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There are many causes of construction accidents and injuries

Working on a construction site can be enjoyable. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous at times, with many workers suffering serious injuries or even death as the result of an accident.

It's important for construction workers to understand the many potential accidents that lurk, including but not limited to the following:

  • Falls. There are many causes of falls on construction sites. For example, this can be the result of debris that was left to collect on the ground. It could also come into play if a person slips on scaffolding or a ladder.
  • Falling objects. When an object falls from above, such as from a roof, it could strike a worker below, thus causing a serious head, neck or brain injury.
  • Equipment accidents. Construction workers use all types of equipment, including power tools and forklifts, among others. A defective tool, for example, can cause a serious construction accident.
  • Building collapse. While not common, building collapses do occur. Anyone in close proximity to a building that falls could suffer a serious injury.
  • Repetitive motion injury. If you do the same job, day after day, a repetitive motion injury could set in at some point. These may not appear to be the most serious construction accidents, but they can cause pain, suffering and the inability to work.

5 reasons motorcyclists are involved in serious accidents

You're a careful, long-time motorcycle rider. You go to festivals in New York. You ride up and down the coast all summer. You take your training and education seriously, you have plenty of experience, and you always follow the traffic laws.

Even so, you could be involved in a serious accident. All it takes is a split-second mistake by another driver to put you in the hospital. Below are five examples of problematic drivers to keep in mind the next time you hit the road.

3 reasons motorcyclists face danger in the spring

Every spring, motorcyclists begin driving again. While some still head out in the winter months, the warm weather makes it far more likely for motorcyclists to hit the road come springtime. Unfortunately, any rider who has ridden for more than a season knows that there are many dangers that await on spring roads. That's why it's important to know the risks of riding in the spring, so you can avoid a serious collision. 

Winter leads to serious risk of slip and fall injuries

Winters in New York can be brutal. Snow and ice can accumulate in dangerous amounts, leading to traffic gridlock on highways and slippery surface roads. The danger doesn't end when you're out of a vehicle, however. Many people every year suffer slip and fall accidents due to ice or snow that has not been removed by a property owner. Those accidents can be painful, costly, and financially devastating, depending on the extent of the injuries sustained during the fall.

If you were injured after slipping in a parking lot, sidewalk, or entranceway of a business, the company may be liable for the injuries you suffered. Speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to determine what recourse is available.

Study finds patient mix-ups a common, and deadly, problem

A recent study by the ECRI, a nonprofit organization dedicated to studying medical issues with a goal of improving patient care, found that patient mix-ups are not uncommon.

What are "patient mix-ups" and why should I be concerned?

The Wall Street Journal reported on the study, explaining that the patient mix-ups covered by the study involve a failure to properly identify the patient receiving treatment. These identification issues can result in serious injury.

What Are The Signs Of Senior Abuse And Neglect?

As such a large portion of our population enters their senior years, the need for care that is specifically designed to meet their needs is increasing. This means growth in the number of nursing homes and other care options such as home health care aides. As that type of health care business increases, there may be insufficient resources to ensure that all care options for your senior loved one have the skill, resources and commitment to be able to provide that care your senior loved one needs.

The Responsibility To Ensure They Are Well Cared For May Fall On Your Shoulders

If you have a parent, grandparent or other senior loved one in a nursing home or he or she is receiving care at another type of facility or at home, you owe it them and yourself to take some basic steps to ensure his or her safety.

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