While often overlooked, electrocutions are one of the four biggest causes of workplace accidents and fatalities in America. Construction workers are at an unusually high risk of electrocution. Why do construction workers get electrocuted so much, and what happens if they get hurt?
When someone gets into a slip and fall accident (also known as a trip and fall accident), there is a chance that they could be seriously injured, requiring immediate medical attention. Depending on the severity of these injuries, it could even lead to long-term health problems, especially for elderly victims and those with certain disabilities. Here are seven of the most common injuries seen in slip and fall accidents:
There is no single profession that suffers more on the job injuries and fatalities than construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that around one in every ten construction workers suffers from some kind of workplace-related illness or injury every year. But what is it about the construction industry that is so dangerous for its workers, and what should you do if you get injured on the job? Continue reading “Why Do Construction Workers Get Injured On the Job So Often?”
The moments after a car accident can be very confusing, and you may not know where to even begin handling it. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to help protect yourself, and give yourself the best chances in any future litigation. Here are five important things you should do after you get into a car accident:
Daylight Savings Time is here once again, forcing everyone to adjust their sleep schedules and readjust to longer days. Unfortunately, with it comes a predictable increase in motor vehicle accidents due to sleep-deprived drivers. But what is it about sleep-deprived people that makes them so dangerous on the road?
Premises liability accidents are any type of accident that occurs when someone is injured on someone else’s property due to the negligence of the property owner. These injuries, while often dismissed as minor, can potentially have severe repercussions for anyone who suffers them. Here are seven common mistakes that property owners make that can lead to premises liability accidents:
Dog bites are a shockingly common phenomenon, with around 4.5 million people suffering dog bites every year across the United States, and 800,000 people needing medical attention as a result. These bites are a serious matter, resulting in serious injuries to victims that can have long-term health effects, particularly to children. Unfortunately, not everyone takes the risk of dog bites seriously, increasing the risk of a bite.
More people drive during the holiday season than during any other time of the year. When they are out on the road, they do not always take every precaution they should, leading to a higher risk of auto accidents. Here are just five of the biggest reasons that people suffer motor vehicle accidents during the holiday season:
When people decide to leave their children in other people’s care, they assume that their children will be appropriately supervised by that person. However, not everyone who is entrusted with caring for children does their job properly, potentially leading to those children getting hurt. This is known as negligent supervision, and when it happens to your children, you may need to seek a legal remedy for the harm they suffered.
Premises liability suits make up the single most common type of lawsuit in the United States. Despite the fact that these lawsuits are so common, the area of premises liability is often discounted, compared to more spectacular types of personal injury suits. But what exactly is premises liability, and why might you choose to bring a premises liability suit?