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Some Adverse Effects of Radiation Exposure Employees Suffer on the Job

Employees suffer injuries on the job that can occur from a number of job-related dangers, such as radiation exposure. Radioactive materials are used in the industrial sector, and radiation producing equipment is increasingly used in a number of different industries. Unfortunately, as the use of radiation products and equipment increases, so does the number of work-related radiation injuries and illnesses. While most people like to think of an on the job injury as a one time work accident such as… Read More

Find Out Why Nursing Home Residents Are Treated Differently in Some Florida Nursing Homes

People reside at nursing homes because they know they need around the clock care or because they aren’t mentally aware of their decreased capacity to take care of themselves. Whether a person checks himself or herself into a nursing home or loved ones of an elderly person arrange the living situation, nursing homes are supposed to treat all of their patients with a certain level of care. However, some patients are often treated differently. Residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease… Read More

School Bus Safety Week Reminds Kids & Parents to Review Safety Tips

Many cities, schools, and traffic officials recommend children taking the bus to school because it is one of the safest ways to get children to school. Also, it reduces the amount of cars on the road in and around the school zone – ultimately, reducing the amount of child pedestrian-involved car accidents. When parents put their children on school buses as a way to get to and from school safely, they assume this will be the result. However, just because… Read More

Ways Pedestrians and Motorists Can Minimize Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable roadway users due to their lack of protection in the event of traffic accidents. Sadly, pedestrian deaths have remained high and have actually increased 15 percent nationwide since 2009. In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed, which is about one pedestrian death per two hours, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). Because of these tragic fatalities, the GHSA has issued a report that outlines steps to help states… Read More

Motorcycle Group Riding Can Be Both Fun and Safe

Most motorcycle owners commute back and forth to work solo; however, when the weekend comes, they may plan a group ride with their buddies. For motorcyclists, there is nothing like hitting the open road, especially with others who have a passion for the same hobby. It does seem that there is safety in numbers, but this isn’t always the case on a motorcycle road trip. Unfortunately, things can go wrong and motorcycle accidents can happen, especially when the details of… Read More

How to Keep Employees Safe When Driving Before, During, and After Work

Almost every person who has a job commutes to work via some mode of transportation. While many people take the bus, bike, or walk, the majority of workers drive to their jobs. Unfortunately, traffic accidents typically occur during the morning and evening commute times, putting commuters and all employees at risk of being in a crash. The safety of employees on the road — traveling to work and back home — should be just as equally important as employee job… Read More

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Can Help Families Seek Justice for Their Losses Due to Defective Products

Whether listening to the news or reading the news online, it seems as if you cannot keep from hearing about the many product recalls. It seems as if more and more products are hitting the marketplace even though they could be dangerous and defective. And, it’s been said that 2015 is the year of recalls. While auto recalls have been the major story in the news due to the thousands of serious injuries caused from dangerous airbags and other parts… Read More

Why Male Cyclists in Florida Might Be at Risk When Riding to Work

Bicycling is a hobby that both children and adults can enjoy. While it used to be a hobby that was loved by children more than adults, times have changed and the popularity of cycling among adults has increased. On the other hand, fewer children in the U.S. ride bikes than past generations. Interestingly, the statistics for fatal bike deaths echo this trend in bicycle riding. According to a study led by Jason Vargo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, fatal bicycle… Read More

Promoting Fall Prevention Awareness Week for the Elderly in Florida

Did you know that the main reason older adults suffer unintentional injuries, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury deaths is caused from falling? In light of Fall Prevention Awareness Week, September 23-29, 2015, (the first week of fall), the Law Offices of David Benenfeld would like to take this opportunity to discuss slip and fall accidents and ways to prevent them — especially among the elderly. There are many reasons why elderly people are involved in slip and fall accidents,… Read More

Ways Parents Can Prioritize Child Passenger Safety

Whether you are buying your child’s first car seat or you are transitioning from an infant car seat into a convertible car seat or booster seat, it is important that you know your child is in the right car seat for his or her height, weight and age. Unfortunately, many kids are put in car seats that aren’t correct for their size. The reason for this is that kids grow quickly and parents and caregivers might not remember the weight… Read More