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National Ladder Safety Month to kick off tomorrow

Ladders are used in all different kinds of workplaces. So, the range of workers who could potentially suffer ladder accidents on the job is incredibly wide. Such accidents can take a major toll on workers. According to federal data, in 2015, U.S. workers suffered over 20,000 nonfatal injuries in ladder-related incidents at work. The statistics also indicate that such accidents took the lives of over 150 workers that year.

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.

Drunk driving behind many child and young adult traffic deaths

Many things can take the lives of kids and young adults. This includes drunk driving, whether it be by the young person or by some other driver. Drunk driving crashes are a major killer of young people here in the United States. According to a recent study, of individuals under 20 that were killed in traffic crashes between 2000 and 2013, over a fourth of them died in accidents that involved drunk driving.

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.

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