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How long does it take to recover from a brain injury?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that auto accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) across the country each year.

One of the most common questions individuals have after sustaining an injury in a catastrophic car accident is how long it will take them to recover. They worry about missing work, as well as how their family will fare without their help around the house or financial assistance.

New law covering firefighters' cancer leads to action

On October 1, the monumental law expanding firefighter’s workers’ compensation coverage for cancer went into effect. Maryland laws have held presumptions to cover firefighter’s work-related cancer for some time, but this increased coverage is significant to help these first responders obtain the compensation they need if they suffer from occupational diseases and cancers. The law specifically covers various types of cancers, including:

  • Leukemia
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Brain cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Multiple myeloma

However, this law seems to be having much more influence than expanding coverage. It is also increasing awareness of this risk firefighters face – as well as the action to mitigate that risk.

Women are often disproportionately affected by workplace injuries

Many reports indicate that there are still inequalities in the workplace between men and women. It might be in the lack of executive positions women hold or the wage gap, but there are still disparities today in 2019.

However, women in the workforce face another dangerous inequality in the rate of work injuries they suffer.

Workers must understand the dangers of stress

Back in May, the World Health Organization (WHO) made waves when it reported that worker burnout was a dangerous phenomenon impacting nearly every field of employment. WHO states that burnout is the consequence of extreme stress in the workplace caused by the work environment, hours or duties.

Although employees cannot collect workers' compensation for solely experiencing stress or burnout, regardless of the WHO designation, it is still critical to take a look at how harmful-and dangerous-stress can be for employees.

When do forklift accidents happen?

Forklifts can make employees' jobs much easier in a variety of industries. They transport materials on construction sites and take the load off employees to prevent them from overexerting themselves.

There is no doubt that these machines are helpful, but they can also be incredibly dangerous. Forklift accidents might not be too common, but there are still more than 30,000 serious work injuries each year resulting from forklift related accidents. So, here is a look at when employees are most at risk of suffering an injury in a forklift accident.

As days get shorter, beware of drowsy driving

On November 3, daylight savings time will come to an end. Many people might be happy to gain an hour, but we all know it can take some time to adjust to this change.

Several studies in the past few years warn that whether we lose or gain an hour, daylight savings time directly correlates to a sharp increase of drowsy driving accidents each year. So, as we near the end of daylight savings time, all drivers must be aware of the risk of drowsy driving and know how they can reduce the chance of an accident.

Maintaining records is essential for workers' compensation

It is no secret that recovering workers' compensation benefits can be a challenge after suffering a work injury. This can be incredibly frustrating for injured employees and their families.

However, there are some steps that injured employees can take to protect their rights and secure their workers' compensation benefits. One of the most important steps employees can take is to keep good records of evidence pertaining to their claim.

Is smart technology really keeping pedestrians safe?

Most car makers are adding more smart technologies to our cars to help make them safer for everyone on the road.

The ultimate goal of these technologies, such as automatic emergency braking technology (AEB), is to reduce fatal traffic accidents. However, like all new technology, there are some glitches and improvements that must be made for it to be truly effective. And according to a new study, some of these ineffective glitches are placing pedestrians at the highest risk of an accident.

Trench fatalities on the rise

There is no doubt that working on a construction site brings with it many risks. The site can change nearly every day, and workers are often exposed to electrical lines, main gas lines, falling objects and dangerous heights regularly.

Another standard aspect of construction sites require construction workers to work in narrow, deep trenches. According to a new study, trenches are quickly becoming one of the most dangerous hazards that construction workers face.

Report: I-95 is Maryland's most dangerous highway

Many Marylanders have varying opinions about where it is most dangerous to drive in the state. Pedestrians might say it is University Boulevard in Langley Park. On the other hand, many people in Baltimore might agree that Gwynn Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road is the most dangerous intersection.

The opinions often depend on our own experiences. But are there really roads that are more dangerous than others that have more car accidents? A recent report says there is.

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