Articles Tagged with holiday safety

Retail workers face high rates of injury. Although their jobs do not usually include heavy equipment, in some years the rate of retail worker injuries is on par with the injury rate in the construction industry. Unfortunately, at this time of year, retail workers may be especially at risk.


If you are a retail worker in Homestead or anywhere in South Florida, worker injuries are a real concern at this time of year for a few reasons. Retail workers during the holidays are often hired as seasonal workers, and this may mean they are less used to the hazards of the workplace. Since this is the busiest season for retail, workers may also be more likely to deal with crowds, aggressive shoppers, long hours (leading to on-the-job fatigue), and large stacks of inventory.

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At this time of year, many children are interested in dressing up for Halloween. Some adults also dress up for parties and ever festivities. While many costumes sold in stores are perfectly safe and while home-made costumes can be safe as well, each year some costumes cause serious injuries. Some even launch Homestead or South Florida products liability cases.


Whether you are making your own costumes or buying completed costumes, follow these tips to have fun on Halloween safely:

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Flaxman Law Group would like to extend warm wishes for a safe and happy July 4 to all our readers and clients, as well as their families. To make this July 4 holiday fun and safe for everyone, we would like to also remind all our readers and clients of these safety tips:


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Spring break for colleges is a time for students to relax and recuperate from studying. Many travel companies have special sales for students and many travelers take advantage of these deals to travel during the weeks of break.


South Florida is a very popular destination for travelers during spring break because of its beaches and warm, sunny weather. Travelers who come from wintry climates, especially, tend to head here for a holiday during the early spring. While spring break celebrators bring money into the local Hollywood economy, the greater number of people and drivers can pose a few challenges.

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Cyber Monday is a big online shopping event which allows you to save money on electronics, housewares, appliances and other purchases. Shoppers in Hollywood and across South Florida will be looking at online sites and making big purchases on Cyber Monday.


Unfortunately, this big shopping experience can also extract fraudsters. To avoid becoming the victim of identity theft and fraud, be sure to follow these tips:

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Black Friday deals promise to help you save big on travel, electronics, appliances, household goods, and many other items. For many retailers, Black Friday represents one of the biggest shopping days of the year. For shoppers in Hollywood and across South Florida, this shopping day can be a very exciting way to experience favorite stores and malls.


Unfortunately, with crowds and the frantic pace of this retail event, injuries are not uncommon. Stampeding injuries, slip and fall incidents, crushing injuries and even violence can impact shoppers. If you plan on taking advantage of the sales, here are some tips to stay safe:

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Southern Florida is famous for its beaches, and each year millions of people visit the shoreline and leave with nothing more than great memories. Nevertheless, beach related and water related injuries can and do occur. Beach injuries can ruin a beautiful summer afternoon and can leave you with months or years of pain, lost income, and doctor’s bills.


Strong currents, strong sun, marine life, lightning, contaminated water, and other hazards exist on almost every beach. Taking a few precautions can help prevent injuries and can ensure your vacation is a great one:

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The New Year always brings with it many opportunities.  Both during the first days of the year and in the upcoming twelve months, we all have the ability to make positive changes in our lives and communities. One of the things we can do to help ourselves and our loved ones is to take steps to avoid personal injury.


There are several ways that you can take steps to avoid injury in Homestead during New Year celebrations and beyond:

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The holiday season can be very exciting, but holiday shopping and special events can also mean big crowds, particularly around New Year’s. If you’re planning on taking part in any activities for the festivities, make sure you know how to stay safe in holiday crowds so you can avoid sustaining a serious injury in Hollywood or your community:


1) Always have a plan.

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At this time of year, muggings and theft are more common. Many people are heading out to complete their holiday shopping and this means some perpetrators are targeting those people who may be walking around with larger amounts of cash or with expensive purchases. Property owners are expected to take steps to keep shoppers and visitors safe at this time of year and if they fail to do so they may be subject to a premises liability claim in Homestead or their community.

Since online sales and retail sales are also skyrocketing at this time of year, some fraudsters target buyers electronically, meaning identity theft is also a concern at this time of year. Business owners are expected to take reasonable steps — such as encrypting their websites and training employees — to prevent identity theft.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stay safer:

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