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Signs of Brain Injuries After a Car Accident

Bruce Edwards

 

When most people think of concussions, they think of football injuries. However, car crashes are the leading cause of brain injuries, with concussions being among the top five most common car crash injuries. A concussion is the result of the brain banging against the skull, which may occur due to impact such as the banging of the head against the windshield, steering wheel, or headrest, or simply from sudden and unnatural jerking of the head without any impact against outside objects. Signs of a concussion include vomiting, severe nausea, headaches, and disorientation.

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A shoulder injury is a common one in the workplace due to overuse. This type of trauma may develop gradually with stress. Recovery can be extensive and painful. If you are involved in this type of injury, there are a few things you should know:

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For many employers, the workers’ compensation claim process happens behind the scenes. Most transactions between the insurance company and an injured employee take place without the employer knowing. However, there are many problems that occur during the claim process that have an impact on the employer’s program and pricing. Keep reading to find out some of these common problems that occur when dealing with a workers compensation claim.

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Do you understand what uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM) really means? Most have never even heard of it.

Because of the tremendous number of calls I received regarding UM coverage, I wanted to share with you the importance of having a sufficient amount of uninsured/underinsured (UM) coverage under your automobile insurance policy.

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There are many factors that can contribute to the onset of Carpal Tunnel. One common factor being the overuse or repetitive movement of your hand or wrist. If you have a job that requires exaggerated use of your hand or wrist and the wear and tear causes a repetitive stress injury, you may have a workman’s compensation claim! Repetitive stress injuries are often caused by things we do in the workplace such as typing, bar code scanning (for instance: at a cash register), food preparation (cutting, slicing, kneading), assembly line work, writing, sewing, and playing musical instruments, among others.

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Getting injured on the job is like filing a claim on a home that has been damaged by a natural disaster – one wrong move could cost you thousands of dollars as well as wasted time. Although you’ll be tempted to take action right away and file a workers comp claim, your best course of action is seek wise legal counsel and get good advice as well as make smart decisions that will place you in a good position regardless of how long you sustain your injuries.

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Electrical accidents are much more common than you may realize and can be catastrophic. In fact, electrocutions are the cause for a high rate of workplace deaths. Industries use electricity and workers are exposed to it, so there is always the possibility of an electrical injury due to short circuits or use of machinery or devices. At the top of the list for risk of electrical accidents are electricians, linemen, and construction workers.

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