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Personal Injury

Accidents Involving Roofers Can Give Rise To Injury Claims

Roofing is a high risk job meaning that roofers are at an increased risk of being injured or killed at work should an accident take place than workers in other professions such as shop workers, cleaners, office workers, etc. Falls from heights is the greatest risk faced by people working in the roofing industry. Falls from heights can cause serious injuries and can also lead to fatalities. Other than falls from heights, there are numerous other dangers faced by workers in the roofing industry. Any person who is required to work as a roofer must be adequately trained. Employers must ensure that roofers are fully trained for the tasks they are required to carry out. If you have been injured at work whilst working as a roofer and if your employer is to be blamed for your injuries, you ...

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Personal Injury

The Hidden Dangers of Home Gym Equipment

While some people go to the gym to workout, most prefer to hop on their treadmill right at their very own home. For people with busy lifestyles, fulfilling a gym membership is too much to ask - aside from trying to squeeze in some gym time to their hectic schedule, going home from work to change for gym clothes and then walk their way back to the gym is simply inconvenient. There are several benefits of having your own gym equipment at home. Aside from helping you cut back on your expenses, having your own gym equipment can also make exercise an easier part of your daily routine as you stay in perfect shape. However, setting up a home gym is not always good news. Exercise equipment of all shapes, sizes, and forms are involved in thousands of accidents everyday all over the world. Fro...

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Legal

How to Make a Successful Forklift Truck Compensation Claim

Every year hundreds of workers receive life-changing injuries that arise from serious forklift truck accidents. Statistically, one person is involved in a fatal accident involving a forklift truck every six weeks. Warehouse and factory workers are the most common victims of forklift truck accidents, however, forklift truck drivers are also amongst those who have suffered an injury. Many of the forklift truck accidents that have been reported have been caused due to: · Unsuitable or defective equipment · Inadequate training · A co-workers negligence that has led to an accident · Falling or unstable objects · The employer failed to provide a safe system of work or competent staff If you are in the process of pursuing a forklift truck accident claim, or considering fi...

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Cyber Law

Online Pornography and the Law

This article examines laws, regulations and case law related to online pornography in selected jurisdictions to assess their effectiveness and limitations.1 The United States and online pornography"There have been many attempts in the United States to regulate online pornography, although not all of them have been successfully implemented".1.1 The Communications Decency Act (CDA), 1996The CDA was the first federal law to impose significant constraints on internet communications. It imposed criminal sanctions on anyone who:knowingly (A) uses an interactive computer service to send to a specific person or persons under 18 years of age, or (B) uses any interactive computer service to display in a manner available to a person under 18 years of age, any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, i

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Cyber Law

Taking a Bite Out of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” So Called Casting Call

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse certainly took their own big bite of awards at the 2011 People Choice Awards. Stars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart were chosen by the people for best Movie, On Screen Team and Drama Movie.With such a popular movie, it's no wonder that Twilight fans would jump at a chance to be part of a movie. Extras for the first two movies comprised of a few lucky locals from where shooting was taking place as well as aspiring actors with resumes to push. The next reported installment in the popular Twilight Saga series will be "Breaking Dawn" and many fans are dreaming of a chance to be an extra on the next movie.Some fans believe they've found their chance when they get email messages or see ads on Twilight fan sites. Here's an example of a call for extr

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Traffic Law

Four Legal Options to Consider With Your Truck Accident Lawyer

Collisions involving semi-trailer trucks happen on a daily basis. Due to the obvious size difference between a car and a big rig, when you are in a passenger vehicle, a trucking collision often results in critical injury. And when there is a fatality, the victims are almost always those in passenger vehicles. According to the Department of Transportation, approximately 500,000 of these traffic mishaps occur each year in the U.S. With that in mind, here are four legal considerations you can explore with your truck accident lawyer before deciding to file a claim.1. Who Is Liable?One of the first options to explore is whether you can establish employer liability. Determining liability answers the question of who was at fault. If the big rig driver is employed by a trucking company, your attor

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Traffic Law

Most Fatal Driver Mistakes on the Road

Based on the estimate provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 37, 313 people who got killed in car crashes last 2008. If this isn't a really good reason to be more careful while on the road, then we don't know what is.As a car owner and vehicular driver, you need to understand that drivers are not created equal. There are some drivers who are too brash while on the road while others are too defensive and slow. Some drivers are even downright clueless. The only common thing about them is that they can turn a perfectly good day on the road into a nightmare in a single move. Here are a few of the most fatal mistakes that drivers make while on the road.Swerving: This is considered as the number one mistake which most drivers commit in an everyday basis.

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Copyright

Copyrights – The Cold, Hard Truth

If you have been scratching your head (or elsewhere) wondering if the United States Copyright Office has ever received or processed your application, you may be encouraged to know that on August 15, 2011, I received my official Certificate of Registration for the "I Am the Village" song. This was a 3+ year application process, and although it was a long one, I would like to encourage my fellow "creatives" to go through the motions and not panic if you do not get an immediate reply.Folks, there is no conspiracy theory here and I am here to confirm that it is highly unlikely that your copyright application did not get lost in the mail. The cold, hard truth about copyrights is that it actually does take that long sometimes. My recommendation is -- don't begrudge it, just plan ahead and apply

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Legal

How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients £50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed.The respondent company falsely alleged that £49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (£1k) was more than £750.Additionally, they claimed that if successful with the injunction, they would seek another court order forcing our client to pay their legal costs. In this case, the respondent company was unable to provide any evidence of a dispute and eventually paid the debt, and our costs.However, all too often, the threat o

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Personal Injury

All About Taking Assistance From an Arm Injury Attorney

We use our arms, shoulders and hands for most of the regular tasks and jobs. Quite obviously, any injury to the arms can put us off work and activities of daily life. Arm injuries can occur under various circumstances, but if someone else is to be blamed for your condition, you would want to get compensated. This is exactly where an arm injury attorney can come in handy. In this post, we will talk about the things that need your attention.Knowing Your CaseIf you have injured your arm at work, workers' compensation laws are applicable. On the contrary, arm injuries caused in an auto accident will be considered under the personal injury law. In many cases, people get injured in a trip & fall case, which again comes under personal injury, and if you can prove the negligence of the property ow

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