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In insurance, legal and medical terms, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are included in what’s referred to as “catastrophic injuries.” These types of injuries are typically so severe and life-altering they can result in permanent disability and a lifetime of recovery and physical therapy. Injuries to the spinal cord typically affect the entire body, leaving a…

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When someone is involved in an accident, EMTs and paramedics check them for injuries – broken bones, head injuries, lacerations or spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries require immediate and skilled medical care, and many patients face a long road of physical rehabilitation and recovery. While we’re trying to deal with these types of…

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Each day on average, thousands of people sustain injuries due to slip and fall accidents. According to the CDC, every year, 3 million older people received treatment in emergency departments as a result of fall injuries. More than 800,000 patients each year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, the majority of the time due…

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Taking a dip in a lake or a pool is a great way to beat the summer heat, but safety must be the first priority of every swimmer. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4, but not all drownings are fatal – and not all water-related…

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for regulating workplace safety in the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor promulgates regulations and laws that govern labor and employment, and when a worker is injured or killed at work, it is often the case that the incident involved a violation of an OSHA…

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Having your own backyard pool is a fabulous luxury on those hot summer days, but it is also a tremendous responsibility and a potential liability. The crystal blue water sparking in the sunlight is irresistibly enticing for small children. Under the principle of premises liability, homeowners who have pools in their yard may be held…

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