Published on:

If your child is seriously injured at school, you may wonder whether the school is responsible for your child. After all, when you send your child to get an education, you expect them to stay safe. If your child is injured, do you have a claim against the school and other parties?

800px-DPSCamera_0763-School-bus-Atlanta2

In Hollywood and in Florida, you may have a claim against the school and other liable parties if your child has suffered a serious injury due to negligence or recklessness. You may have a claim if:

Continue reading →

Published on:

Workers compensation benefits in Florida are meant to protect workers who have suffered an on-the-job injury in Hollywood, Homestead, or any Florida community. The workers’ compensation program is paid for by the employer either through self-insurance or through a third party insurance company.

Road-under-construction

In the event of a workplace injury, employees must report their injury and employers are required to submit a claim on behalf of the injured worker. When a legitimate injury happens in the workplace, workers expect to receive the benefits they may be entitled to. Unfortunately, in many cases legitimately injured workers find they are denied the benefits they need as they heal.

Continue reading →

Published on:

Nursing home abuse and neglect in Homestead and other communities can go undetected for years. Unfortunately, this can have terrible consequences as those who are affected by neglect and abuse can become ill, can suffer injuries, or can even pass away due to the abuse and neglect they suffer.

800px-Wheelchair_Parts4

Nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and other care facilities are supposed to be monitored by agencies and are answerable to governing bodies to ensure residents stay safe. How is it possible, then, that neglect and abuse are allowed to happen in Homestead and other communities?

Continue reading →

Published on:

Many South Florida police departments have issued safety tips about PokemonGo, the popular game which allows players to play interactively and “in the real world” by using phones and other mobile devices. The popularity of the game has led to a number of car accidents and other injuries across the country and around the world.

112px-Cell_phone_icon.svg

If you’re playing the game, there are several things you can do to stay safe:

Continue reading →

Published on:

The school year is almost beginning and for some children the school year will start within a matter of days. Most children spend much of their school year in the classroom and on the playground, and while schools usually do everything possible to keep children safe, parents can help reduce the risk of childhood injury in Hollywood or their community with these tips:

800px-Chalkandboard

1) Prevent back injuries with a safe backpack.

Children today carry a lot of homework with them, and all of those books and notebooks can put a lot of pressure on growing spines. Make sure your child avoids back injury by purchasing a backpack with solid, padded straps. Encourage your child to wear their backpack using both straps so the weight is evenly distributed. At home, make sure your child has a healthy and safe environment for doing homework. This should include an ergonomic chair and good lighting to prevent back and eye strain.

Continue reading →

Published on:

If your children are off to college this year, do they have everything they need to have not only a perfect school year but also safe one? Many students and parents aren’t thinking about fire safety when they pack up the car for the dorm or for off-campus housing. However, dorms and student housing units can be especially vulnerable to fire because there are so many students sharing the spaces.

585px-Residential_smoke_detector

There are a few ways to keep your children safe:

Continue reading →

Published on:

Shoulder injuries are one of the more common sports-related injuries. They are also a common injury sustained in the workplace and in other situations. In fact, in 2012 about 15.6 million doctors’ visits occurred due to shoulder issues.

386px-Rot_cuff_tear_x-ray

In many cases, shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are avoidable. You can avoid shoulder injuries by:

Continue reading →

Published on:

Mold contamination and exposure can occur in homes, workplaces, or other environments. Usually, mold occurs due to incorrect installation, poor property maintenance, or excessive moisture. Mold is always preventable, so if you have been exposed to this toxin, it’s important to investigate. You may also want to contact a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your area to find out whether you have a legal claim. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim and can guide you through the right steps to secure your claim.

800px-FEMA_-_44263_-_Mold_Remediation_Awareness

A mold contamination claim in Homestead or your community can happen in a few scenarios. It may occur if you rent a home and your landlord or property manager is potentially liable for not properly maintaining the building. If you have purchased a home, you may have a claim against the previous seller if they knew about mold contamination problems but did not inform you. If you have recently renovated your home and mold contamination occurred afterwards due to negligent work which allowed the mold to grow, you may have a claim against the contractor or renovation company.

Continue reading →

Published on:

Boat accidents in Miami and other coastal areas of Southern Florida can be frightening. Whether your boating collision took place aboard a chartered boat or your own private craft, there are a few steps you’ll want to take to protect yourself and your passengers:

1) Get medical help.

If you or anyone on board is injured, get emergency medical help. Even if you feel fine after an incident on the water, get a medical evaluation quickly. Some injuries may not present symptoms right away. The stress of the accidents can also prevent you from noticing all symptoms, so it’s important not to assume you’re uninjured.

450px-Sailing_boat Continue reading →

Published on:

Nursing home abuse and negligence cases in Homestead and southern Florida are usually filed when an elderly loved one in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or any care facility has suffered negligence or abuse. This can include severe negligence which leads to illness, medical complications, or fatalities. It can also include physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, verbal or emotional abuse, or assault.

450px-Walker._frame

However, not everyone can file a home abuse and negligence case in southern Florida. In general, you will need to prove damages and you will need to prove your relationship to the elderly person affected. In general, those closest to the elderly loved one are the ones to file a claim. This can include:

Continue reading →