Safety and Health Reporter

Acid Reflux or Heartburn

Heartburn or what many people refer to as acid reflux is a result of stomach acid entering into the esophagus.  The esophagus is the tube that leads from your mouth to your stomach whose sole purpose is to transport food and liquid.  At the bottom of the esophagus there is a …

Joint Replacements

Joint replacements are becoming more and more popular.With the population aging and the baby boomers outliving all expectancies the prevalence of joint replacement is only going to increase.   Most physicians who now perform either hip, shoulder or knee replacements are capable of doing these through what is called minimally invasive …

Bicycle Accidents

In 2009 630 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 were injured in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Bicycle accident cases are sometimes a product of the type of bicycle that is being used.  Increasingly popular are fixed gear bicycles which are single speed bikes which do not …

The Sugar Wars II

The sugar wars continued:A former marketing executive for Coca-Cola disclosed on June 7, 2012 that the soft drink industry did indeed focus its marketing efforts for soft drinks on young people and minorities. 
Todd Putman, former U. S. head of marketing for carbonated drinks for Coca-Cola said that the term of …

Dram Shop Liability

Dram shop liability in the Fairfax, Virginia area is thought by most attorneys to be a dead letter.  Virginia does not recognize civil liability for bar owner or vendor actions resulting in drunk drivers taking to the road. 
Fairfax being in a tri-state area however it may well be that in many instances …

It Rarely Makes Sense To Drop A Workers Comp Claim

Workers comp claims are closely integrated with personal injury claims throughout the country and, in particular, in the Fairfax, Virginia area.  The personal injury claim is typically referred to as the third-party claim.
In many instances the most valuable claim that an injured person may have is the workers’ compensation claim since, at least under …

Interspousal Immunity

Virginia, in general, has abolished the defense of interspousal immunity for tort actions.  What that means is that one spouse may sue another spouse for negligence or for intentional conduct resulting in injury. 
Once the marriage has ended then any tortious behavior by one former spouse against the other is governed …

Personal Injury Not Taxable

Personal injury not taxable means what it says: these recoveries are not taxable. 
Although there are occasional attempts in the U. S. Congress to change the law in that regard as of June 2012 the law still remains that personal injury recoveries are not taxable.  The logic behind these recoveries not …

Disability Claims

In circumstances where you are injured as a result of the negligence of a third-party there may be not only a basis for a claim against that third-party but you may also have the basis for making disability claims under the disability insurance policy provided by your employer.
Disability insurance policies, to …

Claims Against Employer

Whether you can file a personal injury claim against your employer to some extent may be governed by state law.  In the Fairfax, Virginia area claims against employer would be limited to claims that arise out of non-work situations.  For instance, if an employee is injured on the job then …

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