable state when it comes to the weather. On this very day in mid-November, the sun is shining and temperatures have been remaining at a study 45-50 degrees. However, the Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio drivers know it’s better to prepare sooner rather than later. Rather than waiting for winter to […]

5 Injuries That Make Thanksgiving Day the Most Dangerous Holiday

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Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to our family, friends, and thankfulness for the lives we live. While it is meant to show our appreciation for our loved ones and health, it is also considered one of the most dangerous holidays in the United States. Thanksgiving Eve is notoriously known for its high number of drunk […]