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How to Treat Post-Injury Psychological Damage

A serious injury, whether it be a brain injury, workplace accident, or body damage sustained in a car accident, can have effects long after the incident is over. Stress and anxiety following serious accidents can develop into psychological injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Common symptoms of PTSD can include nightmares, uncomfortable reactions to reminders of the accident, and suicidal depression. Other psychological conditions such as pervasive guilt or self-blame are common following a serious accident. PTSD and psychological damage are often difficult to prove to insurance companies, but there are steps you can take to make a strong case for yourself. Keep reading below for advice on how to prove your psychological damage. Questions to Gauge the Strength of Your Psychological Injury Case How bad was the injury? The more severe your injury was, the more likely you are to receive psychological damage from the event. For…
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How Responsible Is the NFL for Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered by Ex-Players?

Many NFL players leave the league after playing for sometimes very short careers and start experiencing traumatic brain injuries and life crippling brain diseases such as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Recently, an article in time magazine detailed out that NFL research on brain disease had been done on deceased players, thus making it very difficult to distinguish if their NFL career was linked to their brain condition. Recent studies conducted on living NFL retirees have surfaced, and over 40 percent of players have been found to have abnormal brain structures and diminished cognitive functionality. Employers are required by law to provide adequate safety training and workers compensation for injuries sustained while working. Many serious conditions football players face happen years after they stop playing. How Is the NFL Compensating Players? The NFL has offered settlement money to many players filing personal injury lawsuits, but complaints have come back at them…
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Were You Able to Understand Your Job Safety Training? Safety Communication is a Legal Requirement

Safety training could be the difference in life and death depending on what occupation you are working in. There are many training requirements that employers legally must adhere to when it comes to safety. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that safety training must be given to employers in in a language and vocabulary that they can understand. OSHA requirements include that certain occupations that involve exposure to hazardous chemicals must have a written program educating employees on hazards and proper precautions using detailed charts and information. The safety data must also be readily available for all employees. Employees must be made aware of the dangers and risk of work-related illness that come along with their jobs. How Do You Know if You Received Adequate Job Safety Training? Was your training in the right language? Training manuals are offered in many languages to ensure people of different backgrounds have…
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