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Although there is no universal legal definition for what makes an injury catastrophic, most agree that, unlike personal injuries catastrophic injuries tend to adversely affect you and your loved ones for the rest of your lives. Oftentimes, these types of injuries result in a person being unable to resume the lifestyle he or she led prior to the injury.
When you have been in a car accident, sometimes serious and even life-threatening injuries are not always visible immediately. What you may not realize is that your body may be in shock and not registering what is wrong. In fact, it is not uncommon for symptoms to show up hours or days, sometimes even weeks, after an accident.
Burn awareness week, an initiative of the American Burn Association, is observed the first full week in February. This initiative helps educate the public about the frequency and causes of burn injuries as well as how to help prevent them.
Between 249,000 and 363,000 people in the U.S. currently live with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and it is estimated that 17,730 new spinal cord injuries occur each year.
Burns from chemicals can happen anywhere — home, school or work — wherever chemicals are handled. What do you need to know?
According to the American Burn Association, every year 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment with 40,000 requiring a hospital stay.Of the 40,000 hospitalizations, 30,000 are at hospital burn centers. Click To Tweet
“About 146,571 people died from unintentional injury-related deaths in 2015, according to Injury Facts 2017.”
The good news: with the proper safety precautions and awareness of the hazards, these types of deaths and injuries are preventable.
Sports are great for our children. They teach values, discipline, teamwork, achievement and even how to handle disappointment. However, as parents, coaches and school officials, we need to educate ourselves on how to prevent sports-related head injuries, such as concussions, and to recognize the signs and symptoms.
A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way it normally works and is typically caused by some trauma either directly or indirectly to the brain.