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Despite Reduction in Cases, Millions of Workplace Injuries Occur Every Year

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Although 2016 saw almost 48,500 fewer nonfatal workplace injury and illness cases than 2015, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were still approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers throughout the year. This occurred at a rate of 2.9…

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Realities of Hazardous Construction Site Working Environments

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We all make mistakes – we’re human. From falling down the first time we try to walk, to banging up our first car, accidents are a part of our lives from the very beginning. They take place not only in our personal lives, but in our professional lives as well. Luckily, most accidents are easily…

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Teenage Drivers Are More Likely To Cause Car Crashes Than Any Other Age Group

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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. A call comes in the early morning hours. Maybe it’s another parent, maybe it’s the police, maybe it’s a hospital. When you answer, the speaker says the words you dread to hear: “There’s been an accident …” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that teenage drivers (16…

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There Are Half a Million Truck and Bus Crashes in the U.S. Every Year

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Experienced travelers know to give big rigs a wide berth on the highways and freeways. When accidents happen, it’s often those behind the wheels of smaller vehicles, or even non-motorists, who suffer the worst damage, both to health and property. In 2015, there were approximately 480,000 crashes on American roads involving large trucks and buses…

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Millions of Medical Malpractice Incidents Per Year Result From Misdiagnoses

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While only a very small number of hospital visits result in medical malpractice, it’s still a very real concern for any person who entrusts their well-being to a physician.

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Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Childbirth Result in Ever-Growing Payouts

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Medical science has done much in the last century to improve the likelihood that mothers and babies will survive childbirth and go on to lead healthy lives. The vast majority of U.S. babies are born in hospitals, surrounded by specialists, nursing teams, and the best equipment available. Yet, medical errors are made during childbirth every…

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Driver Fatigue Is a Leading Cause of Truck Accidents

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 13 percent of large truck crashes are caused by driver fatigue. This preventable factor has led to the death of more than 4,000 people each year for the last decade. Seventy-two percent of those are occupants of cars; only 17 percent are truck drivers, and the…

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A Fall Down the Stairs Can Devastate the Head and Spine

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For thousands of years, humans have conquered the problem of changing elevation by building stairs. No doubt for just as long, we have feared to careen down them. After all, the human body isn’t indestructible, and what could pose a greater combined threat than gravity, velocity, and a rapid series of 90-degree angles? One of…

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Car Safety Systems Impact on Accident Statistics

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In 2017, more cars than ever took to the roads equipped with advanced safety systems. Auto manufacturers have spent millions on these technologies with a single goal in mind: to save lives. But when the National Safety Council analyzed statistics for U.S. car crash fatalities in 2017, it found that compared to the previous year,…

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You’ve Fallen and Need Help Getting Back Up. Contact USClaims.

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If you’re lucky, the recent cold snap left you with nothing worse than an unusually large home heating bill. If you weren’t as lucky, you might have been injured.

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