June 2018 Archives

Can I sue if my child is being bullied?

There can be almost no greater heartbreak as a parent than to find out students are tormenting your child at school. Schoolyard bullying is not a new occurrence, but it seems to have escalated to disturbing heights with the prevalence of social media. Like other parents in Ohio, you may feel upset and shocked to hear about the cruelty that kids can inflict on each other online and in person.

What types of head injuries are there?

If you are like most people in Ohio, when you hear that somebody has experienced a head injury you may automatically worry about the possibility of long-term consequences or even death. Certainly this can happen with a head injury and for those people who have long-term effects from an injury, the level of severity may vary greatly from somewhat mild to very extreme.

Hamilton County traffic fatalities on the rise

If you are like most people in Ohio, you have passed your fair share of post-accident scenes on a local road or highway. Sights of crumpled vehicles or vehicle parts may be all that is left by the time you go by but the tragedy that was involved could be far worse than what those automotive pieces might make you think at first glance. The sad reality is that many people die in vehicle accidents that should not ever happen due to the negligent actions of others. 

3 steps to take after a hit-and-run accident

Getting into an auto accident is traumatic, and it can be even more traumatic if the suspect proceeds to flee the scene and leave you to deal with the damage. In the event of a hit and run, you might feel overwhelmed by the situation and struggle to find a response, but it is important to understand what steps you should take in the immediate aftermath. The following three are imperative.

What are OSHA's ladder guidelines?

A ladder is one tool that may be used by people at work in Ohio in a variety of industries and job environments as well as by people in varying roles. While there are many different types of ladders, there are some regulations for proper and safe use that apply to all ladders in all situations. Understanding these is important for all employees and certainly for all employers as they should make sure their teams are informed and trained on following these guidelines.

Summertime is the most deadly season for car accidents

You may think summer driving is safer than winter driving. After all, summer heat waves seem calm in comparison to winter storms. Interestingly enough, summer is the most dangerous time of year for driving. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, July and August are the deadliest months for car accidents.

Burn injury severity

A motor vehicle accident, a job-related incident and other situations may all find a person in Ohio facing a burn injury. Regardless of the original cause of a burn, appropriate medical care is important and so too is understanding the varying levels of severity that burn injuries may present themselves in.

Construction: an inevitably dangerous industry

Many Ohio employees do not think twice about possible dangers when clocking in at work for the day; after all, a large majority of occupations pose a minimum threat to the everyday worker. However, those in the construction industry do not always have this privilege, and, in fact, face a considerable amount of hazards on any given shift. The following information delves into these potentially deadly hazards, and what the proactive steps the industry takes to avoid them.

Which common attractive nuisances might threaten your kids?

Now that summer is just around the corner, you might be ready for your children to get outside and enjoy some free time and sunshine without the restrictions of school. You live in a safe Ohio neighborhood, you reason, and time spent outdoors is much better than staying in the house on their devices. However, you might want to consider the possibility of attractive nuisances in your neighborhood, as well as how to protect your kids from them.

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