Predicting the Outcome of Whiplash Injuries

back view of a man's neck, personal injury

According to researchers, the outcome of whiplash injuries that are suffered by people in Nevada might be predicted by post-accident reported pain and disability. Whiplash is the leading type of injury that people suffer in collisions. People who experience the most reported pain and neck stiffness from whiplash injuries following car accidents are the most likely to still be suffering from disabilities one year after the accident, according to research. Other prognosticating considerations include psychosocial factors such as anxiety, seeking medical and legal help early and the tendency to catastrophize.

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OSHA Cuts Back Workplace Fatality Reporting [Infographic]

OSHA Workplace Fatality Reporting

OSHA recently changed its fatality reporting requirements on its website and will report fewer workplace fatalities in the future under a new policy. This change in reporting standards may make it more difficult for researchers to find accurate fatality data and to make safety recommendations. The policy is a change from the past few years, during which OSHA maintained a list of fatalities on its homepage with locations, names and dates. The change was made on Aug. 25 when OSHA removed the data from its homepage.

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Car Accidents: Does Size Matter?

small car model, car accident

Despite safety improvements in all types of vehicles, small cars in Nevada still carry higher injury risks when they are involved in accidents. Because of the safety features that are included in late-model small cars, they are better than older, larger cars in accidents, however. The safest passenger vehicles on the market are SUVs because of their greater weights and sizes. Even when people opt for safer vehicles, they may still be involved in injury accidents. A car accident lawyer helps the victims of car accidents to recover monetary compensation. Safety Risks of Small Cars Small cars weigh less and have smaller front ends than do larger vehicles such as SUVs. When they are involved in front-end crashes, the engines and hoods are smaller and offer less protection from the physical forces that are released. This means that the people inside of the vehicles will be exposed to more of the crash forces and are likelier to suffer serious injuries. Smaller cars are lighter and do not take as long to come to complete stops. By contrast, larger, heavier vehicles such as SUVs require greater braking distances. When large vehicles crash into smaller cars, they may still be moving fairly

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