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March 2017 Archives

Car accidents: 4-car crash on I-270 kills 1, injures 2

Learning about the death of an Ohio motorist in a crash that was caused by another driver is surely traumatic for surviving family members. If it's learned that the deceased driver was the innocent victim of a seemingly negligent driver, the trauma may well be exacerbated. The sad fact is that car accidents occur all over the country, and virtually everyone traveling our roadways faces the risk of suffering injury, or worse.

Be aware of work zone and no-zone dangers while driving

As a motorist, you are used to reacting to colors: red for stop, yellow for caution and green for go. Orange is another color that warrants special attention because it is a work zone alert. If you are accustomed to driving around your local area, you probably know where many construction zones are located, but that will probably not be the case when you are traveling. You will need to adjust your driving not only because of the work zone ahead, but also in anticipation of the "no-zone" areas that surround any large trucks with which you may be sharing the road.

Costs of amputations caused by car accidents are recoverable

Catastrophic injuries typically have life-altering consequences -- not only for the victim but also for that person's loved ones. If, for example, a limb is lost, the victim's home and vehicle might have to be modified to accommodate his or her new physical limitations, and he or she might never be able to return to work. Such injuries are often the result of car accidents, and the negligence of one Ohio driver can change the life of another in the blink of an eye.

How are injuries classified for workers' compensation benefits?

Ohio workers in all industries are no doubt aware that they are entitled to pursue financial relief in the event of workplace accidents that cause injuries and time away from work. However, some may not understand how the workers' compensation program works and how long they will have to wait for receipt of benefits. All payments to injured workers will be based on the severity of the injuries and the amount of time it takes the injured employee to return to work, if he or she is ever able to return at all.

Think you are immune to distracted driving?

Ohio has a strong distracted driving campaign: "Look up, hang up, and go slow for the cone zone." The Ohio Department of Public Safety reports that 80 percent of Americans believe hands-free devices are safer than handheld phones, but the research does not prove that. In addition, the problem of distracted driving is not limited to just cell phones or electronic devices. If you think you are immune from distracted driving, consider the following.

Workers' compensation: Ladder falls send 500 to ER every day

The number of ladder accidents that cause injuries to workers in various industries nationwide every year, including in Ohio, is concerning. So much so that March is National Ladder Safety Month. This might address the prevalence of workers' compensation claims by victims of ladder accidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, emergency rooms see 500 victims of work-related ladder accidents every day of the year.