Thousands of work-related amputations form part of workers' compensation claims in Maryland and across the country. Safety authorities maintain that such injuries are preventable by compliance with prescribed safety standards. Too many workers have to rely on permanent disability benefits to take care of their families.
Maryland parents have probably seen scary stories regarding the dangers of vaping in recent weeks. The use of these devices became increasingly popular in the past few years, as the recent craze was originally touted as a safer alternative to smoking or smokeless tobacco products. Now, it has become apparent that the use of a tobacco vaporizer can lead to serious injury, but many teens remain unaware of the danger.
Getting pulled over by the police is never something to look forward to. Sometimes a person is not even sure why he or she is being stopped. It can be nerve-wracking to wait for the officers to explain why they stopped a vehicle, but recently, an incident involving Maryland police shows that a traffic stop might also result in serious injury.
A new school year is well underway, and Maryland students are back in the classrooms. Parents surely hope that their children will do well academically and that no harm will come to them while they are at school. Unfortunately, a school building is not immune to hazards, and occasionally a child may suffer a frightening personal injury on the premises.
With about 60 locations in Maryland alone, Walmart stores seem to be everywhere. Each day, thousands of shoppers can pass through any individual location. Boasting low prices and a "one stop shop" opportunity, Walmart promises to save consumers time and money. While certainly, convenient and affordable shopping are a draw for potential customers, one couple warns that the Walmart brand may have forgotten about keeping patrons safe, and did nothing to prevent serious injury.
Maryland residents and visitors from other states look forward to the annual Maryland State Fair. With everything from rides to animals to unique and delicious food items, the fair offers something for everyone. This year, the fair is ramping up security measures to prevent personal injury on the premises.
There is risk in life. That's just part of the package, whether you live in Maryland or some other state. As safe as we would like to be from any harm that might occur, there is no way to prevent every possible source of personal injury. That said, when you allow a medical professional to surgically implant a medical device into your body on the promise that it is going to provide a significant benefit, you have a right to consider legal action if it actually does more harm than good.
Maryland holidays are typically a time when many people take to the roadways to visit family and loved ones. With the increase of vehicles on highways, the likelihood of being involved in a car accident increases. When someone gets behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the odds of an auto accident increase significantly.
The Eastern Shore in Maryland is a well sought-after vacation for many locals. The busy route that is taken to reach the shore can be confusing for out-of-towners to navigate sometimes. This confusion can lead to a car accident that could seriously injure or even prove fatal to motorists. A recent wrong way driving incident has led to a four-vehicle accident on a busy highway.
Suffering an injury at the hands of another can have lasting effects on the unsuspecting victims. A personal injury can leave the victims and their families financially strapped for cash, suffering from debilitating and/or painful bodily injuries and other devastating consequences. Maryland drivers who are injured due to the negligence of another may have legal options to help recoup the financial losses incurred.