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Do you know the difference between a slip, trip, and fall? A slip is when you lose your footing, a trip is when you catch your foot on or in something, and a fall is when you come down suddenly, often hitting the ground or another object with a great deal of force.
Motor vehicle accidents, from passenger cars to large commercial trucks and everything in between, can result in many serious injuries. Back injuries are one of the more common and often require extensive (and costly) medical treatments.
An accident involving a large commercial truck is often more devastating than one involving a passenger vehicle.
Large commercial trucks weigh, on average, 80,000 pounds, whereas an average four-door passenger vehicle is around 3 to 4,000 pounds. When these two types of vehicles collide, it typically results in a wide variety of injuries, many of which are quite severe.
Winter is here. Time to enjoy the season and keep those winter injuries to a minimum. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.
The most common winter accidents that lead to injury include:
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