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November 2018 Archives

Your legal recourse following a Black Friday injury

Thanksgiving weekend is behind us. You may have gotten through the Thursday feasting with a couple extra pounds and a little indigestion to show for it. However, if you ventured out to the malls the next day, you risk of personal injury was probably a bit greater.

On-the-job injury risks you face as a firefighter

As someone who puts his or her life on the line for others, you probably have firsthand knowledge of just how dangerous your job as a firefighter can be. The nature of your profession exposes you to a particularly high level of on-the-job risk, and the injuries you may suffer as a firefighter can prove devastating, potentially leading to a lifetime of hardship, or even death.

Why construction workers suffer so many back injuries

As a Florida construction worker, no one need tell you that your job requires you to lift, move and carry heavy objects on a day-to-day basis. No one needs to tell you that your back takes a constant beating as a result of these on-the-job activities. What you may not realize, however, is that 25 percent of all work-related injuries result from musculoskeletal disorders. Forty percent of these represent serious back injuries

Three ways you could end up in the hospital over Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be eagerly anticipating a day off of work to feast with family or close friends. The holiday is a happy, festive occasion to take stock of what you have and be grateful.

Is sitting the new smoking?

Recent studies have found sitting for prolonged periods a day presents a similar risk of dying as smoking and obesity. According to an article in the New York Times, sitting for one hour at a time has the same health effect on your body as smoking two cigarettes. This is a huge problem for 85 percent of Americans who sit at their desks for eight hours during the workday.

After a car crash, it can pay to avoid rushing into a settlement.

Being involved in a serious car crash can turn your life upside-down. You may be hospitalized—concerned about your recovery and what this event means for your future. When an insurance adjuster contacts you to offer you a settlement, it may be tempting to sign the papers and be done with the whole ordeal.

In a car-pedestrian accident, can the pedestrian be blamed?

In a slow-speed collision between two cars, the damage may be minor. There might be some scraped paint or a bent fender, and personal injuries would be unlikely. However, when a car collides with a pedestrian—even at slow speeds—the consequences for the pedestrian can be disastrous.

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