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Safety Resources

At Heller, Gallagher and Finley our hope is that you will never need the services of a personal injury attorney.  With that in mind, we’ve compiled a short list of resources that can help you protect yourself and your family.

Resources to help protect kids

Several national and local organizations offer checklists to prevent accidental injuries at home, at school and on playgrounds.

There are a number of area fire departments and hospitals that offer free child safety seat installation.

Resources to protect yourself on the road

For most of us, the most dangerous place we will ever be is on the roadway.  That’s why it’s important to take every precaution when:

  • driving a car
  • riding a motorcycle
  • sharing the road with trucks
  • walking
  • or riding a bicycle

Resources to help protect yourself against medical mistakes

Health care professionals are entrusted with a great responsibility for the safety of their patients, but there are steps that everyone can take to help prevent medical errors, avoid mistakes in surgery, ensure that the medication that you take, or  that you give to your children is safe or choosing a nursing home for a loved one.

Resources to protect yourself at work

The Department of Labor has e-tools that provide guidelines for worker safety for everything from teenagers working in fast food restaurants to shipbuilders working in shipyards.

Resources to protect your home

The national fire protection association is one of the main authorities on fire safety.  They publish thousands of tips on how to protect your home from fire.

Other Resources 

If you are a loved one are hurt or your property is damaged, you will often have to deal with an insurance company.

Here are some tips to get started on making a claim if you are in an auto accident,  need to make a homeowners claim or a health or disability claim.

In addition, all states, including Missouri and Illinois have departments of insurance that have rules and regulations governing insurance companies and where you can also file complaints if your insurance company is treating you unfairly.

If you are unsatisfied with your medical care, both Missouri and Illinois have state boards that license physicians, as well as investigate complaints against health care providers.

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