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Are Dog Bites More Common in the Summer?

Summer brings hot weather, longer days, and more outdoor events. All of these things might cause dog owners to take their pets on long walks in parks, beaches, and cities. While many dogs can handle increased social interaction, others might react violently, leading to serious dog bite injuries.

How Often Do Dog Bites Occur?

According to a recent study, 4.5 million dog bite injuries happen each year in the United States. A dog bite injury can become a financial burden for a family who has to pay for medical bills. It can also be an emotional burden if the bite leads to disfigurement and permanent scarring. Dog bite injury victims should contact a personal injury lawyer to help recover any losses.

Another study suggests that dog bite injuries often increase during warm months. There are a few reasons for this,

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I am Hurt Off-the-Clock?

When a worker is injured on the job, they are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, these legal lines often blur when the employee sustains their injury off duty. When an injury occurs during lunch or a break, the employee may wonder whether they are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. The answer to this question depends on the case and a few other variables, like the location of the injury, what interest the task served, and the worker’s job description. Ultimately, this determines what injury is compensable or not.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is an insurance that helps cover the costs of a work-related injury. The benefits one receives from Workers’ Compensation helps to cover medical bills, treatment, lost wages, disability benefits, and other expenses related to the injury. In return, the employer is generally protected from obtaining a lawsuit from the injured worker.

Fortunately,

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Is Anosmia a Symptom of a TBI?

Anosmia is defined as the partial or complete loss of smell, and it can occur as the result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our sense of smell is a function of the nerve pathway from the receptors inside the nose that send messages to the brain. Any damage to this pathway can affect the ability to smell and detect odors. The ability to smell has a direct effect on the ability to taste.

Anosmia is recognized as the most profound olfactory dysfunction. Initially, a lack of smell may sound like an inconvenience, but it can actually be quite dangerous for those affected by it. For example, imagine the inability to recognize the smell of gas leaking, fire burning, toxic fumes, or spoiled food.

Anosmia sufferers may also experience the following:

  • Unhealthy increase in salt and sugar usage
  • Weight gain from overeating to compensate for lack of taste
  • Weight loss from a lack of interest in food
  • Depression
  • Loss of interest in social activities
  • Moodiness
  • Changes in personality

What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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