Accidents and unintentional injuries are among the leading causes of death in the United States. Being awake and alert is one key factor to avoid such unfortunate incidents. Unfortunately, 50-70 million adults in the US have a sleep disorder, with insomnia as the most common. Thirty percent reported having short-term insomnia, while 10% had the chronic kind. Insomnia is the perception or complaint of poor-quality or insufficient sleep, which is due to a number of factors such as difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep, waking up too early.
Companies are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. Injuries and illnesses caused by work-related stress must be thoroughly investigated in order for the employee to be sufficiently compensated for their ordeal. But, what if the law, unfortunately, gets in the way of justice? A perfect example is the story of Maria Franco Perez who tried to sue her former employer, Bell South Telecommunications in 2014 for the high level of work stress that caused her to give birth 20 weeks early. Franco was at a.
Bicycling, biking, or pedal cycling has substantially increased in popularity over the last decade, and biking has become a go-to transportation means for a number of Americans for both economic and health reasons. In 2016, about 12.4% of Americans or around 66.5 million rode their bicycles on a regular basis. The number significantly increased between 2012 and 2014. One challenge faced by the public today is the growing number of fatalities involving cyclists, particularly those who are under the influence of alcohol. According to the Centers for Disease.
The preliminary estimates of the National Safety Council show that motor vehicle accidents claimed 40,000 lives in 2017, and about 4.57 million people were injured and needed medical attention in vehicular crashes. Car accidents are among the leading causes of injury and death to children in the United States, which warrants a serious look at the safety and effectiveness of car seats that parents use. Infant car seats are designed to provide babies safety and protection while on the road. However, there are cases in which the car.
The US Labor Law continues to evolve right in front of our eyes and it is imperative for both employers and employees to get updated on the changes involved as they affect company policies that surround employment, training, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training, injury and illness claims, and compensation, among others. Here are just a few of the developments in labor law this year. Discrimination Title VII, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered to be the cornerstone of equal.
Fitness in America is a billion dollar industry, with a projection of $87.5 billion in 2018. The fitness industry grew to approximately 200,000 clubs worldwide, serving 162 million members. With the growing number of people who acquire gym and fitness centers membership, also comes the risk of physical injuries among customers – may it be from over-exertion, incorrect form and technique, and faulty equipment, among other causes. Some of the most common injuries range from muscle pain, splints, strain, and sprain to more serious ones such as fractures,.
Personal injury and divorce are two of the most overwhelming and upsetting experiences that could happen to a person. Unfortunately, studies have shown that there is a correlation between these two devastating events. The likelihood of a married couple separating and getting a divorce after one of them gets injured is higher than the national average, especially when the injured individual sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. The matter of dividing a couple’s assets during a divorce can be a very complicated process that needs the skills.
As a consumer, you assume that the products available for you to purchase at stores are safe. Several government agencies make sure all goods available to the general public are safe to consume or use. From vehicles to food, a specific government body is assigned to make sure that the consumer products that go for sale will not cause injury, property damage, or death. With these measures in place, you can have peace of mind knowing that the things that you use at home or consume with your.
When a wreck happens, the damage it can cause to both your physical health and your general well-being can be devastating. You must take action against the at-fault driver if you are to gain adequate compensation, and the best way to get the ball rolling is by hiring a personal injury attorney. This tireless advocate will work to get you the money damages that you need and deserve. Your attorney needs your input, however. No one else but you can truly understand the magnitude of suffering you’ve experienced, and your.