If you get injured in an accident, the last thing you want is for some solicitor to say in hind-sight, “I wish you would have done this” or “I wish you wouldn’t have done that.” So here are 5 things people should do post-accident.Read more
DON’T ASSUME THAT YOU’RE NOT HURTSometimes it takes time for an injury to manifest itself. Let medical personal make that determination. While you might be a little sore immediately afterward, it isn’t until the next morning or the morning after, when you try to get out of bed, that you might be shocked by the pain and stiffness. If you haven’t seen a doctor, see one and make sure that you are okay. Too many people have problems after...
James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award in May, is apparently in critical but stable condition. Kammerer, president of the Matt Haley Companies which operates restaurants in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach and Ocean View, said Haley was traveling around 18,000 feet in the mountains by motorcycle and was in a collision with a truck. He is in a remote hospital in Leh, India. Kammerer said Haley, who was wearing a helmet, is unconscious but gradually improving. He said Haley is expected to be transferred to a hospital in New Delhi. Read the full story about...Read more
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="994"] photo courtesy Shutterstock[/caption] The bodies of six French climbers were found on Mont Blanc in the Alps Wednesday, just a day after the group ran into inclement weather and went missing on Europe’s highest peak. Five of the climbers were found when rescue teams swept in on Wednesday, while the group’s guide was spotted in a crevasse later in the day after falling nearly 800 feet, according to French authorities. The group was part of a two-week mountaineering course hosted by the Union Nationale des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air (UCPA) according to a report by The Guardian, and was attempting to ascend the Aiguille d’Argentiere, a route that runs between two narrow peaks on its way towards Mont Blanc’s summit. Weather...Read more
A workplace injury is an illness or injury that arises as a result of or in direct relation to an employee’s job. Such injuries and illnesses can occur under a range of circumstances in various working environments from offices and factories to bars and restaurants. As an employer, regardless of the location of your workplace, you must be aware of the potential injuries and illnesses, how they can occur and what preventative measures you must take. It is therefore vital that you take the necessary steps to protect your business and your employees from injuries and illnesses in the workplace, and the subsequent claims that will arise. Types of injuries in the workplace Workplace injuries usually happen due to a lack of safety measures...Read more
A majority of us have or will witness accounts of a plaintiff claiming personal injury. He or she may claim multiple reasons for the injury along with millions of dollars in damages. The difficulty truly sets in when one needs to evaluate claims for loss of earning, specifically during this recovering economy. Many factors come into play in personal injury situations, including unemployment, underemployment and immigration status. Often times, insurance companies struggle to evaluate the loss of earnings claims due to these circumstances. That being said, it is imperative that each claim is thoroughly analyzed and litigated from the beginning. In situations where persons have been severely injured, individuals are often rendered unable to work. According to California laws, those who have been injured are entitled to claim loss of income. Although...Read more
Our personal injury lawyers have been investigating claims on behalf of those that have had revision surgeries as a result of metal hip implant complications since the Stryker Rejuvenate modular-neck stem implant recall nearly two years ago. In July 2012, the Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem hip implants due to the risks associated with corrosion of the modular neck joint of the implant. According to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 48 percent of the total hip arthroplasties measured in the study resulted in elevated metal ion levels for the patients that received them. The study also indicated that the rate of revision surgery administered to hip implant patients...Read more