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Personal Injuries During the Holidays

Personal Injuries During the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, but the gatherings can sometimes end badly. Whether you are traveling to see family, shopping for last minute gifts, or working overtime, it’s important to understand the dangers that come with each of these. Car wrecks, slip and fall injuries in a business, as well as work related injuries are just a few of the personal injuries during the holidays that can occur. Car Wrecks During the Holidays AAA estimates that there will be an increase of more than 3 million people travelling during the holidays this year versus last...

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Hair Relaxer Products Have Been Linked to Cancer

Hair Relaxer Products Have Been Linked to Cancer

If you or someone you know has used hair straightener or relaxer products and developed uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, uterine fibroids, or endometriosis, call Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington now for a free case evaluation at 601-326-0874. For more information, and to learn about which hair relaxer products have been linked to cancer, please read below.   Hair Straighteners/Relaxers Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer   The Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently published a study by the National Institute of Environmental Sciences that found a link between certain hair products, like straighteners or relaxers, and uterine cancer. The paper noted that...

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What do I do After an 18-Wheeler Accident?

What do I do After an 18-Wheeler Accident

In the U.S. nearly 68% of deaths involving an 18-wheeler are the occupants of passenger vehicles, while only 15% is that of the occupants in the 18-wheeler. The number of deaths from 18-wheeler accidents is around a staggering 4,000 the amount of injuries due to 18-wheeler wrecks is much higher. Many of us may have never been in a wreck let alone with an 18-wheeler, but with the amount of large trucks on the road you may have one main question. What do I do after an 18-wheeler accident? Involved in an 18-Wheeler Wreck? After being in a wreck with an 18-wheeler...

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Injuries During Black Friday Shopping

Injuries During Black Friday Shopping

Nearly 155 million American’s went Black Friday shopping in 2021, and this year we should expect nothing less. This massive amount crowds tends to a lot of chaos in stores leading to injuries during Black Friday shopping. As one prepares for a night of great deals and long lines it is best that you prepare yourself in order to keep you and your loved ones safe. Avoid Slip & Fall Injuries As millions of people descend on the stores this holiday season its important to be careful and pay attention to your surroundings. While many store employees will be assisting customers and...

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ADA Regulations

ADA Regulations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services. Our firm has extensive experience with ensuring that the ADA regulations are upheld and maintained. The ADA has set specific regulations for businesses, such as shopping centers, gas stations, etc. to accommodate those with disabilities so they may have equal access and opportunity as those without disabilities. For those without disabilities, it is simple to walk into a store, pick out what it is you want to...

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Caterpillar Employee Immediately Incinerated

Caterpillar Employee Immediately Incinerated

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a statement last Wednesday that Caterpillar failed to install proper fall protection into their plant in Mapleton, IL. The incident happened in June of this year when a 39 year old man fell into an 11 foot deep pot that was filled with molten iron that was heated to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of this fall the Caterpillar employee immediately incinerated. A federal investigation into the incident that occurred earlier this year stated that if proper fall protection was in place then the employee might not have died. The reasoning behind OSHA...

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What is a Catastrophic Injury

What is a Catastrophic Injury

If you were in a serious car wreck, suffered from a work injury, or any other serious related accident many might consider it a catastrophic injury. Well, you might be wondering, what is a catastrophic injury. It is typically a serious injury that occurs unexpectedly leaving the victim with life-changing and long term affects. Types of Catastrophic Injuries Spinal cord injury Brain injury Head or face injury Nerve Damage Paralysis Neurological damage Burns Amputations While these are some of the major catastrophic injuries there are many others that can occur, leaving you to deal with the pain and suffering long term. There...

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What to do After being Hit by a Car on your Bicycle

What to do After being Hit by a Car on your Bicycle

Picture this, you’re riding your bicycle on a peaceful afternoon through your neighborhood and then BAM, something knocks you to the ground. As you come to you are confused and in pain but realize what has just happened, you were hit by a car. Then you start to wonder what to do after being hit by a car on your bicycle. While you may think this could never happen to you and you might be right, but there are over 130,000 people injured in bicycle crashes every year. Of those 130,000 that crash, there are 1,000 people that die every year...

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Wreck with an Uninsured Motorist

Wreck with an Uninsured Motorist

If you are in a wreck with an uninsured motorist, it may leave you wondering who will pay for the damages. Now most states require auto insurance, but what happens if they don’t have it? Nationally, 12.6% of car owners don’t have car insurance and in Mississippi over 29% of car owners don’t have car insurance which is the highest in the country. This number increased over 5% from the previous year. While this large amount of drivers on the road without car insurance is alarming, this is where having uninsured motorist coverage comes in handy. In states like Mississippi, UM/UIM...

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Should I get an incident report after a work injury?

Should I get an incident report after a work injury

If you are wondering, should I get an incident report after a work injury? The answer to that question is yes. It is important to report work injuries as soon as possible. Talking with your employer right away helps them get the best idea of what happened. Even if the injury appears minor, it is important to fill out an incident report as proof that your employer was notified. There are many reasons why people choose not to report a workplace injury including: embarrassment, worry about being fired, being unsure if the injury is work-related, and belief that incident reporting is...

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