Riding in a helicopter is an experience that is unmatched. Helicopter flights are not only used for medical emergencies, but they are also used for personal recreation. For those lucky enough to experience a helicopter ride without the threat of a medical emergency, it can be an enjoyable experience. Although flying is meant to be the safest mode of transportation accidents still happen. Helicopters are complicated machines. Unlike regular passenger planes, they are designed to flexible enough to deal with quick and sudden movements. Helicopters serve a number of purposes, they are used when people seeking medical attention need to be airlifted and are also used in military as well as rescue missions. However, with any type of heavy machinery things can go wrong. Even things within the external environment can be the cause of helicopter crashes. Listed below are the most common causes.
Despite federal regulations that govern how insurance companies respond to claims, you might find yourself in a struggle if your claim is denied. Even though it is frustrating, insurance companies aren’t the only ones you can help you receive compensation for car accident injuries or property damage. Work with our attorneys to utilize the following options.
As the holidays approach, so do cold weather conditions. Many business owners, especially those in retail, enjoy the holidays as the time where most profits are made thanks to holiday shoppers. In scenarios like this, owners aren’t worried about the weather. But as it starts to get cold in Texas, there are several things business owners should do to avoid high maintenance fees and even personal injurylawsuits. To legally protect your business during a cold front, keep an eye on the following:
Many people believe they can only get workers’ compensation for a physical injury, but sometimes mental trauma classifies as an issue for which to receive compensation. Workers’ compensation covers any work-related injuries, which can include mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. To be eligible for a depression compensation package, employees must be able to prove that their employment has either caused or strengthened their depressive state in some way. Many workers do not believe that they will be taken seriously if they claim to suffer from depression, but there are some legal points to remember.
If you are a business owner with some employees who are new mothers or mothers to be, consider the following labor laws and federal regulations when making decisions about their employment. While it may seem confusing to have an employee that is essentially out of the office for a period of time long enough to warrant hiring an new employee, mothers-to-be have important rights granting them employment.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Nationwide Industries Trident Pool Gate Latches. These defective latches were sold between February and October of 2013. They were manufactured in China for Nationwide Industries, Inc., of Tampa, Florida. These malfunctioning latches were installed by professional fence contractors and sold by dealers and gate manufacturers. They are available in 10″ and 20″ models and sold for $50 to $60.
The technology to improve the safety of table saws has existed since at least 2002, but most of the large power tool companies refuse to use it. Stephen Gass, who has a doctorate in physics and a law degree, invented a simple system for stopping a table saw blade before it could cause potential injury to the person using it. He built the saw-stopping device with a few parts from his local Radio Shack. His invention works by running a small electrical current through the saw blade. When the saw blade comes into contact with human flesh, the body absorbs the current, which activates a spring, jamming an aluminum wedge into the teeth of the saw blade. This process is so fast that there is very little injury to the human hand.
Responding to consumer spending, food giant, General Mills (GIS) announced that it would begin producing its original Cheerios breakfast cereal in the U.S. with no genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Sales of Cheerios were down 7% in 2013 according to the market research firm IRI. Europe has banned some GMOs and requires labeling on any GMO products. Non-GMO Cheerios have been sold in Europe, and General Mills has received criticism for not offering the same product in the U.S.