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Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed in a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury accidents commonly occur. These accidents often seriously effect the victim’s life through serious injuries, property damage, loss of wages etc. Hiring a personal injury attorney is essential to recovering the highest rightful compensation for the injuries you received. Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed as Compensation Depending on the circumstances of the case, different types of damages can be claimed. These include: Compensatory damages: Compensatory damages are the damages that are awarded to an injured party for the harm they have suffered. There are different types of compensatory damages. The most common types are general and special compensatory damages. General Damages:...

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Construction Site Safety Tips by Connecticut Construction Accident Attorney

Each year, thousands of injuries and many fatal accidents occur on construction sites. These accidents often involve the operator, but over half involve people on the ground – spotters, co-workers, and laborers. It is particularly important to follow construction site safety measures to avoid accidents and injuries. Construction Site Safety Tips: Getting on and off equipment Getting on and off the machine is one of the main causes of injury to equipment operators, forklift drivers and truck drivers. Check your gloves and boots. Clean off mud and dirt before climbing, and use “high grip” gloves for a secure hand hold. Loading/unloading equipment Make sure...

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Tips to Remember When Suing a Retail Store for Injuries

Sometimes a little retail therapy is the perfect antidote to a dreary day. When we’re feeling anxious, stressed or simply ill, shopping can lift our mood. But if we’re not paying attention to our surroundings at all times, retail stores can also be places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur. Slip and fall accidents may result in hip fractures, shoulder and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, etc. When an accident happens, there are basic steps to take no matter where you are. The first step is getting medical assistance as soon as you have been...

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The Link Between Slip and Fall Accidents and Brain Injuries

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Slip and fall accidents, no matter where, how, when and why they occur, can result in strains, fractures, paralysis or painful misalignment of most any area of the body. However, traumatic brain injuries are life-altering events that can change the way you live your life for the rest of your life. Any area of the brain can be affected, so these kinds of injuries may impact your sight, hearing, speaking, short term and long term memory, sense of smell, sense of taste,...

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Injuries Due to Sporting Goods Store Negligence

The American Medical Association, and almost all medical professionals, will tell you that it’s imperative that we move our bodies to stay healthy. Whether it’s walking, running, hiking, mountain climbing or simply dancing to your favorite music, we need specific clothing and sports equipment to accomplish our goals. Accordingly, the best place to shop may be a sporting goods store. Although sporting goods stores are fun to visit, they are also places where accidents happen. Accidents in any store can be the result of many things such as inventory that has fallen off a shelf and onto the floor or accidental...

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Smoking-Related Fires Are a Real Threat to Nursing Home Patients.

It’s Time to Put Out the Fire The U.S. Fire Administration, based on data coming from several sources, has indicated that the leading cause of residential fires that result in fatalities in older adults is smoking. The U.S. Surgeon General stated that the older adult population represents the highest fire risk group and the risk of fire injury or death increases with age. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is advocating a policy to eliminate smoking and fires caused by smoking in all nursing home environments. This would mandate that all nursing homes be smoke-free environments for residents. Smoking...

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Hit By a Car From Behind

On the average, there are over 3,000 car accidents every day. Over one million people die in road crashes each year, and 20 to 50 million are injured or disabled. More than one third of these accidents are rear end collision events, and the liability for these accidents does not always belong to the car travelling in back of the vehicle that is hit. The severity of car accident related injuries depend upon the details of the accident. Two of the most common types of car accident related injuries are head and back injuries. These types of injuries are also...

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Connecticut Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Policy in Connecticut According to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Connecticut Discrimination Employment Practices Act, sexual harassment is illegal and prohibited. Sexual harassment is defined as “Any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature.” Examples of this include unwelcome sexual advances, suggestive or lewd remarks, unwanted hugs, touches, kisses, requests for sexual favors, retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, derogatory or pornographic posters, cartoons or drawings. Remedies for this egregious behavior include cease and desist orders, back pay, compensatory damages, hiring, promotion or reinstatement. It also...

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Stamford family, friends hold scholarship fundraiser to honor teen football player killed in car crash

Last year, a young Stamford Highschool football player, Ky-mani Antoine died in a car accident, and his teammates and family organized a flag football tournament in his name. The tournament, sponsored by The Reinken Law Firm, raised a scholarship to honor Antoine’s dream of playing in the NFL. Read full article here...

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Sleep Related Vehicle Accidents

The fast-paced and stressful environment of today’s world sometimes makes getting enough of the right kind of sleep difficult to accomplish. We have so many things on our mind and so much to do that our sleep patterns may become disrupted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in approximately 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and 12.5 billion in monetary losses. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people who sleep six to seven hours per night are twice as likely to be involved in...

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