Children & Furniture Tip-Overs: What You Need to Know

Every parent knows that a child’s never-ending curiosity can also be a real handful and sometimes exasperate a parent. Still, we usually end up getting a good chuckle out of them. However, once in a while, a child can be endangered, even while behaving no differently than most other children would act. 

In this article, we will examine furniture tip-overs, one such example, more closely. Tip-overs often occur when weight is placed on one area of an unstable piece of furniture, causing it to fall over. This can often be caused by hanging or climbing on the furniture. When furniture tips over, it can land on top of a person, causing serious injury and death. The danger is especially pronounced for children who are unable to free themselves.

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Are Truck Drivers Sleep Deprived or Sleep Deficient?

Many of us know how awful it can feel to try and function when we’re operating in a state of sleep deprivation. We trudge along, hoping the day will end sooner than later so that we can finally rest. But functioning while sleep deprived or sleep deficient is more dangerous for some workers than others. Mistakes made by an exhausted pilot, semi-truck driver, or person operating heavy machinery can cause unbelievable injury, death, and destruction.

In this article, we will focus on sleep issues as they pertain to semi-truck drivers.

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Accidents in School Zones: What You Need to Know

States across the country have considered and adopted various strategies to educate kids while dealing with the pandemic. All schools have the same ultimate objective: return children to the classroom full-time as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Regardless of the pandemic, a common safety issue when kids return to school is accidents in school zones. During the school year, both automobile and pedestrian traffic near schools increases dramatically. Without a high level of diligence, accidents can occur, and children can be injured. This article discusses some common issues surrounding accidents in school zones.

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What Should You Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Oregon?

If you were asked to give an example of a type of accident that commonly leads to a personal injury claim, a slip and fall probably would not be the first thing to come to mind. The truth is, hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. 

This article discusses some critical steps to take if you are injured due to a fall at a business location.

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The Importance of Protecting Workers from Asbestos

There was a time in America when workers received little to no protection from asbestos. Fortunately, many changes have occurred over time. Brave workers and their families filed lawsuits that shone a light on wrongdoing and helped to even the playing field. However, even with these changes, the United States has not entirely banned the use of asbestos.

This blog discusses the importance of protecting workers from asbestos in many industries. 

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Are Electric Cars Safer Than Gas Powered Cars?

Gas-powered cars and trucks have played a crucial role in both American culture and commerce. Now, America arguably finds itself in the early stages of a new transportation revolution with the development and broader acceptance of electric vehicles (sometimes called “EVs”). Of course, as with any new product, it’s essential to consider the question of safety. 

This article considers how the safety of electric vehicles compares to the safety of gas-powered cars.

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Recovering from Burn Injuries in Oregon

Minor burn injuries are common and unpleasant enough that even children learn the consequences of touching something while it is hot, and we all learn to avoid such burns.

But these types of burn injuries pale in comparison to severe burn injuries that are suffered by some personal injury victims. The pains suffered can be physical, emotional, and financial. In this article, we will discuss different types of burn injuries and the recovery processes associated with them.

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How Do I Know If I’m a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

When a medical procedure doesn't go right - or results seem less than optimal - we may not have the necessary knowledge base to evaluate the provider's performance. Most of us are not doctors - so how do we know if medical malpractice has occurred? This article explores how to identify medical malpractice.

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How Can Cargo Tank Truck Rollovers Be Prevented?

An amazingly efficient transportation network and supply chain is the backbone of the United States economy. While many goods spend time on ships and trains, the vast majority of products we purchase spend at least part of their journey in semi-trucks.

Not surprisingly, different types of trucks have safety issues unique to the design and functioning of the particular vehicle. In this article, we will focus on cargo tank trucks and discuss ways in which rollovers can be prevented.

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Military Buildings and Asbestos Exposure

When we imagine the dangers faced by military personnel, it is natural to think of enemy weapons of war. It’s unlikely people worry about asbestos exposure.

In this article, we will discuss the reality of military buildings and asbestos exposure of military veterans. Some have already developed mesothelioma and other diseases as a result. Others are still at risk.

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