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What You Should Know About Worker’s Compensation

Although most companies have implemented the recommended safety measures, the prevalence of workplace injuries is still high. Moreover, despite being aware of workers’ compensation laws and procedures, most employees don’t know how, where, and when to file complaints about such hazards. 

If you reside in Florida, you need to be familiar with all aspects of the state’s workers’ compensation laws and claim filing procedures. These are discussed in detail in the following section.

 
Get Back to Work If Possible
If you can nurse your injuries and return to work without worsening your condition, it would be best to immediately go back to your […]

Timeline of a Personal Injury Accident

 

The settlement of a personal injury suit can be a long and protracted journey, depending on the nature and extent of your injuries. The relationship between the parties concerned will also have a bearing on the duration of the case. 

However, by contacting a personal injury attorney, you can expedite the process and increase your chances of success. The lawyer will be able to offer advice on whether you should file a lawsuit or pursue an insurance settlement. Here are a few steps that will guide your personal injury lawsuit timeline to ensure it’s as smooth and as consistent as possible.

 
Seek […]

What Should I Do If I Was Hurt in An Uber Accident

Uber was the pioneer of the ridesharing revolution, and is unsurprisingly the biggest ridesharing company in the world, employing over 4 million drivers across 700 cities and serving about 103 million customers. 

Naturally, as more and more people turn towards Uber for their short-term traveling needs, road crashes involving Uber cars are only going to increase. Hence, if you regularly use Uber or plan to do so in the future, you need to be fully prepared for any eventuality. Having a good car accident attorney that you can call whenever you find yourself in an Uber accident will be especially helpful […]

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

The effects of the Coronavirus have taken their toll on nearly all aspects of life. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down and various companies are urging their employees to work from home. As more people choose to stay indoors to curb the spread of the disease, public roads and highways have now become empty. 

However, instead of our roads and highways becoming safer, the open roadways have led to a sudden increase in accidents and traffic offenses. A number of drivers have seemingly become negligent, and they are taking advantage of the prevailing situation to violate road safety rules. 

Recent statistics […]

How Safe Are Teenage Drivers?

Obtaining a driver’s license has always been a rite of passage for many teenagers as soon as they come of age. With a license, teen drivers enjoy immense freedom, sovereignty and a wealth of possibilities.

However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to six teenagers die every day on our roads from motor vehicle crash injuries. In addition, teen drivers are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash. Considering these alarming statistics, it remains apparent that road safety is a major concern for young drivers on our roads.
Causes of Teen-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents
Distracted driving

According […]

 Do I Have To Wear a Seat Belt?

Although the number of motor-related accidents has been declining in recent years, we are still a long way from witnessing accident-free roads. Statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration suggest that half of all motor-accident victims don’t have the necessary safety restraints at the time of the crash. In 2008, for instance, there were 35,654 reported casualties of vehicle accidents. Nearly 15,000 of those deaths could have been avoided if the victims were wearing seat belts.

What Does the Law Say About Wearing Seat Belts? 
The state of Florida has enacted several laws on safety belts that are designed to protect the lives […]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

Learning how to drive a car is a quite fun, and sometimes nerve-wracking endeavor. The learning process requires you to master the inner and outer workings of your car as well as the numerous traffic rules and regulations. And that’s not something you can do in a day or even a week – you will inevitably make some (potentially costly) mistakes while on the road. Below are some of the most common mistakes among rookie drivers, and reasons why you should avoid making them:

 
Tailgating
When you drive too close behind another vehicle, and it stops suddenly, it may become impossible to […]

What to Do If Your Child is Injured at School

Recklessness, bad decisions, mischief, and irresponsible fights are all part and parcel of a typical kid’s life, and more often than not, these actions lead to injuries. While childhood injuries can still occur at home, the large percentage occurs at school, where the risks of injuries from falls, slips, fights, and stampedes are considerably high, courtesy of peer pressure, and bad company, or negligent school staff.

But did you know you can sue for damages if your child gets injured while at school? Below is a brief guide on personal injury claims pertaining to injuries sustained in schools. 

Personal Injury Claims Against […]

Workers’ Comp Claims Won’t Wait For You

Accidents that lead to personal injuries are common in the workplace. Regrettably, many workers avoid seeking compensation for work-related injuries and often choose to work through the pain, either for fear of losing their jobs, or due to financial needs.

However, failure to report any work-related injuries may not only undermine your chances of receiving compensation, but may also lead to more serious health concerns.
So what measures should you take? 
Well, here are the steps to follow when seeking compensation for work-related injuries

Report any accidents to your supervisor
In case of any work-related accidents, the first thing you need to do is to […]

Bicycle Safety Tips

In recent times, cycling has become a preferred mode of transport for many people. This is due to the numerous benefits and advantages it offers. These include:

Cheap mode of transport
Bicycle riding is a cost-effective means of transportation, as it does not require gas or fuel. Moreover, most bicycles are cheap to buy, and require little maintenance.
Eco-friendly
They are also 100 percent eco-friendly, since they don’t emit any harmful gases, unlike motor vehicles.
Form of exercise
Bicycle riding also provides good exercise for the body, thus allowing riders to keep healthy and fit.
Little to no traffic
Unlike motor vehicles, which often get gridlocked in traffic, […]