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September 2017 Archives

What construction workers should know about TBIs

Construction workers in Nevada may have seen a bad head injury on the site firsthand that has brought home just how dangerous their job really is. According to Safety+Health magazine, traumatic brain injury statistics reinforce the personal experience of these workers. Data from a study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health indicates that, during the eight-year period of the study, one-fourth of all fatal construction injuries involved a TBI.

Man attacks NV businesses using ADA standards

Business owners in Nevada have a responsibility to the public to make sure their facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. According to the Department of Justice, the federal law that regulates this is the Americans with Disabilities Act.

When an accident damages the spinal cord

An injury to any part of your body may affect how you function on a day-to-day basis. With a broken arm, you may have trouble cooking, driving to your job in Nevada or other tasks. However, if you sustain a spinal cord injury, it could impair your ability to use one or both your arms, your legs or other parts of your body, as well as your back or neck. We at the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., understand what spinal cord damage involves, how it is treated and when victims may be eligible for compensation.

Network takes action in sexual harassment cases

To protect their businesses from sexual harassment claims, companies should have policies and procedures in place that directly address the process for handling complaints. From training to a reporting system and investigation protocol, employers must be prepared to actively combat this threat to safety, morale and productivity. 

How do the standards of review affect appeals?

You lost your case in a U.S. District Court in Nevada, but that does not necessarily mean it is time to give up. The appellate court system is set up to ensure that federal law has been followed. If any errors were made during your trial, you may have another chance at a fair outcome. The results generally depend heavily on what standard of review applies to your appeal.

Beyond slip and falls: Premises liability accidents

Most people probably understand that if there is a slick spot on the floor in a hotel, restaurant or other place of business in Nevada, someone such as an owner should be responsible for eliminating the hazard. A slip-and-fall accident can cause serious injuries, after all. However, there are many other ways that a person could be injured on another's property that may also be considered premises liability. 

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