As we look forward to the new year, many of us are making plans to help us live a better life over the next 12 months. The resolutions you make can also help you stay safer. Here are seven resolutions that can help you avoid personal injury:
At this time of year, many people take on extra work to make money for the holiday season. Many stores also need seasonal helpers. Manufacturers need more factory workers to create more products and retailers need more employees to serve the holiday rush.
If you’re getting your home ready for the holidays with decorations, lights, and other items, you’ll want to do so safely. Here’s how to bring cheer into your home while reducing your risk of injuries, including fractures, lacerations, and other injuries.
This week, many people will be taking advantage of Black Friday sales or will be working on their holiday shopping list. This can mean busier stores and (unfortunately) busier fraudsters. It can also mean more injuries in crowded stores and parking lots. Here’s how to stay safe while having a happy holiday:
Thanksgiving is a time for celebration and, for many people, a time to spend time with others. While food and fun are part of the equation, we want to make sure everyone stays safe this year. Here are simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury this holiday:
A serious personal injury can impact your finances for years to come. In fact, unexpected medical emergencies are one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in this country. It’s no wonder. A serious, permanent spinal cord injury or brain injury can cost millions of dollars. A fracture can cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs and lost wages. For most Florida residents, this is enough to cause severe financial distress.
If you’ve been injured, though, there are things you can do to help you protect your finances.
Whether you’ve been injured in a sports injury, workplace accident, bicycle accident, or any other incident in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, or anywhere in South Florida, one of the first things you will want to do is to start documenting your injuries and costs. This is because if there is a third party who may have been responsible for your injuries, you may have a claim under Florida law. You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Doing so can help you pay for the many costs you may be facing.
So how do you document? Start right away. If you can, take photos of the scene where the injury happened as soon as it happens. Even photos with your phone are fine. Take photos of the surrounding area, too. For example, if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident or bicycle accident, take photos of the road conditions and any surrounding area.
Some workplaces are more dangerous than others. Manufacturing, trucking, construction work, and other sectors all have high levels of injury. Perhaps surprisingly, healthcare and education have some of the highest levels of injury in the private sector. However, every workplace, even the quietest office, can result in a job injury or illness.
When someone goes to a Florida emergency room, of course they expect excellent care during what can be a life-threatening situation. Florida hospitals and healthcare are some of the best in the world. Unfortunately, the busyness of ERs can mean malpractice can happen.
We go to clinics and health facilities to get medical care and to heal from illnesses and injuries. Most of us don’t expect to get injured or ill in a doctor’s office or hospital, but it does happen.
Medical facilities of all kinds are expected to care for their patients and visitors. This means taking care of building maintenance, hiring security guards where needed, and working to provide a safe facility for patients. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable if someone is injured.