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Causes and courses of action for forklift accidents

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 761,400 people in the United States are employed as material moving machine operators, a category that includes forklift drivers. These individuals face significant hazards each day and are highly susceptible to injury. According to industrial equipment manufacturer McCue, there are 34,900 serious forklift accidents each year. But what are some of the leading causes of forklift accidents, and what steps should an injured party take? We’ll answer

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What you need to know about catastrophic injury compensation

Have you or your loved one sustained a catastrophic injury? If so, here’s a guide that can help you understand catastrophic injuries to receive your compensation. Legally, catastrophic injuries are those with proximate and direct consequences, preventing a person from performing any gainful work. This includes anything from housekeeping chores to daily activities such as going to work. Catastrophic injuries are so severe that they leave you with permanent damage. Catastrophic injuries can also have

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5 things to do after an Uber/Lyft accident

Uber/Lyft accidents are more common than you might think, and they can be fatal or cause severe injuries. Since many people don’t know much about Uber/Lyft injury claims, they often don’t take the right steps required to protect their legal rights to compensation. Unfortunately, they end up with injuries that affect how they live or work, causing a lot of grief to them, their families, and friends. Additionally, most rideshare corporations and insurance companies have

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Injury compensation for burns and electrocutions at work

Have you or your loved one suffered from a burn or electric injury at work? If so, here’s a guide that can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Burn and electric shock injuries are very common in the workplace, especially for people that work closely with electricity. Studies show that electrocution injuries account for 1000 deaths each year in the US, with a mortality rate of up to 15%. That’s why all employees are

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An overview of Uber/Lyft accidents

Uber and Lyft accidents occur almost daily in the United States, causing property damage and physical injuries. Unfortunately, many victims don’t know or understand Uber’s or Lyft’s terms and policies, and they end up receiving zero or minimal compensation for damages. Here’s an overview of Uber and Lyft accidents to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Transportation Network Companies (TNC) business model A TNC is a company that connects individuals who need transportation services

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COVID-19 and Medical Malpractice

Ever since coronavirus, or COVID-19, reared its ugly head, it has wreaked havoc on the world. Many countries have seen their economies and people threatened by the disease and its aftereffects. Much has been said about the impact COVID-19 has had and continues to have, and here at Guy Levy Law, our compassionate team hurts on behalf of our clients who are struggling with the impact of the virus. But one area that hasn’t been

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How to prove a defective product injury claim

If you’ve suffered an injury due to a defective product, you may be entitled to file a liability claim. First, you will want to ensure that you have a case to bring forward. The following criteria will determine your eligibility: 1. You suffered or were injured 2. The product is defective 3. The product caused the injury or suffering 4. The product was used as intended You will need to prove each criterion to successfully

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How to put your best foot forward at your hearing

If you are going to court for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions, and some of them likely have to do with how you should present yourself for the hearing. Dressing professionally can go a long way towards a successful hearing. While this is especially important for a criminal case, it’s necessary for civil cases as well. Here are a few tips that can help you send the right impression: 1.

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What can I do if I’ve had an accident at work?

It could happen to anyone. Either an electrical shock from a badly wired circuit, a fall from a poorly secured ladder, or even an injury in an office that’s become sustained over a long period of time. These injuries can lead to you being put out of work for a short period of time or even permanently if your injuries are severe enough, and you could be financially damaged permanently. Here are the next steps

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Construction site accidents: Causes and steps to take

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries to work in. Statistics show that one in five workplace fatalities are construction-related. Therefore, no matter how careful or diligent you are, you’re at risk of sustaining injuries on a construction site. Unfortunately, construction site accidents can lead to severe and life-threatening injuries such as: • Chronic back pain • Broken bones • Spinal cord injuries • Blindness • Amputated limbs • Long-term impairment These

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