Delaware Personal Injury & 

 Workers' Compensation Blog

July 27, 2020

Nationwide, nursing homes account for 1 in 10 cases and 1 in 4 deaths due to Coronavirus.

AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes have reported suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 7th 2020. Furthermore, 21% have reported deaths.

In Delaware specifically, there have been 1,160 COVID-19 cases...

July 23, 2020

While workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury claims can cover the costs of medical treatment and lost wages, there are key distinctions between the two.

Some main differences between personal injury claims and worker’s compensation claims include:

  • Determining Fault: Someone needs to be liable or at fault in order to file a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, this will involve som...

July 20, 2020

Over 3 million people sustain injuries from car accidents each year.

While various factors impact the severity and extent of the wounds, there are a handful of injuries that are more prevalent than others.

The most common injuries are impact injuries and penetrating injuries.

Impact injuries are typically caused when part of the person’s body hits some part of the interior of the car – for example, w...

July 17, 2020

Delaware is known for its chicken industry, considering that Sussex County leads the country in the most chickens sold for food in the United States. However, the working conditions in poultry processing plants across the nation are less than desirable.

Hazards

Regular hazards include serious injury by machinery and health concerns from excessive chemical exposure at these processing plants. For exa...

July 15, 2020

A 9 year old girl was struck by a vehicle on East Cleveland Avenue on July 11th.

A Virginia man crashed into a pedestrian, who succumbed to his injuries a few days later.

A 12 year old child was struck by a distracted driver while she was crossing the street to board her school bus. She was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for her injuries.

A 20 year old Wilmington man was struck and killed in...

July 8, 2020

For nearly 50 years, we have helped our clients following injuries sustained in a car accident. Here are 5 things you should do in the aftermath of a crash:

   1. Call the Police:

Police statements and documentation are important, but do not forget to document the accident scene – video, photographs, and statements. Unfortunately, there are cases where the defendant admitted fault at the scene...

July 2, 2020

Statistics show that alcohol-related crashes, injuries and mortalities increased during the

evening hours of July 4th, 2018.   

  • 193 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. 40% (78) of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired crashes.

  • 71% of those who died in alcohol-impaired crashes were in a crash involving at least one driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of .15 or higher.

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June 24, 2020

Lighting firecrackers and sparklers is a time-honored tradition of celebration for New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. In Delaware, it is illegal to buy, sell, or discharge any type of fireworks - this includes Sparklers and Sky Lanterns.

In 2018, over 9,000 people were injured in fireworks-related accidents. In 2013, over half of the 16,300 outside fires, 1,200 structure fires, a...

June 18, 2020

A nursing home can be held legally responsible when an act of negligence, neglect, or abuse on the premises ends up causing harm to a patient or resident.

What is Considered Negligence?

There are accidents, intentional acts, and failures to act that may leave a nursing home liable, either based on the conduct of an employee or based on a policy or ongoing practice at the facility. Examples include,...

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