Big Truck Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
Big trucks cause big accidents for motorists—and even pedestrians. Official statistics show that one out of every eight automobile accident fatalities involve large trucks, and every 16 minutes, a crash or collision involving a big truck occurs. In most big truck accidents, liable parties that can be sued may include the driver of the truck, the commercial vehicle owner, the owner of the freight, the employer of the driver, the manufacturer of the truck cab, trailer or other truck equipment, and even third-party maintenance companies.
ATV/Three-Wheeled Vehicle Accidents Can Cause Injury or Death
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular recreational vehicles, used and enjoyed by thousands of Americans each year, but they can be extremely dangerous under a variety of circumstances, and when accidents occur, they can cause serious injuries or even death.
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.