New Hope for Athletes Facing Head Trauma

Jan. 16, 2019 marks the one year anniversary of the death of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski who took his own life. An autopsy revealed that there were no drugs in his system, but he did have stage one chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) a brain disease, which results in progressive destruction of brain tissue, the apparent result of repeated head trauma. CTE is currently incurable and can only be diagnosed posthumously. According to the Boston University CTE Research Center, suspected symptoms of the disease range from confusion to suicidality. Only months before Hilinski’s death, Washington Redskins defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim died with a mixture of pills [...]

By | 2021-05-03T03:31:21-07:00 December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Hope for Athletes Facing Head Trauma

Truckers: Ten Steps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted driving claims an average of nine lives each day and accounts for over 1000 injuries, reports the National Highway Safety Administration. The cost to organizations, related to accident injuries and deaths, is hefty. A single vehicle crash can cost employers about $16.000 according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). That amount soars to over $74,000 if the accident results in injuries. In the case of a fatal crash the cost can be $500,000 or greater. As mobile technology continues to develop, driver distractions increase accordingly. The importance of implementing an exemplary driver distraction program in work truck fleets of all sizes becomes paramount [...]

By | 2021-05-03T03:33:16-07:00 December 13th, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Truckers: Ten Steps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Is An Employer Liable for a Workplace Injury?

Any workplace injury is serious and both the injured worker, as well as the employer, needs to take immediate action. Whether it is a serious accident on a construction site or plant floor, a traffic accident during a delivery, or a slip and fall on the office floor, following established company protocol can significantly reduce an employer’s liability. The same protocol should be followed even if the employee incident is due to a preexisting condition such as a fainting spell or seizure. Workers Safety Expectations Employers have a duty of care, under the health and safety laws, to provide employees with a safe workplace. A series [...]

By | 2021-05-03T03:34:34-07:00 December 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Is An Employer Liable for a Workplace Injury?

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