Although some hardcore enthusiasts may continue driving motorcycles during the frigid winter months, most people ride motorcycles during the warmer months of the year. Late spring and summer are the perfect time to go out for a cruise to enjoy the open road. Unfortunately, you may not be the only person out there for a pleasure cruise, and inattentive drivers are a serious source of risk to motorcyclists.
A car nearly sideswipes you on the way home from work. You swerve out of the way, but you almost run into an oncoming pickup truck in a head-on crash. You slam on the brakes, swerve back into your lane and then quickly pull into the next parking lot.
To those who only visit, nursing homes probably seem like very safe and even boring places. However, for those who work in these important facilities, there are significant risks every day. The nurses, aides and other personal care professionals who work in nursing homes, personal care facilities and similar assisted living facilities can easily end up hurt on the job.
While many hospitals, including those in South Jersey, have taken steps to provide healthier work environments such as programs to help nursing staff avoid burnout, there is one area where every hospital seems to come up short: patient lifting practices. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, every year, nurses suffer from 35,000 back and musculoskeletal injuries, mostly due to lifting patients.
If your loved one died in a car accident, you probably want answers and you want them as fast as possible. How did the accident happen? Who was at fault? Was the other driver drunk? Could the accident have been prevented?
Nurses, physicians' assistants and other medical professionals who work in hospitals or at clinics devote their lives to caring for others. Many of these jobs require multiple years of schooling, as well as a dedication to working longer-than-average shifts, often 12 hours at a time, on top of rotating holidays. Still, medical workers continue to do everything in their power to ensure the well-being of the people entrusted to their care.
Workers' compensation is a program created in order to protect those who work for a living from ending up disabled and in poverty as a result of a work injury. Employers in New Jersey must generally carry a policy to protect workers who sustain injuries or develop an illness in the course of their work. That means that it can feel frustrating and unfair when you receive notice that your claim for these critical benefits got denied for some reason.
When people think about dangerous professions, nursing usually isn't at the top of the list. Most people imagine nurses having a secure and simple job. While nurses certainly do administer medication, talk to patients and help provide daily care for those in hospitals, they do so at great physical risk to themselves.
There are many different accidents that can lead to a person suffering a spinal cord injury. While these accidents range from work accidents to car crashes, the impacts of a spinal cord injury are the same.
Working in the construction industry can bring a lot of joy to your life. Unfortunately, it's also a dangerous industry that can result in serious injury when you least expect it.