March 2019 Archives

Hauling loads of hazardous chemicals is a dangerous job

If you work as a truck operator in chemical logistics, or for one of the chemical manufacturing companies of Alabama, you might not realize just how many risks you face each day. Following safe shipping procedures for hazardous chemicals is crucial, and violations of prescribed standards can have devastating consequences. Safety authorities prescribe a vast regulation network to which shipping companies and truckers who haul the dangerous loads across the country must adhere.

How is pain medication handled under workers' compensation?

With the opioid epidemic sweeping across the country, including Alabama, there are many moves by government agencies to make changes to prevent further addiction issues. One area where many states are making major changes is within workers' compensation with the handling of pain medications, which are often opioids.

What gear should Alabama motorcyclists wear while riding?

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are all too common on the streets and highways throughout Alabama and across the U.S. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 5,172 people died as a result of motorcycle collisions in 2017 alone. Among taking other precautions, wearing the right gear when riding may help decrease the number of serious injuries and fatalities associated with such crashes.

Reckless driving can lead to criminal charges

From traffic jams to car crashes, there are many causes for frustration on Alabama roadways. Focusing on your surroundings is vital for anticipating potential issues and keeping yourself and your passengers safe.  At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we often represent clients injured as a result of reckless driving.

How can truckers prevent fatigued driving?

Trucker fatigue is a serious issue in Alabama and elsewhere around the U.S. In a rush to meet deadlines many truckers push themselves to the limit, despite rules and regulations mandating breaks and rest periods for working truckers. In this case, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urges truckers to utilize the following advice to preserve their safety as well as those they share the road with.

What are bed sores?

Severe mobility limitations can lead to bed sores. This is a major concern in nursing homes, where bedridden residents may develop painful sores if they’re not properly cared for. If you have a senior loved one in a nursing home in Alabama, the following information will help you stay involved in his or her care.

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