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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating? What is an impairment rating? After suffering a work injury and receiving medical treatment, you will eventually come to the point where your treating physician states that you are as good as you are going to get; this is known as your date of reaching Read More

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Professional Truck Drivers and Rotator Cuff Injuries

Professional Truck Drivers and Rotator Cuff Injuries Through the last 27 years, we have handled quite a few workers’ compensation claims for truck drivers-both Over-the-Road and Local drivers. The injury we have seen the most are rotator cuff tears, which this article states is the second most common injury suffered by professional truck drivers (back injuries Read More

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Healthcare Workers and Back Injuries

Healthcare Workers and Back Injuries Did you know that healthcare workers suffer job injuries to their back and neck in a greater percentage than any other industries? Healthcare workers (such as nurses, certified nurses’ assistants (CNA), physical therapists, etc) know this, but most workers think that people who work in construction or manufacturing suffer the Read More

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Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) suffer Job Injuries four times higher than all other professions

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who provide basic life support services, and paramedics, who also provide advanced life support services, suffer work injuries requiring treatment in the emergency room at a rate four times higher than workers in all other professions in the United States, according to one federal study. It’s not just EMTs who suffer Read More

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Construction workers face higher risk of severe spinal injuries

“This study demonstrates that the construction industry is still experiencing a high burden of work-related spinal trauma, particularly related to falls, despite safety measures being in place.” The most common back injury we see with our clients are herniated discs. A herniated disc (also called a herniated disk, a herniated nucleus pulposus, disc protrusion, disc extrusion, Read More

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60 Percent of Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes Incur Job Injuries

60%…bet the number is really higher, but that those who suffer job injuries don’t report all their injuries. If you are a Health Care worker in Alabama, you probably are not surprised to hear that health care workers (such as nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNA), physical therapist, occupational therapist, etc.) suffer back injuries as a Read More

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