Police officers, construction workers and many other professionals who put their lives and safety on the line at work struggle with the risks they encounter. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is often specifically designed to protect people and their senses from damage or destruction due to threats on the job.
It is difficult enough to accept injuries that are caused by ourselves or no one at all. It can be harder to get through harm that other people visited upon us, even when it is by accident. No one wants to have to "go after" a person or organization for damages after an injury, but it is sometimes the right thing to do.
People cause injury or illness to each other all the time, generally by accident. Minor mistakes can be easily excused by a sound mind, but some injuries are too great to bear alone. When people or companies seriously endanger health or life, they must answer for these actions. That is the issue at stake in a group of lawsuits involving a birth control device.
The idea of a social contract is more than an idea when it comes to product liability. Faulty units or designs in commercially available items can cause serious damage or severe injuries for users in their homes. As a result, most manufacturers and operators of poor products are often legally liable for the damage or pain they cause.
The leading causes of injury aren't going anywhere. Care and vigilance are always the best ways to avoid injury, but there are always options for people who cannot manage to escape from a serious event unscathed.
If a person or family member has been suddenly injured or taken ill, there is always one priority: getting help and getting better. But some medical problems can cause a lot of bills and a lot of debt, and it is hard to deal with something that is not the fault of the victim. These needs can lead some people to panic, but it leads some smart people to a personal injury lawsuit.
It is rare, but not impossible, for an injury to happen because someone else did not do their job. Untidy supermarkets and impeded stairways are prime territories for slip-and-fall accidents, which can cause more serious injury than originally appears.
Many workers spend all of each day concerned for their safety. Construction workers, emergency service personnel and other people in dangerous professions face larger hazards than office workers or delivery people. More than half of workers' compensation money in the United States annually goes to members of the top five most dangerous industries.
People can get hurt in all sorts of accidents, from slipping and falling at a supermarket to suffering an injury at work. Although roads and other public property are the sites of many accidents that cause injuries, private property owners and managers of businesses are always trying to keep pathways clear and hazards under control.
If you're doing business of any kind from buying groceries to purchasing a car, you want to feel safe on a business' premises. North Carolina law has adapted over time from the frontier spirit of "let the buyer beware" to a string of laws and statutes that protect the customers of businesses and visitors to others' properties.