The warm weather of the summer months makes food poisoning a common occurrence. People in North Carolina can make sure they prepare food in safe and hygienic ways. However, everybody is vulnerable when they eat at functions, picnics, restaurants and hotels. Freshly prepared foods from salad bars could also be contaminated, and the personal injury consequences can be severe.
Construction workers in North Carolina put their lives on the line with each shift they work. Unfortunately, compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's safety standards is not the priority of all construction company owners. For this reason, many workers' compensation claims are construction-related. Working in excavations is one of the most hazardous tasks, and if it involves a confined space, the risks are exacerbated.
Whenever a person is discharged from a North Carolina hospital in a worse condition or with additional health problems than those he or she had upon admission, there may be questions about his or her legal rights. The first inclination might be to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, that is an option that typically needs legal counsel to carefully consideration to determine its viability.
Developers of futuristic construction equipment are working toward work sites on which individual employees are automatically alerted whenever their safety is at risk, and before accidents occur. Wearable devices will also warn workers and their employers or supervisors of potential injuries, fatigue or musculoskeletal injuries. Wearable devices are more feasible than what most North Carolina construction workers might think, and this might significantly reduce the number of workers' compensation claims that are filed each year.
Rentable electric scooters have become popular among tourists, commuters and residents alike in Raleigh, North Carolina. After two companies, Bird and Lime, debuted their dockless rideshare scooters in the city, ridership blossomed from a few dozen to thousands in months.
The testing of driverless cars has been authorized on North Carolina roads, causing concern for those who will share the highways with these cars. Although the intention behind autonomous vehicles is to eliminate car accidents in the future, media reports of motor vehicle accidents involving these cars suggests that there is a long way to go. Some of these crashes have resulted in fatalities.