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Delayed onset of pain after a California car accident

When you are involved in a car accident, you might not suffer an injury, or you might suffer a serious injury that puts you out of work. An injury might not even present itself right away, and many people get worried about such a problem. What if you refuse medical treatment after an accident and then pain develops days later? Let's look at delayed onset of pain.

It is highly possible that your injury might not show itself in the minutes following a car accident. This is the biggest reason why you need to accept a medical evaluation provided on the scene by firefighters and EMTs who respond. They might recommend going to the hospital. You might not feel it is necessary, but it could wind up finding internal injuries that haven't caused you pain yet.

Your responsibilities in avoiding slip-and-fall injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents happen every day due to a lack of warning signs, excessively wet floors, poorly maintained property and a host of other reasons. However, a property owner who is accused of negligence when you slip and fall may try to shift the blame onto you.

So, what are the responsibilities of an average person when it comes to this issue?

How can I spot discrimination in the workplace?

Discrimination in the workplace is still present today even though there are laws in place to fight it in California. Discrimination against potential employees and employees for their sex, race, ethnicity, origin, age, disability, if you have children, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or any other physical feature is illegal. So, how can you spot discrimination in the workplace?

The first place you should start to look for workplace discrimination is during the job interview. Employers are legally not allowed to ask you about your individual protected status during an interview. This includes anything about your disability, sexual orientation, marital status and more.

How amusement park operators should ensure rider safety

Amusement parks can be a great place to spend a few hours, or even all day. You get to try your hand at challenging games, and if you hit the sweet spot, win a huge prize. The rides, too, are a lot of fun and range from tame to spine-tingling.

However, no matter the type of ride, ride operators are tasked with ensuring rider safety. That said, they are just one chain in an extensive process to keep riders safe. Ride inspectors, park owners and industry groups, among others, such as the guests themselves, are also involved in safety. Ride operators do tend to be the last people in that chain, if not the riders, and so ride operators play arguably the most important role. Here are some ways in which they keep riders safe:

Amusement park accidents are on the rise

Visiting amusement parks can be a great way to spend time with family and friends and create new memories, but in some cases, those innocent trips to the amusement park end in tragedy. Many Americans mistakenly assume that, because they are open and operational, amusement parks, their rides and everything else inside are inherently safe.

Statistics prove otherwise, however, with CNN reporting that Americans suffered more than 30,000 injuries at the nation's amusement parks in 2016 alone.

Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are all too common in workplaces across California and the rest of the country. These accidents can easily be avoided if employees are aware of their surroundings. Checking for hazards that can cause someone to fall is an important part of the workday in Los Angeles. Let's take a look at some of the common causes of slip-and-fall accidents in this post.

Issues with flooring can cause various levels of slip-and-fall accidents in the workplace. Loose carpet, broken tiles, missing floorboards, damaged treads and many other problems with flooring can lead to these accidents. When a floor is wet, it should be properly marked so that everyone in the office knows to avoid that area or walk gingerly across it.

3 safety precautions that can help prevent construction accidents

Construction accidents are tragic both in their frequency and their preventability. Too often, a simple mistake on a construction site causes an accident that will have a lasting impact on the victim. Taking simple precautions to encourage safety and prevent such mishaps is the best way to ensure that workers are kept safe from any hazards beyond those that are already present on a construction site.

The following three tips are a good place to start for improving safety and preventing accidents. If you have been injured on a construction site, you should seek medical care and consider consulting with an attorney about your case. In the meantime, implement the following three tips to reduce the possibility of incidents:

Summer driving hazards in Los Angeles

The summer is upon in Los Angeles, California, and that will lead to even more cars on the roads than the rest of the year. Between work traffic, local traffic and tourist traffic, there will be plenty of congestion and other issues to deal with on the roads of the state. Here are some common driving hazards you will encounter this summer.

You will encounter many more motorcyclists and bicyclists during the summer months than in the previous months of the year. This is due to the beautiful, warm weather. Always look twice to save a life, especially around these two types of vehicles on the road.

Some work injury cases provide additional compensation

Workers' compensation cases can be quite complicated. If you suffered an injury at work, you have rights and responsibilities that begin from the very moment your injury takes place. You may not be completely clear about how to move forward, but there are a few things you should know.

It is important for you to report your injury as soon as it occurs or as soon as you realize you have an injury. There is a time limit for reporting that can affect your ability to collect workers' compensation benefits. In addition, the facts of your case will determine the types of compensation you receive. Some injured workers can potentially receive more than others.

Should you go to the doctor after a parking lot injury?

Many car accidents happen in parking lots. After all, these lots are where cars spend much of their time. If you have been hurt in a parking lot accident, perhaps t-boned by another car, you could be wondering if going to a doctor is worthwhile. Sure, you have a little pain, but how serious could a parking lot injury be?

Actually, it could be fairly serious, and you should see a doctor anytime you experience pain after an accident, even if it is a mere twinge.

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