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January 2018 Archives

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after an accident or injury?

If you were injured or one of your loved ones has died because of the negligent actions of another person, you have the right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for any damages. In court, you will need to prove that the person was negligent and the damages were a result of the negligence. You may also need to demonstrate some other facts depending on the type of case.

Backover incidents and how to prevent them

One of the more common types of construction accidents in Missouri are backover incidents, where workers are struck by vehicles in reverse. According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatality rates due to backover incidents have been steady from 2012 to 2015, with an average over 60 fatalities per year. The numbers are still high, yet OSHA has been unable to address the problem due to certain constraints.

You were in an accident. What should you do?

When a car accident happens, there is a brief moment in the wake of the chaos where the drivers involved have to make an important decision. They must stay at the scene. But those fleeting moments can be filled with fear, anxiety and panic, and in such a state, some drivers choose to flee the scene of the accident. We aren't making excuses for these people. Hit and run accidents are unacceptable. But, there is a tense moment following a car accident that everyone needs to know how to properly handle.

Ladders, scaffolding present fall risks on construction sites

Many individuals face serious work-related hazards every day. Some individuals may not even consider the possible hazards simply due to the commonplace nature of the tools they use and duties they carry out while on the job. However, allowing this mindset to take hold could be dangerous because if you do not remain aware of injury risks, you could find yourself involved in a serious accident.

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