If you or a loved one was was injured in a carpentry accident call our workers compensation attorneys today. Carpenters often sustained neck, back and knee injuries. These injuries can result in lost wages and permanent disability. Hand and finger amputation injuries caused by defective power tools, like saws are also a common occurrence.
Landscape workers face a variety of dangers including adverse weather conditions, equipment, machinery, and physical work that can result in accidents. In many situations, there are third parties that are liable for these accidents. To obtain fair workers compensation benefits it is often vital to obtain the assistance of a skilled work injury attorney.
Many people fail to appreciate how much stress and strain a career in nursing puts on the body. Nurses typically spend their entire shift on their feet. Oftentimes nurses need to help patients in and out of bed, wheelchairs and the shower. Lifting patients and helping them re-position their bodies puts a tremendous toll on the neck and back. Most nurses develop chronic cervical and lumbar spines conditions over the course of their careers.
Common delivery trucks include food delivery trucks, furniture delivery, and postal delivery services like UPS, FedEx, and DHL. Delivery drivers are always on the move and are forced to meet tight delivery deadlines. However, delivery drivers drive for a living and in many cases they are injured in an accident that is not their fault.
Laryngeal fractures can occur as the result of accidents involving direct trauma to the neck, most commonly as a result of car accidents. The injury can lead to an instant, serious airway obstruction that is life-threatening, thus all larynx fractures must be treated as serious emergencies. They can also be associated with open neck, esophageal, and intracranial injuries, as well as cervical spine fractures.
Those suffering from renal injuries typically complain of abdominal or flank pain. It is critical that medical professionals undertake a urinalysis and, based on those results, further investigation undertaken. The use of CT scans has also contributed to the decreased reliance on surgical explorations of renal injuries. While the presence of urinary extravasation itself does not necessarily indicate that surgical exploration is necessary, it does confirm the presence of a major renal injury.
Diaphragmatic trauma typically results from penetrating or blunt trauma, where 80 to 90% of blunt diaphragmatic ruptures are due to car accidents. Lateral impact from a motor vehicle crash can sometimes distort the chest wall and cut the ipsilateral diaphragm. The incidence of diaphragmatic injury in blunt trauma increases in accordance with the occurrence of high-speed car accidents.
Upper limb amputations are most commonly caused by accidents, infections, burns, tumors, disease, and/or birth conditions, with trauma and cancer being the lead causes. With a wrist disarticulation, the limb is amputated at the wrist, whereas with a forearm amputation (transradial), the amputation runs from the elbow to the wrist. These types of injuries can result from trying to block impact during a car accident or fall, or as the result of working with heavy machinery or under other dangerous conditions. Sometimes they result from infection or from other medical procedures.
Elbow dislocations and transhumeral amputations tend to result from catastrophic injuries, whereby the bones of the arm (humerus) or forearm (radius and ulna, forming the lower parts of the elbow) are dislocated. Approximately 20,000 to 30,000 people undergo amputations every year for one reason or another, and they can be complete or partial.
A calcaneus fracture occurs when there is a break to the heel bone. Although somewhat uncommon, they can occur as the result of a high-impact event—such as a car accident or a fall—or a twisting injury to the ankle. As a result, the heel typically becomes deformed, and surgery is required in order to reconstruct the normal shape of the heel and provide mobility.
The talus (or ankle) bone connects the back of the foot with the leg, joining with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint, and allowing for motion within the ankle. Fracturing the talus is thus equal to breaking the ankle bone, and typically involves severe ankle pain, bruising, and swelling, with an inability to walk due to these symptoms.
Facial Nerve Damage Injuries, Symptoms and Treatment The facial nerves run along the sides of the face and control the facial muscles that allow us to demonstrate expressions, such as smiling. They also travel through the parotid gland, providing motor functions for the muscles and glands of the neck and head. Symptoms and Diagnosing Facial nerve damage depends upon the severity of the injury or damage to the nerve, and can range from mild twitching, to serious facial muscle weakness, and even paralysis. Thus, facial nerve damage can range from a mild issue to life-altering, depending upon the cause and … Read more…
The maxilla connects the dental occlusal plane inferiority and cranial base superiorly, ultimately joining with the nasal cavity, oral cavity, and various other important bodily structures. When these bones are fractured, the injury can be life-threatening and disfiguring. These types of fractures often result from car accidents, as well as falls and altercations and as the result of high-energy blunt force.
Mandibular fractures, also known as lower jaw fractures, are quite due to the location of the mandible bone and the lack of support for the mandible. These fractures are common among men between 21 to 30 years old. A lower jaw fracture is the most common facial fracture after nasal fractures. Mandible fractures are usually caused by a direct blow to the lower jaw like when the head snaps forward and strikes the steering wheel during a car accident. Most people that sustain a fractured mandible bone experience bleeding in their mouth and a feeling that their teeth are not aligned properly.
Unfortunately, serious mouth and dental injuries are a common result of car accidents, and they may initially be ignored in favor of treating other, more obvious injuries. Not only is there sometimes a delay in treating these issues, but dental insurance plans will not always cover associated procedures because they deem them to be “cosmetic” in nature. In fact, treating these injuries immediately is important, as dental injuries can turn into even more serious infections if left untreated.
Nasal fractures can occur as the result of direct trauma, which most commonly results from car accidents, falls, contact sports, and/or fights. Nasal fractures, or broken noses, are the most common types of all facial bone fractures. The most commonly affected age group is men between the ages of 15 and 30, and many of them suffer from lateral impact injuries.
Hand fractures can occur in the small (phalanges) or long (metacarpals) bones of the fingers, and are typically the result of a crush or twisting injury, fall, or strong, direct impact. There can be pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or an inability to move the affected fingers, hand, and/or wrist, depressed knuckle, and even deformity (of the fingers affected) involved.
Sadly, scarring and disfigurement are common consequences of many accidents, and can be both difficult and expensive to treat. They can also be painful and uncomfortable and involve psychological and emotional trauma, impeding the victim’s ability to return to his or her normal, everyday activities.
Even experienced electricians who follow all safety precautions are at risk of being injured or killed due to a variety of job hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 28 percent of workplace fatalities involve direct contact with wiring or other types of electrical components.
Power line workers face significant risk of seriously injury while on the job. Fortunately, injured power line workers are often able to obtain compensation for these injuries. To make sure that adequate compensation is received, workers often find it essential to retain the assistance of skilled legal counsel.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) there more than 145,000 warehouse workers working in 7,000 warehouse across the United States and the risks of an injury occurring on the job for these individuals are higher than the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that each year there are over a dozen fatalities in the warehouse industry and an average of 5.5 warehouse workplace injuries for every 100 full-time warehouse workers.
Punch presses are machines that shear, form and punch holes in a variety of materials. The significant danger associated with these machines deals with the amount of pressure they generate in order to punch through materials. Most punch press injuries are the result of defective designs or defective manufacturing, failing to properly inspect before using, failing to properly maintain the press, failing to properly train employees, user error, failing to add proper warning labels.