When you are at work, you know that there are some hazards that could lead to injuries. Construction sites, by their nature, are not the safest places to be. There are many people around. You have to handle heavy machinery. You are exposed to fall risks, electrical...
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You don’t have to be able-bodied to sue if you suffered a fall
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Apr 28, 2022 | Premises Liability
Maybe your elderly mother slipped in a spill at the grocery store, fell and broke her hip. Perhaps your spouse, who uses a cane because he has arthritis in his knees, tripped on an extension cord that was running across the floor at his dentist’s office and injured...
It’s hard to anticipate the consequences of a spinal cord injury
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Apr 18, 2022 | Uncategorized
Spinal cord injuries can stem from many types of incidents, including car wrecks and on-the-job accidents. Christopher Reeve, who was famous for his role as Superman, suffered a spinal cord injury after falling from a horse in 1995. That accident left him paralyzed...
Your workplace injury was your fault: Does that matter?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Mar 29, 2022 | Workers' Compensation
If you got injured on the job because your employer allowed an unsafe work environment to exist, it's easy to assume that you deserve workers’ comp benefits. You didn't want to be injured and you didn't do anything to hurt yourself, but you still have to deal with the...
Beware of delayed symptoms from brain injuries
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Mar 18, 2022 | Car Accidents
People who are in a crash can suffer from many injuries, but not all of these will show up at the scene of the wreck. In the days that follow, soreness and other signs of that something could be amiss might appear. In some cases, it can take weeks for a brain injury...
Understanding the challenges of PTSD
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Mar 2, 2022 | Social Security Disability Benefits For Injuries
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is something that happens to those who have been through a stressful and traumatic experience and have lasting emotional and psychological damage as a result. They may not be physically harmed, but that doesn't mean that the...
2 standards you must meet to qualify for SSDI benefits
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Mar 1, 2022 | Social Security Disability Benefits For Injuries
Everyone who works has to make tax contributions to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in addition to paying income taxes. Most adults will eventually claim those contributions as retirement benefits when they are over the age of 65. However, the tiny subset of...
Use caution when snowplows are on the roads
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Feb 18, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Snowplows play an important role in keeping the roads cleared for traffic despite winter weather rolling through. These vehicles are four times heavier than normal passenger vehicles. Some of them have plows that can extend 10 to 12 feet from the side of the vehicle. ...
What are the most dangerous driver distractions?
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Feb 7, 2022 | Car Accidents
If someone asked you what the most dangerous distraction to drivers is, you might assume phones -- and that's a fair assumption. There's no doubt that smartphones have increased driver distraction in more ways than one. However, a study by the National Highway Traffic...
Why ‘struck-by’ accidents are hard to avoid
On Behalf of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C. | Jan 11, 2022 | Workplace Accidents
The four areas in which construction injuries are most common are falls, “struck-by” accidents, electrocutions and accidents in which workers are caught between or in machinery. These are often referred to as the Fatal Four. They take many lives every year, and they...
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