There are plenty of obvious dangers on construction sites, such as falling from ladders, being injured by falling objects, or being electrocuted by uninsulated wires. However, one surprising source of injury on construction sites are cave-ins, which results in hundreds of injuries every single year. Here are some of the biggest reasons that cave-ins occur on construction sites:
While anyone can potentially suffer from a trip and fall accident (also known as a slip and fall accident), the elderly are especially vulnerable to these types of accidents. Not only are they more likely to experience this type of accident, but when they do, they are more likely to suffer a severe injury. But what is it that makes the elderly so vulnerable to a trip and fall accident?
When you get into a motor vehicle accident, you are supposed to submit a claim to your insurer as soon as possible. This helps you begin the legal process that will potentially lead to you getting compensation for any harm you have incurred, including damage to your vehicle and any injuries you may have suffered due to the accident. But what should you do if your car insurance claim is denied after an accident?
Every property owner has a responsibility to ensure the premises of their buildings are safe for anyone who enters them for a lawful purpose. While this includes obvious duties like cleaning up spills to prevent falls, an often overlooked responsibility is to ensure the premises have proper lighting. Because when a building has poor lighting, it can make things more dangerous for everyone.
The time after getting into an auto accident can be extremely distressing, even if you walked away from it seemingly fine. Unfortunately, there are a number of ways you can potentially endanger yourself and make it harder for you to obtain compensation for any harm that you or your loved ones have suffered. Here are five common mistakes people make after they get into an auto accident: Continue reading “Five Mistakes People Make After Getting Into an Auto Accident”
Motorcycles are notorious for being particularly dangerous, with motorcycle accidents having a much higher rate of serious injury and death compared to other types of motor vehicle accidents. The reasons why this is, however, can be somewhat complicated. Here are five things that make motorcycle accidents far more hazardous:
All workplaces are subject to safety regulations that are intended to protect workers from preventable harm. Some workplaces, such as construction sites, deal with far more regulations than others, due to the high risk of harm they pose to their workers. Unfortunately, not every employer follows the rules, leading to safety violations that can result in serious harm. But what happens when someone is hurt due to a workplace safety violation, and what should you do about it if it happens to you?
If you have been involved in a car accident of any type, you may be shocked and concerned about what to do. Fortunately, there are a few important steps you can take to protect yourself, and give yourself the best possible chances in any legal proceedings related to your accident. Here are five things you should do after any car accident:
Not every accident results in a serious injury, but by the same token, not every serious injury is immediately obvious. For various reasons, it is possible to suffer a potentially debilitating injury after an accident and not realize it. If you know the signs, however, you can potentially identify an undiagnosed injury and get it treated quickly. Here are five signs of an undiagnosed injury you should look out for after an accident:
Workers’ compensation insurance, often simply referred to as “workers’ comp,” is mandatory for all employers in New York State. This requirement is meant to ensure every employee can receive compensation for injuries they sustain while working. But can you still sue your employer for an injury you suffer on the job if you are covered by workers’ comp? Continue reading “Does Workers’ Comp Stop You From Suing For an Injury?”