Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jan 30, 2018

Workplace Fatalities Continue to Rise

By |January 30th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

There is one thing that almost every American does every day that one day might be responsible for causing their death and that is going to work. Nationally, the number of workplace fatalities has reached the highest number in almost a decade at 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, which is up seven percent from the 4,836 fatal injuries in 2015 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The year 2016 saw the third consecutive annual increase in worker fatalities and the first time the [...]

Jan 23, 2018

What Do You Do If You Suspect Your Car Crash Was Staged?

By |January 23rd, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

Car accidents are scary enough when they occur on their own, but when you find out that the car crash that injured you was staged for insurance fraud, it can be difficult to contain your outrage. Insurance fraud of all types costs everyone hundreds of dollars each year in higher premiums. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reports that the total cost of insurance fraud (non-health insurance) is estimated to be more than $40 billion each year, which costs the average American family between $400 and $700 every year in the [...]

Jan 19, 2018

OSHA Issues Final Rule for its Walking-Working Surfaces Standards

By |January 19th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Slip, trip and falls are responsible for the most occupational injuries aside from motor vehicle accidents in general industry according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Slip and fall accidents cost employers billions of dollars each year. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) wanted to prevent as many of those injuries as possible, so they issued a revised final rule last year to help improve workplace safety and to bring general industry workplace safety requirements into alignment with those in the construction industry. OSHA's final rule updates the general [...]

Jan 9, 2018

Witness Testimony in the Will and Probate Process

By |January 9th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

The act of writing a will alone is not a legally sufficient manner of determining the fate of one’s earthly possessions. Wills need to be witnessed and filed, and nearly every will in Tennessee eventually goes through the probate process. What many Tennessee residents may not realize is that witnesses to a will are often required to testify during the probate process. Understanding the role of a witness to a will, and the reasons for their testimony during probate is crucial to deciding whether to take on the responsibility of being [...]

Jan 3, 2018

New Imaging Process Reveals More about Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

By |January 3rd, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Modern medicine has made huge strides in the past decade in the detection, awareness, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Until recently, however, the majority of non-invasive imaging tools were not suitable or able to produce useful results on living brains and patients. Diffusion tensor imaging measures different properties of brain tissue than traditional MRI or CT systems, and is well-suited to detecting even mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), such as those resulting from auto accidents or falls, in living patients. Previously, the only way to positively diagnose an mTBI [...]

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