Premises Dangers in New Homes

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

To a great majority, owning a home of your own is like achieving a certain freedom; having a place of your own gives home-owners a sense of security and accomplishment in their personal lives. A home is something to be proud of, which is why it is important to think about inspecting a potential home from a mold infestation before buying it. Mold infestation not only causes health risks and complications, but they can be financially draining as well. Rather than getting your dream home, you might end up with mold nightmares if you failed to have it checked.

It is quite normal to have mold in homes. What makes them dangerous and a health risk is having great concentrations of them in a small area. Molds are fungus that comes in various colors, some visible and odorous while others are hidden and often grown between walls or crevices. They are known to grown just about any damp area, but they are best in water-soaked locations. According to the website of the Sampson Law Office, injury claims related to toxic mold report of seizures, respiratory problems, rashes, severe fatigue, and unusual bleeding caused by the mycotoxins released by the molds. Detecting mold infestation before buying a house can save you and your family from such troubles.

It can be difficult to know whether a house you are eyeing to buy has a mold problem or not. Aside from being on the look when visiting a prospect home, getting help from a home inspector is very helpful. They can do a more thorough inspect of the home and report and mold infestations to you. If you have asked the seller regarding any infestations and did not disclose it until after you and your family have suffered damages, it can be grounds for negligence according to the website of the Law Offices of Yvonne Fraser, If the seller, or the agent or appraisers intentionally hid such information from you before making your purchase, they can be held liable for their negligence.

Choosing to buy a house that you already know have a mold problem can greatly affect your injury claim if you or your family eventually develops health complications of if your house is damaged. This is because, as with any personal injury claim, negligence on the part of the other party should be the main cause of the problem. The website of Ritter & Associates states that injuries or damages caused by your action (or inaction) are not enough reason for a case and will be difficult to win compensation for. Only if you can prove in court that another person was responsible for the injury or damages can compensation be awarded.

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Options Available after a Construction Accident

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Workplace Accidents | 0 comments

Construction site accidents can lead to varying degrees of damages and injuries – from simple cuts and bruises to serious traumatic spine injuries and even death. With so many lives at stake in every accident that happens, construction site safety should always be a main priority. Worker’s compensation may not be enough to cover for the injuries that the worker may have suffered, and as Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® states on its website, construction companies are the ones who should be held liable for accidents and injuries that occur within the site or as part of the job.

Aside from the company, there are other parties that are responsible for workplace safety provisions. Equipment manufacturers, insurance companies, site owners, the general contractor, as well as the subcontractors are all responsible in ensuring that the worksite is safe, the workers are compliant to safety standards and procedures, hazards are properly labeled, and hired workers are fit for the job. Unfortunately, even with strict safety regulations from OSHA, construction accidents are an everyday occurrence.

In the state of New York, Labor Laws have been changed in order to ensure that workers are protected to the fullest. One such revision is the Labor Law Section 240 (1) puts the responsibility of ensuring workers are protected by securing worksite safety is enforced and that presumption of liability when an accident (specifically gravity-related) occurs and resulted to a worker’s injury. Worker’s compensation will be given regardless of whose fault the accident was, but if the company or those responsible refuse to provide injured workers with such benefits, the website of Hach Rose says that workers can file personal injury claims to seek fair and just compensation. Construction site accident can lead to serious injuries that can be life-altering, therefore companies should be accountable and responsible enough to provide their workers with compensation that they deserve.

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Concerns for Truck Drivers

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Trucking | 0 comments

There are many reasons why being a truck driver is one of the most dangerous job in the United States. Despite the importance that they play, truck drivers have very long working hours with very little pay; legislation made to regulate working hours for truck drivers are often bent and broken, with truckers having only one day each week off. Truck driving accidents account for 12 percent of work-related accidents around the country, and the website of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, states that even with compensation given by the trucking companies, it may not be enough to cover for damages and injuries, especially if it was a fatal accident.

With high risks of being in an accident while on the road, it’s surprising to know that truckers have little accessibility to healthcare. Regular medical appointments are rarely observed, and with unhealthy eating habits while on the road, it is no owner why ma great majority of truck drivers are obese and will eventually suffer from complication brought about by it. Add this to the fact that truck driver get little to no sleep, with limited sleeping space in their trucks. Even though we all know how important the work or truck drivers do, they still lack important services for them to sustain their well-being.

