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February 2016 Archives

Returning to work with a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries are amongst the most common accident injuries that occur in the workplace, in West Virginia and across the nation. This may be due to the fact that brain damage can happen to workers across any occupational field or industry. Brain injuries affect both employers and workers through decreased productivity, lost wages, rehabilitation, ongoing medical care, workers' compensation claims and possible long-term cognitive damage, according to the National Institutes of Health. People who are involved in a work-related slip-and-fall accident, are struck by a falling object or fall from heights are at risk of receiving an injury to the brain.

How to identify the warning signs of elder abuse

For families with loved ones' in nursing homes, being able to identify the warning signs of elder abuse is critical.  While many West Virginia assisted living facilities take great pride in caring for their patients, there is always the possibility that mistreatment is taking place behind closed doors.

Preventing deadly falls in nursing homes

As previously stated in this blog, falls are a serious problem among nursing home residents in West Virginia and across the country. Approximately 1,800 residents die every year as a result of a fall in a nursing home or the complications resulting from a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What do you do after a car crash?

Immediately following a car accident in West Virginia, you might be feeling confused and overwhelmed. How do you talk to the other driver and handle the insurance claims? What should you do to protect yourself legally as well as physically?

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