The highway is by no means the only place where people get hurt. It makes good sense to keep your home in good repair, to take a look around for potential safety hazards, and to take steps to correct any that you find.
And believe it or not, texting while walking has become a major cause of injury.
Next, take a look around your workplace. Is safety a real concern? Are there hazards that should be fixed? Tell the boss. If nothing is done, tell VOSHA, The Vermont Office of Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, the federal equivalent. The law provides whistleblower protection for good faith reports.
Be careful about your health care. Do some research to be sure your doctor is a good one. You may be shocked to learn that a recent study shows that one in four Americans has suffered injury due to a medical error.
Read your own medical records. You may be surprised to see important errors. And left uncorrected, an error could mean that you get the wrong treatment. You have a right under HIPAA, the (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) to get your record corrected. If you make a request, your record should contain your request and your doctor’s response.
Yes, the business of a personal injury lawyer is to get the client compensation for injuries. But the truth is the money is never enough. Any experienced personal injury lawyer knows that this is true. If you can avoid being harmed in the first place, that’s the best thing.
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