How Do Dock Electrocutions Happen?
Dock electrocutions are a serious – if lesser-known – risk of drowning in Alabama. They can cause electric shock drowning, or a death that occurs when swimmers encounter electric currents while swimming. The electric shock itself may be strong enough to kill the swimmer, or it may incapacitate the swimmer enough to cause drowning....Read More
Can Workers Injured During Horseplay Get Workers’ Compensation?
Most American employees are aware that the workers’ compensation can help them recover after a work-related injury or illness, but what happens when employees cause harm to themselves due to recklessness or carelessness? If a worker suffers an injury due to worksite horseplay, then his or her deviation from job duties will likely influence...Read More
Safety Tips for Working With Fuel
Many Americans work with or handle different types of fuel every day, and it’s crucial to understand the inherent dangers of working with or handling combustible or flammable fuels. People who work in the oil and gas industry must meet rigorous safety standards and use acceptable, tested equipment always. However, Americans should know basic...Read More
What Are the Most Common Types of Warehouse Accidents?
The warehouse is a common setting for personal injury accidents in the workplace. Warehouses contain a number of personal injury risks, such as heavy machinery, trucks, forklifts, conveyor belts, ladders, lifts, shelves, and greasy floors. Warehouse workers can suffer serious and even fatal injuries if employers fail to ensure the safety of the work...Read More
Are Welders Who Work with Stainless Steel at Risk?
Welding can pose hidden health risks for workers. Many long-term medical problems can affect professional welders – especially those who don’t take care of their health and safety from the beginning. Typical welding processes are already dangerous without proper safety gear, but welding with stainless steel might come with a unique, additional hazard: inhaling...Read More
Do I Need A Lawyer For An Alabama Work Injury?
Alabama Workers Compensation Law Under Alabama law, an injured worker has certain rights and options. However, attempting to handle your own claim can be risky. Your employer or the workers comp insurance carrier will probably not have your best interest in mind. Also, they will have the benefit of legal counsel. For the most...Read More