Slips and Falls are the Major Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

Categories: Injured in a Fall

Slips and falls cause millions of serious injuries every year in the United States. In fact, they may turn out to more traumatic than previously thought. New research from Johns Hopkins has determined that slip and falls have overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the United States. In…

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Injury on Private Property May Be Grounds for Suit

Categories: Injured in a Fall

When you’re injured in a fall on someone else’s property, is it your fault, or is it the property owners? According to personal injury attorneys, that all depends. If the accident was the result of a lack of maintenance in a public location, such as a crack in the concrete that catches your shoe and takes…

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Workplace Injury Laws Change When Washington Does

Categories: Injured in a Fall

During the Clinton administration, workers in all sectors of the workplace were protected by workplace laws that required companies to compensate them for surgeries or therapies for back injuries, carpel tunnel, and other ailments and to upgrade workplace conditions. The requirements and responsibilities for businesse that came from the attention being placed on workplace environments…

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Keep Pool Decks Obstacle Free to Prevent Falls

Categories: Injured in a Fall

If you like to spend time at a swimming pool you’ll notice that lifeguards and parents spend a lot of time reminding children not to run. That’s because the number one injury related to swimming pools is a head injury caused by a slip and fall. Head injuries typically happen on the concrete outside the…

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It’s National Playground Safety Week

Categories: Accidents on Vacation

This week has been National Playground Safety Week, so as we head into the weekend, we think it’s appropriate to share some information about playground safety. The National Program for Playground Safety(NPPS) sponsors efforts to reduce the number of playground injuries. It’s a great idea, because more than 200,000 kids are seen in emergency rooms every…

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It’s No Joke to Take a Fall

Categories: Injured in a Fall

David Van SantI remember watching Saturday Night Live re-runs with Chevy Chase. He was a master of the fall. The same can be said of Chris Farley. Those guys fell down for laughs, and it worked, but it’s certainly not funny to fall in “real life.” I would imagine just about every week we get…

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