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What are the long term effects of a TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have many short term and long term effects, each depending on the area of the brain affected and the severity of the injury. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated....

What are the long term effects of a TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have many short term and long term effects, each depending on the area of the brain affected and the severity of the injury. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated....

Does a brain injury shorten life expectancy?

Brain injuries can be temporary with mild symptoms that can fade shortly. Other times, they may be lifelong conditions that impair one’s ability to function in their everyday life as they did prior to the accident. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you ......

Can a brain recover from damage?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can damage localized or various parts of the brain, however, the severity of the damage is also important in considering the possibility for recovery. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fa......

What are the chances of recovering from a TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be life-changing injuries for a short period of time, or for the rest of your life. However, it is certainly possible to recover from this injury. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fa......

Can an old head injury cause problems years later?

While brain injuries surely have their short-term consequences, they may also have long-term consequences that are not apparent until later in life. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated. ......

Can TBI change your personality?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause many effects that vary depending on the area affected by the event. One possible effect is that one’s personality can change from what it was prior to the accident. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this ......

How long does it take to recover from a TBI?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally caused by a strong impact or blow to the head. The severity and area impacted can vary greatly depending on what your injury is. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensate......

Behavioral Hazards and Child Safety

Here are some safety tips related to behavioral hazards, as well as children, courtesy of the National Farmers Union (NFU): Child Safety - To reduce the risks of accidents involving children: ensure that silos and bins are locked at all times; don't allow children into farm buildings alone; ensure that fixed l......

Electrical Safety

Farms often rely on a great deal of electrical power, and electrocution injuries - whether from wires or equipment and machinery - can result in serious injuries and even death. Here are some electrical safety tips courtesy of the National Farmers Union (NFU): Be sure that the farm......

How to Improve Farm Safety

Employers in farm/agricultural settings must make a consistent effort to be prepared for a range of emergency situations from fires, auto accidents, and machinery accidents to electrocution and chemical exposures. It’s also important that they carefully research the equipment and products used on their farms to reduce the risks of working with defectivel......

High-Risk Factors on Farms

Here are four of the primary high-risk factors for farm/agricultural work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Age - Injury rates among farm/agricultural workers are typically higher among those under 15 years of age or over 65. ...

What happens if you don’t follow OSHA? 

Most companies are required to follow the standards that are in place and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While OSHA does grant record-keeping exemptions for companies that have less than 10 employees, state and local employees, self-employed workers, immediate family of farmers, and some Federal employees, the majority of......

What are the types of OSHA violations?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces workplace safety within the United States. Businesses and work sites are subject to periodic OSHA inspections, as well as inspections and investigations due to worker complaints. These inspections can uncover violations that range from minor to hazardous. OSHA has six (6) specific categories of ......

How many construction accidents happen annually?

When an employee reports to work on a construction site, they assume that all safety measures and precautions are being followed by their employer, their coworkers are properly trained, and the equipment that they will be using will be maintained and functioning properly. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Safety regulations are ignored, workers ......

How many people die at work annually? 

In 1970, Congress enacted the OSH Act which promised workers the right to a safe job. Since the passing of the OSH Act, approximately 579,000 workers' lives have been saved because of improved working conditions and workplace safety. However, many workplace hazards keep employees at-risk for serious injuries and death, including falls, electrocution, being str......

What causes the most deaths in construction? 

Construction is a dangerous career. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four (4) types of accidents that continue to cause more deaths on the worksite than any other type of accidents, which they have dubbed the “Fatal Four”. These accidents accounted for over 58% of fatalities on construction sites in 2......

Is construction the most dangerous industry?

The construction industry is known for being one of the most dangerous industries to work in. According to statistics by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), out of every 5,000 private-industry worker fatalities, 20% are in construction, or one out of every five worker deaths is construction-related. Construction accidents also result in m......

What is the most common accident in construction? 

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Each time a construction worker steps foot on the worksite, they face a variety of hazards that put them at-risk for serious injuries and fatalities. However, some construction site accidents are more common. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four top ca......

What are the top 10 safety risks in construction?

