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January 2017 Archives

What constitutes a traumatic crushing injury of the fingers?

Alabama workers tend to take their fingers and hands for granted until something goes wrong that prevents them from using them. A hand or finger crushing injury is not uncommon in a car accident, and in extreme cases, it can lead to the complete loss of finger function. Since our fingers and hands are vital for daily life -- and for performing most job duties -- those who suffer from this kind of accident could find themselves facing severe difficulties.

Representing car accident victims in Huntsville, Alabama

Most Alabama drivers do their best to stay safe on the road. They follow traffic laws, drive at an appropriate speed and refrain from getting behind the wheel after they've been drinking. Unfortunately, this cannot be said for all Alabama drivers. Some drivers seem intent on violating as many laws of driving and decency as they can, and this results in accidents.

Federal standard for truck driver safety

Alabama laws and federal laws are an important part of big rig safety. When a semi truck driver, or a trucking company fails to follow state and federal standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, serious and fatal accidents can happen. The victims of those accidents will then have strong causes of action to pursue financial compensation and justice in court.

How to prevent the "fatal four" in construction accidents

Based on accident data of 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration identified four types of accidents that caused more than half of the fatalities on construction sites in that year. It is a sad fact that most of those deaths were preventable if proper safety protocols had been in place. If you keep a lookout for these hazards, you may have a better chance of staying safe.

The reasons for amputation

An amputation is a serious and irreversible medical procedure that involves the removal of an appendage or body part. Amputation procedures are performed for a variety of reasons, but in all cases, the same general theme applies: If the amputated body part were not removed, the patient could suffer serious and possibly fatal repercussions.

What are compassionate Social Security allowances?

In some cases, it is so obvious that an Alabama resident is disabled and in need of government assistance, that it seems like a crime to make him or her wait through the awful application process -- especially when it's clear to any lay person that the patient is completely unable to hold down any kind of job. In these situations, however, the individual may be able to qualify for a Compassionate Allowance, or CAL.

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