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Can you make a claim for psychological injuries after a crash?

A personal injury is more than just a one-time event. It can have lasting implications for your health both physically and mentally. Even if you're able to physically recover, you may still have nightmares or face post-traumatic stress from the incident.

For people who suffer from personal injuries, it's important not to overlook the potential for mental health disturbances. Traumatic incidents can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues.

Get the most out of your workers' compensation claim

Workers' compensation has two primary purposes. One is to relieve an employer from financial liability if an employee is hurt on the job. Another is to make sure an employee is compensated and covered when they need medical care or to recover lost wages as a result of a workplace injury.

It is important to take the right steps to make your claim. To start with, you should focus on getting medical help. If you're badly hurt, call 911. If not, you can ask your employer which medical facility to go to. There may be one that is preferred over others if you have the time to look for one. In an emergency or when you can't reach your employer, you can seek help from any medical provider for your first visit.

Where do many car crashes happen, and why?

Car accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, but did you know that they're more common close to home? One of the reasons for this is because people become more relaxed as they approach home, so they make mistakes and don't pay as much attention as they should. They might even speed up, hoping that they'll get home sooner.

Driving close to home leads to trouble, because driving in familiar places results in drivers using muscle memory and not active driving skills. You might, for example, start thinking about the things you need to do when you get home or start fiddling with your radio instead of paying attention to the road.

Stay safe in this heat...

thL2W8AC92.jpgHeatstroke, heat exhaustion, burning feet or paws; these are just a few things that can happen when we are out in the extreme heat and not taking proper care of ourselves.  The attached article gives advice and tips on how to know if you are experiencing any health issues due to heat and ways to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Trucking is a rewarding but risky career

Your job as a truck driver has many advantages. The pay is good, and you may have competitive benefits. You get to see many parts of the country. You are performing a valuable service to society. However, there are drawbacks, too. You may feel isolated and alone for many hours a day. You may be separated from your family or find it difficult to put down roots.

Among the negative aspects of driving for a living is the toll it takes on your body. While you may take comfort if your employer carries adequate workers' compensation insurance, some of the common occupational hazards of driving a truck can make it a challenge to remain safe and healthy on the job.

How can you best recover from a brain injury?

After you suffer from a brain injury, the truth is that you may need some time to recover. In some instances, your injuries could be so severe that it becomes difficult to recover at all.

Fortunately, if you take time to relax and recuperate, you will likely see some improvements in your brain injury. Many patients see improvements for many months to two years after an accident, with continued progress at a slower rate after that point.

Fireworks Safety

Shoot fireworks for Independence day is a tradition we have always had to celebrate America.  More and more each year, we hear about people who mishandle fireworks and all to often result in serious injury or death.  Fireworks are pretty but they are also very dangerous.  Read the attached article to learn more about how you can stay safe during this holiday season.

Can you refuse to do dangerous work?

If there is one thing that every workplace has but should not subject its employees to, it's hazards. It's impossible to eliminate hazards completely, and the majority of businesses do a good job protecting those who work for them. However, sometimes, employers aren't good about addressing problems and don't take care of hazards that could cause injuries.

One thing that you need to know is that you have a right to refuse to work if your workplace is dangerous and your employer won't take steps to fix the issue. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that if you think that the working conditions aren't healthy or safe, you need to bring them to the attention of your employer.

Why does whiplash happen in rear-end crashes?

Rear-end crashes can be quite serious depending on how they happen. When one car hits the rear of another, there's the potential for the airbags to deploy. There could be crushing injuries or other injuries from the impact, too. Anyone who wasn't wearing a seat belt might be thrown or hit a window, the dashboard or windshield, suffering serious injuries.

One of the most common injuries in a rear-end crash is whiplash. Whiplash is the most common because of the way the force of the second vehicle hits the stopped or slower vehicle. This force pushes the vehicle forward quickly, which initially pushes the head and neck back. Then, the quick stop that happens after results in the head and neck whipping forward, resulting in whiplash.

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