What to do During and After Electric Shock Emergencies

Do Not Touch the Victim with Your Bare Hands to Free Them from the Power Source In case you thought it was just an old wives’ tale, yes, you really will get shocked if you touch someone who is stuck to a power source. You won’t be helping, you’ll just be making things worse. The […]

Rental E-Scooters: A Solution to “the Last Mile” Problem or a Public Safety Nightmare?

Many emergency room doctors will remember 2018 as the year of the electric scooter. It started in March, when several tech companies began flooding cities across the U.S. with the cheap, convenient transportation solution. Thousands hit the streets and sidewalks, almost entirely unregulated in most cities. Rental e-scooters were an instant hit, appealing to a […]

Electrocution Death and Construction Workers

After analyzing data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Fire Protection Association has determined that a “significant share” of contract worker deaths from electrocution in the four-year period from 2012 to 2016 were construction workers. Contract workers are either employees from an outside entity or self-employed independent contractors. In a report published in […]

Kids and Bikes: Dangerous Combination?

According to an article from the online journal, Accident Analysis & Prevention, from 2006 to 2015, approximately 2.2 million children from age five to 17 were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries, which is an average of about 600 injuries per day in the United States. While we all want our kids to have […]

Is Your Car a Lemon? You May Need Legal Help

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but what happens when that joyful day turns into a nightmare because your new car is a lemon? After enjoying the new car smell, a pristine exterior, spotless interior, and driving unnecessary miles just to get behind the wheel of your new “baby,” you learn that you’re […]

When Insurance Companies Act on Bad Faith

Insurance is meant to protect us against catastrophic, life-changing events like ill health, accidents, natural disasters, and death. Without insurance, one car accident or an unexpected illness can cause irreparable harm to our financial stability. Without insurance, we have no protection against the curve balls that life throws at us—the situations that it’s impossible to […]

Going Home for the Holidays? Get There Safely!

Being involved in a car accident is just a terrible experience. Motor vehicle accidents are be stressful, time-consuming, costly, and even scary. When there are serious injuries, loss of life, and extensive property damage, car accidents can also be very traumatic. Being in a car accident around the holidays is even worse because it’s a […]

Workers’ Compensation for First Responders with PTSD

You may find this shocking but, in most states, firefighters, police officers, EMTs and other first responders who are diagnosed with PTSD are forced to prove that the condition is job-related in order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. A few states have changed that, making PTSD a presumptive condition for first responders. That means, if […]

Common Injuries for Steelworkers and Ironworkers

Steelworkers and ironworkers face serious dangers every day. Welding, working with sharp and powerful tools as well as sharp and heavy materials can be dangerous for workers in relatively contained and controlled settings, and many iron and steel workers are also operating in dangerous settings such as working at great heights, near heavy traffic and […]