Statistics from 2015 gathered by the National Safety Council revealed that from January to June that year, there were almost 2.3 million serious injuries. That figure was up 30 percent over the same period in 2014. The term "serious injuries" is defined by the NSC as those that required medical attention.
Falling can sometimes be embarrassing, especially if you are not able to get right back up and assure bystanders that you are okay. If you hit your head, though, that blow could cause serious after-effects. When a trauma interrupts your brain's normal ability to function, you may have experienced a traumatic brain injury.
When you think of a personal injury claim, car accidents and falls may first come to mind. However, personal injury claims are not limited to motor vehicle accidents and premises liability - they also include harm you have received from a defective product you used at home or at work, known as products liability. The causes of the defect may be from the product's design, manufacturing or marketing.
Families send elderly loved ones to nursing homes to receive the proper round-the-clock care and personal attention the elderly need for their health. This practice is supposed to bring peace of mind. However, a third of nursing home residents suffer abuse. It can be difficult for the elderly to speak up and report it due to disability, fear, isolation or lack of outside support. Therefore, it's important that you know the signs of nursing home abuse so you can put an end to it before it leads to the wrongful death of your elderly loved one.
If you've been in a vehicle or work accident that resulted in an injury, you may be tempted to accept the consequences and try to move on with your life. The legal aspect of your accident may seem too stressful and complicated. This doesn't have to be the case. With the help of an attorney, you can claim these types of compensation for your injury to make things easier for you in the long run.
Whenever someone is seriously injured in an accident, the obvious response is to seek immediate medical attention. If the accident was caused by someone else's negligent actions, injured parties may initiate a personal injury lawsuit.