Catastrophic Injuries

More Than One-Third of Workplace Injuries Occur during the First Year on the Job

The Travelers Companies, Inc. the country’s largest workers compensation insurer, today released its 2022 Injury Impact Report. The study analyzed more than 1.5 million workers compensation claims over a five-year period (2015-2019) and revealed that 35% of injuries occur during employees’ first year on the job, regardless of age or industry experience.

“Our data underscores the importance of comprehensive onboarding and training programs for employees, particularly as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and see many workers starting new jobs,” said Chris Hayes, Assistant Vice President, Travelers Risk Control – Workers Compensation and Transportation. “While new employees are among the most vulnerable, many injuries sustained by employees of any tenure can often be prevented if the proper safety measures are in place.”

The study provided insights in a number of areas related to first-year injury claims.

Most Common and Costliest Claims

The most common causes of first-year injuries

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help Motorcyclists Face Aftermath of Accidents

California is known for its laid-back culture, comfortable weather, beautiful landscape, and tourist attractions. It’s also a state known for busy streets, traffic congestion, and crowds, where personal injuries due to car and motorcycle accidents are an unfortunate reality of daily life.

Home to more than 800,000 registered motorcycles, California has more motorcyclists than any of the 50 United States, resulting in an equally impressive but disturbing number of motorcycle accidents and deaths each year.

This quarter, Motorcycle Advocates, leading California motorcycle accident attorney Hector Gancedo discusses the challenges faced by motorcycle accident victims and their families, and how having the right advocate in their corner can help them see the light at the end of an otherwise dark tunnel.

The Grim Truth About Motorcycle Accidents in California

Parents of boy killed on Florida amusement park ride file wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of a 14-year-old boy who fell to his death in March from the world’s tallest tower drop ride at a Florida amusement park filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit on Monday alleging park officials failed to warn riders of “unreasonably dangerous and foreseeable risks.”

The tragedy unfolded on March 24 when Tyre Sampson, who was on spring break, slipped out of his seat and fell more than 100 feet to his death, according to the lawsuit.

Sampson’s mother and father, Nekia Dodd and Yarnell Sampson, filed the lawsuit in the 9th Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida, accusing ICON Park in Orlando and other defendants, including the manufacturer and the operator of the FreeFall thrill ride, of negligence.

“Tyre had a long and

What Type of Damage is Most Common With Rear-End Collisions?

Being in any sort of collision is a terrible thing. They can damage your car, damage your body and affect your ability to get up and work and just live your life. If you have been in a rear end collision, knowing what sorts of injuries to look for and what damage there might be can truly help.

What Are Some Common Injuries with Rear End Collisions?
The most common injuries that you are going to see with a rear end collision are neck and spinal cord injuries. These can be injuries that are present at the time of the accident. They can be debilitating, they can be very serious, or they can be mild. It does depend on your body, your vehicle, and on

Restoring Full Care to Victims of Catastrophic Auto Accidents Suffering Under Michigan’s New Auto Insurance Reforms

A bad auto accident can change everything in an instant. Metal meets metal, metal meets flesh, flesh meets concrete, and your anticipated future disappears. Before the accident, you had capabilities, competences, plans and hopes that become irrelevant to your new future. From now on, you might need help to get out of bed, get dressed, use the bathroom, eat, drink or even breathe.

And a bad auto accident could happen to anyone who gets in a car as driver or passenger, who rides a bicycle or even just crosses a street. It could happen to any of us.

If you got into one of those terrible accidents in Michigan under the old auto insurance law, though, your insurance would pay for the services you would

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