Office Safety

Did you know that the rate of disabling fall injuries is two to two and a half times greater for office workers than non-office workers? We don’t typically think of an office as a dangerous work environment, but accidents in the office are quite common. In fact, it is probably because there are no massive […]

Attractive Nuisance

Children possess natural curiosity, a quality that can be both charming and dangerous. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” is a legal concept, designed to protect curious children, that makes it easier to sue a property owner for an injury sustained by a child on his property, even if the child was trespassing at the time of […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and while awareness about traumatic brain injuries has risen in the past few years due to an increasing amount of scrutiny in the media and professional sports, it should be noted that brain injury victims are not just limited to athletes. Many soldiers also suffer traumatic brain injuries as […]

Black Ice Accidents

Invisible and deadly, black ice is one of the worst hazards drivers can encounter. It is a thin sheet of ice with virtually no air bubbles, so it is completely transparent. Black ice typically looks like damp or dry asphalt, and that is the deception. Drivers see it and think that the road is perfectly […]

Icy Sidewalks – Who’s at Fault

A slip and fall on an icy sidewalk can be very expensive for victims who suffer serious injuries, medical bills, time missed from work, and more. Even a relatively minor injury from a fall can be costly and cause impairment that affects your ability to work at full capacity in the years to come. In […]

Why So Many People Slip and Fall

Falls are the second leading cause of accidental death and disability, after auto accidents. They are the leading cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants, and public buildings and the leading cause of death in the workplace. In 2013, about 2.5 million non-fatal falls were treated in ER’s with 734,000 victims admitted to the hospital. 25,500 […]

Stand Down – How to Organize a Safety Event at Your Workplace

A Safety Stand-Down is an event in the workplace designed to promote fall prevention in the construction industry by identifying fall hazards and ways that fall safety can be improved. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set a goal in 2015 for more than 20,000 Stand-Downs with more than 3 million workers participating. […]

Escalator Injuries on the Rise

In 2013 there were 12,260 escalator-related injuries and deaths. That’s two and a half times the 4,900 reported in 1990. While there are only about 35,000 escalators compared to 900,000 elevators in the U.S., there are 18 times as many escalator accidents as elevator accidents. Although entrapment accidents tend to make the headlines, falls are […]

I was Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident While Shopping. Am I Entitled to Compensation?

If you were injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident while out shopping, you may have a case, even if you were not inside a store when you fell. Business and property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions, under premises liability. Slip and fall injuries can be very […]