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January 2016 Archives

Fall hazards high in 2015, lead to higher penalties in 2016

When you think about all the possible hazards at work, is falling one that makes you concerned for your safety? If you fall, you may have to file workers' compensation and deal with the pain and struggle of the injury. A Jan. 12 report shows that you may be right to be concerned about your safety, but there are more protections coming to back up your right to safety. Falling is one of the main causes of injuries on the job, and because of this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is planning to increase the fines for businesses that don't protect employees from fall hazards.

Dog bites and illnesses: More than just rabies

Dog bites are dangerous for more reasons than just the bleeding, tearing and mutilation they can cause. One of the more serious aftereffects of a bite is actually infection. There are many infections these bites can cause, and even a minor puncture wound can be a source of agony for someone who has been bitten. After a bite, treatment at a hospital is important, so you can avoid some of these issues. With proper treatment, you can usually treat these issues before they get out of hand and become dangerous to your body.

Around 20 accidents litter the interstates in New Hampshire

Slick roads are dangerous at any time of year, but particularly in the winter when wet roads can quickly become icy. Getting hit by a driver in this kind of weather may not be the driver's fault, but chances are that the driver was acting negligently and lost control of the vehicle. If the driver was speeding, texting or distracted, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

What kind of negligence system does Florida have?

When you're in a car accident in Florida, you need to follow the laws in respect to how you respond. If you're hurt or someone else at the scene is hurt, you need to call for emergency medical care. Once the police, emergency workers, and potentially even the fire department is on the way, you can start worrying about caring for victims if you're able.

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