10 Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

Many of the cases I handle result from injuries sustained at the workplace. Much of the time, work injuries are preventable. Every year, Liberty Mutual puts out a Workplace Safety Index which outlines the top ten causes of serious, nonfatal workplace injuries. Here is what they came up with: 2016 …

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Stay safe on amusement park rides

Amusement park rides are again in the news after three girls fell 30 feet from a Ferris wheel in Greeneville, Tennessee. Apparently a mechanical problem was to blame. Many fairs and carnivals are already in full swing. Our own Western Washington Fair will be upon us within weeks. Visitors should …

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August the deadliest driving month

You would think most vehicle accidents would take place in winter, when there’s a chill in the air and snow and ice on the streets. However, that isn’t the case. In fact, the winter months are the least dangerous. The deadliest driving month is August according to the National Highway Traffic …

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Trampoline injuries skyrocket with park growth

I’ve written about trampoline parks before, but thought I would touch on the subject again as a study has been published in Pediatrics about park related emergency room visits. The study, from researchers at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, shows that as the trampoline park trend grows, so do …

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Water Park Injuries

Water parks are everywhere.  Disney to Grey Wolf, indoor or outdoor, chances are one can be found driving distance from home. According to the World Water Park Association, there are more than 1,200 in the United States that saw nearly 16 million visitors in 2015. If you’re a parent, you’ve …

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Inflatable Bounce House Dangers

Inflatable rides, such as bounce houses in the form of castles, rocket ships and obstacle courses have increased in popularity over the last few years. Parents are not only renting them for birthday parties, but purchasing them for year round fun. The rising popularity of these amusements coincide with the …

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Drowning AFTER you leave the water

Drowning after swimming…it’s a frightening and rare occurrence, accounting for only 1-2% of drowning fatalities, but it can happen. It’s known as “secondary drowning,” or as lifeguards call it, “parking lot drowning,” and can transpire hours after leaving the pool. When someone inhales a small amount of water during a near drowning or a …

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Pokemon Go Injuries

The Game The game, Pokemon Go began just days ago, and already injuries are being reported due to game play. If you are unfamiliar with the game, let me offer a simple explanation. It is what is called an “augmented reality” game that allows players to capture Pokemon (fictional creatures …

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Keep family and pets safe this 4th of July

Independence Day brings celebrations that include barbecues, picnics, trips to the beach and of course, fireworks. It’s not even July 4th and our nation has already seen numerous fireworks injuries and deaths. There are 230 fireworks related visits to the ER every day two weeks before and after the holiday, and more than …

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Keeping the workplace safe

Safety measures at work are vital to keeping employees protected from harm. All workplaces, from small offices to large factories, can be vulnerable to worker injuries. Ensuring hazards are cleared promptly, machinery is operating properly, and that workers keep themselves healthy and safe is an ongoing process and the responsibility of …

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