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Construction site managers are legally obligated to keep their premises safe for all employees and anyone else who sets foot on the grounds. Unfortunately, some managers and companies are negligent in maintaining their property, and their failure to provide a safe working environment can lead to devastating construction accidents. Here are some common causes of injuries at work sites.
Poor Site Conditions
Out of all work-related deaths in 2011, 17.5% were in construction. Contractors are legally obligated to provide workers with a construction site that is reasonably safe and must warn employees of any potential hazards. Sadly, construction workers most often suffer personal injuries or even death due to improperly maintained sites. Common causes of injuries due to poor site conditions include improper lighting, poor ventilation, inadequate warnings, and unsafe surfaces.
Lack of Training
If you have been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to both workers’ compensation and damages. If your employer has failed to provide adequate training for tools, vehicles, or machinery, they may be legally accountable for their negligence. Every year, many workers are grievously injured because they have not received the proper or legally mandated training to safely perform their required duties.
Failure to Provide Safety Equipment
Another common cause of construction site injuries is a contractor or employer’s failure to provide safety equipment or to instruct employees on how to use the equipment. A construction site must have certain safety measures in place, including guardrails and safety nets, in order to prevent serious personal injuries. Whatever the cause of the accident, an injury from a ladder or scaffold may qualify as a personal injury claim.
If you have been hurt on the job in Daytona Beach or Palm Coast, you deserve to have a personal injury attorney who has successfully handled similar cases. Whether you have suffered a slip and fall or had another accident, call the team of lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau today at (877) 358-8085 to review your case and find out if you may be entitled to compensation.
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Did you know that there were over 227,900 traffic accidents in Florida in the year 2011? That averages out to 625 crashes every day! In Volusia County, 85 people were killed in auto accidents in 2011 alone. If you find yourself in a traffic accident, immediately contact a trusted Daytona Beach accident attorney to fight for your rights. Whether you are a Florida resident or you are visiting during peak tourist season, it is important to pay attention and stay safe on the road. Check out our infographic to learn more about the frequency of traffic accidents in Florida. Don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer if you are involved in such an accident.
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Each year, millions of American men, women, and children are seriously hurt after being bitten by a friend’s, neighbor’s, or stranger’s dog. In Florida, dog owners are responsible for personal injuries caused by their dangerous pets. Protect yourself and your family from dog bites by familiarizing yourself with this guide to the most aggressive dog breeds.
In the United States, aggressive dog breeds kill as many as 35 people each year. Unfortunately, any dog can bite an innocent victim, but aggressive animals such as pit bulls are especially prone to cause serious injury. Pit bulls were bred to fight, and aggression comes naturally to these large animals. Because of their sheer size and muscle mass, a bite from a pit bull can cause everything from tissue damage to permanent disfigurement.
Rottweilers were originally bred to perform farm tasks such as herding livestock and pulling large carts. Today, many people select Rottweilers for their protective instincts and inborn instinct to defend their property. Unfortunately, when paired with the dog’s natural size and strength, these aggressive traits may cause Rottweilers to lash out at strangers. If an owner does not properly socialize, train, and tie down a Rottweiler, the dog may maul any person or animal it perceives to be a threat.
Like Rottweilers, German Shepherds were also bred for herding and guarding. Unfortunately, these dogs too have a proclivity to be overprotective of their families and turf. If a German Shepherd believes his master is threatened, it often attacks the intruder. Sadly, a German Shepherd’s idea of an intruder is all too often a friend or even family member of the owner.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you know just how serious this personal injury can be. The attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau of Daytona Beach have successfully sought compensation for hundreds of premises liability suits, and our lawyers know what it takes to win in Florida. Call us at (877) 358-8085 to find out how we can help.
Last updated 8 days ago
Each year, millions of Americans sustain minor to severe personal injuries after being bitten by household pets. Watch this video to find out how to properly care for a dog bite injury.
First, clean the bite area with soap and water and a disinfectant such as hydrogen peroxide. If the wound is bleeding, apply pressure and put on a clean bandage. Next, monitor the wound area for signs of infection or swelling. Finally, ice the skin for periods of 20 minutes at a time.
If your dog bite injury is more serious, seek immediate care from a physician and contact a personal injury lawyer who has experience in handling dog bite cases. Your attorney can help you recover damages for medical bills, medication, and other costs. Call the Palm Coast office of Chanfrau & Chanfrau at (877) 358-8085 to get started today.
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Dog bites can be psychologically and physically devastating, and some victims of this serious personal injury will suffer from lifelong disfigurement and medical complications. In Florida, a dog’s owner is legally accountable if his or her pet inflicts any harm to a guest, employee, or visitor, and if the owner knew or should have known that the dog was dangerous. If the owner is found to be negligent, the victim may be entitled to financial damages for past and future lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you have been badly injured by a dog bite, you need a personal injury lawyer who will fight for your right to fair compensation. Call the experienced attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau today at (877) 358-8085 or visit us on the Web to find out how our family-owned firm has helped Palm Coast and Daytona Beach clients successfully resolve their legal matters.