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When employers are aware of the hazards that their employees could face while performing their occupational duties, it is important that those employers provide the safety equipment necessary to reduce the risk of injury. If workers are not given these safety measures, they could potentially become seriously injured in a work-related accident. If such a situation occurs, the company could…

Maintaining a proper following distance can make a considerable difference in whether a car accident occurs. If a driver follows too closely to another vehicle, a rear-end collision could take place. If one of the vehicles involved in such a situation is a tractor-trailer, the truck accident could result in serious or even fatal injuries to individuals who were involved…

When family members must face the decision of whether to put their older loved ones in a nursing home, it can be very difficult. They may feel guilty about being unable to care of their loved ones themselves, and they may also worry about the treatment their loved ones would receive in the care of others. Unfortunately, there are situations…

Safety on the job is very important no matter what field of work a person performs his or her duties. Therefore, it is the obligation of employers to ensure that safety precautions are taken and training is provided to lessen the likelihood of a workplace injury taking place. If precautions are not taken, a company could potentially face penalties for…

A recent report highlights the most common and costly medical errors that take place in U.S. hospitals. It also provided suggestions for how doctors and other medical providers can help prevent those errors, which is important considering the potentially devastating impact that such errors can have. According to a report released earlier this year, medical errors result in approximately 325,000…

The owner of an Ohio nursing home is facing criminal charges after hidden cameras placed inside the home allegedly revealed widespread fraud and neglect. Numerous criminal charges have been levied against the owner individually and against the facility as a whole. They could also be facing potential civil liability to any nursing home residents who have been harmed as a…

A recent verdict in an out-of-state wrongful death case draws attention to an important safety issues for Ohio drivers: the risk of accidents caused by falling objects. The case in question arose from the death of a man who was killed after his vehicle struck a piece of logging equipment that had come loose from a nearby truck. A federal…

Families throughout Cleveland and the rest of the Ohio will be heading out to celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks show this weekend. Unfortunately, for about 240 people per day during the weeks surrounding Independence Day, fireworks cause injuries serious enough to land them in the emergency room. Many people are hurt setting off fireworks at home, including…