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Winter increases risk of slip and fall accidents

Winters in New Hampshire can be brutal, with lots of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. These conditions also increase the chances of slips and falls which can result in serious injuries. When these accidents happen on a business's property, the owner may be liable for the damages, especially if there was negligence on his or her part.

Identifying attractive nuisances

After dealing with the initial shock and trauma that accompanies you child being involved in a serious accident in Rochester, your thoughts may turn to how is it that he or she was able to gain such easy access to the hazard that caused his or her injuries. Your concerns are not unfounded; if fact, many come to us here at The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates with the exact same question. If you believe that whomever owns the property which housed the tool of your child's injury was negligent in protecting him or her from the risks that it provided, could you hold such a party liable? 

Tips for keeping elderly loved ones safe in winter

Winter affects people young and old in similar and different ways. For example, the shorter hours of sunlight can mean a loss of energy across all age ranges, but a slip and fall on ice can affect an older person more than a younger person. Older people's bodies are more fragile and may take longer to recover.

Personal injuries sustained from sitting at desks all day

When most people think about injuries in the workplace, their first thoughts turn toward extreme injuries, such as falling down or getting hit with something. These types of injuries do happen often, and they made up a significant portion of the 2.9 million nonfatal injuries that took place in the private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

What types of compensation can I claim?

Anybody who has suffered a personal injury knows that it is not just painful and inconvenient. It is often expensive, and the bills continue to pile up as you recover from the incident. This is one of the biggest reasons to seek recourse after being hurt, but there are limits to the kind of compensation you may seek. These are the five categories of compensation that victims are typically eligible to receive.

Common questions about workplace Injuries and Workers' Compensation

If you suffer an illness or injury while on the job in the state of New Hampshire, it's important to understand the rights that you're legally entitled to. Through workers' compensation insurance, your medical and rehabilitation costs and lost wages should be covered if necessary, regardless of who was at fault for the incident.

Understanding the ins and outs of premises liability

If you endure an accident or an injury, you may be able to hold the owners and occupiers of the property where the incident happened accountable in court. The reasoning behind this is that the individual to whom a house or a business belongs is responsible for ensuring that it is safe for people who come in contact with it. Premises liability is common at locations like amusement parks, grocery stores, parking lots, playgrounds and hotels. It includes injuries ranging from slipping and falling on a sidewalk to getting hurt while riding a rollercoaster.

What Kind of Damages Can I Claim in a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it may seem like the case is straightforward enough to merit representing yourself. After all, you've probably only considered seeking repayment for any medical treatment you went through following the accident. Resolving this simple claim could be easy, but in some cases, the defense will fight you down to a negligible sum - and you could seek damages for a number of other things.

What Do I Need To Prove in a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it can seem like a straightforward situation to present to the judge: I fell because there was a puddle on the floor, and I was hurt. However, as with all legal procedures, the intricacies of proving your case are much more involved than such a simple approach.

What should I do if I'm injured in a slip and fall accident?

If you slip and fall, no matter where you are, there are a few things you should do in order to enable you to mount a case against the property owner, should you choose to. Often, if you've just fallen it may not seem as though your injury is terribly severe - only to find out days or weeks later that you will require thousands of dollars in medical care, physical therapy or surgery.

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