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September 2019 Archives

Employers should take steps to prevent asbestos-related illness

In Ohio, there are occasional instances in which asbestos is found in a building or structure where people live, work and go to school. Asbestos is a dangerous substance that can lead to a variety of illnesses, so it is important to understand what steps to take if there has been exposure and people are either suffering from or believe they might be suffering from asbestos-related illnesses. A part of seeking compensation when a person is suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung illness and other health problems that are linked to asbestos is to know what rules are in place to protect people from exposure and if they were violated.

Dog awareness for delivery personnel

If you're one of many people who work in a package delivery industry, you can probably tell lots of stories about the interesting people you meet and things you see as you make your delivery rounds each day. There are no doubt regulations and company policies meant to keep you safe on the job. For instance, your employer might prohibit you from accepting personal invitations from customers to enter their homes.

IIHS concerned loosening service time can cause truck accidents

With the number of large trucks that travel in and to Ohio, truck accidents are a constant concern. Since these vehicles are so massive, when there is a collision between one and a passenger vehicle, there can be serious injury and death. Government agencies are tasked with implementing rules to enhance safety. However, a truck company and its drivers will frequently disagree with certain rules and assert that they are too strict. When proposals are presented to alter these rules, it could result in a higher chance of truck crashes. People should be aware of these potential dangers.

Negative health implications can come from miniaturizing devices

Many Ohio residents who need medical treatment that involves a medical device should be cognizant of the potential dangers they can face. These devices are tested and manufacturers try to ensure they are safe, but their best efforts can fall short. Defective medical devices can cause worsened medical condition and even death. With these products, it is important to be aware of the risks involved and know that if something goes wrong, there may be ways to file a lawsuit to be compensated.

Possible changes to rules spark concerns of truck accidents

In its attempts to ensure the roads are safe, federal regulators have implemented certain rules to make sure truckers are not too tired when they are behind the wheel. These and other rules could be changing if drivers' proposals are approved and the hours of service regulations are adjusted. When there is a truck accident, it is always possible that a violation on the part of the driver led to the crash. This can be a critical part of a legal filing.

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