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3 Things You Should Know to Stay Safe in the Work Place

Work place injuries are responsible for a significant number of missed work days for employers.  For employees, however, work place injuries can be a source of aggravation, frustration, and physical and emotional pain.  The most common types of work place injuries include:

  • Trips, slips, and falls
  • Strains and sprains associated with lifting something incorrectly
  • Contact with either an object or with equipment (in other words, being struck by something)

Not all work place injuries are avoidable.  However, there are some things a worker can do to reduce the likelihood of work place injuries. Read More

Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

Understanding Soft Tissue Injuries

Many times, when people are injured in a car accident, they suffer some form of soft tissue injury.  There are a few different types of wounds that fall into the category of soft tissue injury, including:

  • Contusions
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Whiplash

These soft tissue injuries often take several days to several weeks to develop or become apparent.  Unfortunately, soft tissue injuries do not appear on an X-ray.  If you have been injured in a car accident, you should pay attention to these types of injuries, which might be related to your accident. Read More

Emergency Car Kit in Case of a Car Crash

Emergency Car Kit in Case of a Car Crash

Creating an Emergency Car Kit

Many people believe that with their cell phone and their roadside assistance program, they don’t need   an emergency car kit.  However, on a day when many people experience a weather-related car crash, or end up in a ditch, the odds of your car being the first one towed are pretty slim.  An emergency car kit could mean the difference between a comfortable wait for assistance and a very cold and uncomfortable wait.  In the right circumstances, an emergency car kit could even save your life. Read More

3 Things Your Teen Should Know about Winter Driving

3 Things Your Teen Should Know about Winter Driving

While it doesn’t happen often, it snows often enough in the area that it is a good idea to have a talk with your teen driver about the perils of winter driving.  There are three topics parents should consider discussing with their teen drivers at the start of each new winter season:

  • Winter driving takes longer
  • Winter driving requires some different skills
  • Sometimes, the best skill for winter driving is knowing when not to drive.

Winter Driving Takes Longer

Make sure your teen knows that driving in the winter time, especially in sleet or snow, requires additional time.  Even if the posted speed limit is 60 miles per hour, for example, that doesn’t mean one should drive that speed if the conditions are dangerous.  Slowing down is an essential part of safe winter driving.  Additionally, before even leaving for a trip, teens should be remined to take the time to brush the snow off the roof of the car, to keep it from blowing off and blinding the driver behind them.  They should also thoroughly brush off the front and back windshields.  Finally, they should take the time to clear the snow off the headlights. Read More

Injury Attorney Discusses: 7 Holiday Safety Tips

7 Holiday Safety Tips

During the holiday season, families have a number of ways to celebrate.  However, the holidays can be devastating if there is a fire in the home.  In the United States, fire departments respond to an average of 800 home fires each year that are attributable to faulty decorations (not counting fires related to Christmas trees).  These fires cause death, injury, and millions of dollars in property damage.  Christmas tree fires, of course, are also a source of, on average, 170 fires each year.  Similarly, Christmas tree fires cause death, injury, and financial damage. Read More