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Can I sue a homeowner if I get hurt while working on their house?

In order to make a little cash outside of your regular full-time job, you list yourself as a subcontractor ready to handle tasks both big and small on a local classifieds site. You're just looking to pick up one-off jobs so you don't think you don't take the time to get licensed nor to take out the requisite workers' compensation coverage all contractors are expected to take out in Virginia.

Being injured at a Virginia amusement park

Spending the day at an amusement park with your family or children can be a special occasion. Usually, it will be a day full of quality time with loved ones and full of happy memories. However, not all amusement park trips end happily. For some families, an amusement park visit can end at the hospital.

Do I have a claim if I was injured at the gym?

When a person becomes injured in a public place, he or she might need to pay for medical costs and may also lose wages as a result of missing work while he or she recovers. Therefore, they probably have to suffer financially as well as physically and emotionally because of a situation that may not have been their fault to start with.

Do I have a case if I’m injured on a wheelchair ramp?

As a disabled person that requires the use of a wheelchair, it is important that there are accessible features in place everywhere that you visit. You will depend on these, and it can be frustrating when they are not in place. But perhaps what is worse is a situation in which the accessible features are in place, but they are not safe, and you injure yourself as a result.

Actions to take after a dog bite in Virginia

One of the most common types of minor injuries in America today is being bitten or attacked by a dog. This can be a dangerous and also a traumatic experience, that can ultimately lead to scars, medical problems and conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Swimming pool accidents and how to avoid them

If you have children, it's likely that they love to have a pool day. You might like to take your children to a pool at your own home, a pool of a friend or to a public swimming pool. Although swimming is a great activity for children, giving them exercise and helping them to learn to be confident swimmers, swimming pools can present a very real danger to children, and safety should be taken seriously at all times. Accidents do happen, and it is important to take every measure possible to avoid them.