Farming Accidents Put Agricultural Workers at Risk of Injury or Death
No doubt about it: Farm work is tough work. Anyone who has worked on a farm knows all-too-well the intense demands that this work places on them—physical labor, often in dim light or poor weather, repetitive movements for many tasks, and work with and around large and dangerous machinery. Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents.
Road Construction Zone Accidents Put Workers at Risk of Injury or Death
This year’s “orange barrel season” here in Northeast Ohio was a busy one. From highways and main thoroughfares to side streets, it seemed like those dreaded barrels appeared at nearly every turn. While road construction can cause delays and headaches for motorists, it’s necessary to keep our infrastructure safe and efficient. Yet road construction-related accidents are an all-too-frequent occurrence. There is one work zone injury every nine minutes—and 160 per day. Tragically, one work zone fatality occurs every eight hours—and three per day.
Repetitive Stress Injuries Can Put You on the Sidelines
Most often, people think of workplace injuries in terms of a single incident – i.e., a trench collapse, a fall from a scaffold or roof, an explosion or another excruciatingly painful, life-altering event. Yet most injuries on the job are the result of repetitive movements that are performed day after day, over and over again, for months or even years.
Football Season is Concussion Season
All team sports carry some risk of injury. Yet American football is certainly among the most injury-prone sport played here in the U.S. Each year, countless football injuries – from knee and ankle injuries to shoulder separations, lacerations, contusions and more – occur on high school and college football fields. Yet head injuries, including concussions, have drawn the most attention lately—and for good reason.
Workers injured in trench or excavation-related work may be eligible for compensation
Posted by: Admin on August 16, 2016 in Workers Compensation
Construction workers face a bevy of safety concerns in nearly every aspect of their jobs. For construction workers engaged in trench and excavation work, safety is a paramount concern, given the large number of potential hazards that exist in these volatile and shifting environments.
Pending Law Could Block Motorists from Pursuing Pain and Suffering Damages
Posted by: Admin on August 12, 2016 in Automobile Accident
A bill currently pending in the Ohio House of Representatives could have far-reaching implications for uninsured drivers.
Pokémon NO! Latest Game Craze Spurs Widespread Injuries and Damage
Posted by: Admin on August 5, 2016 in Personal Injury
By now, you’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that has captured the country’s fascination. The game itself prompts players to explore their surroundings and co-mingle with others in their quest, which is fine. Things get problematic, though, when players find themselves in potentially compromising situations—either through their own actions or the actions of others.
Road Rage Can Cause Vehicle Damage and Personal Injuries, and Affect Insurance Coverage—Know Your Rights
Roads throughout Cleveland and other Ohio cities are filled with thousands of vehicles all jockeying for position in the course of traveling their intended routes. If you’re part of that mix, it’s likely that you’ve encountered aggressive or even reckless drivers through the years—drivers tearing and weaving through traffic at unsafe speeds, tailgating, passing on the berm and ignoring street lights, stop signs and other road markers. Such aggressive/reckless driving can cause angst among any or all drivers involved.
Boating and Personal Watercraft Injuries Can Cause Serious Injury or Even Death
Posted by: Admin on July 13, 2016 in Personal Injury
Boating and personal watercrafting can be fun activities for the whole family. Yet they should not be taken lightly—boating and personal watercrafting are dangerous activities, and all too often, accidents occur that can cause serious injuries—even death.
Fireworks Safety is Paramount – When Accidents Happen, Know Your Rights
Posted by: Admin on July 1, 2016 in Personal Injury
We all know them well—the snaps, crackles, pops and thunderous explosions of annual Fourth of July fireworks. We marvel at the grand, professionally staged displays that tower over cities, towns and sporting venues throughout Ohio, while many of us indulge our pyrotechnic yearnings by setting off fireworks of all sizes, shapes and varieties during backyard barbeques and get-togethers. Yet what should be a day of celebration far too often turns tragic when fireworks accidents send scores of people to area emergency rooms.