Any brain injury is a cause for concern, as it has the impact to alter your life in a variety of ways. Furthermore, without the proper treatment, a traumatic brain injury can be fatal.
Long-haul truck drivers are at risk of suffering many different types of injuries. Some result from the extensive lifting they have to do as they're loading and unloading cargo. Others result from the long hours they spend in a confined space, largely immobile. Of course, injuries suffered in crashes are always a possibility as well.
If you suspect a shoulder sprain, such as after a fall from height in the workplace, it's critical to seek medical attention. Even if you assume you can treat the injury at home, doing so can result in more harm than good.
A worker at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington was attacked by a bear while on the job on July 20. They were leading guests on a "Safari Tour" when the animal suddenly turned on them that fateful Saturday morning.
We often hear about the use of robots in many workplaces in the future, especially as the number of skilled worker decreases and minimum wages increase. Their use isn't just about keeping production levels up or labor costs low, though. Robots have the potential to make our workplaces safer.
Using a ladder can make many jobs easier. However, it also increases the risk of a serious workplace accident.
If you work in a building with an elevator, there's a good chance you use it regularly. While this is the most efficient way to get from one floor to the next, it also puts you at risk of an accident.
Depending on the type of injury, physical therapy may be one of the best ways to get back on your feet in the near future.
A sudden accident in the workplace can cause serious injuries. However, the most common medical issues caused by work-related activities develop over time. They're the result of repetitive movements like typing and things like long hours spent hunched over a desk in a non-ergonomic chair.
A bill that is currently circulating through the Pennsylvania Statehouse could authorize active-duty firefighters to receive compensation for their on-the-job injuries through the State Workers' Insurance Fund (SWIF). If lawmakers were to pass this legislation, there would be a significant impact for members of volunteer fire companies. Many have historically had to pay their own medical bills after getting hurt on the job.