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If you were recently injured at work, there are certain actions you could take (or not take) that might jeopardize your workers’ compensation claim. The following article will provide some of the most common mistakes injured employees make after experiencing a workplace injury that can be detrimental to a workers’ compensation claim.

  • Failing to report your injury within a timely manner: In Georgia, you are required to report your work-related injury to your employer within 30 days of the date the injury occurred. If you choose to wait longer than 30 days to report your injury, you may be unable to file a workers’ compensation claim later on.  
  • Failing to seek medical attention: After experiencing a work-related injury or illness, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. The timing regarding when you choose to seek medical attention can have a significant impact on your claim. Additionally, if you take too long to seek medical attention, your employer may assume that your injuries are not as serious as you claim.

The construction industry carries a significant risk of serious accidents in the workplace. Many of these workplace accidents that occur result from the use of heavy machinery. The following article will discuss some of the most common causes of workplace machinery accidents and will also provide some practical ways to prevent these types of accidents in the workplace.

What are some of the most common causes of workplace machinery accidents?

According to OSHA, the following are the most common causes of workplace accidents involving machinery:

Unfortunately, many babies are born with birth defects. Many of these birth defects can be attributed to medical malpractice on the part of a healthcare provider. The following article will provide some information regarding what you will need to prove in a birth defect medical malpractice case in the state of Georgia.

 What kind of injuries can result from childbirth?

There are various types of childbirth injuries that can result from a healthcare provider’s malpractice. Some of these injuries include:

If your car is damaged in an accident, you will need to make sure that you find a good auto repair shop. The following article will provide some qualifications that the best auto repair shops have in common, as well as some tips you should follow to ensure that these repairs are performed to your expectations.

  • The shop has the proper certifications. When you get to the shop, make sure that you look for blue and white “ASE” emblems. These emblems indicate that the shop’s technicians have passed certain skills tests and been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
  • The shop has a good reputation. It is important to find a shop that has a good reputation with its customers. You should be able to look at online reviews to determine whether a shop provides good customer service and quality services.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2017. Furthermore, an additional estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries during the same year. Some of these accidents can be avoided by following the proper precautions. The following article will discuss some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents and will also provide a few helpful tips for pedestrians to protect them from these kinds of accidents.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents can result from any number of factors. There are a few common causes of these kinds of accidents though, which include:

If you are injured in an accident while traveling in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare service, you may question whose insurance policy applies. Should you attempt to seek coverage from the rideshare company’s insurance or from the driver’s personal car insurance? The answer will depend on the type of insurance the driver possesses and the status of the driver when the accident occurred. The following article will discuss situations where a rideshare company’s car insurance applies to an accident, as well as situations where a rideshare driver will have to use his own auto insurance after an accident.

When Does the Rideshare Company’s Car Insurance Policy Apply?

In order to determine if the rideshare company’s car insurance applies, you must first determine the status of the rideshare driver at the time of the accident. For example, if the rideshare driver’s app is on and that driver is waiting for a customer to request a ride when an accident occurs, Uber and Lyft both provide the following types of liability coverage for the driver:

Swimming pool injuries happen frequently and can cause serious damage, especially to children. The following article will provide some helpful tips for preventing swimming pool injuries.

Swimming Pool Injury Statistics

The following section includes some notable statistics regarding swimming pool injuries:

Being bitten or attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience. The following article will provide some helpful information regarding what steps to take after being bitten by a dog and will also provide some additional steps to take if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the dog’s owner.

Steps to Take After Being Bitten by a Dog

If you get bitten by a dog, you should immediately take the following steps regarding wounds you have sustained:

If you were recently injured in a car accident and plan to sue the other driver, you may consider hiring a personal injury attorney who has experience litigating these kinds of accidents. This article will provide some information regarding the role of car accident attorneys.

What Does a Car Accident Attorney Do?

A car accident attorney is a personal injury attorney who typically engages in some of the following duties:

Accidents involving commercial trucks can have devastating results. This is mostly due to the fact that a semi-truck can weigh more than 30,000 pounds, while a passenger vehicle typically weighs only around 4,000 pounds. The following are some of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents and some practical ways for commercial truck drivers to prevent these kinds of accidents.

What are the Most Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents?

There are a few common causes of truck accidents, which include the following:

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