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How do I keep my children safe at the pool?

During the summer months, many people in Connecticut look forward to spending their days on the beach or at a pool. However, if you have young children and you do not exercise certain safety measures, a relaxing day at the pool may result in injury or even death. According to Healthy Children, it may be a good idea to enroll your children in swimming lessons, even as toddlers. This is especially true if you plan to swim often or have a pool at your home. Even if your children already know how to swim, constant supervision is necessary. You should be actively watching children in the water, rather than using your phone or devoting your attention to other tasks.

If you own a pool, you should enforce certain safety measures. First, barricade the pool with adequate fencing so that little ones cannot access it by accident. Keep the area around the fence clear of furniture and other large objects, since children may be able to use those to scale the fence. As an extra precaution, you may wish to install a door alarm that will alert you if your child steps out into the yard where the pool is located.

Don't think too hard about brain injury support: Know where to go

Have you ever noticed there are days when you seem to have all your ducks in a row and everything seems to fall into place to bring your plans to fruition? (We'd all like to experience more of those days, right?) On the other hand, sometimes, no matter what you do, you just can't seem to get a handle on things, or worse, you've got your own act together but someone's negligence unexpectedly throws everything out of whack and turns a pleasant day into tragedy.

This happens so often when those distracted behind their wheels collide with other vehicles. You know the ones: drunk drivers, texting drivers, speeding drivers, etc. No matter how cautious and alert you might be, there's not much you can do about another person's negligent behavior. Collisions involving distracted drivers often result in catastrophic bodily harm. However, symptoms are not always immediately apparent.

Boating in Connecticut: the potential dangers

Connecticut is home to a number of gorgeous coastal areas, where sailing and swimming are only a few of many outdoor attractions. Boating is another popular activity in the state. As countless natives and tourists alike hit the waves each season, they also face various responsibilities regarding boat training, activities and operation.

 

The details of workers' compensation

Not only can work-related injuries be costly and permanent; such incidents can lead to a whole new set of legal obstacles with a company. Employees in Connecticut experience an overall higher rate of work-related injuries, and the damages and fees that occur can differ depending on the accident.

As tragic as some cases may be, the state of Connecticut enforces the Workers' Compensation Act to protect those injured on the job. The State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission is a no-fault system of insurance with the benefits paid by an employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage. The Commission addresses worker's compensation claims and sees that all involved are treated as fairly as possible. Some of the types of workers' compensation benefits include:

  • Medical treatment
  • Temporary total disability
  • Temporary partial disability
  • Permanent partial disability
  • Relapse or recurrence

Repercussions of medial malpractice

Cases of medical malpractice in Connecticut can result in a multitude of health and financial issues, and can take many different legal directions. The first and foremost concern is the well-being of the patient, as well as how a doctor's errors may lead to negative short and long term effects. Many factors, such as the failure to treat conditions and the concluding of exact damages, come into focus when determining the outcome of a medical malpractice case.

According to the Medical Malpractice Center, each state is permitted to delegate and legislate the majority of legal disputes per state-specific statutes only to a given state jurisdiction regarding medical malpractice. The medical malpractice tort law deals specifically with professional negligence. The Medical Malpractice Center also reveals that victims of malpractice must file suit no later than two years after the incident has occurred. Unfortunately, once the statutes of limitation in Connecticut tolls, patients may lose the ability to recover damages from the incident. Time is a crucial matter when it comes to seeking settlement from medical malpractice.

What are the risks associated with extreme heat?

From falling objects to wet floors, a plethora of hazards claim lives and cause serious injuries for workers across all sorts of occupations. During the month of July, some workers, especially those who work outdoors, may suffer as a result of exposure to extreme heat at work. If you work in an occupation that requires you to be exposed to high temperatures, you should understand the risks you face.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are a number of heat-related conditions that workers may suffer from. For example, a worker may become dizzy, causing him or her to be injured in a mishap. Or, workers may suffer a heat rash or heat stroke. Workers may also be burnt due to prolonged exposure to extreme heat. Furthermore, it is vital to remember that even some people who work indoors can sustain injuries due to hot temperatures, such as those who work in a kitchen and firefighters.

Denied workers' comp claim? Here's what you should know.

As an injured employee, you know how important it is to secure workers' compensation benefits. In your time of recovery, it can be difficult to manage your illness-related costs. When you are missing work and missing pay checks, these costs can take a significant toll on your Connecticut family.

It can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening to learn that your workers' compensation claim came back denied. Your financial security and your recovery needs are at stake. This is certainly a setback, but it is not the end of the road for you. You have the right to appeal, but you would be wise to first seek to understand why it did not get approved.

What are some medical conditions that cause car crashes?

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, any number of factors can lead to a crash. Sometimes, wrecks are caused by drivers failing to pay attention behind the wheel or stay within the speed limit. Regrettably, some accidents also take place because of a driver’s medical condition. Whether you are concerned about a health condition you have or were struck by someone who suffered from a medical condition, it is vital to understand some of the different medical issues that people suffer from which may cause a crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration points out that a variety of medical conditions can cause traffic accidents. For example, if a driver suffers a heart attack or has a stroke while they are on the road, they may lose control of their vehicle. Or, a driver may veer into another lane because they are having a seizure or a diabetic reaction. Strokes and other health-related issues may also result in a motor vehicle accident and it is important for drivers to be aware of the risks these conditions pose.

What to do after a hit-and-run

Being involved in any car accident in Connecticut can be a terrifying experience, but a hit-and-run can leave you wondering what you should do next. Some of the most natural reactions, such as following the person, can actually land you in more trouble. We at The Law Office of George H. Romania can work to help you receive all the compensation you need no matter what type of accident you are involved in.

 

Olympics conference learns Norwalk concussion laws

As concussions become a larger concern for athletes around the world, one Connecticut woman was able to address the international sports community to discuss how her community was addressing the issues. As the Norwalk Daily Voice reports, the International Olympic Committee World Conference discussed the measures the city of Norwalk took to protect all of its young athletes from the dangers of concussions in sports.

As the first city to enact its own set of rules regarding how all youth sports must handle concussions, rather than just how high school athletes should be handled, nearly 9,000 more children are covered by the rules, and more parents and coaches have been given training on what to do in the case of a suspected concussion. Some believe that the state law does not go far enough in protecting those who participate in youth sports since only high school athletic programs are targeted in the law. Since youth sports programs can be lucrative, some worry that enacting these laws will make the programs more likely to be sued.

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