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October 2015 Archives

Reducing accidents involving red light runners

Motorists who ignore red lights cause hundreds of injuries and deaths each year in South Carolina, and 97 percent of drivers consider red light runners to be a serious threat to their safety, according to a 2004 study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Intersection accidents often occur at high speeds and result in catastrophic injuries, and another study conducted by Old Dominion University discovered that one in three people know someone who was either killed or injured in a crash caused by a red light runner.

South Carolina ranks high in motor vehicle deaths

Among the states where people are most likely to die in car crashes on a per capita basis, South Carolina ranks ninth. Annually, out of every 100,000 people, approximately 16.5 die in motor vehicle accidents. Montana is the most dangerous state for car crashes, and the District of Columbia is the safest jurisdiction.

Reducing illness and injury for health care workers

Health care workers in South Carolina and around the country face unique challenges on the job. Despite their tireless efforts at protecting the health and well-being of others, these workers may be at greater risk for being injured on the job or being exposed to contagious illness. Figures for 2013 show that there were approximately 58,000 workplace injuries and occupational diseases recorded for workers in U.S. hospitals alone, more than 6 for every 100 full-time employees As a result, it is essential that health care employers establish appropriate procedures that protect the health of their workers.

Statute of limitations for workers' compensation claims

Workers who are injured on the job in South Carolina generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a workers' compensation claim. If they wait too long to file a claim, the statute of limitations may pass, and they might be unable to obtain compensation for their injury through their employer's insurance provider.

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