Car accidents are often the cause of negligence. Faulty road construction can cause car accidents and result in injury for a number of reasons. As Milwaukee spends a considerable amount to fix and maintain it's highways and roadways, it's important to keep an eye out for changing road conditions. Here's what you need to know about personal injury due to negligent road construction. The Facts on Faulty Road Construction Car accidents in work zones are more common than you think. The Federal Highway Administration estimates that over 96,000 crashes occurred in work zones in 2015. Just over 26 percent of these crashes resulted in an injured motorist. Statistics also show that the number of crashes in work zones rose 42 percent since 2013. Faulty road construction refers to a number of conditions that hinder a person's driving … [Read more...]
Workplace Injuries: Knowing When to Seek Legal Action
From slipping on the wet bathroom floor to getting hurt from faulty equipment, workplace injuries are common. Statistics from a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a total of 2.9 million work related injuries were reported in 2016. And nearly one-third of those injured were temporarily out of work as a result. Work injuries may leave you with a financial and physical burden. that's why it’s important to know what type of workers compensation you are entitled to, and the grounds for taking legal action in the event of a work-related injury. Common Questions About Work Injuries I've Suffered an Injury at Work. What's Next? In the event of an injury, it's important to report the injury to your supervisor or employer immediately and seek medical attention. The injured worker must file a claim with their employer to determine … [Read more...]
What Are the Long Term Effects of Black Mold Exposure?
No matter how clean you keep your home, there's always the potential for mold growth. What's worse is that it isn't always easy to detect when a type of mold is present. But make no mistake, it's important to remain vigilant about mold prevention—particularly when it comes to black mold, which only takes a day or two to start growing. What is it and what are some of the long-term effects black mold exposure can have on your health? Keep reading to find out. What Is Black Mold? Black mold is an umbrella term for a dangerous species of mold often found in homes. Typically, homeowners can expect to find black mold in damp, warm areas such as sinks, tubs, faucets, grout, pools, toilets, and vents. Furthermore, black mold thrives in areas where dust and dirt accumulate. In some areas, such as a tub or sink, homeowners can … [Read more...]
What Are the Symptoms of Inhaling Toxic Mold?
Did you know that a staggering 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies? Or that allergies rank sixth when it comes to chronic illnesses in the country? The most concerning fact here is that many people can experience allergic reactions to allergens (substances that trigger the allergy) that they don't even see. For example, mold spores tinier than the eye can see can trigger severe allergic reactions. And that's not all. Certain types of molds can also cause poisoning. Of these microorganisms, toxic black mold is one of the most dangerous. But what exactly happens to those exposed to these fungi? What are the symptoms if you've inhaled its spores? Keep reading for some basic but important information about dealing with mold toxicity. Toxic Black Mold: The Basics First things first: Black mold (or … [Read more...]
How (and When) to Check for Mold in Your Home
Has your home started smelling a little musty lately? If so, it's probably in your best interest to learn how to check for mold. The truth is, mold growth is a more common problem in Milwaukee than you may imagine. Mold spores grow anywhere where there is moisture, and it doesn't take them long to form colonies. There are almost 1,000 types of household mold, and many of them pose a significant health risk to you and your family. If it's not dealt with in time, a mold outbreak can also be very costly to address. Not sure whether you have something to worry about? Here is what you need to know about testing for mold in your home. Mold Indicators First, let's go over the more obvious signs you're dealing with mold issues. The biggest indicator of mold is actual, visible mold growth. In this situation, the only question is … [Read more...]