The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified four major types of accidents that are responsible for more workplace injuries than any other. These “Fatal Four” accidents are especially common in the construction industry, where there are more accidents than in any other industry. But what are these Fatal Four, and what can you do to avoid them?
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Distracted driving is one of the biggest threats to drivers on the road, resulting in about 3,000 deaths every year. This includes people who text and drive, as well as others who engage in activities like eating and drinking, engaging in personal hygiene, or even those who change the radio while driving. Here are some of the ways that distracted drivers cause motor vehicle accidents:
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One of the single most common reasons for personal injury lawsuits are slip and fall accidents, also known as trip and fall accidents. These accidents are exactly what they sound like: someone trips or slips due to some hazard, and hurts themselves in the subsequent fall. While not all falls are preventable, many are the result of negligence on the part of property owners who did not take adequate care of their premises. Here are some of the most common causes for slip and fall accidents:
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No type of motor vehicle accident is more potentially deadly than pedestrian accidents. In these sorts of accidents, unprotected civilians are impacted by cars, trucks, or other vehicles, often suffering severe injury or death as a result. However, there are a number of factors that make pedestrian accidents much more likely to be fatal. Here are five major factors involved in pedestrian accidents that make them more lethal to accident victims:
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“Road rage” has become more of a threat over the past few years, as incidents of shootings on the road have increased dramatically, according to one study. Not only does this result in direct violence to drivers, but road rage also increases the risk of accidents overall. But what exactly is road rage, and how does it make it more likely that people will get into auto accidents?
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists four major causes for workplace accidents that can be blamed for more on-the-job injuries and deaths than all others. These “Fatal Four” can be found in almost any industry, but the construction industry is particularly notorious for these types of injuries. But what are OSHA’s Fatal Four, and what makes them so deadly to workers, especially construction workers?
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One of the most common kinds of personal injury cases are known as “slip and fall” cases, which are exactly what they sound like: someone walks on a slippery or otherwise treacherous surface, falls, and hurts themselves. The simple nature of a slip and fall makes them sound unimportant, but in truth, they can cause a lot of problems for victims. Here are just some of the issues that can arise from a slip and fall accident. Continue reading “The Perils of a Slip and Fall”
If you were injured in a car accident and had to miss work as a result, you may be able to recover for any losses sustained. Under New York State law, a person may be able to recover for lost income and any other missed income opportunities as a result. Continue reading “Lost Wages Following a Car Accident”
When you are injured due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. With that being said, getting the compensation you deserve may be a long drawn out process. Following the initial event leading to your damages, you may be offered a settlement to avoid litigation. Knowing when and how to properly accept a personal injury settlement is the key to receiving the full compensation you deserve. Continue reading “Personal Injury Settlement”
Following a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you receive treatment for your injuries. But even though you are being treated by your chosen doctors, there is a chance that the insurance company will send you a letter scheduling you for an Independent Medical Exam, or IME, with the insurance company’s doctor. Also referred to as “Defense Medical Exams,” or DMEs, these exams are the insurance company’s opportunity to review your injuries to determine if coverage is still medically necessary. Continue reading “Independent Medical Exam Following a Motor Vehicle Accident”