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Hang glider pilot's error leads to tourist's injuries

When people in Connecticut attempt potentially dangerous recreational activities, such as hang gliding, they should reasonably expect the experts to take every precaution to keep them safe. However, a Florida man on vacation in Switzerland had to hold on for dear life and sustained multiple injuries when his hang glider pilot failed to properly secure his harness to the hang glider.

Can I make my stairs safer?

Millions of people each day use stairs in workplaces, stores, malls or even their own homes. While stairs are often used with no problem, unsafe stairs may cause people serious injury or even death. If you are a Connecticut property owner who is worried about your stairs presenting hazards to pedestrians, keep in mind several crucial methods that could improve the safety of your stairs.

What is an attractive nuisance?

Children are curious, but their curiosity can sometimes lead them into potentially dangerous situations that they may not fully understand. If you are a parent or property owner, or if you are a Connecticut parent who also owns some property, you need to be aware of attractive nuisances that may be lurking on nearby property, including your own.

Airbag safety and concerns

If you are like many people in Connecticut, you are interested in features for your vehicle that can keep you or your loved ones safe in the event of a motor vehicle accident. Airbags are one safety feature that have been around for some time now and it is important that you understand how they may help you and how they may even hurt you.

What is popcorn lung?

As a worker in Connecticut that has been dealing with industrial fumes and factory-quality air for a period of time, it's very possible that you may have developed health related problems because of it. One such issue that you may be familiar with is colloquially known as "popcorn lung", and can be quite detrimental to your health.

Your workers' compensation rights

If you are employed in Connecticut, you most likely are guaranteed workers' compensation benefits as explained by the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission. While not everyone may receive these benefits, most people do. This includes workers who are employed part time and who may not even be United States citizens. Domestic workers may be covered even if they work more than a certain number of hours per week.

Lawsuit highlights concerns for consumers

People in Connecticut who purchase goods should be able to trust that they are safe to use. This holds true regardless of the nature of the product or where it was purchased. They should also be able to know that they have access to compensation should a problem arise especially if that problem leaves a person injured or, even worse, killed. Sadly this can at times feel more difficult than most consumers might wish.

How do you prove negligence in a personal injury?

Whether you are hurt in a car accident, at work or through another event due to the negligence of another, getting the medical attention you deserve sometimes requires legal action. Medical care is expensive, even if you have insurance. Depending on your injuries, you may need major surgery or long-term rehabilitation. Most people do not have the kind of insurance that covers 100 percent of their care, so you could be looking at paying some hefty bills.

What are the dangers of an Airbnb rental?

Airbnb is becoming a popular way to find accommodations when traveling in Connecticut. In case you are unfamiliar with it, this company coordinates stays in people's private homes for guests. Instead of staying at a hotel, you would book a stay with someone offering their home through this platform. It is popular for many reasons, among which is it can save you money. However, there is a downside to Airbnb rentals, which is the liability the homeowner takes on and the risks that you might face during your stay.

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