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July 2015 Archives

Motorcycle injuries most often sustained in an accident

At The Sapp Law Firm, we understand that riding a motorcycle is both a practical and enjoyable way to get around Alabama. Riding responsibly and defensively can prevent accidents, but at times there are threats that you cannot avoid. Even when wearing safety gear, your vulnerability in a collision puts you at a much higher risk for serious injuries.

Safety protocol can minimize danger from volatile clients

Employers in Alabama are required by federal law to provide workers with a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states specifically that the workplace must not allow hazards that could cause injury or death to an employee. In Birmingham, Alabama, OSHA recently fined a residential habilitation service program $7,000 for its failure to protect employees from violence in the workplace.

Inappropriate medications in nursing homes

The challenges of caring for patients with dementia have led many nursing homes in Alabama to administer unsafe medications that cause heavy sedation, known as antipsychotics. This practice is known as a chemical restraint, and while nursing homes find that the drugs make patients easier to manage, they can cause great harm.

Tractor trailer causes fatal multi-vehicle crash in Mobile

Commercial truck drivers in Alabama must take extra training to receive a special driver’s license because of the added responsibility of operating such a large vehicle on the nation’s roadways. The average tractor trailer weighs over 20 times more than a passenger vehicle, often causing a great deal more damage in an accident. A recent pile-up crash on I-10 in Mobile was triggered by a large truck, injuring nine people and leading to one fatality.

How can I protect myself from injuries on a construction site?

If you are one of the approximately 80,000 construction workers the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics reports are currently employed in Alabama, you are exposed to workplace hazards daily. In fact, although construction represents 4.3 percent of the Alabama workforce, the industry has the second highest workplace fatality rate in the state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration addresses unsafe working conditions in construction by identifying hazards and helping employers and workers to eliminate risks.

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