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The aftermath of a loved one's head injury

It is heartbreaking when a loved one becomes injured due to an accident at work. One of the more common but serious results of a work accident, often taking place on a construction site or in a mine, is a head injury that leads to brain damage. The consequences of a brain injury will depend solely on the person and on the nature of the injury, however, it can affect a person in a multitude of ways.

The different types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can not only be extremely painful and dangerous, they can also damage a person's ability to live the way that he or she wants and contributes to a lowered quality of life. Spinal cord injuries are also a fairly common form of occupational injury, meaning that they occur very often in workplaces when people engage in heavy lifting, working with heights and other at-risk tasks.

How crushed foot injuries are evaluated

Being injured at work can be a heartbreaking experience. Pain comes not just from the physical injuries, but the consequences it can have for your daily life. Then there's the stress that you may endure at the prospect of medical bills, lost wages, and wanting to get back to work.

Explosions more common on worksites than many people realize

While the government has made efforts to reduce workplace injuries, they still occur at an alarming rate. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 2.9 million workplace injuries occurred in the country in 2015 alone. These injuries have a variety of explanations, and one of the most overlooked is explosions.

Workplace safety whistleblowing: Know your rights

When you are concerned about the safety of your workplace or you think that you or your colleagues may be in imminent danger, your first thought might be to place a complaint, either with your employer, or with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, your second thought may be concern or fear that this type of complaint, otherwise known as whistleblowing, may place your job in jeopardy.

Some unexpectedly dangerous occupations

There are certain industries and specific jobs that are considered particularly dangerous for workers. Construction workers, for example, are at a high risk for serious and even fatal injuries. However, there are a number of occupations, many of which are well-compensated and require significant amounts of training and/or education, which can be dangerous as well.

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