The construction industry accident fatality rate is more than double that of other industries and the number of minor injuries is almost difficult to measure. Because the construction site is an ever-changing work environment, the risks and hazards faced by workers are numerous. And while the majority of employers are responsible and aware of the duty of care ......

General Business Recoveries

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ROC Asset Solutions

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Joseph, Mann & Creed

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Columbia Collection Service

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Windham Professionals

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Farm Safety

Farmworkers are among the most at-risk workers in the United States for serious injury or death on-the-job, and it is also among the few industries that can also put employees’ families at risk due to their close proximity and common assistance to the work. Here are some facts and statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH......

Insufficient Warnings

In some farm accident cases, an equipment-manufacturer may be held partially or fully responsible for the injury or death of a farmworker if the accident directly resulted from insufficient or non-existent safety warnings for the equipment being used. Farming equipment is often large, powerful, and comes with a variety of safety risks depending on the nature of its use, and compani......

Defective Equipment Design

Some on-the-job accidents involving farming workers are caused by the defective design or manufacture of farming equipment, such as equipment that is sold without proper shields, guards, or even safety warnings. Some dangerous points on farm equipment include: Pinch points, where two parts in a machine make contact while one moves in a c......

Crashes and Rollover Accidents

Accidents involving crashes and/or rollovers of farm equipment are relatively common on-the-job, and unfortunately, many of these accidents can result in serious injury or death. According to one study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the farming industry has the third-highest crash fatality rate among American industries, and tractor rollover accidents account for about one-......

Farming Injuries

Farming is certainly one of the most dangerous sectors of industry in the United States in which many thousands of farmworkers suffer injuries or lose their lives on-the-job. Due to the physical nature of the work and regular use of large and powerful equipment, these workers are at risk of injuries such as burns from fires or explosions, loss of limbs to amputation, being crushed ......

Farming Equipment Accidents

Accidents involving equipment are the leading cause of injuries and deaths among farmworkers, who are already up to 800% more likely to die on-the-job than workers in other industries. The most common equipment-related accidents include: Tractor-rollovers; “......

Can TBI symptoms get worse over time?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally caused by a strong impact or blow to the head. The question of if symptoms can get worse over time depends on the brain injury’s severity itself. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensat......

Can someone fully recover from a TBI?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally caused by a strong impact or blow to the head. Though this type of injury can cause some debilitating effects, it is certainly possible to fully recover from it. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly......

Is TBI permanent?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally caused by a strong impact or blow to the head. Some TBIs can last a couple of months, while other more severe cases can leave lifelong damages. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated. ......

How long does it take to recover from a TBI?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally caused by a strong impact or blow to the head. The severity and area impacted can vary greatly depending on what your injury is. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated. I......

What are the two types of TBI?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally caused by a strong impact or blow to the head. There are two major types of TBI: open and closed. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated. An open TBI occurs when the skul......

What is considered a TBI?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally caused by a strong impact or blow to the head. They can have debilitating and lifelong consequences, depending on their severity. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated. ......

Facial lacerations

Certain types of accidents can cause head and brain injuries from the impact. One of these can be deep cuts to the face, also known as facial lacerations. If you or a loved one has sustained a facial laceration from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated. Facial l......

Skull fractures

One of the most traumatizing head or brain injuries is a skull fracture. Unfortunately, this can be the outcome for some seriously damaging car accidents and follows as a symptom of a traumatic brain injury, as well. If you or a loved one has sustained a skull fracture from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experi......

TBI symptoms such as seizures

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. One particularly troubling and scary symptom for some people is experiencing a seizure(s). If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agru......

TBI symptoms such as changes in sleeping patterns

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. One of the more commonly reported symptoms after a TBI are changes in sleeping patterns. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss......

TBI symptoms such as irritability, sadness, and anxiety

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. After a TBI, people’s emotions often shift a bit - they may become more negatively associated emotions. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car acc......

TBI symptoms such as fatigue

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. And one of the most common symptoms of a TBI is fatigue. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consul......

TBI symptoms such as sensitivity to light or noise

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. Similar to a concussion, one common symptom of a TBI is sensitivity to light or noise. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss L......

TBI symptoms such as dizziness

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. Similar to a concussion, one common symptom of a TBI is dizziness. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a f......

