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Street Smarts: Walking and Biking Downtown

The mild spring weather (and spring-like winter weather, actually) makes walking and biking downtown even more attractive. Enjoy the fresh air, save a little gas, and fit in a few extra minutes of exercise before and after work, to run errands, or when meeting friends. But before you hit the city streets, be sure you know the rules of the road. If you decide to bike, also make sure you have a few skills mastered before you share the streets with cars. Here are just a few techniques and tips to keep yourself and others safe in the city.

Playground Accidents are No Fun

Recess is a highlight of the school day for most kids, but it can also be the most dangerous. Injuries that occur on a swing, climber or slide can be as, if not more, severe than a bike or auto accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 45 percent of playground accidents cause severe injuries: think fractures, concussions, and internal injuries, among others. About 75 percent of injuries occur on public playgrounds, the CDC noted. Children are also especially vulnerable to emotional injuries.

How Workers' Compensation Affects Personal Injury Cases

Workers' Compensation cases vary from personal injury actions in many ways. Personal injury is based on fault. But if an employee gets injured on the job, he or she was entitled to workers' compensation benefits whether the employer is at fault or not.

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