Construction’s fatal four The construction industry carries a higher risk of injuries and fatalities than most other sectors. Each year, a large number of workers are seriously injured or killed in construction accidents on the job. While there are a number of different types of accidents that happen, there are four primary causes of serious workplace injuries and fatalities within the industry. Statistics In 2015, 4,379 private-industry workers were killed at their jobs. Out of those, 21.5 percent were employed …

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  The construction industry carries a substantially higher injury risk than most other sectors. Numerous injuries on construction sites involve scaffolding, which is commonly used when workers need to work at heights. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an estimated 2.3 million construction workers work on scaffolds. Each year, an average of 60 workers are killed and another 4,500 are injured in accidents involving scaffolds.  Common scaffolding injuries Many scaffolding injuries happen when workers fall from scaffolds. Serious …

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  Every year, thousands of people are hurt or even killed by defective products. While defective or unsafe products can cause harm with personal use, they can also pose a danger to Florida workers.  Common Defective Product-Related Workplace Injuries Workers on job sites often use a wide variety of products to carry out their duties, including heavy machinery and power tools on construction sites and even vehicles while making deliveries or meeting with clients. While work-related defective product injuries can …

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  The temptation is overwhelming for some, but you can be your own worst enemy when oversharing on social media in the midst of a personal injury claim. Before the Internet Age, it was a more difficult and time consuming process for opposing counsel to dig up dirt on the other side’s client. These days, it seems all you have to do is follow social media accounts and wait for the person to screw up. And often it’s a short …

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  After a car accident, you may need to establish that negligence by another person caused it to occur. There is a variety of evidence that you can use including physical evidence at the scene or a police report. It may also be possible to use witness testimony as part of your accident case. However, do you need a witness to prove that you were the victim of an auto accident? How Strong Is Your Case Without Eyewitness Testimony? In …

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  Workers’ compensation is a tricky subject as the law varies from state to state on who is considered an employee as well as what benefits an injured worker is entitled to. Both employers and employees should know the legal requirements of workers’ compensation as well as what steps to take if there is a work injury. A Florida workers’ compensation lawyer can explain these rights. There are various requirements that the employer must comply with to that depend on …

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  When drug companies release medicine to the public, they have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe. If their drugs are not safe, they can cause serious, life-threatening illnesses. If drug companies do not ensure the safety of the drugs they release, they endanger the lives of the public. Dangerous drugs have caused a wide-range of health problems. However, when these problems occur, they do not go unnoticed. Plaintiffs have initiated lawsuits against companies that have released dangerous …

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  Nobody likes to think about the potential of becoming injured one day, but it is important to understand your legal rights should that day come. Lawyers exist for much more than prosecuting or protecting criminals; they serve to protect all of the many rights that society affords their clients. If you are injured, your first and primary concern should be your health. Beyond that, you need to make certain that you have the financial means to take care of …

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  Evaluating Personal Injury Cases – A Formula for Damages Personal injury attorneys often hear the question “What is my case worth?” According to some self-help sources, the formula for the answer is three times the medical bills plus lost income. For example, for $15,000 in medical bills, the case should settle for $45,000 plus lost income. This answer is misleading. The flaws in the formula are obvious. It is not uncommon for a car accident victim to undergo expensive …

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  Though it might sound like a complete package, “full coverage” is a bit of a misnomer in the auto insurance department. This actually just refers to a package deal that will vary between policies. Other important items of the policy, like uninsured motorist coverage, are absent from these deals. Uninsured Motorists This kind of coverage is special in that it will provide coverage for the policyholder when involved in an accident with someone who does not have any insurance. …

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