When you're working in construction, one of the hazards you face is the risk of getting hit by falling objects. You might work below your coworkers on the same building or walk through areas where falling objects could be a threat.
Obtaining a driver's license is an exciting event. It often signifies when a teenager has transitioned towards adulthood, as they are given much more privileges. But that is exactly what driving a motor vehicle is, a privilege. And this privilege comes with many responsibilities. New and teen drivers tend to create more dangers on the road, as they are not as experienced as other drivers. Even more so, these drivers have less experience trying to prevent distractions. Thus, they are more likely to text while driving and partake in risky behaviors behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Driers are faced with many decisions. They not only need to decide their route, they also need to determine how they will act in certain conditions. While motorists are required to follow the rules of the road, many decide to travel faster than the posted speed limit. In other cases, a driver may fail to signal a turn or lane change. And in some instances, a driver may use their cellphone while they are driving.
The typical private citizen in the United States who suffers catastrophic injuries in a motor vehicle accident cannot hope to personally finance the costs associated with his or her medical care, nor the long-term costs of physical rehabilitation programs that follow this care. This is why drivers must carry car insurance -- to pay for the financial costs associated with the injuries they cause to other individuals as a result of their own fault, negligence or unlawful behavior.
When we drive by a construction site in California and elsewhere, we often think to ourselves what might be constructed. Is it a new home? Could it be a new store? Or maybe it is an office building. No matter what is being constructed, though, the reality is that numerous construction workers will participate in the building and completion of the structure. While these workers are trained and provided safety equipment, this is not always enough to protect one from dangerous situation. Unfortunately, construction site accidents occur, resulting in serious injuries to workers.
In many industries, working at heights is a must. Construction workers, painters and roofers all must climb ladders and use scaffold systems, often going high enough that a fall could lead to life-changing injuries or even death.
As any California resident can attest, traffic can get heavy on the major roads and interstates. While many motorists are acclimated to the daily rush hour traffic, this does not mean they are safeguarded from negligent drivers. Even so, it does not matter if the roads are busy or not, a distracted, reckless or distracted driver could cause an accident involving one or even multiple vehicles.
When you're working outside and see a stray dog approach, you are likely to freeze. If the animal didn't approach you in a friendly manner, there is a risk that it's nervous or planning to attack. While many stray dogs are family pets that have escaped and unlikely to cause harm, there is a risk that it is one in pain or infected with a dangerous disease.