More than an embarrassment or inconvenience, falling in winter can lead to serious harm, particularly for people aged 65 and above. Falls are the leading cause of injury for senior citizens, and over 30,000 are killed every year in falls. The most common types of serious injuries are traumatic brain injuries and fractures.
There is good news on the fight to reduce drug abuse in America. Even in the midst of an opioid epidemic, the use of alcohol, heroin and cocaine is down among teenagers across the U.S. The one exception is marijuana, which has become less stigmatized in recent years and is, of course, now legal in a number of states.
New Jersey and Pennsylvania workers are susceptible to knee injuries during the late fall season in our area. As fall is upon us, the leaves tend to change color and there is a constant breeze around us. Whether you are an office worker, or your job requires frequent deliveries, this is the time of year numerous workers suffer injuries.
As you are aware, it now the "Back to School" season. As you drive in the morning, there is an abundant amount of traffic including parents and school buses dropping off children. With the pickup of activity, this will translate into injuries for the employees involved including Teachers, Bus Drivers, and Maintenance Workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.