Workers’ Compensation: For the Benefit of Workers who Suffer Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

By on Mar 25, 2017 in Workers' Compensation | 0 comments

On the afternoon of March 15, 2008, a tower crane being used in the construction of a 43-story concrete-framed building in New York, New York, collapsed, resulting to the death of six workers and one civilian. When the accident occurred, the workers were said to be setting lateral tie beams; these were supposed to provide lateral support to the crane from the 18th floor. There have been so many other construction and industrial accidents in the past which have claimed hundreds of lives, injured thousands of others and destroyed properties worth millions of dollars. The continuous occurrence of workplace accidents, despite their being preventable, only show that occupational dangers continue to threaten the lives of workers, regardless of the type of work they were hired to perform. Data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) show that, in 2007, worker...

Distracted Driving, a Form of Driver Error

By on Mar 24, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Besides driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), there are other forms of dangerous road behavior which continue to compromise the safety of motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycle riders. As identified by the NHTSA, these are reckless driving, overspeeding or driving at a speed that is unsafe on a particular road condition, and distracted driving, which is now the second major cause of road crashes. Distracted driving takes different forms, so many of which are very ordinary acts, making drivers fail to realize that they are already being distracted. Besides cell phone use (use a hands-free or hand-held phone to text, call someone or answer someone’s call), which is currently identified as the most common form of driver distraction, distractions behind the wheel include: talking or arguing with a passenger; eating; reaching for an object, like...

Toxic Substances in the Workplace: Know Your Rights as an Employee

By on Mar 23, 2017 in Business | 0 comments

In certain types of work environments workers are regularly exposed to machineries, large and heavy equipment, sharp tools, and hazardous substances. Exposure to hazardous substances has caused in many workers the development of deadly, chronic diseases which has kept them out of work, required continuous medical treatment and altered the way they could conduct their future lives. In line with its mission to create a safe and healthy working environment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an off-shoot of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970, passed the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 1986. This mandate, also known as “Worker Right-to-Know Legislation,” and “Right-to-Know Law,” is primarily directed to employers, requiring them to inform their employees of the hazardous and deadly elements found, stored and used in the workplace and the...

The Development of Varicose and Spider Veins may have been out of Your Control, but Restoring the Appearance of Your Skin is definitely not

By on Mar 22, 2017 in Plastic Surgery | 0 comments

Comfortable clothing, like shorts and skirts, will makes you look gorgeous, summer or not; this is not so, however, for those with varicose veins and spider veins, a condition that affects about 30% to 60% of American adults, mostly women. Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged veins. These are most commonly seen on the legs. These (usually) twisted purple, blue, or skin-colored blood vessels bulge above the surface of the skin, making the skin look swollen and more aged. Spider veins, on the other hand, may appear on the legs or face and, though smaller than varicose veins, these are, likewise, easy to notice due to their reddish, purplish or bluish color. Factors that predispose the development of varicose and spider veins, include: jobs that require standing for long hours; history of blood clots; obesity; use of birth control pills; hormonal effects of menopause, pregnancy and...

DUI Accidents

By on Feb 26, 2017 in Car Accidents | 0 comments

Alcohol and drugs have negative effects on the body, making their users more vulnerable to traffic accidents. The worst cases of these accidents involve innocent parties, such as passengers, other car drivers, pedestrians, and bystanders. Effects on Body Alcohol and drugs can impair their users, compromising their driving skills and other faculties. The following are the most common effects on the body: Drowsiness Limited comprehension skills Limited reaction time Poor body coordination Poor judgment on the road Tendency to be reckless Vision problems Injuries in Accidents Many DUI accidents involve high speed, because DUI drivers have the tendency to be reckless. For this reason, many DUI accidents result into bodily injury. The following are the most common injuries one can sustain: Head injury: Facial disfigurement and brain trauma are common among DUI accidents, as heads can hit...