When you speak of personal injury, one of the specific topics that often makes the news is that of whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a quick and powerful back-and-forth movement of the neck; like cracking a whip. Very often, a whiplash injury happens in a car accident that involves being hit from behind, contact sports or physical abuse. You can see how serious it is.
When you are injured in Pennsylvania due to no fault of your own, you may feel that you are justified in seeking restitution for the damage that has been caused. Your lost wages and medical bills need remuneration. One of the issues that comes up when discussing injury is the occurrence of pressure sores. These are also called pressure ulcers.
When you are injured seriously due to an electrical problem, it can be extremely painful and have a long recovery period. Electrical injury is not just something that happens to workers, it can happen to the general public as well. It comes from a direct contact with the electrical site. Sometimes, the injury is a minor burn; however, most of the time, the injury is internal and is hard to manage without a lot of medical involvement.
If you have suffered a serious injury, such as in a car accident, in a store or suffered damage while under the care of a medical professional, you may have months or years of therapy and rehabilitation to get back to where you were before the accident occurred. You may never be back to your old self, and that is a shame.
Philadelphia residents with elderly parents and other loved ones in nursing homes may be concerned about the statistics on the frequent occurrence of falls by nursing home residents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1,800 elderly residents of nursing homes suffer fatal injuries in falls. Those who survive are frequently permanently disabled with greatly reduced quality of life.
In Pennsylvania, the question of how we can reduce the number of fatalities and injuries during the Thanksgiving holiday must be raised because it is estimated that approximately 418 deaths will occur from vehicle accidents. An additional 44,700 will be injured during the holiday week-end and this is too many. The National Safety Council has given guidelines along with these estimates on how we can all be safer.
Philadelphia drivers who text and drive or become so animated or absorbed in their telephone conversations while driving never think that their inattentiveness will result in someone's death or dismemberment.
Earlier, we addressed the long term effects of traumatic brain injuries for our Philadelphia readers. We're going to take a step back and examine what changes occur to the brain when someone suffers a TBI.
In a glaring example of adding insult to actual injury, CNN reports that corporate behemoth Walmart has responded to the civil lawsuit filed by comedian Tracy Morgan over the June accident that landed him in critical condition by blaming Morgan and his fellow passengers for their own injuries.
Philadelphia residents have likely heard the term "traumatic brain injury" bandied about, perhaps in relation to injuries from a car accident or other violent and sudden trauma. But many may be unsure of what someone who suffers from such an injury actually experiences.