Power lines and utility companies are subject to strict regulations to prevent electrocution injuries to both workers and the public. Yet, even with these regulations in place, over 150 people were killed in electrical accidents in 2010. Lack of warning signs, poor maintenance, and failure to follow safety codes can result in serious or fatal electrical shock injuries and burns.
Companies and employers who negligently maintain power lines or fail to warn of electrical dangers may be liable for any resulting injuries. Our attorneys are experienced with these types of cases and injuries, and we can help you recover from insurance and the responsible party...
Employees in the construction industry have a high risk of falls because they are exposed to many hazards during building construction. The hazards are compounded when there are many contractors working on a project.
The Leading Cause of Fatalities in the Construction Industry
The leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry is falls. Since 1995, more than 300 fall-related deaths have occurred each year, or approximately one third of all construction deaths. The sad part of the story is that most of these deaths could have been prevented.
How do these accidents occur?
Employees in the construction industry have a high risk of falls because they...
How effectively can you explain UM/UIM coverage to a client who doesn’t know much about insurance? In layman’s terms, UM/UIM coverage is insurance that pays for the client’s injuries from an accident caused by the owner or operator of an uninsured or underinsured vehicle. Excess UM/UIM from a personal umbrella policy pays after the auto policy’s UM/UIM limits have been exhausted.
It’s important for a client to understand that UM/UIM coverage comes into play when an insured is involved in an accident and the person who caused it either doesn’t have any insurance or
Flavors like bubble gum, cotton candy and cupcake have made e-cigarettes attractive to adolescents along with a perception that they are safe. In 2015, 16% of high school students and 5.3% of middle school students used e-cigarettes, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey.
Researchers studied concentrations of 12 aldehydes like formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapors using three popular brands of e-cigarettes, each of which had a different type of heating mechanism.
Aerosols from the flavored liquids contained large amounts of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein, while the liquids themselves did not.