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PPE for Welders

By Grant Law Office on February 8, 2022

 

A welder wearing head protection while working.

Welders face a number of occupational hazards on a daily basis. They are routinely exposed to flames, hot or sparking arcs, flying debris, and slag vapor. Welding accidents account for approximately 25% of fatal workplace accidents and include approximately one-third of all nonfatal amputations, as stated by Water Welders. Approximately 1,000 welders suffer injury for every 100 million work hours. This is much higher than the average injury rate for other workers. Welding safety hazards include:

  • Fire and explosions
  • Exposure to gasses and fumes
  • Physical hazards, including cuts, crushing, and burns

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Evaluating Long-Term Car Accident Injuries in Atlanta

By Grant Law Office on January 3, 2022

A female physician treating a male patient's arm injury by dressing it.The impact of a car crash can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging from mild to fatal. Even with prompt medical treatment, some injuries can have long-term effects on car accident victims. This is why it is important to consider future losses in seeking compensation from responsible parties.

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Spotting Infections Caused by Road Rash

By Grant Law Office on May 17, 2021

Hazardous Roadways Motorcycle AccidentRoad rash is a painful but common injury in motorcycle and bicycle accidents, occurring when a rider falls and slides across pavement or dirt. Even with protective gear, the skin can be scraped off, leaving the area raw, red, inflamed, and bleeding. As road rash breaks the protective barrier of the skin, it can also turn into a serious, or even life-threatening, infection.

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How to Spot Internal Bleeding

By Grant Law Office on March 17, 2021

After an accident, you may be mostly concerned with your obvious, external injuries. That’s understandable, as a nasty cut or broken bone is enough to make anyone panic. However, the real danger may lie in a wound that is practically invisible: internal bleeding.

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When That Boating Trip Turns Poisonous

By Grant Law Office on December 10, 2020

When people decide to spend the day on the water, very few consider carbon monoxide (CO) to be a potential danger. Most would assume that the real risk is drowning. However, CO poisoning on boats is a very real issue, and one that countess Georgians experience every year. Sadly, few are prepared to deal with the issue, and so many people suffer debilitating consequences, and even lose their lives to the deadly gas.

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When Your Amputation Hurts Years Later

By Grant Law Office on August 4, 2020

Phantom pain is common after amputation. It involves pain in a limb or body part that is no longer there. For some amputees, phantom pain improves over time without treatment. For others, the pain continues. Victims may experience cramping, pins and needles, or stabbing, crushing, throbbing, or burning pain that feels as if it is located in the missing body part.

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When Whiplash Follows You Far After You’ve “Recovered”

By Grant Law Office on July 21, 2020

Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions. It gets its name from the whip-like motion of the head and neck when a vehicle is struck from behind, or in an accident that causes this rapid, forceful movement. Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury that causes damage to the muscles, tendons, and nerves of the neck. It can also cause damage to the spine.

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Crush Injuries Create Risk of Compartment Syndrome

By Grant Law Office on February 13, 2020

When excessive force is applied to the body, crush injuries can occur. This can happen in car accidents, construction cave-ins, and various types of accidents and injuries. Crush injuries can have many complications and may be associated with internal organ rupture, major bone fractures, and hemorrhagic shock. Among the most serious potential complications of crush injuries is compartment syndrome.

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Why a Trial Attorney Is Your Best Option

By Grant Law Office on December 26, 2018

You’ve seen their commercials on late-night TV, and had your view obstructed by their gaudy billboards. They promise you cash, and they promise it fast. We’re talking about “settlement mills,” lawyers and law firms that advertise aggressively and handle a high volume of cases at the same time.

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Get a Mani-Pedi, Lose a Digit

By Grant Law Office on September 13, 2018

Many people think getting a pedicure is a way to treat, or pamper, one’s self. This may be true, but manicures and pedicures apparently come with certain health risks.

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