Those at Greatest Risk for Adolescent Sports-Related Injuries

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Adolescent football players in Nevada are not the only high school students carrying a higher risk of suffering concussions. A recent study reveals that female soccer players have the highest risk of all adolescent athletes of suffering these traumatic brain injuries. While high schools and junior highs across the country mandate that football players wear helmets, girls who play soccer do not have similar requirements and are just as susceptible to injuries. Injured athletes who suffer concussions may have lasting damage, resulting in potentially lifelong disabilities. An injury lawyer may help victims to recover damages to compensate them for their losses. Prevalence of Adolescent Sports-related Concussions An estimated 300,000 adolescents suffer concussions in the U.S. every year. Researchers wanted to examine sport- and gender-related differences in the risk of suffering concussions while adolescents are involved in high school athletics. They reviewed injury data for adolescent athletes that were reported to the High School Reporting Online system from 2005 to 2014. Between those years, there were 18,745,000 sports-related injuries and 6,399 reported concussions. The overall concussion rate increased during the study period. The researchers also looked at the rates of injury in eight different high school sports, including football, girls’ soccer,

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Can Changing Vehicle Design Save Pedestrian Lives?

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If car manufacturers made some design changes to the front ends of vehicles in the U.S. and in Nevada, fewer pedestrian deaths might occur. European countries follow more stringent design regulations and are rated under the New Car Assessment Program standards. In the U.S., by contrast, cars do not have to comply with these pedestrian-focused design regulations and do not follow the NCAP ratings. A comparison of one European country with the U.S. and India revealed that the different front-end designs that are used in Germany help to save a much higher percentage of pedestrians than in either the U.S. or in India, neither of which have these types of regulations in place. If these design changes were made in American vehicles, accident lawyers would likely see fewer fatal pedestrian accident cases. Impact of Front Design Changes Researchers reviewed data from the Global Burden of Disease project and the International Road Traffic and Accident Database in order to determine the baseline rates of pedestrian fatalities and injuries in 2013 in Germany, the US. and India. They were interested in determining the effect of the heavy motor vehicle front-end design standards that are followed in Germany as compared to countries in

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Do Minorities Suffer From More Workplace Injuries?

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African-Americans and other minorities are much more likely to work in jobs with high workplace injuries, and they also have the highest injury rates when compared to other workers. Because minorities may have fewer economic opportunities, they may be more likely to take higher-risk jobs, increasing their risks of suffering disabling injuries. When they are injured at work, the workers may face mounting expenses coupled with income losses. A workers’ compensation attorney may help injured workers to recover the benefits to pay for their medical expenses and to replace a portion of their incomes if they are temporarily or permanently disabled. Prevalence of Workplace Injuries by Race Researchers from the University of Southern California and Boston University reviewed two data sets containing similar demographic information. The first set was the Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2006 to 2013 and contained 11.6 million respondents. The second data set was Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Income and Program Participation included 198,000 respondents and covered the years 1996, 2001, 2004 and 2008. In their data review, the researchers found that Latino immigrants between the ages of 18 and 64 had the highest workplace injury rates at 13.7 per 1,000

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