Construction Site Accidents: Common Safety Requirements

June is celebrated for being National Safety Month, and we take the opportunity to provide a few construction safety tips and requirements that should be implemented in order to provide a safe working environment for employees and workers.

You may be surprised to know that the fatality rate in the construction industry stands at more than double when compared to all other industries’ average, with minor accidents on the rise. Construction sites are no less than a safety and health nightmare that is home to every conceivable hazard that you can imagine within a forever changing working environment.

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Florida Courts Not Applying “Firefighter’s Rule” for Preventing Cases Filed by an Injured Emergency Responder

A rule that is generally accepted is that people don’t have a duty to help with the rescue efforts of another person who is in danger. However, if someone passing by does make the decision to help in the rescue efforts, the party who needs to be rescued has a certain duty of care to the individual or individuals who have made the decision to help them. This means that if a would-be rescuer suffers an injury while helping the party in danger, that individual may be held liable for the rescuer’s injuries.

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Play Ball! 6 Common Legal Issues with Baseball-Related Injuries

Baseball season is a time of fun – after all, this is American’s favorite pastime. However, just because you are having fun, it doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. There are a few ways you may suffer a personal injury while at a baseball game. Knowing the dangers can help you avoid the consequences.

Foul Ball

According to the “Baseball Rule,” fans understand that there may be foul balls that enter into the stands while a game is going on. This occurrence is so common that it was put into effect to stop fans from being able to sue after they suffered an injury that occurred because of a foul ball.

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What You Shouldn’t Do after Suffering a Head Injury

Head trauma that occurs in a car accident can often cause a TBI – traumatic brain injury. However, these injuries aren’t always apparent right away. This may result in you putting off medical treatment, which is never a good idea.

If you suffer a head injury after a car accident, you need to contact a personal injury attorney in Florida. They can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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How are Pain and Suffering Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?

If you are injured because of another person’s negligence – regardless of if it is due to a car accident, slip and fall, or another cause – you have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault person’s insurance company. This is referred to as a third-party claim.

Once you have proven the defendant is at fault, you have to prove the financial losses you have incurred so you can claim the money you need to begin rebuilding your life. The money that is allotted for these expenses is called damages.

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Tips on Successfully Settling a Slip and Fall Accident Case

Most people fail to realize slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of worker’s compensation claims. The injuries sustained from this type of accident can be quite significant. Whether falling from an elevated or flat surface, a person can injure themselves badly. In most cases, slip and fall lawsuits are settled out of court. This is usually because the business being sued will want to keep this type of negative publicity under wraps. There are a number of things you and your lawyer will have to do in order to make the settlement process successful. Below are some of the things your lawyer will focus on when trying to get you the compensation you are owed for your slip and fall related injuries.

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Common Florida Workplace Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Getting up and going to work on a daily basis is something most people are used to. Over time, you will develop a certain familiarity with your job environment. Falling into a routine when it comes to work can lead to mistakes being made and to you possibly being injured. The last thing you want to do is to let your guard down when working in a dangerous environment. Being aware of the various hazards around you is a great way to stay safe and avoid injuries. Here are some of the most common workplace injuries and what you can do to avoid them.

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Not Purchasing Uninsured Motorist Coverage Could Result in Serious Consequences for Florida Drivers

When you are purchasing your auto insurance, you may think about all the basic types of coverage – liability, property damage, etc.

However, one type of insurance you should not overlook or ignore is uninsured motorist coverage. According to the law, each insurance company is required to notify their customers about the right they have to purchase this coverage when issuing or reissuing a policy.

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Legal Recourse after Personal Injury following an Explosion

On January 9, 2017, a violent explosion at a South West Florida factory saw one worker hospitalized with serious injuries. The early morning blast at Paramount Chemical and Plastic was felt a number of blocks away from the plant. Neighbors called 911 on seeing the billowing smoke. A helicopter was used to evacuate the injured individual. OSHA investigators were on site to establish the circumstances under which the explosion took place.

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Motorcycle Safety Myths to Avoid

Being injured in a motorcycle accident can lead to catastrophic pain, suffering and many other negative outcomes. Riding a motorcycle in Florida is an extremely popular activity and it’s a great way to get out and enjoy the weather and the open roads of Florida.

However, not taking motorcycle safety rules seriously or falling for any number of safety myths can put you at risk of being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Read on to learn more about some of the most common myths surrounding motorcycle safety.

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