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June 2018 Archives

How does FELA compare to workers’ compensation?

While the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) has the same goal as workers’ compensation benefits, namely to protect injured workers, they are very different systems. All railroad workers should understand how FELA works, and what benefits they are entitled to, in case of injury. FELA may be essential to provide you and your family with the financial support you need after a serious work-related injury. How do these two systems compare?

How can I keep safe while riding my motorcycle?

Motorcycles have as much right to the California road as any car, truck or van. However, the fact is due to their smaller size, motorcycles are also harder to see for many motorists than an ordinary automobile. A motorcycle rider's best bet to preventing a road accident is to make their bike as noticeable as possible to other drivers.

Who pays for injuries from accidents at retail stores?

You deserve to have a safe shopping experience, whether you are browsing a local boutique or getting a bargain at a warehouse club. Unfortunately, many California retailers do not place your safety as their first priority. If you were to be injured while running your daily errands, that could represent a dangerous lapse of the shop's duties.

Just how safe are amusement parks?

If you and your family have plans to spend some time this summer at one of California's many amusement parks, you may not give much though to whether your child will be safe while there. Most people figure that amusements must be highly regulated and are therefore inherently safe, but regrettably, this is not always the case.

Do not quickly waive your liability rights after an accident

Some people look at their wrecked car and think they got off lucky if they didn't need to go to the hospital or only suffered slight pain that went away quickly. However, you may be making a big mistake by quickly signing a release of liability form. Not all California automobile accident victims experience pain or suffering immediately following an auto accident, and you may be throwing away valuable compensation rights by signing them away too soon.

What is road rage?

Driving is a stressful situation for many people. It can bring about extreme emotions that you may not experience outside of the car. For some people, it may cause a condition known as road rage. WebMD defines road rage as intentional and severe reactions to other drivers. You may have heard reports about drivers in California who suffer from road rage and how these incidents can lead to accidents and even deaths.

How common is amnesia?

Television and movies like to use amnesia as a plot device. However, in real life, this medical condition is not a lot like how it is portrayed in these creative works. Amnesia can be a full loss of memories or just partial loss. It also comes in many forms, which determine what memories you lose. You may wonder how likely it is that if you are in an accident or otherwise injured in California that you will get amnesia. 

What are the most severe bone breaks?

You may think of a broken bone as a minor inconvenience, but in some cases, certain types of breaks can be catastrophic. It is important to understand what breaks are severe. Knowing how severe your break is will enable you to more properly care for yourself once you leave the hospital. 

What benefits can railroad workers pursue after an accident?

Employees in most industries are protected by workers’ compensation benefits after a serious work-related injury. However, railroad workers are protected under a separate system, known as the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Under this system, railroad workers may be eligible for benefits as long as they can demonstrate that the railway company’s negligence contributed to their injury.

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