January 2017 Archives

California man passes away in workplace accident

While there are many examples of construction site accidents, it is important to keep in mind that there are other types of mishaps that happen at work. In San Bernardino, and other cities in California, people are employed in diverse lines of work and face a multitude of dangers each day. When things go wrong, they may suffer a debilitating injury or lose their life. Although it is too late to prevent an accident after the fact, victims and their families may be able to improve their outlook by addressing the situation appropriately.

What are the costs associated with on-the-job traffic crashes?

On this blog, several recent posts have focused on work-related traffic accidents. If you or one of your loved ones have been hurt in a traffic accident while working in San Bernardino, or are worried about such an event occurring in the future, it is important to take steps to prevent such an incident and understand how to handle the various costs and other consequences you may face afterward.

3 ways to handle your child's medical malpractice case

No parent wants to hear that one's child suffered an injury because of a medical mistake. Whether it's waiting too long to induce your wife into labor or giving your child the wrong medications, medical mistakes simply aren't acceptable. There are a few different things you can do to handle medical malpractice, so you can get your child the help he or she needs.

Advancements made in aiding cerebral palsy patients

If you have been following our website, you have read about advancements that have been made in the field of therapy for those with cerebral palsy. Utilizing technological breakthroughs made in software design and robotics, Canadian inventors have designed a device called "Lokomat" that provides assistance in correcting a patient's balance and stride. Interacting with the robotic pair of legs, one patient made progress in her attempt to move without a cane. It was also reported that this young lady was entertained during her engagement with the technology, which could motivate her to stick with this type of physical therapy.

Recognizing the symptoms of a TBI

Whether a construction worker is struck in the head by falling debris, a child is injured on the playground or a motorist hits their head during a collision, there are many ways that people suffer brain injuries. In San Bernardino, these injuries can cause a smorgasbord of hardships for California families and it is crucial for people to recognize the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, people do not always realize they suffered a traumatic brain injury until years later.

Statistics on fatal road construction accidents

Construction site accidents take all sorts of forms, whether they involve equipment malfunctions or another hazard that is present in the workplace. However, road workers are employed in a particularly dangerous line of work and may face a wide variety of threats on the job every day. In San Bernardino, California, they may suffer an injury or fatality when drivers act recklessly while behind the wheel or co-workers fail to pay attention, among other causes.

Brain injuries in the construction industry

If you are employed in the construction industry, a myriad of hazards may be present in the workplace, such as falling from a roof or suffering from electrical shock. These accidents may result in a number of injuries and some, such as traumatic brain injuries, can have particularly damaging consequences. In San Bernardino, and on construction sites all over California, construction workers should take safety precautions to protect themselves from a head injury. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we know how these injuries turn lives upside down.

Recovering from an on-the-job traffic accident

In San Bernardino, many people have suffered a work-related injury and some have even lost their lives because of a mishap that took place while they were working. For people whose job responsibilities include driving or riding in a vehicle, such as semi truck and taxi drivers, traffic accidents can be a major problem. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we are very aware of the hardships that workers and families who are facing these burdens in California often endure.

California workers suffer injuries over carbon monoxide

While many construction accidents involve falling or dangerous machinery, it is vital to keep in mind that some accidents involve unseen dangers. In San Bernardino, and on all job sites across California, toxic gases and chemicals can result in significant injuries and even claim a construction worker's life. Sadly, many workers who are hurt or pass away after being exposed to carbon monoxide or another dangerous gas were simply performing their job responsibilities and had no way of knowing the gas was present.

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