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Dealing with Burns and What to Put or Not to Put on Them

Burns and scalds are common types of injuries that a first aid provider will have to deal with. Because they result in tissue damage and in some cases destruction, they are also one of the most painful, and difficult, injuries to heal. However, with prompt, proper treatment when the injury happens this trauma can be […]

Sprains and Strains – Do You Have a Torn Muscle?

How many times have you limped home after a sporting activity only to be slowed by the pain and swelling? Do you know whether you have a sprain or strain? Strains and sprains are typical problems in busy folks, and typically they will not be serious. No matter the seriousness of the problem, though, it […]

Family Safety: How to Care for Injuries Such as Broken Bones at Home or in the Workplace

The word fracture means to become broken. In the true sense of the word, a fracture and a break of a bone are the same things. There are different kinds of fractures that one can sustain but the first aid treatment for each is about the same. The most common place for a fracture is […]

Are You a Victim of a Construction Accident?

Even though the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) spends considerable funds to prevent construction site accidents, the work of construction is an inherently dangerous activity with an average of 200,000 workers injured every year in the United States. Formed in 1970 under President Nixon, OSHA’s mission is to: “assure safe and healthful working conditions […]

Have You Sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. These injuries contribute to a third of the deaths caused by accidents and 75{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b} of brain injuries are concussions. Brain injuries can be caused by a number of incidents, including falls, […]

Worker Injury Claims Involving Commercial Overhead Doors

A worker is performing a duty near the ceiling within the path of travel of an automatic overhead door. Without warning, the door begins to move and the top edge of the door collides with the worker or what he is standing on, causing the worker to fall to the ground. Every situation is different. […]