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Fun workplaces are all the rage, but it turns out they can also be dangerous. Rackspace Hosting, a cloud computing company, installed a two-story slide at its Texas headquarters and is now being sued for the second time over injuries sustained on the slide.

While the first slide-related lawsuit against Rackspace settled in January, the latest was just filed this week.

As the use of public transit hits record highs, the chance of buses and trains being involved in an accident also increases. If you've been involved in an accident while riding public transportation -- like the Metrolink crash that injured dozens of commuters in Oxnard, California, today -- you may be wondering if you can get compensation for your injuries.

As it turns out, public transit accidents are treated a little differently from standard fender benders, and those differences can affect your case. Here are a few things that make injury claims involving transit authorities unique:

When we trust the health and well-being of our friends and loved ones to nursing homes, we hope they respect and honor that trust. But if someone you care about is injured at a nursing home, should you file a lawsuit?

Each case is different, and a lawsuit may not always be necessary. Still, if you are considering filing an injury claim against a nursing home, here are a few things to be aware of:

We all make mistakes, and some of those mistakes are more permanent than others. If one of your mistakes involved a bad tattoo or a bad tattoo removal, you may be wondering if you have legal recourse against the tattoo artist, the shop, or the clinic that tried to remove the tattoo.

So here are a few legal considerations if your ink has you irked:

A simple Google search for "snowmobile accident" returns a distressing number of results, many detailing significant injuries or even deaths. With snowmobile sales on the rise and winter weather feeling more extreme, snowmobile accidents statistics may only get grimmer.

It may be easy to assume that snowmobiles would be treated exactly like automobiles and other vehicles when it comes to accidents. In fact, a 2003 study indicates that snowmobiles cause a higher rate of injuries and fatalities than road traffic.

And there are some areas where the law treats snowmobiles, and their drivers, differently. Here's a general overview of what you need to know:

It feels like arbitration has been coming up in the news more frequently lately, from NFL injury lawsuits to Sirius XM in your new car to Lance Armstrong. It's possible that you're subject to an arbitration clause and may not even know it.

So how can these clauses affect a potential injury claim? Here's a general overview:

We may not realize how often we use buses, from airport shuttles to casino tours to intercity transit. And as you can see from the above links, bus accidents happen and people can be seriously injured in bus crashes.

If you've been injured in a bus accident, you may be wondering if you can be compensated for your injuries, and if so, how much. While every accident case is different, some key factors may determine how much you can recover in damages.

This week, Alameda County paid $8.3 million to the family of a man who died while in the county's Santa Rita Jail. The settlement was the largest of its kind, and included Corizon Health, the largest supplier of private health care services to prisons in the country.

In the past, we've noted how difficult it can be for inmates to bring injury lawsuits, and wondered whether an inmate can sue for injuries at all. It's still too early to tell if this recent settlement will make future suits easier, but here are three possible lessons the Alameda case can teach us about inmate injury claims.

If you've been injured and had your disability insurance claim denied, you may be wondering what to do next.

Being denied benefits on top of being unable to work may seem like the end of the road, but it may not be. In many cases, there are still options for people who have received a disability claim denial, and you may still be able to receive benefits -- it may just take a bit more work.

Here are a few next steps to consider if your private disability insurance claim has been denied:

In an injury lawsuit, the legal concept of strict liability may make a defendant liable regardless of whether it can be proved that he was at fault for causing the plaintiff's injuries.

Strict liability is most commonly found in lawsuits involving injuries caused by defective products. In a product liability case, a plaintiff typically asserts one or more legal theories (such as negligence, tortious misrepresentation, or breach of warranty) under which the manufacturer or seller of a product is liable for the plaintiff's injuries; in addition to these theories, a plaintiff may also claim that a manufacturer should be strictly liable for injuries caused by a defective product.

How does strict liability work in these cases?