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Brain Injuries High in Construction Industry

According to an article in the Journal of Preventive Medicine, the construction industry had the highest number of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in the United States, and the forestry and fishing industries had the highest rates of TBI's. The study states that although TBI's are a leading cause of death in the U.S., there has been no systematic study correlating TBI's and the workplace. The report concluded that construction, transportation, and agriculture/forestry/fishing are among the most dangerous industries in our nation.

Pain, Suffering, and General Damages: What does this mean?

In a San Diego personal injury case, an injured party can recoverdifferent types of damages, including recovery of medical bills, lost wages, and "pain and suffering," also known as general damages. Pain and suffering is sometime a difficult concept to grasp. It can't be easily quantified, like medical bills. Nonetheless, anyone who has suffered an injury knows that the harm is much greater than simply the medical costs.

Bicyclist Mowed Down by Street Sweeper

I am an occasional road cyclist and triathlete. Stories like this scare the heck out of me. A 44 year old bicyclist was killed on Friday when a privately owned street sweeper swerved into a bike lane on Genesee Ave. and struck him. Police have indicated that the cyclist, Suntat Peverley of Mira Mesa, died of skull fractures and massive brain injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time he was struck.

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