An estimated 65 percent of construction workers work on scaffolds frequently, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Scaffolding may involve some common types of construction site injuries – each year, 4,500 workers are injured, and 50 workers die in scaffolding accidents. Not only do scaffolding accidents affect workers and families, but they also cost employers roughly $90 million per year in lost workdays. It’
According to motorcycle accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, there were 2,030 people killed in single-vehicle motorcycle accidents. Forty-three percent of these motorcyclists were under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher at the time of the wreck. Twenty-seven percent of motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes had a BAC of .08 or higher. This i
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a defective product, you can file a product liability claim against a manufacturer and in some cases other parties as well. Here are some facts about product liability claims. 1. Florida is a Strict Product Liability State Florida’s product liability laws are based on the strict liability statute. That means that you do not have to provide proof of a manufacturer’s negligenc
Under the strict liability doctrine, a person who suffered injuries as a result of the use of defective product can hold the manufacturer responsible for the injuries without the need to prove negligence. In other words, the person can hold the manufacturer liable even if the manufacturer did everything possible to prevent the defect. The basis of product liability is that a manufacturer is responsible for its product, and if the product causes i
The holiday season brings a higher volume of drivers on the road in Florida. There are relatives and friends visiting others, there are holiday parties, and there are seasonal residents trying to escape the cold winter season up north. With a greater number of vehicles on the road – and people attending holiday parties where alcohol is served – the risk of an accident may increase around the holidays. A video by the Australian Transport Accident
According a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), toy-related injuries rose 40 percent over the last two decades. The researchers studied US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data from 1990 to 2011. During that period, 3,278,073 children received treatment in the emergency room for toy-related injuries. This is the equivalent of one toy-related injury
In the last year, there were 40,100 new construction jobs in Florida, according to the Sun-Sentinel citing state data. This is over a 10 percent increase from the year prior. It’s an excellent state to be a construction worker these days, now that Florida leads the nation in new construction jobs. Florida is a Hotspot for New Construction Jobs The number of construction jobs in South Florida has risen dramatically over the last year. Miami-Dade C
The state of Florida considers bicycles as vehicles and the cyclists as drivers. As such, cyclists must abide by the same traffic laws to which drivers are subject. It’s important to know your state’s bicycle laws not only to avoid citation, but also to prevent accidents. General Overview of Important Bicycle Laws in Florida Chapter 316 of the Florida Statutes covers bicycle laws. It’s a good idea to read over the statutes yourself to ensure you
When you are buying a car for your family, safety is paramount. You want a car that’s safe, reliable, spacious, and affordable. U.S. News and World Report assesses the options on the market for families, and publishes a yearly list of the best cars for families for each vehicle class. U.S. News and World Report rates cars based on five criteria. Critics’ rating Performance Interior Safety Reliability It averages the above criteria t
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