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  • Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries in America

    | 11-Oct-2018

    Each day in America, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates about a dozen workers will lose their lives in workplace accidents. Countless more will be injured, ranging from mild to severe. While this number is harrowing, it is actually encouraging when comparing it to OSHA data from four decades ago, when roughly 38 workers died a day due to preventable accidents. ...
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  • Can I File a Workers' Compensation Claim for Repetitive Stress Injury?

    | 18-Sep-2018

    Many workers often associate workers’ compensation claims with serious workplace accidents, like an industrial accident that causes permanent injuries. However, some of the most common and debilitating work-related injuries are actually caused gradually over time, eventually amounting to a serious health condition. Such injuries are known as repetitive stress injuries or RSI. Even though an ...
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  • Electric Scooters Are Headed to Virginia

    | 7-Sep-2018

    Electric scooters have started to appear on sidewalks in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. However, some of the busiest parts of these cities saw the black electric scooters from Bird disappear almost as fast as they showed up. That’s because Norfolk officials started to crack down on the scooters as soon as they heard about their arrival. City spokeswoman Lori Crouch said the following in an ...
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  • Risks for Virginia Construction Workers

    | 29-Jun-2018

    OSHA Report Show High Number of Injuries and Deaths Among VA Construction Workers Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration compiles data regarding work-related fatalities in each state. The OSHA’s fatality inspection data revealed that construction workers in Virginia experienced a high volume of fall-related deaths in 2017. According to the OSHA, 30% of all construction ...
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  • Dreamer's Act (DACA) Eligibility Confusion

    | 22-Jan-2018

    “ There has been much confusion in the news regarding DACA. Recently, a Federal Judge has put a hold on the Trump Administration’s efforts to end the program. There is still no permanent resolution, however, for the time being the government is required to process renewals from all who are eligible to renew. Who Is Eligible to Renew: You may request a renewal if you met the initial ...
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  • Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

    | 18-Jan-2018

    If you sustained an injury that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, you can pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. If successful, you could recover various types of damages, which are determined on a case-by-case basis. Personal injury awards generally consist of two types of damages – compensatory damages and punitive damages. Here is what you need to know ...
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  • What You Need to Know Before Filing for Workers' Comp

    | 2-Jan-2018

    If you were injured in your place of work, you are going to want access to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance company often try to fight these claims since they are generally interested in securing the best outcome for themselves, which is to pay you less than you deserve, or to deny your claim entirely. If you have never been through the process ...
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  • How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

    | 7-Dec-2017

    If you have been involved in a car accident, you are undoubtedly suffering from a number of injuries, which result in costly medical bills. You have also likely lost the ability to work or earn wages, depending on the severity of your injury. What’s worse, is the emotional trauma of a car accident--it can be difficult to place a monetary figure on the devastation you are now enduring. All of ...
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  • The "Fatal Four" Accidents on Construction Sites

    | 1-Dec-2017

    As a construction worker, you are undoubtedly aware of the intense and extreme dangers you are facing every day while on the job. Sometimes, construction site accidents result in fatalities, which is tragic for all involved. The worst part of construction site accidents is their preventability--often, had the right steps been taken, no injuries would have occurred in the first place, which is why ...
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  • How Long Will an Injury Settlement Take?

    | 20-Nov-2017

    Generally speaking, those who were injured at the hands of another are interested in settling their personal injury case in a timely manner. This is because the pursuit of compensation is in relation to the costly medical bills and loss of work and wages, which are likely demanding immediate payment. However, the opposing side will pressure you to complete the process as quickly as possible, ...
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  • Understanding VA's Wrongful Death Law

    | 13-Nov-2017

    Losing a loved one unexpectedly is incredibly devastating, even more so when the cause of death could have been prevented if not for another’s actions. In legal terms, this is known as wrongful death. Wrongful death is defined as death caused by another, due to a wrongful act, negligence, or default. If the victim had lived, the circumstances of the occurrence must have suited a personal ...
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  • Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips

    | 6-Oct-2017

    Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience and many riders crave the rush and freedom this iconic ride provides. However, motorcycles are inherently less safe than cars, given the minimal protection they provide. Of course, this does not mean you should give up your bike, though it does mean you should exercise extra caution and be prepared for any obstacles or problems that might ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Tips

