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Chemical safety and swimming pools

There are various amenities a business might make available to its patrons. For some businesses, these amenities might include a swimming pool. For such companies, one thing that it can be critical to give appropriate focus to when it comes to their pools is chemical safety. This can be an important aspect of protecting both their patrons’ safety and the business’ interests.

What should I do if injured in a slip-and-fall accident?

When you go to someone else's property, it is not unreasonable for you to expect not to get injured. However, sometimes a seemingly ordinary visit to a store in Louisiana, for example, can end up leading to a trip to the emergency room if you suffer a slip-and-fall injury. Fortunately, if your injury was the result of the carelessness of the property owner, then you have the right to take legal action through the civil court system.

Could smartphone use contribute to exercise accidents?

Sometimes, accidents occur at a gym or other fitness facility, such as a patron falling while using a piece of exercise equipment. In some instances, a fitness facility ends up facing personal injury litigation in connection to such an accident. When this is the case, getting to the bottom of what caused the accident can be very important for a fitness facility. The details of such an accident can have big impacts on the options and legal situation of a business that is facing litigation in connection to the accident. Skilled lawyers can help fitness facilities and other businesses with investigating the details of an accident they are accused of being liable for.

The special safety concerns for convenience stores

Each type of business can have its own particular set of safety concerns connected to it. Among the things that this can impact for a business is what safety steps it may want to take when it comes to its operations and premises. How a company addresses the safety concerns unique to it could impact the safety of its workers and customers. It could also impact the likelihood of it facing premises-related legal action, such as premises liability litigation from a hurt customer.

Life is often not the same after a traumatic brain injury

Statistics show that every year somewhere around 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most TBI's occur during the following events, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention:

Furniture and child safety

Many everyday objects can have the potential to pose dangers to children under the wrong circumstances. Furniture is among these things. This is a point that many people have been reminded of lately as a result of a video that recently went viral. The video reportedly is from a baby monitor and it is of a dresser falling on two young children. The children, who are twin brothers and are two years old, reportedly are alright.

Rate of ER-treated injuries in yoga rising in America

Many New Year’s resolutions involve health. Among the more common ones is to exercise more. So, this time of year can see many people trying new types of exercise. One type some people might include as part of their New Year’s resolutions is yoga.

The big risks customer injuries can pose to retailers

Certain events have the potential to create real problems for a retail store. One is a customer suffering injuries on the premises. Customer injuries cannot only draw in bad publicity and be a customer-relations nightmare; they could also expose a retailer to costly litigation. This is why taking appropriate customer injury prevention steps can be such a critical part of a retail business’ efforts to protect itself from risk.

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