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Construction Injuries More Common in Immigrant Population

by Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum August 12, 2015 Compensation Lawyers

According to recent research from Working Immigrants, a majority of construction-related injuries and fatalities involve immigrant workers. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) issued a report earlier this year that noted the following statistics:  Although Latinos make up a quarter of New York State construction workers, 38 percent of New York […]

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Man’s back injury at work caused during practical joke

by JamesBooker December 11, 2013 Accident Claims

Suffering a back injury at work can lead to an individual requiring time off to recuperate, and potentially mean that earnings are lost. It’s never pleasant getting injured, but it can be even more stressful if you also have to worry about financial issues while trying to get plenty of rest. Thankfully, if the injury […]

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What Will You Need to Properly Manage a DUI Situation?

by akilahr July 12, 2013 Accident Claims Law

You have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and now you are facing your future with uncertainty. The first thing to consider is the fact that you cannot change the past. The arrest has happened and the court date has been set. Now, it’s your turn to take control of the situation and […]

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How to choose an Industrial Disease Lawyer

by AtriumLegal July 21, 2012 Accident Claims

If you have a been injured or your health has been effected at work you are eligible for compensation. This is called industrial disease by people in the legal profession. It can cover injuries and illnesses such as hearing loss, repetitive strain injury, back injury, breathing problems, asbestosis, occupational dermatitis and asthma. How do you […]

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Big Rig, Big Accident, Big Problem

by christophers June 19, 2012 Accident Claims

Legal post contributed by Christopher Stephens on behalf of Buddoo & Associates P.C. Nearly every driver can relate to this situation. You are driving on the interstate, respecting the speed limit and driving defensively. Your kids are dozing in the back seat, and suddenly, you are surrounded by huge 18-wheelers. The grill of a large […]

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Whiplash and Referral Fees: Who Really Fuels Britain’s Compensation Culture

by Watermans Solicitors January 23, 2012 Accident Claims

For those of you unaware of the recent activities of Jack Straw MP, Britain’s former Secretary of State for Justice, he has, for the last 12 months been spear-heading a noble crusade of justice to rid the UK of its “compensation culture” with particular focus on targeting personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents. […]

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Driving at Night

by Legal Author January 12, 2011 Claims Solicitors

There is a widely popular misconception that driving at night is less dangerous than during day and it is less likely to cause car accidents. Many drivers choose to exceed the speed limit when driving at night, as there are seemingly less cars on the road and therefore less chance for a car accident to […]

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Road Traffic Accidents in the Winter

by Legal Author December 15, 2010 Claims Solicitors

Severe winter weather causes very dangerous road conditions and greatly increases the risk of road traffic accidents. Weather conditions such as heavy rain, fog, snow, sleet and blizzards can reduce visibility and ice on the road can create a very dangerous road surface. Although most drivers will reduce their speed in these conditions and be […]

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Mountaineering Accidents

by Legal Author December 13, 2010 Law

Mountaineering is a sport enjoyed by many people due to the challenge it provides, the stunning scenery and nature. However, it is a dangerous sport and the chance of sustaining a personal injury on a climb is high. Recent news reports have stated that many mountaineers are not prepared for the risks of personal injury […]

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Car accidents and young male drivers

by Legal Author December 9, 2010 Law

Any car accident where people suffer from injuries which may cause a prolonged disability or even cause death, is devastating, but it is even more tragic when people who suffer in these car accidents are of a young age. To address this issue a FMY (For My Girlfriend) campaign was launched and is now re-launched […]

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How to stay safe when mountain climbing

by Legal Author December 7, 2010 Law

Hill walking and mountaineering is very popular in Scotland and people come from all over the world to climb the Munros. However, even experienced climbers can get into difficulties especially when there is unexpected bad weather and problems with equipment. If you have suffered a personal injury when mountaineering which was not you fault, you […]

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Emotional stress and driving

by Legal Author December 2, 2010 Law

Car accidents can often be caused by factors of domestic nature- a couple, parents and children or friends arguing in a car may quickly become a hazard on the road as they are in an emotionally unfit state to drive and risk getting involved in a car accident. The driver of the car who is […]

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Unnecessary distractions whilst driving

by Legal Author November 19, 2010 Law

Any kind of distraction can cause a car accident. Often drivers will not be able to stop this, that is, in the cases when the source of distraction comes from the outside. However, there are distractions that driver can bring upon himself for example: talking on a mobile phone. In addition, there are distractions of […]

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Bicycle Accidents

by Legal Author November 5, 2010 Law

Bicycle accidents are very common and can be caused by dangerous conduct of both cyclists as well as drivers. For car drivers, it is important to consider several facts in relation to cyclists in order to avoid car accidents. First of all, dangerous turning should be avoided- when taking an impatient turn, the driver may […]

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Road debris and car accidents

by Legal Author November 1, 2010 Law

Road debris is a type of a road hazard and can contribute to risk of a car accident. It can include substances, materials and objects that are foreign to every-day road environment (dirt, asphalt, stones, ice, litter, auto parts and such). In areas with mountains and hill, like the Highland areas of Scotland, rocks are […]

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Modern Technologies and car accident risk

by Legal Author October 29, 2010 Law

Modern technology is there to make our lives easier, let us get to our destination faster and be safer. Same is true when it comes to car accident prevention. One of technological achievements in the field is Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), which provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. Modern route planning equipment allows […]

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Car Accidents in Scotland involving Deer

by Legal Author October 26, 2010 Law

Car accidents caused by deer present a major problem in Europe and in the UK.  There are over one million deer in the UK and every year there are approximately 3000 deer collision car accidents, injuring 20 people and causing more than £10 million in damages. If you live in rural parts of Scotland, it […]

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Car Defects

by Legal Author October 25, 2010 Law

Sometimes a car accident will occur due to defects of the vehicle and not to any fault of the driver. Those defects can be either manufacture and design defects or defects caused by inappropriate or poor maintenance. In some cases, manufacture defects will only become apparent only when a car accident actually occurs. For example, […]

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Risks for young drivers

by Legal Author October 22, 2010 Law

Journal on Accident Analysis and Prevention names three pillars that should be considered in car accident and road safety analysis- the design of transportation networks, vehicle standards and drivers’ behaviour standards. It is the third pillar that is the most important factor to be considered in the case of car accidents- the behaviour of drivers […]

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Why use seat belts?

by Thompsons Solicitors October 20, 2010 Law

It is a well known fact that using a seat belt in a car is directly linked to likelihood of staying alive in the case of a car accident and to the prevention of a long-term disability caused by the gained injuries. However, in numerous cases both drivers and other passengers in the car choose […]

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What causes car accidents?

by Thompsons Solicitors October 20, 2010 Law

There are numerous causes and factors that can contribute to occurrence of car accidents, yet some of them are more common than others. Car accidents are often associated with careless or aggressive driving, speeding, not using a seat-belt or using a mobile phone while driving. Moreover, falling asleep, harsh weather, alcohol, drugs and drunk driving […]

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Miner Celebrities

by Thompsons Solicitors October 19, 2010 Law

I was moved to tears this week watching footage of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground for 69 days being reunited with their loved ones, their liberty and their country. As someone who deals in health and safety law I was heartened to hear the president of Chile claim that he would launch […]

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