October 2017 Archives

Workers’ compensation claims are increased by lifting mishaps

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday October 30, 2017

Lifting heavy objects at work in Florida and elsewhere accounts for one of the largest causes of back injuries among workers each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that one in five of all work injuries are back injuries. Each work injury raises the possibility that a workers’ compensation claim will be filed by

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Is Abilify Causing Gambling Addiction?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday October 26, 2017

Abilify (aripiprazole) has been linked to gambling addiction and Abilify lawsuits are being investigated and filed against the manufacturers. Evidence has come to light that indicates that the manufacturer of the drug was aware of the drug’s association with gambling addiction for years before updating the warning label in the United States. Now, Abilify lawsuits lawsuits

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Wrong-way drivers often cause fatal motor vehicle accidents

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday October 25, 2017

Wrong-way drivers pose a serious threat to individuals traveling the roadways. They put themselves, their passengers and travelers in other vehicles at risk of being involved in motor vehicle accidents that could easily lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, these accidents happen relatively often, and the outcomes have a tendency to be tragic. It was recently

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Distracted driving dangers are right before your eyes

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday October 18, 2017

There is no question that we live in an age of technological miracles. Considering that only a couple of generations ago, the common form of transportation was a horse-drawn carriage, the phenomenal advances in that industry are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Many adults still remember the excitement of playing cassette tapes — then CDs —

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Personal injury claims and Florida’s theme parks

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday October 18, 2017

Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens, among others, provide hours and days of fun for tourists and Florida residents alike. While thousands of people visit these parks each year without incident, injuries do occur, and some of them can be serious. If you suffered injuries at one of the state’s theme parks, you

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When safety concerns lead to workers’ compensation claims

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday October 10, 2017

Florida employers are required to provide their workers with safe environments. This often means providing safety equipment and training. When an employer fails to adhere to regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, along with state agencies, a surge in workers’ compensation claims may be cause for alarm. This was the case

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Workers’ compensation news: 3 dead after gin pole collapse

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday October 4, 2017

Someone has to erect, repair and maintain those huge communication towers that dot the Florida landscape. Many of them reach 100 feet tall, and climbing them can be a challenge, not to mention a safety nightmare. Even so, men and women do it every day expecting that their employers will provide them with the safest

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