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June 22, 2017

On April 4, 2017, the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) introduced a bill (House Bill 114) to help injured victims recover what they deserve when involved in a car accident, and the bill was signed by Governor Carney on June 13, 2017.

House Bill 114 amends Title 21 of the Delaware Code relating to bodily injury and property damage coverage for motor vehicles. The new Law increases the minim...

April 3, 2017

With 28 states and the District of Columbia having some form of legalized marijuana, the question of whether medical marijuana should be covered under workers’ compensation is becoming increasingly important and debated. Issues over drug testing and workplace policies, employment practices, hiring practices, compliance with federal regulations, and lines of insurance coverage are becoming increasi...

January 23, 2017

Changes to an existing law may affect Delaware motorcyclists after new legislation was proposed in December and discussed at the General Assembly meeting on January 10th.

State representatives have proposed legislation to require that all motorcyclists wear a helmet.  According to The News Journal, almost half of the 48 people who died in motorcycle crashes in Delaware since 2014 were not wearing h...

August 18, 2016

Perhaps unsurprisingly, two issues that particularly concern us as advocates for injury victims have come together in recent weeks – and not in a good way.

Uber, the Gig Economy, and Workers’ Compensation

In a column for the New Castle County Women’s Journal last fall, Kimmel Carter Partner Heather Long discussed the tendency of “on-demand,” or “gig economy” companies (think Uber, Lyft and Task Rabb...

June 24, 2016

OSHA Issues Final Rule Intended to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illness, Protect Workers
 

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule for businesses that government officials believe will improve workplace safety across the country.
 

Beginning in January of 2017, OSHA will require many American employers to electronically submit data summa...

May 11, 2016

Snapchat and Teens – Social Media App Creates New Risks on the Highway
 

The picture sharing app Snapchat has apparently surpassed Instagram as the most loved social media platform for U.S. teenagers, and drivers across the country would be wise to take note.
 

Last year, we discussed the frightening prevalence of teen texting and driving. The dangers of texting behind the wheel are obvious: composi...

February 1, 2016

This article was originally published on January 1, 2016, as part of Associate Heather Long’s regular column for the New Castle County Women’s Journal.
 

What Happens When Good Employers Go Bad – Part Two

Nothing lasts forever, especially your statute of limitations. Here in Delaware, we only have two years from the date of your valid work injury to have your claim accepted. Once your claim is accep...

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