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Causes of Injuries in Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are considered to be more serious than other types of accidents because the fatality rate is quite high. Anyone inside a sport utility vehicle (SUV) or light truck during a rollover has a 50-50 chance of surviving, while those in heavier trucks are more at risk, with a 40% survival rate. What’s more, the injuries sustained in rollover accidents by the occupants that do survive are serious. Yet even with that grim survival rate and the fact that more than 30% of all fatal vehicular accidents are attributed to rollovers, there is no clear consensus on how the injuries are acquired. In short, experts are not sure what factors contribute to make rollovers so deadly. Ejection One of the causes of injuries considered by experts is that of ejection. It may seem obvious that when a passenger is thrown out during a rollover, that person is sure to get injured, if not killed. However, the ejection itself is not a cause of injury; in some cases, the ejected passenger is the only one to survive. It all depends on the circumstances. The ejection presents an opportunity for the passenger to get injured i.e. hits a concrete wall head first. In other words, it’s not the fall that...

Entrust Your Hair Style Only to an Expert

It would take a master painter to create an exquisite work of art, just as it would take a really skillful and talented hair stylist cut or color and style a hair that will make a person look his/her absolute best. As the US economy keeps getting stronger, more and more people are again frequenting salons, discarding the practice of do-it-yourself dye jobs, which they have began to learn.  In fact, a recent listing published in the American news magazine U.S. News and World Report shows that one of the best jobs of 2012 is Hairdresser. With the professional beauty industry still being projected to grow, salon operators are expanding their list of services with assured quality and topped by customer satisfaction and convenience. Thus, besides the typical services, which include haircutting, hair length reduction and trims, clients can also now enjoy cutting with styling, blow-drying and shampooing, smoothing, keratin treatment, hot rollers, flat or curling iron, conditioning treatment w/ heat, overlays and add on color, deluxe nail care service, lash tint, brow tint, and some other facial services. There are also salons that usually offer hair style and make-up services that are skillfully done to complement a client’s dress, personal style and features, to bring out his/her most...

Workplace Discrimination based on Gender: A Concern for Business Owners and Employees

In 1964 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created to enforce laws against abuses, discrimination and harassment in the workplace; it started to enforce the Civil Rights Act that was passed into law on the same year and is presently tasked in making sure that all employers observe all present state and federal laws against the same concerns. Workplace discrimination, against which the Civil Rights Act protects both current employees and job applicants, can be based on race, color, religion, national origin and sex. Sexual discrimination and harassment are among the most prevalent abusive and unlawful acts committed in the work environment. The American public’s full awareness on the reality of sexual discrimination at work came only in 1991 when a sexual complaint was filed against a Supreme Court nominee. This event led to polls and studies which showed that many women, indeed, have experienced (and continue to experience) unwanted sexual advances and discriminatory acts by managers or senior co-workers in the workplace. According to the EEOC, sexual discrimination involves unfavorable treatment of a job applicant or an employee due to his/her gender, sexual affiliation /inclination to a group or an organization of people of a certain sex, or to his/her being a transgender, a gay or...

Sources of Financial Benefits in the Event of Disabling Injuries

An injury is considered disabling if it results in death or leads to permanent disability or temporary total disability (the last two being conditions wherein the person is no longer able to perform the work or activities he/she was capable of doing before the injury was sustained). Depending on how the disabling injury was sustained, there are specific legal ways that will enable the injured person to seek financial benefits or compensation that will save him/her from experiencing a crippling economic situation on top of the disability. If the injury were sustained in an accident that was a result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, then the injured victim would have the legal right of filing a claims lawsuit to enable him/her to seek compensation for the personal injury he/she has sustained. The compensation is supposed to cover lost wages and cost of medical treatment. Disabling injuries sustained by individuals while performing their work would qualify them to seek financial benefits from the state-enforced Workers’ Compensation Insurance benefit. This benefit that was passed into law in 1908 was meant to provide fast financial benefits to injured workers (who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses). This compensation benefit is meant to cover cost of medical treatment, lost wages, disability, rehabilitation and...

Nursing Homes: Acts of Abuse and Neglect

Records released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May of 2014 say that there are 16,100 nursing home facilities in the US (a little above 15,000 facilities are certified) and the current number of residents total to 1.5 million. Another record, from the American Association for Justice, shows that 90% of nursing homes lack the required number of staff to be able to provide sufficient care – such an alarming news, considering the fact that higher rates of abuses have been more prevalent in facilities, whether nursing homes or home care, where staff and resources are lacking. Nursing home residents include the elderly, usually those 65 years old or above, people who are physically or mentally incapacitated, or needing rehabilitative therapies due to an illness or an accident and those who need extra care, like Alzheimer patients. Weakened by age or incapacitated by illness, these people turn, instead, to staff and nurses for help even for the most basic activities, such as eating, bathing, toileting and so forth. Reports gathered by the American Association for Justice also show that only one out of ten abuses is usually reported to authorities, hiding the real number of cruel acts against the elderly and other residents. Silence from those...
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