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What are the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury?

If you experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at your place of work, chances are you have a long road to recovery ahead of you. TBI can have very serious consequences in some cases, including long-term health effects. Brainline.org explains some of these effects in greater detail, including how your life will be impacted by the injuries you've sustained.

When is amputation necessary?

If you have a severe injury to an extremity, the doctor may suggest amputation. Unless it is an emergency situation, the doctor will generally consult with you beforehand and get your consent to do the surgery. It is always a good idea to be informed and to know why the doctor is making this recommendation. It also can help to reassure you that this is really a necessary procedure.

What injuries are not covered by workers' compensation?

When you get injured at work in Missouri, you may assume that your medical care and lost wages will be covered by workers' compensation. After all, this insurance is designed to help cover the financial liability of your employer in the event of an injury to a worker. However, Insureon explains that there are some situations in which workers' compensation will not pick up the bill.

Are accidents going to and from work covered under workers' comp?

You probably know that you have workers' compensation coverage if you're injured on the job in Missouri. However, you may question whether a car accident going to or from work is also covered. If you think about it, you are only traveling because of work, so perhaps it would fall under the coverage umbrella. HNI explains that workers' compensation laws do take this into consideration but that travel to and from work is not usually covered because of something called the coming and going rule.

Truck drivers should beware of weight problems

Driving loads across the state of Missouri requires keen eyes and alert muscles. Unfortunately, truck driving is a sedentary job that does not allow for much exercise, which puts many truck drivers at risk of being overweight. One of the problems that may arise from excessive weight is diabetes, which can hinder a person's ability to handle a truck on the road.

Can stairs cause personal injury?

Many Missouri workplaces feature stairwells to access upper and lower floors, which makes it important that stairs be as safe as possible for workers and building visitors to use. However, not all stairwells will be entirely safe. For a number of reasons, people can slip and fall down a flight of stairs and suffer serious injury.

The risks of workplace forklift use

Forklifts are very handy machines for lifting and carrying heavy loads throughout a warehouse, as well as for loading and unloading cargo from large trucks. But these machines can be dangerous if not used correctly in a Missouri workplace. Injuries may likely result from improper use to both lift operators and pedestrians who walk in close proximity to an operating forklift.

School bus kills Missouri school student

School buses are one of the safest modes of transportation for children in Springfield and across the nation. However, they are not accident-free. School bus accidents do not happen as frequently as car and truck accidents. When they do occur, the children are the ones who often pay the price. According to NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis, there were 1,172 school bus accidents from 2006 to 2015, which is four percent of the total number of motor vehicle collisions that occurred during that time. 

Does shift work lead to more car accidents?

In general, the human body is designed to be awake during the day and asleep at night. However, not every profession works on that same schedule. You may end up with a job in Missouri where you are working third shift. Shift work can be difficult on the body. According to Medical Daily, there are indications that beyond creating a higher risk that you will end up with heart conditions or other diseases, shift work can also turn you into a drowsy driver. 

What is personal injury?

Personal injury is an area of law that covers a lot of ground in Missouri. According to the American Bar Association, personal injury law involves cases where someone gets hurt due to someone else's negligence. As you can see, this can include many different types of accident scenarios. 


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