Some workplaces are more dangerous than others. Manufacturing, trucking, construction work, and other sectors all have high levels of injury. Perhaps surprisingly, healthcare and education have some of the highest levels of injury in the private sector. However, every workplace, even the quietest office, can result in a job injury or illness.
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Understanding Chemical Exposure Claims in South Florida
We’re surrounded by chemicals every day, from the dish soap we use for cleaning up to the medicine which helps us heal from illnesses. While some chemicals are beneficial, some are dangerous, especially at high doses. When chemical exposure happens, serious injuries can happen. When the chemical exposure and the injuries it causes are caused by someone’s negligence, those who are injured may have a claim.
Occupational Therapy After an Injury in Davie
April is Occupational Therapy Month and it’s a great time to discuss the importance of occupational therapy, an important support after many kinds of accidents and injuries.
Occupational therapists help patients re-learn certain physical abilities or adapt to a long-term or permanent injury. After a boating accident, truck collision, workplace accident, or other injury in Davie, occupational therapy may involve:
Preventing Alcohol-Related Injury in Homestead
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and it’s a great time to discuss drinking responsibly. Alcohol has been drunk since at least 7000–6600 BCE, but it is only in the last generation or two that we have come to appreciate how dangerous it can be. Not only can excessive alcohol use contribute to many illnesses, including the risk of some cancers, but it can also increase the risk of injury.
Alcohol slows down response times, increases fatigue, and leads to poor decision-making. While we usually think of alcohol as causing car collisions in Hollywood and other communities, it can also lead to:
Raising Awareness of Serious Brain Injury in Homestead
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month and it’s a great time to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can be a life-altering or fatal injury to sustain. Many traumatic brain injuries occur due to blunt force trauma to the brain. When this happens, the brain shakes around inside the skull, which can cause bruising and bleeding to occur. In some cases, the brain swells due to the injury and because of the skull there is no place for the brain to go, causing pressure which can cause further damage to the brain tissue.
Brain injuries can also occur if a person’s brain is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time, as can occur with some birth injuries or with near-drownings. Injury can also occur if the skull is pierced and the tissue inside is directly impacted.
Have You Been Exposed to Asbestos In Coral Gables?
Asbestos was used in industry, manufacturing, and in home construction for decades. Today, we know that asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer, but since the time between exposure and diagnosis can be decades, it can be difficult for injured patients to seek the justice and compensation they deserve.
If you have worked in manufacturing, industry, or have lived or worked on a property where you suspect you may have been exposed to asbestos, you will want to advise your doctor so you can be screened carefully for cancer affecting the lungs and the linings of your vital organs.
Night Shifts Can Lead to Personal Injury in Miami
A new study from researchers at Oregon State University has examined the effects of night shift work on 392 nurses. They have concluded that night shifts can have far-ranging consequences, including a higher risk of PTSD, sleep disturbances, insomnia, stress, and inflammation.
Other studies have corroborated the findings, too: night shifts can increase fatigue and sleep disorders, and have been associated with a potentially higher risk of workplace accidents, car collisions, and other injuries in Miami and across the country. Continue reading →
Amazon Worker Injury Claims in Miami
Amazon is the largest e-retailer in the country, and many workers choose to work for the company. Amazon offers many types of jobs, including workplace and leadership positions. They also outsource delivery to partners.
A number of investigative reports have looked into worker safety at Amazon warehouses in particular and have raised concerns about the rate of injuries to employees. Injuries at warehouses may be caused by:
Workplace Injury Considerations for the Self-Employed in Aventura
If you are injured in a workplace injury in Aventura in a traditional job where you get a W-2 slip at the end of the year, you are generally covered. Employers, even small businesses, are required to carry and pay for workers’ compensation insurance for all eligible full-time and part-time workers. If a worker is injured, this insurance pays for needed medical care and replaces some lost income.
However, a growing number of people are going to work for themselves. About 15 million Americans, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are self-employed and while being your own boss has many benefits, it can complicate matters if you are injured at work.
Preventing Black Friday Injuries in Miami
During Black Friday, huge holiday sales start and while it can be a great way to take care of your gift list, huge crowds at stores can and do cause injuries. Almost every year, people are injured or killed by crowds and violence in stores. In addition, shoppers may be at a heightened risk of parking lot accidents, slip and fall and trip and fall accidents, fraud, and theft due to the crowds at stores at this time of year.