TBI symptoms such as nausea or vomiting

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. Similar to a concussion, one common symptom of a TBI is nausea and vomiting. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, L......

TBI symptoms such as blurred vision

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. One frightening symptom may be blurred vision. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so ......

TBI symptoms such as stiff neck

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. Along with head trauma, your neck can also suffer from serious pain, such as the feeling of a stiff neck. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car acciden......

TBI symptoms such as slurred speech

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. One symptom that may result in slurred speech. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so ......

TBI symptoms such as severe headache

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a violent blow or impact to your head or body. This injury to a person’s brain can result in physical as well as mental and emotional effects that can last a lifetime. One of the more common and immediate effects is a severe headache, which can be extremely painful for some. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accid......

Difficulty thinking or concentrating

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause various detrimental symptoms, one of them being difficulty thinking or concentrating. This can cause trouble in people’s everyday lives, schools, or occupations. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fai......

TBI effects on concussion symptoms

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have many lifelong impacts on a person’s physical and mental health. Many TBI effects can have concussion symptoms, and those injured must know how to distinguish the two in extreme cases. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this e......

What is the number one cause of death in the workplace?

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), falls continue to be the number one cause of death in the construction field. In 2017, of the 971 total construction deaths, 381 (39.2%) were due to falls. These falls typically occur through wall openings, floor holes, ladders, scaffolding, roofing, and other unprotected edges. OSHA recommends the use of guardr......

What are the most important safety rules in construction?

Construction is a dangerous profession and each day at least one (1) construction worker is injured on the job and many accidents have the potential to be life-threatening. This is why it is not only important for employers to mitigate safety hazards to their workers, but it is also important for workers to keep in mind certain precautions to protect themselves from hazards. ...

What do you wear to a construction site?

Workers and visitors to construction sites must wear proper attire to remain safe. This will vary from job site to job site, but in general, there are universal codes that should be followed. These include:  Long sleeve shirts or T-shirts - Tank tops and sleeveless tops should not be worn, and all clothing should be......

TBI effect on motor functions like coordination and balance

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have many lifelong impacts on a person’s physical and mental health. One of these important functions that can be affected is one’s motor functions. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensat......

TBI effects on sensory processing such as sight and hearing

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have many lifelong impacts on a person’s physical and mental health. One of these important functions that can be affected is one’s sensory processing. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compen......

TBI effects on emotion and personality changes

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have many lifelong impacts on a person’s physical and mental health. One of these important functions that can be affected is one’s emotions and personality. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly ......

What are the types of OSHA violations?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces workplace safety within the United States. Businesses and worksites are subject to periodic OSHA inspections, as well as inspections and investigations due to worker complaints. These inspections can uncover violations that range from minor to hazardous. OSHA has six (6) specific categories of violations, each that c......

Can I be fired for calling OSHA?

Today, most employees are considered “at-will”, meaning that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any legal reason. However, there are situations where an employer cannot fire an employee because that employee is protected.  Generally speaking, an employer would commit wrongful termination in the following situations:  ...

TBI effects on cognitive functions such as attention and memory

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a very deadly type of head injury from which many victims of car accidents suffer. While they can have many debilitating effects, one of them includes impaired cognitive function, which can be devastating for some people’s everyday lives and in their occupational lives. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact ......

Effects of TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a very deadly type of head injury from which many victims of car accidents suffer. They occur after an intense impact or strike to the head. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated. ...

Common causes of TBI

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a disruption in the normal functioning of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. It can cause death in many of its victims. Victims should know that they can pursue a legal claim if they fall victim to this deadly injury to be......

Traumatic brain injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contributed to the deaths of 56,800 people, including 2,529 children. The CDC also found in a frightening statistic that motor vehicle crashes were the second leading cause of all TBI-related hospitalizations at 20%. Victims should know that they can pursue a legal claim if they fall v......

Head and brain injuries

Head and brain injuries can be the most serious and debilitating injuries that one can sustain. Unfortunately, many car accidents can result in these for the victims involved. If you or a loved one has sustained head and brain injuries from a car accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated......

Credit Systems International

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Platinum Holdings Group, LLC

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