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August 2017 Archives

Efforts to treat muscular dystrophy continue

The recent passing of legendary comedian, actor, singer, producer and director Jerry Lewis left many throughout the United States in mourning. But, it also created a renewed interest in one of Lewis's passions, working to fundraise for muscular dystrophy research. Many consider Lewis as much a humanitarian as an entertainer, based on his continued efforts to address the disease.

NFL football players speak about workplace brain injuries

Recently the National Football League celebrated their annual Pro Football Hall of Fame awards ceremony, but a dark cloud hung over the ceremony for many former players who must now face the reality that their futures may be impacted by brain injuries caused during their careers. For instance, Terrell Davis, former star running back for the Denver Broncos, spoke at length about his struggles both on the field and off the field following his retirement. He discussed his current memory loss and migraine headaches and the inability to even see while he was on the field, likely due to concussions. He went on to say that he is still scared and concerned about the long-term effects of the brain injuries he encountered during his days on the field.

Helping you assert your rights following a workplace injury

Individuals in New York work in a wide variety of industries. Whether a job is physically demanding or not, employees could be working in an environment that presents many risks and dangers. Even when these dangers are not clear or apparent, employees could be subject to serious and life-threatening issues. While employers are required to take steps to ensure workplace safety, whether it is through training, safety equipment or maintenance, if an employer fails to uphold this duty or is negligent, this could result in a serious workplace injury.