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National Safety Council Unveils ‘Check To Protect’ Recall Campaign

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 19, 2018

The National Safety Council recently unveiled ‘Check To Protect’, a national campaign to encourage drivers to check the recall status of their vehicle and have open recalls fixed immediately. The campaign is focused on drivers of vehicles five years old or older and drivers of used cars. Recall compliance rate is only 44% for these vehicles compared to […]

Heat Advisory Safety Tips

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 14, 2018

Over the next several days, the St. Louis area and much of the Midwest will be under a Heat Advisory. Residents are urged to take extra precautions when the temperatures and the heat index climb into the upper 90s. Everyone can be affected by excessive heat. However, there are certain populations who are more sensitive […]

Workplace Safety: Importance of Fall Protection

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 5, 2018

Two workers were killed Monday when they fell down an elevator shaft at a construction site in downtown St. Louis. This tragic workplace accident illustrates the ever-present dangers of working on a construction site. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place […]

ATV Safety

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 4, 2018

Over the weekend, a woman was killed in an ATV accident in Franklin, County. She was a passenger on an ATV when it veered off the right side of the road causing the driver to overcorrect and run off the left side of the road, hitting a tree. Even though the number of annual ATV-related […]

Preventing Hot Car Deaths

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 1, 2018

An average of 37 kids dies from being in a hot car each year in the U.S. These unimaginable tragedies can happen to anyone – regardless of age, sex, ethic group or socioeconomic background. Most hot car deaths are completely unintentional, with the child unknowingly left in the car or the child getting into the car on their […]

Workplace Safety & Employers’ Responsibilities

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 30, 2018

Last week we published part one of a two part series on Workers’ Rights.  The first post focused on the definition of a workplace accident, the OSH Act and  workers’ rights under the OSH Act.  This post focuses on employers’ responsibilities under the OSH Act, Workers’ Compensation insurance, and what you should do if you are injured on the job. Employer […]

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 24, 2018

As a personal injury lawyers, we have the unfortunate perspective of seeing the devastating aftermath of countless car crashes. With summer approaching, we wanted to make parents aware of the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, it is estimated that nearly 1,000 people are killed in crashes involving teen […]

Workplace Safety & Workers’ Rights

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 23, 2018

In 2016, according to the U.S. Bureaus of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. This translates to a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers annually. As a personal injury lawyers, we do see cases where workers are seriously injured or […]

May Is National Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 21, 2018

May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Prevention Month. Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. However, sunscreen alone is not enough. To prevent skin cancer, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends […]

Safe Boating Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Lara Vitiello on

The Midwest is home to many beautiful lakes and rivers that are perfect for recreational boating. Follow these important boating safety tips for a relaxing and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend. Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved lifejacket. Your boat should have enough approved lifejackets for everyone onboard. Be sure to wear your lifejacket and make […]

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National Safety Council Unveils ‘Check To Protect’ Recall Campaign

The National Safety Council recently unveiled ‘Check To Protect’, a national campaign to encourage drivers to check the recall status of their vehicle and have open recalls fixed immediately. The campaign is focused on drivers of vehicles five years old or older and drivers of used cars. Recall compliance rate is only 44% for these vehicles compared to […] more

Heat Advisory Safety Tips

Over the next several days, the St. Louis area and much of the Midwest will be under a Heat Advisory. Residents are urged to take extra precautions when the temperatures and the heat index climb into the upper 90s. Everyone can be affected by excessive heat. However, there are certain populations who are more sensitive […] more

Workplace Safety: Importance of Fall Protection

Two workers were killed Monday when they fell down an elevator shaft at a construction site in downtown St. Louis. This tragic workplace accident illustrates the ever-present dangers of working on a construction site. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place […] more

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