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What to do if you’re an Uber Passenger in an Accident

What to do if you’re an Uber Passenger in an Accident

Uber is the top ridesharing company and an essential way of transportation for millions of users. While many Americans have experienced the convenience of Uber, some of us have unfortunately had a bad experience with the rideshare giant. Every day, there are thousands of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. and for those who use Uber may find themselves part of this statistic. So, you may be wondering, what to do if you’re an Uber passenger in an accident. If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of a car wreck while riding in an Uber be sure to take the...

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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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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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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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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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Child in Critical Condition after Falling into Byram Daycare Pool

Child in Critical Condition after Falling into Byram Daycare Pool

A one-year-old child is in critical condition after falling into a Byram daycare pool Friday afternoon. The incident happened at Little Blessings from Heaven in Byram where Police say the pool was in place from a previous business in that building. The child was taken to Children’s of Mississippi for treatment. The Mississippi Department of Health has temporarily closed the facility as it is still under investigation. Unfortunately, many children are injured or killed everyday due to the negligence of others. Whether that be from parents, daycare employees, or other workers who may be around children. It is important to understand...

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Slip and Fall in a Restaurant or Bar

slip and fall in a restaurant or bar

A slip and fall in a restaurant or bar can you leave you in agonizing pain with lifelong injuries. It’s no surprise that 6.8 million people visit the emergency room for fall related injuries. It’s important to understand who should be held in a situation like this and how to file a slip and fall claim. Who is Responsible: Typically, the property owner would be responsible in a slip and fall case. The important thing to know is that you must be able to prove negligence in this case that the owner or manger knew of the dangerous situation and failed...

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What to do After a Pedestrian Accident

what to do after a pedestrian accident

Being hit by a vehicle while walking or running can lead to serious injuries. According to NHTSA, there were over 6,500 pedestrians killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2020. Knowing what to do after a pedestrian accident in crucial. Unfortunately, many of pedestrian crashes end deadly including the death of a 72-year-old man Sunday evening in Simpson County Mississippi. According to WLBT, around 8 P.M. Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the fatal pedestrian crash on Hwy 49 where the pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The pedestrian crash is still under investigation. Just a few weeks ago another deadly...

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash

deadly motorcycle crash

A deadly motorcycle crash happened Sunday evening in Simpson County, Mississippi according to WAPT. Mississippi Highway Patrol reports the motorcycle driver was traveling South on Hwy 13 when she collided with a vehicle travelling West on Mt. Zion rd. The driver of the motorcycle had fatal injuries and the passenger of the vehicle had injuries as well. The deadly motorcycle crash is still under investigation. Operating a motorcycle can be thrilling as well as dangerous. Unlike a car, a motorcycle provides little protection to the rider if they are involved in a wreck. Taking the right precautions can be a lifesaving...

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