    | 9-Sep-2017

    Riding a bicycle can be potentially dangerous, given the inherent lack of protection riders have compared to those in motor vehicles. However, bicyclists who educate themselves on the rules of the road, maintain awareness of their surroundings, and obey traffic laws can minimize their chances of being involved in an accident and the severe injuries often sustained in such incidents. Here are some ...
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  • Toxic Exposure Injuries at Work

    | 7-Sep-2017

    Toxic exposure can be spurred by various chemical poisons, gases, smoke, pesticides, motor fuels, and other irritants. If any of the aforementioned enter the body, including through exposure, one can suffer from lifelong, permanent, and irreversible damages and consequences. While many people are not exposed to these toxins in their daily lives, a shocking number of workers across various ...
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  • 6 Tips to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident

    | 9-Aug-2017

    Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are responsible for thousands of preventable injuries and deaths each year in the United States, and unfortunately, the problem is getting worse. According to a 2017 report by NPR, distraction is causing a record number of pedestrian deaths. But pedestrian accidents shouldn’t be an inevitability – they are entirely preventable when both ...
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  • Common Causes of Forklift Accidents

    | 1-Aug-2017

    Forklifts are an essential part of many construction sites, and they are extremely useful in the right setting. Prioritizing workplace safety is essential when it comes to a forklift, as these accidents can be quite dangerous. Minimizing the chance of an accident begins with promoting the right safety practices to those in either in the vicinity or in use of a forklift. The following are the most ...
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  • Car Accidents & Release Forms: What Should You Sign?

    | 19-Jul-2017

    There’s a whirlwind of activity that follows a car accident as all parties involved prepare to protect themselves. If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by another driver’s negligent driving, it is likely that you will be contacted by their insurance company. The company may send you forms to sign, including a medical authorization release, a release of all liability and ...
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  • Who is Liable for Your Trucking Accident Injury?

    | 3-Jul-2017

    Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries, and victims are often faced with an uphill battle to recover the damages they deserve. Truck accidents are notoriously complex compared to auto accidents. Many different parties are involved in a commercial truck accident, but assigning liability to any of them can be difficult. A skilled truck accident attorney can help you fight for your rights and ...
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  • Pursuing Compensation after a Brain Injury

    | 7-Jun-2017

    The unfortunate nature of accidents is they are unpredictable, which is part of what makes them so frightening and stressful to deal with. Accidents that leave you with seriously debilitating physical injuries, such as brain injuries, are all too common and can affect you for life. The victims of these catastrophic injuries are entitled to compensation for their medical bills and pain and ...
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  • What to Do After an Injury at a Construction Site

    | 7-Jun-2017

    Perhaps one of the most undeniably dangerous professions, construction work can often create rather hazardous and risky working environments. Construction workers have to deal with these frightening working conditions every day, and risk their lives each time they are on the job. Predictably, construction site injuries occur quite often, and injured workers have rights to compensation following an ...
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  • Serious Car Accidents: When Should You Call an Attorney

    | 8-May-2017

    No car accident is easy. From fender benders and rear-end collisions to intersection accidents and highway wrecks, all car accidents have the potential to result in injuries and various challenges for victims. Whenever an auto wreck that could and should have been prevented causes victims to incur damages they would have not otherwise faced, they have the right to file a claim for compensation. ...
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  • When Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

    | 1-May-2017

    Most personal injury and car accident cases are resolved out of the courtroom. This means that when victims suffer injuries due to the negligence of others and file a personal injury claim, they work with the at-fault party’s insurance provider to reach an agreement on how much compensation should be provided. This compensation will cover the damages a victim suffered as the result of a ...
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  • Is My Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

    | 19-Apr-2017

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called the Takata airbag recall one of the “largest and most complex safety recall[s] in U.S. history.” The company began making airbags in 1988 and held 20% of the market in 2014. During 2013, vehicles made by 19 different automakers were recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver’s and passenger’s ...
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  • What to Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver

    | 4-Apr-2017

    About 28 people a day are killed in the United States in vehicle crashes involving a drunk driver, and every 90 seconds a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. Each day, about 300,000 people drive under the influence. While there is, unfortunately, nothing that you can do to change the decisions of a negligent driver, what you can do is ensure that you yourself are a responsible and ...
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  • Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

    | 31-Mar-2017

    Accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles are known for their overwhelming potential for devastating consequences. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers, truck accidents frequently result in injuries. In many cases, these injuries are catastrophic and can upend the lives of victims and families. In the most tragic situations, these injuries often prove fatal. At The Barrera ...
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