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Hospital Infections In California - How Bad Is The Problem?

Can you imagine contracting a deadly infection while in a hospital? Unfortunately, hospital-associated patient infections (HAI) are a serious problem. While California hospitals perform better than hospitals nationwide in terms of standardized infection ratios for four types of HAI, they perform worse in two categories:

Who is liable for shopping injuries?

Every year Black Friday is recognized as the biggest shopping day of the year in California and across the country. As a store owner, you likely roll out major deals, and people flock to your store to get the best bargains. If you are like most store owners, you keep your doors locked to prepare for the sales while customers line up outside ready to rush in once you open. However, it is this rush and the overall set up of Black Friday and other large sales events that lead to horrifying headlines about injuries and even deaths every year.

The reality of workplace accidents in California

Workplace accidents, especially fatalities, are a concern for every worker and business owner in California. Preventing accidents as well as reporting them is essential so records can be kept and made available. Being aware of the risks and issues involving safety in the workplace can allow employees and business owners to be more alert and more focused on making sure that their workplaces are as safe as possible.

Shopping carts pose a risk to children

For parents in West Convina, a quick trip to the grocery store with the family can quickly turn to tragedy due to shopping cart accidents. Shopping carts have been known to cause harm to children, and in some cases can lead to devastating injuries that may significantly impact a child’s life for years to come. That’s why it’s vital that parents are aware of the dangers that shopping carts pose, as well as important safety tips that can decrease the risk of serious physical harm.

How can I safely share the road with trucks?

As you navigate California’s many roads and highways, you’re likely to encounter trucks and other large vehicles. Sharing the road can be difficult, especially if you are unaware of the differences between sizable trucks and smaller passenger vehicles. While you can’t always prevent crashes from occurring, there are steps you can take to decrease the risk of serious injury in the event of a truck accident.

Causes of motorcycle accidents

California can be a great place to ride a motorcycle. The sun and comfortable weather are a biker’s paradise. However, motorcycle accidents are a very real danger on the roads. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 92,000 people were injured and 4,594 people died in accidents involving motorcycles in the country in 2014. Most motorcycle accident injuries and deaths occurred between the hours of 3 pm and 9 pm.

Absenteeism and unemployment compensation

When a worker is continuously absent from work, it can be a major issue for California employers and other employees. However, it may also become an issue for the absentee worker. If an employer fires an employee for habitual absences, it could end up affecting that employee’s ability to collect unemployment compensation. According to the State of California Employment Development Department, an employee cannot become unemployed due to his or her own actions if he or she wants to claim unemployment benefits.

What is a slip-and-fall accident?

California business owners may not have to deal with bad winter weather and the ice and snow that come with them, but that does not mean that they do not have to deal with slip-and-fall accidents. Wet floors are a big hazard, but there are other things that can contribute to a fall. According to Nationwide, one of the most preventable issues in a business environment are slip-and-fall accidents. If you are a business owner, you should make sure that you are familiar with this type of accident and what it can mean for your business if a customer or employee has an accident on your property.

Identifying the causes of large truck accidents

When California motorists drive alongside tractor trailers on a daily basis, they probably don’t think that they will be involved in a catastrophic truck accident. Unfortunately, large truck accidents kill thousands of innocent people every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, large truck accidents led to 3,744 fatalities in 2014 and 281 of those deaths occurred in California. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, JR., we know that understanding the causes of tractor trailer accidents may help motorists to avoid these types of deadly collisions.

Cellphone study: How do hands-free devices measure up?

California is one of several states in the nation that prohibits the use of hand-held cellphones while driving. In order to comply with this law, you may have turned to using a hands-free cellular device when behind the wheel. Although hands-free cellphones allow you to keep your hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road, they cause a significant amount of cognitive distraction. This form of distraction can cause serious car accidents, injuries and deaths.

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