It is no wonder why many trucker drivers don’t stay on the job too long. Because of the continuous quitting and hiring of trucking companies, cargo and cash flow are sometimes delayed. This is the reason why truck factoring has become big business. As explained by the internet domain of TBS Factoring Service, factoring can provide trucking companies immediate cash. This means they don’t have to wait for a month or more for their payment, giving them more options of either rest or get another delivery. Factoring is one way to help ease the problems that many truckers face when on the job. However, choosing the right factoring company is still important. Doing your research is a great way to secure your hark work pays.

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Is Blood Thinning Drug Xarelto too Effective?

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Dangerous Products | 0 comments

Patients should be more aware of the dangers and risks that come with their prescription medications. Although they may be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) they can still cause serious health complications, and when they do they should immediately be reported in order to avoid further health dangers and for the FDA to take necessary actions to protect the consumers. Among the newest prescription lawsuits is Xarelto.

As of April 2015, there are already 400 lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of the drug. Generally used for treatment as a blood thinner for stroke patients who have just undergone hip and knee replacement surgery and for those who have suffered blood clots, Xarelto has not been approved for other uses such as Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Despite the success of Xarelto as a blood thinning drug, the severe side effects should not be disregarded. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain hemorrhage, and hemorrhagic stroke can be fatal to patients who use Xarelto because there is no cure or counteracting medication to stop the bleeding.

The number of Xarelto lawsuits filed against Janssen Research and Development was mainly due to the manufacturers’ failure to warn patients of the risks of bleeding by wrongfully representing it. Negligent misrepresentation and breach of warranty are also among the reasons for the rising number of Xarelto lawsuits. What makes Xarelto dangerous is the lack of counteracting drug to help prevent or stop bleeding.

Since patients rely on their medications to cope with certain aspects of their health, taking prescription medications has become a part of life. As such, the website of the National Injury Law Center outlines the importance of product safety when it comes to medications and medical devices. Products that pose excessive risks or unnecessary dangers to the health of the consumers are reported and sometimes recalled. Since its FDA approval in 2011, Xarelto is yet to be recalled, the manufacturer should still be held accountable for its negligence.

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Avoiding Complications When Selling Mineral Rights

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Gas and Minerals | 0 comments

A lot of factors should first be considered and looked into before selling your mineral rights. Aside from knowing the total area of the property you own and its boundaries, you have to be sure you own the mineral rights and not just the surface rights of the property. Not having a long history of family property ownership can cause complications when you are considering selling your mineral rights.

The fragmentation of land – the division of land into smaller ownership parts – makes the administrative oversight that is required for small interests is often the reason why many landowners choose to sell their mineral rights as well as inherited mineral interests. In order to determine whether you own the mineral rights of an inherited property, you may need to hire the help of an oil or gas landman. The landman is often and independent contractor whose role is to research and identify the ownership or mineral rights. Because a hired landman is a third party between the mineral rights owner and the buyer (either oil or gas companies or other private individuals), establishing an open and honest relationship – one without conflict of interest involved – to ensure fair and just negotiations.

One thing you should consider when thinking about selling your mineral rights, if you are legally permitted to, is its future value. Selling your mineral rights is a huge gamble, especially if over time the value far exceeds the upfront sales value given to you. Next, since mineral rights can be inherited, it should be considered in estate planning. Passing on your mineral rights to your children can ensure their future. Lastly, if you sell mineral rights but still have surface rights, you might have portions of your property that will be damaged or deemed unusable. Although there is compensation for such property damage, it might not be enough to cover for the whole loss.

State laws regarding mineral rights can vary from each state and it’s a complicated asset to liquidize. Therefore, it can be advisable to consult a broker such as the one found at the website The Mineral Auction. People who understand such laws and know how these can affect your decision in selling your mineral rights could come valuable to ensure that the negotiations are smooth and fair. With so many things at stake, finding the right people who can help you is the best way to secure your financial future.

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