February 2016 Archives

Car and emotions: an increased chance of car accidents

When Oklahoma readers consider distracted driving, they may assume that it is always related to cell phone use of some kind. While texting, talking on the phone or other uses of smart phones are common culprits of car accidents, there are other things that can be just as distracting and dangerous. Studies found that strong emotions can also impact a person's ability to drive safely.

When car accidents cause back injuries, understand your rights

After a car accident, victims may suffer from soreness and discomfort for a period of time, ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Sometimes, this normal discomfort never dissipates, revealing an injury that is more serious than originally thought. Back injuries, while fairly common for Oklahoma victims of car accidents, can be serious or indicate that serious injuries have been suffered. 

Car accidents and whiplash: common symptoms

Oklahoma readers know that neck and back injuries are some of the most common types of injuries suffered by car accident victims. Many victims of car accidents suffer from a condition known as whiplash, which is a neck injury that results from the rapid movement of the head and neck during an accident. Victims of this type of injury may not understand the extent of these injuries until days or weeks after the crash.

Can reducing the risk of work injury increase productivity?

Work is stressful, no matter the occupation. New research indicates that many in the workplace feel unsafe, stressed about the potential of violence in the workplace.In Oklahoma and elsewhere, lack of safety and concern over potential hazards may actually decrease productivity. It is reasonable to suggest that by decreasing certain threats of work injury, employers may actually improve their bottom line.