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5 Injuries That Could Lead to Social Security Disability

Synopsis Personal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents can create catastrophic financial, physical, and mental health issues for which most individuals should be compensated. For crash victims who are no longer able to work due to severe and long-lasting psychological and physical injuries, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. There are specific requirements to [...]

High School Football Helmets in Kentucky

Kentucky High School Team Plays with NFL Rated Helmets High school football remains the most popular sport for young male athletes in Kentucky. And one bluegrass high school team is taking player safety as top priority this year by purchasing the NFL’s top performing helmet to reduce concussions rates and prevent future head injuries like [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:54:32+00:00August 30th, 2018|Brain Injury, Kentucky News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

10 Tips for Parents To Help Minimize Injury Risk To Their Young Athletes

Parents of Young Athletes Should Know Risk of Personal Injury If your child is headed to a summer sports camp or beginning practice for school year athletics, they could be become one of the five million athletes under the age of 19 who are injured in sports-related accidents each year. According to the Centers for [...]

By |2018-07-23T13:50:04+00:00July 6th, 2018|Brain Injury, Tips, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Aluminum Ladder Recall Prompted By Faulty Equipment & Fall Injuries

Workers Beware: Werner Recalls Aluminum Ladders Due to Fall Hazard On June 20, 2018, Werner Co., of Greenville, Pennsylvania initiated a recall of a series of multi-purpose telescoping aluminum ladders for fall hazards related to the equipment breaking when extended. Falls can lead to serious back and head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death. [...]

Summer Activities That Could Result in Brain Damage

3 Summer Activities That May Increase Your Child’s Risk for Brain Injury  As parents and caretakers of school age children, it is important to understand what type of activities may put kids at risk to serious harm or injury and learn about how common brain injuries can be, especially during the warmer months when children [...]

By |2018-05-29T16:22:41+00:00May 15th, 2018|Brain Injury, Safety|0 Comments

Brain Injury Awareness Month: What You Should Know About Brain Injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month Each year an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI and the 230,000 people who survive will face long-lasting, life-changing effects. In Kentucky, approximately 30,000 brain injuries occur each year and thousands experience the onset struggle of long-term disability following a brain injury. The needs of these victims and their families [...]

By |2018-03-08T00:07:42+00:00February 28th, 2018|Brain Injury, Kentucky News, Tips|0 Comments

3 Common Home Injuries You Can Avoid This Holiday Season

The Holiday Season Sees a Spike In Accidents Around the House Although it is the last thing you want to happen, the holidays are a time when accidents around the home are more likely. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the average number of visits to doctor’s offices and/or emergency departments each year [...]

Injury Prevention Tips for Kentucky High School Athletes

Child Athlete Safety Checklist Sports injury occurs when excessive stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle. And, although a University of Connecticut report has ranked Kentucky as one of the safest states for high-school athletes, there are still several important injury prevention tips that can help parents (and Kentucky coaches) promote a safe sports [...]

Neck Pain After a Car Accident Could be Worse Than You Think

Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Whiplash Whiplash occurs when the neck and head are suddenly forced backward and then forward, putting the cervical spine through too fast motions and extreme, quick stresses. Most cases of whiplash occur as a result of rear-end car crashes but can also happen from a side-impact or T-bone collision. Less [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury: All-Too-Common

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result when the brain is damaged by an external physical force. This definition includes bruises or contusions, penetration of the brain by a foreign object, and diffuse-axonal injuries, a tearing of nerve tissues in the brain that occur when intense motion of the head prevents the brain from keeping [...]

By |2017-07-19T19:36:02+00:00September 9th, 2016|Brain Injury|0 Comments