Car accidents are stressful circumstances. Emotions are heightened and injuries can be severe. Property damage and personal injuries can occur to drivers, passengers and pedestrians. If you were involved in an accident, there are some important things you should do to ensure your safety and rights are protected.
Previously, we began looking at the topic of workers’ compensation costs, and some of the legitimate ways employers may seek to contain and reduce their workers’ compensation expenses. These strategies can include, as we noted, improving worker training, carefully monitoring for fraud, implementing return-to-work programs, and maintaining a safe work environment. Employers and their insurers may also, of course, negotiate special arrangements with health care providers to help keep costs down.
According to a recent study, the state of Pennsylvania has been successful in reducing its overall workers’ compensation insurance costs. Whereas the state ranked as having the 17th highest workers’ compensation costs in 2014, the state was recently ranked as 26th, which is a significant improvement.
Whether from a motor vehicle or work accident, a brain injury is a serious, long-term circumstance to deal with. According to Family Caregiver Alliance, brain injuries are the cause of about 5.3 million Americans now living with disabilities, and every year about 2.5 million more people will sustain a brain injury. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you need to be informed about it and the effect it will have on your life.