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August 2012 Archives

Workplace brain injuries occur, but there is support

Most people in Columbus, Ohio, do not know that a traumatic brain injury statistically happens every 16 seconds, especially workers at high-risk occupations. Even workers at low-risk occupations can incur a brain injury if the factors are there. What if you are driving a company car and find yourself caught in an accident, ejected from the vehicle and sustain severe injuries?

Construction worker injured while working on traffic light

A man working for a sub-contracting construction company out of Fairfield, Ohio, was recently injured in a construction zone. His serious injuries saw him transported to one hospital then transferred to another. His current condition is unknown, but physicians did report on the severity of his injuries.

Hazards of workplace may lead to disability benefits

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber failed to provide proper protection from potentially harmful chemicals at a plant in Ohio in November 2010. The company was cited by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration for 10 associated violations. In June 2011, OSHA found similar violations occurring at another plant owned by Cooper.

Study finds a single brain injury may lead to Alzheimer's

A new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Neuroscience may leave those in Ohio that have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on the job a little more concerned about their long-term health. According to researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, the effects of a moderate to severe brain injury can disrupt potentially crucial proteins and enzymes that have been connected to Alzheimer's disease.

Safety equipment at center of Ohio Supreme Court ruling

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs. The amount of labor being performed with a countless number of machines and heavy materials can cause injury in the blink of an eye with one small mistake. Construction accidents are not rare by any means, and if your employer does not provide you with the proper safety equipment, you may be eligible for extra workers' compensation benefits.

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