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Mild traumatic brain injury: The symptoms are serious

Even though moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the most concerning, a mild traumatic brain injury can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms and side effects that impact your ability to live a normal life.

There are many causes of a mild TBI, ranging from a car accident to a collision when playing sports.

What hazards are threatening your safety on construction sites?

As Florida construction workers know, construction sites can be dangerous places to work. From moving equipment trucks to power tools, there are various things that could threaten the health and safety of the men and women who work on these sites. Safety and safety training must be a priority for site managers and construction companies. 

Many construction site accidents are the result of preventable factors, such as lack of safety equipment, lack of training or carelessness. If you are a victim of any type of construction site accident, you would be wise to take specific steps to protect your interests and secure the recovery you deserve. Injured construction workers have the right to seek a full and fair recompense of their financial losses and support for other various accident-related needs.

What info should I discuss with a Social Security attorney?

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a stressful task. You never know if the application will be denied or approved when you send it in. Some applications are denied and the applicant believed they had a strong case for receiving benefits. The best piece of information is to work with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney.

You should always ask your attorney if you need to contact them if your claim is denied. The Social Security Administration (SSA)is supposed to notify your attorney if a claim is denied, but it's still a good idea to let your attorney know.

Hazards that cause summertime car accidents

Before you plan the next road trip for your family, you need to be aware of the various hazards that present themselves during the summer months in Kissimmee. With Florida, a popular state for people to retire to and a hot vacation spot, you will notice an increase in traffic volume in the summer. Let's take a look at other summer hazards that affect driver safety.

Construction zones seem to crop up everywhere you turn when the weather gets warmer in Florida. Make sure you obey all construction zone speed limits, turn on your headlights and be on the lookout for debris and construction workers so you do not wind up in a tragic accident.

All about workers' compensation claims in Florida

Receiving workers' compensation benefits in Florida does not cost you a penny. The benefits are provided to employees by employers as required by law. Today, we will take a look at workers' compensation claims in Florida so that you understand what it involves if you ever need to file a claim for an injury suffered on the job.

It is the responsibility of the employee who has been injured on the job to report the accident to the employer. The report should be made as soon as possible so that the accident can be handled and documented. The benefits paid by your employer will be enough to cover the basic medical treatment required for your injury.

What requirements must be met for Social Security Disability?

Qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be difficult for some and very easy for others. It all depends on the individual situation. The application process is straightforward and if you don't follow it step-by-step, you risk having it denied the first time. So, what requirements must be met in order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits in Florida?

The very first requirement, which cannot be overlooked, is that in order to qualify for these benefits you must have worked in a job that is covered by Social Security. The next requirement is that you need to have suffered a disability that is listed or meets the definition of a disability by the SSA. The benefits are paid monthly to people who are unable to work for one year or longer because of their disability or illness.

Safety tips for the pool this summer in Kissimmee

Headed for a swim today? Will you be going to the pool with family and friends a lot this summer in Kissimmee? If so, you need to heed all safety policies posted at the pool. Public and private pools are dangerous places for people of all ages. People sometimes let their guard down, especially when on vacation, and this is when tragedy can strike. Follow these pool safety tips to avoid tragedy this summer.

Drowning is an avoidable tragedy that sadly affects thousands of people each year. It is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 14, which is why you need to keep a strong eye on what your kids are doing when you are at the pool, even the pool in your own backyard.

Head injuries can bring long-lasting sorrow

Head injuries are in the news more frequently than ever as sports safety advocates reveal the dangers of concussions. Studies are showing that concussions, typically caused by a blow to the head or violent shaking, are the most commonly known cause of many other conditions, including post-concussive syndrome. However, it does not always take a severe head injury to place you at risk of serious medical conditions.

While PCS symptoms begin at the time of the injury and continue for weeks or months afterward, another disturbing condition is now under the microscope of medical researchers, and it brings a grim prognosis to those who have suffered repeated, even mild concussions over the years.

Important workers' compensation items to know in Florida

Workers' compensation is one of the most important benefits employers offer their employees in Kissimmee. Every employer in the state and across the country is required to have a workers' compensation plan if they meet certain criteria. This is a policy that protects workers who become ill or who suffer an injury on the job. It pays them a portion of their salary so they are not completely in trouble financially while they are out of work.

The benefits paid out by workers' compensation come from your employer and come at zero cost to the employee who is receiving them. The employee is responsible for reporting their work-related injury or illness to a supervisor immediately. The carrier of the policy or your employer can choose the doctor from whom you will receive care.

How to keep your Fourth of July safe and celebratory

The little kid inside you looks forward to it every year: fireworks on the Fourth of July. It’s your favorite part of the holiday festivities. This year, you’ve decided to skip the professional fireworks display on TV—you’re going to put on your own fireworks show for your family and friends.

But before you jump into your new role as pyrotechnics practitioner, there are a few things you should know. Lighting fireworks requires more than just basic fire safety knowledge. Thousands of people are hospitalized every Fourth of July from amateur fireworks mishaps. It pays to educate yourself in advance on how to safely operate fireworks: