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The attorneys at Doehrman Buba want to make sure you, your family and your friends have a safe and fun Halloween. While there is much to celebrate, it is always important to be cautious of drunk drivers or unsafe properties when trick-or-treating.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) realizes Halloween is a time for fun, but this does not mean you should let your guard down. Below it has offered some safety tips:

Wear costumes made of fire-retardant materials. Wear bright, reflective costumes or add reflective tape. Ensure that your costumes will not cause you to trip and fall. Wear makeup or hats instead of masks. Make sure you or a loved one is not allergic to the makeup before putting it on. Do not wear decorative contact lenses unless you have seen an eye care doctor. Inspect the candy before you or your loved ones eat it. Remind children never to accept anything that is not commercially wrapped. When inspecting the treats, look for any evidence of tampering. If it looks suspicious, throw it away. Avoid juice that is not pasteurized or processed. Are Stores Allowed to Sell Decorative Contact Lenses?

Stores are only allowed to sell decorative contact lenses with a valid prescription. Unfortunately, the FDA says despite the fact that it is illegal to sell these lenses without a prescription, many retail shops, salons and online stores still sell them around Halloween.

Attorneys Dan Buba and Tom Doehrman wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween. To learn more about Doehrman Buba, please visit our Facebook page.

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Source: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm230283.htm

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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Did you know that each year, approximately 200 HAZMAT truck accidents occur in the United States? While this may seem like a small number, these accidents often have horrific consequences.

HAZMAT trucks carry hazardous materials, like gasoline and flammable gases. Because of this, whenever an accident occurs, it can lead to tremendous property damage, as well as catastrophic injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and severe burns, as well as death.

In addition to HAZMAT accidents involving flammable gases or liquids, there have been reports of spills involving toxic or radioactive materials, which can also cause serious personal injuries.

Remember, truck accidents already have serious consequences because of the weight and size of the vehicles involved—adding hazardous materials to the mix only adds to the potential dangers.

This is why drivers carrying hazardous materials must have special endorsements and carriers must meet special safety demands set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Can I Sue Following a HAZMAT Truck Accident?

If you are lucky enough to survive a HAZMAT truck accident, then you could potentially file a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, if you have had a loved one killed in a crash, you could hold the driver and the transportation company liable via a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our attorneys are experts in truck accidents and can maximize the amount of compensation you can receive following a crash. Call us today if you have suffered and become the victim of a truck crash.

Did You Know? According to the FMCSA, about 800,000 HAZMAT shipments occur each day in the U.S.

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Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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In a previous blog post, we discussed the types of incidents that cause fatal work-related injuries. In this post, our attorneys will discuss the industries that reported fatal injuries in 2013. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides this information in a preliminary report.

What Industry Has the Most Fatal Work Injuries?

Below is the number of fatalities that occurred in each industry in 2013:

Construction—797 fatal injuries; Transportation and warehousing—687 fatal injuries; Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting—479 fatal injuries; Government—476 fatal injuries; Professional services—408 fatal injuries; Manufacturing—304 fatal injuries; Retail trade—253 fatal injuries; Leisure and hospitality—202 fatal injuries; Wholesale trade—190 fatal injuries; Other services—179 fatal injuries; Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction—154 fatal injuries; Educational and health services—131 fatal injuries; Financial activities—84 fatal injuries; Information—39 fatal injuries; Utilities—23 fatal injuries.

As you can see from the data above, the construction industry led all industries in the number of work-related deaths in 2013.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) works hard to ensure construction sites are safe for workers. Unfortunately, there are many employers who will not follow safety guidelines that can protect their workers.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working construction, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced law firm that can fight for what you are owed.

Did You Know? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says in 2013, contract workers accounted for 17 percent of all fatal occupational injuries.

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Source: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf

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Mon, Oct 27, 2014
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The attorneys at Doehrman Buba want to make sure you, your family and your friends have a safe and fun Halloween. While there is much to celebrate, it is always important to be cautious of drunk drivers or unsafe properties when trick-or-treating.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) realizes Halloween is a time for fun, but this does not mean you should let your guard down. Below it has offered some safety tips:

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