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4 tips to keep your kids safe in the pool this summer

Summer is here! Kids of all ages will want to make the most of the fun months, and you can bet they'll want a trip or two to the pool. You want everyone to have a good time, but part of being a parent is always worrying about what might go wrong and how to keep your kids from harm. Pool safety is important and whether you're planning a first swim or you're a seasoned veteran, there are a few basic tips you should always keep in mind. These are the key tips that can help you avoid a tragedy and keep your kids protected while they make the most of their summer.

Construction barge struck, workers killed

When thinking of construction accidents, you might think of accidents that happen on solid ground. Those aren't the only kinds of construction accidents that can occur. Some construction workers do their job duties on construction barges. When one of these construction barges is involved in an accident, the results can be devastating. An accident near the Tappan Zee Bridge on March 12 highlights this point.

Construction injuries can be serious, compensation is possible

Working at a construction site is a dangerous job. The hazards are almost never ending. Even though you have a dangerous job, your employer is still expected to take necessary steps to keep you safe. This includes ensuring that all of the applicable regulations are followed.

What should I know about traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries are possible after any accident that involves violent jarring motions or direct hits to the head. These injuries are possible in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and a host of other types of accidents. If you have been involved in an accident that could lead to a TBI, you should know some basic points about these injuries.

Construction workers are at risk of being injured on scaffolds

There are many hazards present at construction sites. One of the hazards that has some special considerations is scaffolding. In fact, New York Labor Law section 240 is dedicated to protecting construction workers in the state from injuries associated with scaffolding. This law also covers construction workers who are working on or near other lift devices.

Attractive nuisances can lead to injured children

Children are very inquisitive and enjoy exploring things. Those common childhood actions can lead to children being placed in harm's way. When a child is injured during explorations, there is a chance that the parents might seek compensation for the child's injuries based on the legal concept known as attractive nuisance.

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