There are currently no nationally recognized definitions of work zones or work-zone accidents Every state has its own unique definitions of these items. This makes it impossible to determine the nationwide impact of road construction on the safety of the traveling public. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is currently involved
Each day, 23 million students ride a school bus to and from school. School Bus Accident Quick Facts: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest motor vehicles on our highways. Unfortunately, however, school buses are not 100 percent safe. In fact, school buses pose
Burn Symptoms and Side Effects: The swelling and blistering characteristic of burns is caused by the loss of fluid from damaged blood vessels. In severe cases, such fluid loss can cause shock, requiring immediate transfusion of the patient with blood or a physiological salt solution to restore adequate fluid levels
Approximately 10% of all automobile accident victims become disabled. Thousands of people each year are seriously burned in accidents resulting in long and painful rehabilitation, scars and disfigurement and, in some cases, death. Definition: Burn is defined as tissue damage caused by a variety of agents, such as heat,
There are over 12.5 million boats and personal watercraft (PWC) registered in the United States. Boating Accident Quick Facts: According to the United States Coast Guard, there are over 8,000 boating accidents each year. More than 600 boating accidents are caused by defective hulls or engines. The majority of boating
Possible Neurological Signs of Birth Injury: Floppy, depressed, pale or blue after birth Seizures and neurological problems in first days of life Permanent damage often including cerebral palsy, cortical blindness and mental retardation or learning deficits. Birth defects are the fifth-leading cause of years of potential life lost and contribute
Birth Injury Medical Mistakes In some cases, a birth injury may go undetected for months or years. The birth injury may be due to one or more medical mistakes during pregnancy, labor or delivery. Parents are often left with the incorrect impression that their child simply has a birth defect,
Birth Injury Quick Facts: Approximately eight percent of all children are born with some form of birth defect or physical irregularity. Birth defects are the number one cause of death during the first year of life. Unborn children can be injured by the mother’s workplace exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy.